For the last thirteen years the community of Kohala and the Wellness Through Movement program have teamed together with Catherine to bring mindfulness and sensory motor integration into schools using the Feldenkrais Method. Now the foundation of the program is available to all schools on You Tube.
Click Here Mindfulness Animation video program
Following the nature of who we are heart and mind, "Get Sensational Attention" animation video program utilizes attention, Breath, Sensory Body, and Sound to help a children embrace mindfulness from the tangilble feeling in their bodies.
CHILDREN GET IT!
This program has been proven successful in the last nine years at public and private elementary schools with over 800 children. Now the mindfulness portion is free and available for all it is our hope whole schools and their families participate in the program. Together the tools will improve and sustain your child for a life time.
Here's the link to how the program works, tips to help the children personal adapt the lesson to your day-to-day life, and fun games to support the learning in Attention, Behavior and Communication.
Enjoy! It's all free thanks in-part to our sponsors First Hawaiian Bank and North Kohala Community Resource Center.
Change is a comin!
Blue Zones, a community health initiative is here in Kamuela, Hawaii. 200 cities across the nation applied for Blue Zones come into their community. We WON! This is an exciting time for BIG CHANGE in the strength of community bonds and social systems of education and healthcare for Waimea (Kamuela).
It's time for me to pull back from being in the classroom, and start supporting the whole social systems by focusing on the empowerment of awareness through the Blue Zone support systems.
The focus will be on how to support the programs and systems involved in wellbeing with the Blue Zone model. Special attention will continued in the direction of the physical sensation of embodiment. The secret code inside is "talking the same story" Blue Zones is talking… get back to our roots and the heart of who we are… a very good story not many are living.
Checking in to oneself is the first step. Understanding the "story" is the next step. "Your hearts know in the silence the secrets of the days and the nights" (Kahil Gibran). Moshe Feldenkrais figured out a method how to understand the secrets this story. Move. Point attention to feeling the sensation of motion and before changing it just witness the adaption of conditioning. Locked in all sensation of behavior is the muscular skeletal pattern of conditioning called COGNITION.
To give the power back to the people we need to wake up to the basics. Responsibility lies within the awareness of the self, sensing the body and hearing its version of the situation before it hurts. This takes training. If not it will develop haphazardly with life's successes and failures resulting in suffering.
How we learn and how we heal is a two-way road between the body and brain just as it is a two-way road between doctor and patient or teacher and student. Feel the sensation of the body behind a thought and you will know what is happening between the heart and head. The dynamic patterns of emotional, mental, and physical behavior is an integration different for everyone. Thus each person has the responsibility to find his or her "way" and then watch what you choose.
Look at yourself, feel yourself. The body is a God given vessel for change. And maybe the next time you want to change it will be a little easier to do when we do it together. Waimea are you ready?