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…

What a gift

What if Michelangelo thought he was a so-so artist? What a tragedy would it be if he couldn’t accurately see his own gifts? The more I listened to the sub-text of what my visitor was telling me, the more I heard a mom who honestly doesn’t see herself. She truly appreciates the beauty, gifts, and joy of her children, but she doesn’t see herself. She is, however, aware enough that tears come to her eyes when she considers her own stress. Being right-brained, she’s aware of other people and their needs – but can’t see her own. She’s drop-dead stunning – slender, with…

About Anxiety……….

There are two kinds of anxiety – what I call conscious, or cortical anxiety, and subcortical or subconscious anxiety. Cortical anxiety is easy to recognize – when we’re aware of the cause of anxiety: there’s a tiger in the room, a lost checkbook, out past curfew, driving in icy weather. Good: we know the cause and can develop a plan to deal with it. But when we are stressed, or unhappy, or nervous, or afraid without a specific cause? That’s subcortical anxiety, and it’s harder to calm. It’s as though you drank six energy drinks at 11:30 pm and then…