Educators and Therapeutic Professionals

Amidst the growing use of technology, children desperately need more active play, sensory exploration, and down-time.  Why?  Because development, learning, and socialization happen in the body.  Given the bombardment of stimuli it’s understandable that children, with fewer coping and filtering skills, are particularly vulnerable to being dysregulated and stressed.

We believe that it is vital to teach self-care and practice self-regulation in order to help children (and ourselves!) settle their nervous systems, develop executive functions, and be available for learning.  We are committed to empowering you to enhance well-being, learning, and social-emotional intelligence with movement & mindfulness tools and practices that fulfill standards in a more playful, whole child engaging way.

We know our tools, resources, curriculum and training work because we’ve developed them with kids.

 

FREE Embodied Mindfulness Video Program for Kids

The free Embodied Mindfulness Video by Wellness Through Movement is an 8-minute animated story (see below for video), designed to be presented to children in 4 two-minute sections.  It shows how two children who get in trouble for not listening come to understand what...

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Stimulation vs Nourishment

In the video below, Rafe Kelley, founder of Evolve Move Play, presents a valuable distinction between that which fills our attention and feeds our monkey minds and that which nourishes our humanity and fuels our personal development.   It’s a valuable lens through...

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2 Breathing Exercises to Support Executive Function

The official definition of executive function is: a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal.  It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation....

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4 Ways to Build & Enhance Focus

Building focus requires practice in settling one's nervous system, in strengthening one's eye muscles, and in mylenating the neural pathways in one's brain.  To help children build the ability to focus, we must give them opportunities, through playful, meaningful...

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