Power of Silence: by Tate Gronow

Today, children are in a near constant state of noise and stimulation with the role technology now plays in our lives. Alongside technology, everything is so fast paced and this of course transfers onto children, leaving very little time for stillness. A recent article published by National Geographic highlighted the important role that silence can play in children’s mental health, acting as a safe pause from external stimuli to allow them to better process their emotions and the world around them….read more here…

To read more about Tate’s work, please visit her website www.tategronow.com

 

 

Children are Sponges & Mirrors, by Kevin McQuaid

Imagine the scene – it’s one most of us know well – two children get involved in some form of conflict: a game goes wrong, one child feels excluded, one of the children finds it hard to accept no, frustration builds until either both (or one of the children) are on the verge of tears or getting physical. At this point a well-meaning adult comes upon what is happening, sees what is going on and the exasperated children plead their case, gabbling out what has happened, each one trying to outdo the other in being heard, their side more important, more relevant. Feeling for both children the adult’s advice is for the children to “calm down”. An abstract outcome, that both children want to achieve, yet one in that moment they have absolutely no idea how to attain….read more here…

To read more about Kevin’s breathwork, please visit his website: www.breathetomove.org/