Blissful Brains to help kids develop the emotional IQ and life skills to navigate life.
Ananda Brains is when:
Children do not have the learned skills necessary to cope with challenging emotions that present in a day. They don't have the bandwidth of life experiences due to the pre-frontal lobe not being developed. So they learn how to regulate emotions from how others around them do.
Why Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Energetic Health and Movement?
It is proven that getting children in tune with their bodies and their emotions are the foundation for a successful life. Children who learn these important skills feel empowered to navigate through life's challenges without the need to numb out or avoid which in turn leads to healthier relationships personally and socially.
Learning how to tune into emotions, be aware of our bodies and thoughts and learning life skills like boundaries, self reflection on relationships are essential to evolve into having healthy identities. Society in general does not value the importance of a healthy connection to yourself and all around are messages pulling us away from these vital skills.
Ananda brains is a bi-monthly Co-op. We have classes designed to enrich your students curriculum. Our co-op program offers somatic experiencing, mindfulness, mindset and self talk and movement to teach children how to get into their body to feel and regulate their emotions. Children will learn the socio-emotional skills to navigate through their personal interactions with themselves and others in a healthy way.
Every other week for a 9 month school year we will learn embark on the journey of self awareness to begin to listen to the messages the body is speaking to us. We will discuss how our emotions are formed and how they affect not only ourselves but others if not managed in a healthy, coherent manner. Each week builds upon the next as we venture into the realm of sensory awareness, feelings, mindset and self talk, mindfulness as well as energetic health and movement.
Our learning is hands on with teaching in each class and application done by all students in the group.
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start."
-Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
A homeschool co-op is a group of families that meet together with similar interests to cooperatively meet common goals. Co-ops know that we learn differently when we are in a group vs by ourselves. As one child shares information the others benefit. Activities are led by trained coaches in the area of emotional regulation and mindfulness who have vast experience working with children of different ages. Parent are encouraged to participate, build friendships and support one another as the skills the children learn are beneficial to all and important to use in the home. Ananda Brains program subscribes to the approach that emotional regulation is a practice to be used daily and regularly so it becomes a healthy way to approach all life experiences.
Our curriculum is targeted starting at age 2 until age 17.
We value the importance of continuing the learning from home. The education the kids will learn will benefit everyone within the family unit. Therefore parents are encouraged to actively listen and take notes that can be transferred to the home environment to assist in co-regulation.
All classes are held in outdoor nature spaces at locations around the Broward and Palm Beach counties. Classes are formed in specific location based on the interest from families and microschools in that area. You will see the locations for this 2023-2024 school year. If you are somewhere where not listed feel free to reach out to show your interest. We are always looking to add new locations as interest is there.
Families meet for 75 minutes every other week. We spend this time broken down into connecting with the kids and teaching and then the latter part is kids doing the techniques personally in a group setting. There is a designed theme weekly as part of the 9 month curriculum however we address questions and have discussion to actively listen and integrate what they personally experienced or what others would like to share.
Ananda Brains programs are structured based on a 9 month school year. Each class builds upon the next so there is no way to just take one or two classes. We feel passionately about the importance of emotional intelligence, mindfulness and self talk and want to partner with families who feel the same way and understand the foundational importance to integrating in these teachings.
We group our classes in two age groups. Ages 2-6 and 7-14. We know developmentally its important that content be relevant to their specific age range so classes and discussion are tailored to meet the needs of the ages in these groups. If you have a child on the cusp of one of these groups and you feel they would be better suited, you know your child best and you can enroll them in that age group.
Each child should bring a journal of their own that they can draw or write in to bring to class each time. Additionally since we will be out in nature, appropriate attire that one can move and sit in. I strongly advise to also bring a water bottle and any snacks for after the program if you are around snack time.
Studies have shown that children that are mindful and in tune with their bodies and feelings are more successful in life, have a healthier relationship with themselves and others, are more motivated, focused and empathetic.
Additionally, children who understand emotions are natural and learn the importance of validating them and taking accountability for themselves and what a wonderful trait to embody.
Research has shown that incorporating these valuable tools empowers children and they tend not to reach for drugs, alcohol or other substances to numb out uncomfortable feelings or circumstances they encounter.
Are you wanting to teach your staff the invaluable tools of emotional intelligence?
Children learn from those around them in every experience through their senses, tone and energy. Equipping your staff with the tools so they can model this behavior is as important as teaching the children themselves.
I also am a Functional Wellness Coach and my experience and training can assist the physical body to find balance with diet and lifestyle, testing and natural supports.
Does your child struggle with health issues that haven't received Root Cause attention? I am passionate about the importance of holistic health and addressing all aspects of the body. If the nervous system is dysregulated the physical body will suffer by showing chronic illness and imbalance.
Let's work together to uncover what is going on in all aspects of your child. Mentally, emotionally, energetically, environmentally, genetically and physically so he/she can get on the road to optimal health.