Learning from the Body to the Brain
What is the intent of these programs?
The intent of Wellness Through Movement is to give a new orientation to education and how the brain learns. The “programs” aren’t programs but a life skill. The programs in Wellness Through Movement (WTM) teach through the body to give (children) a tangible sense of thoughts and emotions. Feeling the body in this way, and understand how you learn (or don’t learn).
Form alliance with how movement organizing body parts and cognitive development has more minor hurdles to achieve what it wants.
Who will benefit from the programs?
These programs are to help parents and teachers improve their relationships with their children. These programs are for children to help themselves manage behavior and understand how they need to learn.
The method is for scientists interested in movement and cognitive function, and development.
What is the program?
WTM programs teach what bodies have to do with thinking. How?
If children feel it, they know it. The same is valid for learning how the body affects the brain. Feel the body, and awareness can turn a storm into calm seas. They are listening, learning, growing, and knowing that is coming from their body’s experience. What’s missing in education? Awareness of how thinking is not just in the head. “Awareness,” in this context, means feeling it to know it.
How is learning WTM programs help children with learning?
Teach children to experience how their bodies affect their thinking and they will be able to express to you:
What gets in the way of learning
What they feel emotionally or mentally
What is going on inside when they listen
How to become a self-directed learner
How to self-manage
How does movement change intellectual performance?
Change the meaning of movement as an exercise to movement as an exploration. Pull back the curtain of the body to the mind and get to know the uniqueness of the learner. Movement is the body’s way of teaching a child what is possible. Movement forms the pathways from behavior into perception. In other words, the movement gives the mind a tangible sense of the self. When this palpable sense of self is in awareness, the child comes alive in all their relations.
Build a bridge between the mind and body and learn what the body says for the brain to learn. What scientists call “body ownership” is a science that recognizes movement as an exercise and movement as a cognitive function.
Why is teaching awareness of the body in this way so important?
When you have something complicated, it’s much easier to understand if you can feel your body. Why is turning a light on in a darkroom important? The biological components that develop and operated thinking, feeling. The physicalness of our being thus affects choices. Each side of ourselves, mentally, emotionally, and physically has a sensation that gives a first-hand understanding of ourselves. Listen to this body to understand and find how to become engaged with learning. More importantly, this sense of the body gives insights into reoccurring challenges, physical or mental. For a teacher to help a child learn, for a doctor to help a patient heal, they first have to inquire. The best inquirer is the people themselves. Turn the light and find the teacher and physical within. Become a team member of our education and healthcare makes both processes more enjoyable.
Why do children learn this skill easier than adults?
The “programs” aren’t programs but a life skill. The programs in Wellness Through Movement (WTM) teach through the body to give (children) a tangible sense of thoughts and emotions. Feeling the body in this way, and understand how you learn (or don’t learn).
What is “Home?”
Home is a journey inward, not to change but become aware of beyond the limits of a circumstance.
When should I implement the programs, specifically the Homebreath?
Take baby steps to learn. Calming oneself at the height of a conflict is complex. Teaching the Homebreath during happy times, times of close positive interactions is easier. There are games in the book, A New Sensory Self Awareness, to give kids a fun way to learn the home breath. Calming a happy emotion versus a dramatic feeling is much easier to learn.