What is happening with our young people? Is it the screens? Something else?

I’m seeing more young people — mostly male, but a female or two — coming to me with issues of going out into the world.  Fortunately, there’s ways to help them grow into that prefrontal cortex, where they’re confident to make decisions and find their way in life.  It’s a complex and painstaking process, but for those of you with kids — do your best to help them learn healthy real-life skills, so that retreating into a screen-world is less appealing. It’s hard enough to “launch” a garden-variety child, but when they’re on “the spectrum,” oh my heavens!  After one…

Make God laugh!

When I listen to someone on the phone, asking for help, usually for their child, I try to guess what will best help him or her.   And then God laughs.  A good belly laugh at my folly, I think, because whether the it’s anxiety, or attention and focus issues, or difficulty reading or test-taking — the potential causes are numerous. Most of my programs will help most of the people, but I’m learning the trick to really figure it all out is to keep an open, neutral mind when I see the person.  Maybe their eyes aren’t working as…

“Not ONE!”

(This isn’t Christian, but it looks as though he felt this way) Christian’s mom stopped me in the hallway.  “Not one!” she said, holding up a finger for emphasis.  “Not ONE phone call from the principal.  Not ONE phone call from the IEP coordinator.  Not ONE phone call from the classroom teacher” since their first appointment with me, two weeks before. Michele hated getting the calls.  She’s a super-achiever, very accustomed to hard work resulting in success, she and Christian’s dad had worked hard at parenting, and still their 10 y/o was having some fairly pronounced difficulties focusing, behaving and…

Where are the square wheels in YOUR life?

Therapeutic neurodevelopment solves problems people assume can’t be solved.  In one swoop, many of the problems that vex us most get help: mental health, efficiency, productivity.  It lifts moods, calms and relaxes. Brings parents, teachers, therapists and more to a new, better, “normal” Connections don’t need to be continually reinforced It’s a marvelous way to ward off the difficult parts of aging — memory, balance, flexibility! Learning! Social skills! Clumsiness into grace! Memory! Writing blocks! What’s not to like? Come to a class for you, and for the people in your life.

More kids have more problems, and the old solutions aren’t working.

Searching for what does work, more adults are coming to Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movement Training classes.  Whether it’s • anxiety and depression leading to suicidal thoughts (one Nebraska school district with almost 9700 students performed 309 suicide screenings last year; 82 of them in elementary school!), • learning blocks • attention and focus • sensory processing, ASD • emotional control • all sorts of behavior issues • the bullied and the bullies • suffering from trauma   Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movement Training are transforming lives.  My heart soars when I can bid farewell to clients (frequently in grateful…