Teaching children about the present

Repetitive PRESENCE exercises will help children come into conscious awareness and give them coping skills for life.

Each day speak enthusiastically of NOW.

 Do you find that much of your conversation with or in you child’s hearing is related to the past of worries about the future?

Create simple moments with your child to introduce the vocabulary of NOW

Take off your shoes and stand still, feel of the ground beneath your feet , repeat 3 times


AM 

HERE NOW

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smile

breathe

you are love

Teaching our children begins with US!

SONY DSCDeveloping emotional intelligence  in children is akin to raising conscious awareness.

The most effective way to raise consciousness is step by step, one by one, awareness of the present, moment by moment until we are delivering an example of peace and happiness.

As you become a consciously aware parent and educator your essence will naturally flow outward  to your children in a healing wave of conscious awareness.

One by one we affect change.

There is an old proverb that goes something like ‘If my feet are hurting as I walk, do I cover the whole earth in leather or do I place leather over the soles my feet …?’

It must start with the I the individual.

We are responsible for our world and once 7 billion worlds are dancing to the music of harmony we will have achieved our goal of becoming all that we can be!

Easy Booklet to Develop Mindfulness in Families!

391836_10151274605293290_917052934_nWe have developed a simple 52 task and affirmation set to help parents,educators and kids reclaim their I AM’ness!

The HOMEFUN booklet is designed to activate the child’s awareness by using simple affirmations, techniques and suggestions.

The HOMEFUN booklet is an effective tool for developing awareness of self, others and the world around.

When used in conjunction with an ongoing program of personal growth the HOMEFUN booklet will re-iterate and lock into place a positive option for future decision making in a child’s mind.

Simply use at home with your children to create a more mindful family vibe!

Can be offered as a take home sheet at the end of each school week, the HOMEFUN sheet will encourage the child to continue their journey into self-acceptance on their own time.

You can pick up Home Fun at http://www.theiamprogram.com it’s only $5 and a portion of your purchase is being used to support LOVE IS THE ANSWER to look after beautiful little orphans in Uganda.

We are one!

Calling GREAT Educators!


P1050379Calling all great, forward thinking educators!!

I am looking for motivated, emotionally aware teachers who would consider running/piloting a simple Values program in the classroom for me?

The program is called Kids InTouch or the KIT, and includes the resources to cover a one hour session, once a week for one term, activity, affirmation, visualisation EASY! plus FREE second edition ‘E I ED’ Developing Emotional Intelligence in Children and Adding Value to Your Classroom’. It also comes with a simple feedback sheet to be completed at the end of term and collected by me.

At this stage the KIT is digital but will be available in the future in hardcopy as a the KIT for Educators and the KIT for Families.

I WOULD LOVE to hear from you…. the feedback will be part of our campaign to convince The Dept of Ed. to include a set values program into our school curriculum.

A MUCH needed addition to reach all kids especially those who might normally slip through the gap for a bright, sustainable and bully free future.

arna@theiamprogram.com
The I AM Program

From Sad to Happy

SONY DSCWhen we are having a negative thought or find ourselves stuck in a stream of uncomfortable thought/ feelings, there is a simple technique for regaining our sense of balance and calm.

Find the feeling you are having on the emotion scale and acknowledge this feeling in your body.

This may mean you need to sit and feel the ‘bad’ feeling for a moment and make an intention to change your mind; affirm your intention with a simple affirmation, ‘I AM willing to change’.

Look for a thought that feels slightly better than the one you are having.

For example if you feel angry at your partner, instead of thinking ‘I am angry’ or ‘It is his fault’ you may think something along the lines of ‘he has nice eyes’ or ‘it’s only one moment ‘ or ‘we do the best we can, with what we know’.

With little, better feeling thoughts, moment by moment we lift ourselves out of our negative holding pattern.

This could also be viewed as an effective forgiveness technique.

One emotion at a time we head toward JOY!

Scale depicted from apex to rock bottom

Joy/Knowledge/Freedom/Love/Appreciation Passion
Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness

Positive Expectation/Belief Optimism

Hopefulness

Contentment

Boredom

Pessimism

Frustration/Irritation/Impatience

Overwhelming Disappointment

Doubt

Worry

Blame

Discouragement

Anger

Revenge

Hatred/Rage

Jealousy

Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness

Fear/Guilt/Depression/Despair/Powerless

It isn’t always easy to go from sadness to happiness, BUT we can use the scale of emotions to help us take one step at a time.

I AM

choosing positive thoughts, creating new attitudes and enjoying a better life! 

Free I AM A Rainbow ~ I AM Love Meditation Download

SONY DSCThe I AM Program and Lorraine from Teach Children Meditation have combined our efforts to produce a FREE download for you and your children.

Providing tools to children to help them find their inner peace and calm is a lifetime gift.

Lorraine has a beautiful voice, very easy to listen to, I suggest this as a bedtime ritual with your children.

it would be amazing to see it being used in the classroom at least once a week for a more peaceful playground and as a family connection exercise.

However you choose to use this meditation I KNOW you will enjoy it and your family WILL benefit.

With love from the I AM Program and Feel Good Therapies.

I AM A RAINBOW ~ I AM LOVE

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Westboro Baptist Church are Getting Away with BULLYING!

P1070205 2If the Westboro Baptist ‘Church’ intends to picket funerals of children I do believe they need to be arrested for disturbing the peace or inciting a riot.

It truly is NOT freedom of speech/first amendment stuff to cause emotional turmoil to others.

It is Pre-meditated emotional BULLYING!

If we wouldn’t allow it in the playground it shouldn’t be allowed on the streets.

 

Using fear to manipulate others is not a tactic that belongs to any true God but only to the separated human mind.

These Westboro people are misguided publicity hounds….don’t stand by and let it happen, SandyHook.

Say NO to BULLYING.