No one thought a gifted fifth grader had a problem. However, his parents shared he had insomnia. He was so concerned about his duties in school that he couldn’t sleep. Integrating the pattern of external attention to internal attention made a difference. After sensing the differences in the direction of attention, using sound and deep exhalations, and sensing the body, his mind calmed and fell asleep (Sensory-Motor Mindfulness Program). Parents were also advised to flip the pattern of giving to much focus on his younger brother and workload at school.
The grinding of teeth changed to snoring in a first grader. After his ribcage softened he established stability, coordination and flexibility between his lower limbs and up into the pelvis. Tension in the ribcage often tightens the jaw.
MORE Programs for Stress
- Sensorimotor and Breath
- Mindfulness Sensorimotor Video Program
- Young At Heart PE