Presentation at Harvard :
Six Body-To-Brain Strategies (Children, Movement, and Research for ADHD)
July 27, 2018 • Saturday • Segment 11:00- 1:00 • Hall A
“The Wellness Through Movement program works! This program has improved behavior and learning on our campus.”
After testing and revising strategies for eight years, children with ADHD symptoms all improved, DRASTICALLY. Out of the 500 children tested 25- 50 had symptoms of ADHD, and attention span, listening skills, executive functioning, and empathy all improved. The focus of the strategies is to help elementary school children, and especially children with mental or physical challenges, without drugs or routine techniques but instead develop a sense that links motor patterns to cognitive skills. Come hear how movement can develop a sixth sense that can feel the body” (body ownership) influences to the brain and improve the functions of wellbeing for both the brain and body. CHILDREN GET IT! To help them learn how to become fully alive and conscious in body and mind we are looking for researchers using movement for ADHD symptoms to test the strategies. Can the reeducation of motor patterns change the symptoms of ADHD? If this is tested and proven valuable it could change our understand of how movement, cognition, and health work in relationship with each other.
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This video is designed to improve school culture. Team of specialists in development and education includes: principal Danny Garcia, behavioral specialist Elizabeth Schilling, school counselor Lei Moore all at Kohala Elementary, and Catherine Rosasco-Mitchell Feldenkrais Practitioner .
“Home Breath” lesson engages the learning through sensory awareness. Focus is for children in Elementary schools.
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In school we want “eyes up here, ears up here,” basically because we want longer and more focused attention. But attention doesn’t just come from training the brain to focus outside of one self. Attention is a two-way street from the brain and from the body. We must teach children to be presence within them selves to know how to be more presence with others. This type of mindfulness is a science and one of the most fundamental natures of the body and how sensation influences the brain. Children are bundles of sensation. Teach them awareness of these sensations and they will understand themselves better, and how they can use their body to understand how they think. Development is a function of both the body and the brain. Teach it and you will improve grades and social behavior, but more importantly you will give the children a tool that will improve their quality of happiness for years to come. We must teach children to not have all their attention focused outside of themselves to learn. This video lesson is the first step to teaching attention, a dual attention both inside one self and “out there.”
Society for Research in Child Development Presentation
A New SENSORY Self-Awareness
Catherine Rosasco Mitchell
Part I – A New SENSORY Self-Awareness Body-to-Brain Communication introduces how to build the bridge from the feeling sensation of the body to thinking. This dynamic and interactive series of twelve lessons shows participants how to feel the influence their bodies have on thinking and feeling. The program is designed to improve awareness, in-classroom management, and school culture. Participants learn how to shift perception from outside to inside by enhancing a clearer sense of self and their relationship with others. An array of self-observing techniques using breath, sound, and movement promote awareness of mental, emotional and physical interconnections. A New Sensory Self Awareness helps lives change.