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Kathy Flaminio, MSW, RYT kathy@1000-petals.com * www.1000-petals.com c . 651-373-1352

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  1. Yoga Calm: An Integrated Approach to Wellness Kathy Flaminio, MSW, RYT kathy@1000-petals.com*www.1000-petals.com c. 651-373-1352

  2. What I will cover today • Definition of Mindfulness and Yoga Based Movement • Stress and its’ impact on learning • Tools and Processes for children/teens • Breathing Techniques used for self calming • Setting up a therapeutic environment • Self care

  3. ExperienceConnection Through Breath Hoberman’s Sphere

  4. “Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” - Hermann Hesse

  5. How it came to be.

  6. Anxiety • Is a condition of hyper arousal of the central nervous system in response to fear or stress • Anxiety symptoms in children/teens can range from typical, developmental appropriate systems of worry or fearfulness to the severe systems of anxiety disorders • Behaviors that children my exhibit- agitation, combative behavior, rapid breathing, hyper vigilance, trembling, pale, clammy skin, shut down, avoidance • Fight or flight, freeze and withdraw

  7. Depression • Depression is an illness of the central nervous system that often leads to mood changes, sleep and energy changes and changes in thinking • Depression often impacts relationships, academic/work performance, self concept and view of the world • Three mood changes associated with depression include sadness, irritability and lack of joy

  8. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Developmental Needs • Physiological-Food, water, shelter, warmth • Safety-Security, Stability, Order, Freedom from Fear • Belonging and Love-Family, Friends • Self-Esteem-Self-Worth, Confidence, Recognition • Self Actualization-Education, Motivation, Creativity

  9. Yoga Means Union of: Emotional Strength Physical Strength Mental Strength

  10. What Prohibits Learning? Source: Yoga Calm® Jim & Lynea Gillen

  11. Community

  12. Breathing Inquiry

  13. Principles of Yoga Breathing • Breathe in and out through your nose • Longer inhalations energize the body and mind • Longer exhalations calm the mind • Deep even breathing creates relaxed alertness, ideal for learning

  14. Emotional Triggers and Physical Disassociations • Extreme resistance to particular poses • Holding a part of the body overly still or in an unnatural way • Holding the breath • Rigid approach to poses • Unwillingness to participate in relaxation poses • Gazed or distant look in the eyes, gazed upwards • Extreme silliness, agitation and inability to follow directions Source: Jim & Lynea Gillen

  15. Selecting Interventions • Be matter of fact • Define the trigger • Slow down the yoga movement • Allow student to come into relaxation pose • Switch to a different pose • Use the group to strengthen, let it go box • Use relaxation story for healing Source: Jim & Lynea Gillen

  16. Yoga Calm Routines • Take a Breath Chair-to calm and regulate the body • Hoberman Sphere-8-10 breaths • Pulse Count(before and after) • Volcano breath • Forward Fold • Chair dog • Child’s Pose • Poses to Focus: • Hoberman Sphere • Mountain • Roots • Tree • Eagle • Forehead on desk-6 breathes

  17. “We must allow children to experience the inner and outer world. Allow them to experience rest and beauty and begin to believe in the world as a peaceful and loving place.”

  18. Peaceful Thoughts Peaceful Words Peaceful Action THANK YOU