Restoring Balance

Natural Rhythmic Breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system taking us out of crisis mode

Dealing with obstacles to Natural Rhythmic Breathing

Grounding

Thought Re-Focusing and the use of a Rhythm Phrase to redirect negative or unhealthy thinking

Meditation technique that trains us to recognize where are thoughts are taking us while developing the capacity to redirect thinking in a healthy direction

Description of Body-Mind-Brain relationship based on clinical experience and observation
(11 minutes)

The brain is more of a coordinator than a director; How pathways in our brain affect thought and perception

Description of the components of body, mind, perception and emotion that most effect Balance and how they interact
(18 minutes)

Restoring and Maintaining Physical, Mental, and Emotional Balance: Start with the Body
(18 minutes)

Describes why it’s important to start by stopping the build up of tension in the body and demonstrates 2 techniques that directly address the physical sources of imbalance with descriptions of how and why they work

Restoring and Maintaining Physical, Mental, and Emotional Balance
(2 hours)

Presentation at Lansing Community College Center for Teaching Excellence, April 4, 2017
PowerPoint

Effect of Physical, Mental, and Emotional Balance on Health and Learning

Balance has a significant impact on the effectiveness of everything we do and is a key factor in learning and health. Participants will learn and practice specific techniques that restore and maintain physical, mental, and emotional balance while gaining a clear understanding of how and why they work. Time will be set aside to explore ways to teach these techniques to students and patients.

Physical Mental and Emotional Balance
October 15, 2015
Part 1 of 2
(1 hour)

Physical Mental and Emotional Balance
October 15, 2015
Part 2 of 2
(1 hour)

Restoring and Maintaining Physical, Mental and Emotional Balance

Our ability to learn, communicate and solve problems is diminished to the extent we are out of balance. This presentation describes the effects of physical, mental, and emotional imbalance based on principles of physiology, psychology and neuroscience. Simple techniques for restoring and maintaining balance that have been proven to be effective in 36 years of teaching and counseling will be explained and practiced.

Restoring and Maintaining Physical, Mental, and Emotional Balance
(1 hour, 8 minutes)

Presentation at 2014 Trends Conference, Traverse City, MI
October 16, 2014
PowerPoint

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