Supporting young people in their journey toward embodiment, connection and heart-centered living. Meeting them where they are in schools and pediatric clinics throughout Denver and Aurora.
Thirteen Reasons Why You Belong: An Honoring of Adolescence
We are morphing the book Thirteen Reasons Why You Belong: An Honoring of Adolescence into a 13-week curriculum for a small group of students in a Denver Public Middle/High School this fall. The purpose of this book/curriculum is simple: remind adolescents that they belong here and they matter.
The way in is through the heart and it’s time for all of us to reconnect to our heart center so that we may compassionately reconnect with one another.
The mission of this project is to bring heart-centered tools into classrooms and clinics to support students, teachers, patients, clinicians, staff and families in self-regulation skills so that they may become more connected to themselves and others.
Mindfulness is popping up all around and we feel that the momentum behind this movement is powerful and imperative. There are mindfulness programs already in schools and we feel fortunate to be a part of this next wave. We are not inventing anything new, we are simply putting together a template, a road map, a tool kit and hope to eventually provide funding for schools and clinics to bring specific tools and trainings into their community with ease. Our hope is that this heart-centered project will support the students & patients on a social emotional level by providing them with tools that can EMPOWER THEM to self regulate and de-escalate AND provide them with adult support while they navigate the tools and find ways to reconnect their mind and body.
We want to be connectors. We want to help schools and pediatric clinics connect to tools, resources and funding. We want to remind students, patients and others that they can connect to themselves through breath and intention with the guidance and support of specific tools.