Movement & mindfulness 103

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Supporting powerpoint presentation for Movement & Mindfulness 103 webinar with Leah Kalish, MA.

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  • 1. Movement & Mindfulness 103 Skills for Healthier Kids Leah Kalish, MA: leah@move-with-me.com www.move-with-me.com 818-667-3689 1

2. TEAM Leah Kalish, MA,arecognizedexpertinmovement,yoga,andsocial-emotional education,hascreatedmanysuccessfulproducts/curriculaforcompanies,suchas BarefootBooks,YogaEd.andSchoolSpecialty.ShefoundedMove with Me to supportyoungchildreninbeingphysicallyfit,emotionallystableandlearningable. Wendy Piret, BS,isaDevelopmentalMovementEducationSpecialistwithyearsof experienceteachingchildren.SheisalicensedBrainGymInstructor,acertified YogaEd.Instructor,andacraniosacralpractitionerspecializinginpediatrics.With hercollaborator,LizBragdon,sheistheco-creatoroftheMovement& MindfulnessCurriculumandtheinstructorintheScooter&Memovement adventureseries. Liz Bragdon, MA,isacertifiedYogaTeacherandveteranearlychildhoodeducator. SheleadsassembliesforYoungAudiencesandteachesatschools,libraries,gyms, andstudios.Withhergoodfriend,WendyPiret,sheisco-creatorofthe Movement&MindfulnessCurriculum,andthewriteroftheScooter&Me movementadventureseries. 2 3. Objectives Learnlast4AdventureSkills.Reviewallandhowto integratethemaspartofschool/homeculture. UnderstandtheTriuneBrains3statesofmindand howtohelpchildrenintegratethemtosupportSEL. MarchofPenguins 3BrainGames Understandtheimpactoftechnologyonbrain developmentandhowtobalancenegativeaffects. Understandtheprofoundbenefitsofnatureand outdoorplayondevelopmentandself-regulation. 3 4. MovementandplaygrowbraincellsbyboostingBDNF(BrainDerived NeurotrophicFactor).Theyalsostimulateotherpositivephysiological responsesshowntoregulateandintegratetheCNS.Researchshows definitelythatthemorewemove,thestronger,smarter,moreaware,in control,andabletolearnwebecome. Why?: Build strength, coordination, balance and fitness Organize and connect both sides of the brain for optimal learning Improve focus, concentration, and memory Maintain a healthy body, heart, mind, and weight Feel confident and alert (Self-Regulation) Develop self-awareness (Mindfulness / EF) Have fun with friends (SEL) 4 5. Play Through the Day Everyone should play/exercise for 60 - 90 minutes every day! Playoutsideinstead of watchingTVorplayingvideogames. TakeYoga,Game,orMovementtoMusicbreaksevery30-60min. UseAdventureSkillswithchantsandrhythmicmovement. UseBookstoinspireCreativeMovementactoutthestory. OrganizeGames,SportsorObstacleCoursesatrecesstime Resources: MovewithMe KellyBear TheLearningStation SPARK AngeliqueFelix Nature.org ActionforHealthyKids ChildrenandNature.org 5 6. 6 Releases stress and tension from the body, especially in your back, legs, shoulders, and neck. Use it after youve been focusing or sitting and feel tight, tired, or irritable. Kitty cat, kitty cat furry and black - Meow, meow. Kitty cat, kitty cat arches her back. Kitty cat, kitty cat when shes afraid, Kitty cat, kitty cat pushes away (round back) Kitty cat, kitty cat watch out now Here come Dog to chase you down! (downward dog pose) 7. 7 Helps you turn a frown upside down and a disappointment into a bright idea! Try it when you hear bad or sad news, are disappointed or discouraged, feel down or defeated. When I feel - Oh No!! I hold my forehead, Massage my brow, Breathe in deeply I know how... I breathe out slowly I let my fears sink I feel my heart clear bump-bump, bump-bump, Then, I think - Ah Yes!! I know what to say... Its going to be a wonderful day 8. 8 Fish Breath is a silly way to use deep breathing to relax your brain and recharge your body. Use it when you need to blow off steam or when you feel tired or foggy and want to clear your mind. One fin on my belly, I let it rest The other fin, I bring up to my chest, I need to do something; I feel like goop! So, I breathe in deep and Bloop, bloop, bloooooooooooooooooooop! 9. Regulation Integration Toimprovehealth,behavior,&learning,SR/ mindfulnessmustbecomepartoftheculture: Regularityscheduletimetopracticedaily Repetitionbuildsneuralpathways=habit Reflectionnoticingsensationsisessentialto strengtheningnewneuralpathways Personalizationsupportkidsinbecoming prescriptivewithtechniques/skillsforthemselves IncludeFamilysharewithparents/care-giversto useathome 10. 10 11. Drop Off Offer Water Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Oh No! Ah Yes! Deep Down Wisdom Ability to think, learn, calm and interact Center, relax body, calm mind Attention, focus and awareness Invites calm, dissipates fear and anger, promotes focus Transition to Circle Monkey Wisdom Infinity 8s Oh No! Ah Yes! Deep Down Wisdom Whole brain learning, gross and fine motor skills Eye-teaming, binocular vision, stress relief Attention, focus and awareness Invites calm, dissipates fear and anger, promotes focus Transition to Active Time Monkey Wisdom Variations Full Sensing Mode/Elephant Wisdom Full Scanning Mode Whole brain learning, gross and fine motor skills Relaxation, auditory clarity, balance Center, relax body, calm mind Transition to Clean-up Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Full Sensing Mode/Elephant Wisdom Full Scanning Mode Center, relax body, calm mind Relaxation, auditory clarity, balance Center, relax body, calm mind Transition to Quiet Time Drink Water Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Deep Down Wisdom Breathe/Fish Breath Ability to think, learn, calm and interact Center, relax body, calm mind Invites calm, dissipates fear and anger, promotes focus Intentional conscious self-regulation, calm Academic/Detail Work Monkey Wisdom Infinity 8s Rock the Boat Whole brain learning, gross and fine motor skills Eye-teaming, binocular vision, stress relief Relaxation, attentiveness, memory Conflict Rock the Boat Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Cat Wisdom Deep Down Wisdom Relaxation, attentiveness, memory Center, relax body, calm mind Stress relief, relaxation of the Tendon Guard Reflex Invites calm, dissipates fear and anger, promotes focus Emotionally Triggered Drink Water Fish Breath Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Breathe/Fish Breath Ability to think, learn, calm and interact Oxygenation, restoration Center, relax body, calm mind Intentional conscious self-regulation, calm 12. TIME TO PLAY MORE, STRESS LESS ADVENTURE SKILLS Drop Off Offer Water Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Oh No! Ah Yes! Deep Down Wisdom Transition to Circle Monkey Wisdom Infinity 8s Oh No! Ah Yes! Deep Down Wisdom Transition to Active Time Monkey Wisdom Variations Full Sensing Mode/Elephant Wisdom Full Scanning Mode Transition to Clean-up Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Full Sensing Mode/Elephant Wisdom Full Scanning Mode Transition to Quiet Time Drink Water Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Deep Down Wisdom Breathe/Fish Breath Academic/Detail Work Monkey Wisdom Infinity 8s Rock the Boat Conflict Rock the Boat Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Cat Wisdom Deep Down Wisdom Emotionally Triggered Drink Water Fish Breath Humming Breath/Ocean Wisdom Breathe/Fish Breath Confusion Monkey Wisdom Full Sensing Mode/Elephant Wisdom 13. 13 14. SelfCare Messages I am valued and cared for. My well-being is important. I can help myself feel well. When I feel well, I can do well. I can ground, soothe, shift, and focus myself. I am full of love, health, and intelligence. I respect & support others as I do myself. 14 15. 15 Triune Brain Theory -Professor Paul D. McLean 16. 3 States of Mind & 3 Stages of Development Brain Stem: Body, Senses, Instincts, Automatic, Reflexes, Non-verbal - Survival Mid-Brain: Heart, Emotions, Relationship, Memory, Morality - Connections NeoCortex: Reason, Reflect, Communicate, Plan, Create - Executive Functions 16 17. Brain Integration Vertically Physical & Emotional Safety (brain stem) AND Connection & Understanding (mid-brain) unlock the door to higher thinking. Clear, Consistent Rules & Boundaries - Safe Accurate, Compassionate Mirroring - Seen Support, Consequences, Nurturing - Supported Movement, Play, Senses, Self-Care Stimulated Reflection & Acknowledgement Strengthened 17 18. Brain Hemispheres Right Brain: Holistic, Non-Verbal, Emotional, Intuitive, Imaginative Empathy & Creativity Left Brain: Linear, Literal, Linguistic, Logical Analysis & Execution 18 19. Brain Integration Horizontally Young Children are Right Brain dominant. They do well with non-verbal, emotional safety, and physical & sensory activities. They are responding mostly to your state & coherence. Fuel childrens Left Brain development with pretend play, story-telling, motor skills, self- regulation activities, reflection, problem-solving, and games that develop self-awareness, cooperation, & social and emotional intelligence. 19 20. Impact of Stress Stress blocks access to Brain Integration & Executive Functions: Dehydration Poor nutrition Inability to self-soothe or regulate Developmentally inappropriate activities / expectations Your stress Stress makes us stupid. Daniel Goleman 20 21. 21 22. Ways To Access Executive Function Decrease Stress Use Embodied Self-Care and Regulation as needed Increase Music, Play, & Games Integrate Intentional Movement (Yoga, Karate, Thai Chi, Breathing) before transitioning to an academic activity Use Books for Movement Stories 22 23. Stories in Motion 23 Purpose: To inspire early literacy,movement, creativity, and a love of learning. To integrate self- care/self-regulation skills with characters from the story. Reading supports a wide range of positive outcomes, from phonological awareness to social emotional learning and self-awareness. Materials: The recommended lesson book or a book of your choice Standards: PDH, SED, ATL, LD, LKS, CAE, SSKS, ELD Procedure: Read each book at least twice in the course of the week 24. Stories in Motion Book Suggestions Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle Panda Bear, Panda Bear by Eric Carle The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown Are You My Mother? by