Children Think From The Body
What is the intent of these programs?
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?
The method is for scientists interested in movement and cognitive function, and development
What is the Wellness Through Movement (WTM) program?
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?
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?
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?
Why do children learn this skill easier than adults?
What is the “Home” breath?
When should I implement the programs, specifically the Home breath?
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.