The human brain is uniquely capable in its ability to develop greater and greater complexity and refinement. That quality gives us the ability to be aware of ourselves and what we do, and it gives us the ability to act intentionally. Slow, one of the 9 Essentials in NeuroMovement®, offers a way to be more loving and connected in our interactions with others and in how we are treating ourselves.
Anxiety is not helpful for either mind or body. When we are stressed, what we refer to as “The Learning Switch” is in the OFF position. The brain is focused on surviving, not learning or thinking clearly. NeuroMovement® gives us a way to help our brains make new connections so that we may begin to move past crippling anxiety toward a more peaceful and content way of being in the world.
Children are like high-fidelity receptors that are continuously gauging what’s going on around them. They depend on their parents, teachers, and caregivers for information and cues. This opens a wonderful opportunity for adults to take leadership in a way that is harmonious with our physiology, biology and neurology so that the return to school can be a more positive experience for all.
Having flexible goals means taking time to enjoy the journey toward the finish line. It’s also about keeping the process open-ended, not making one specific set of circumstances the be-all and end-all. By doing this, we give our brains exponentially more options for growth and success.