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The application of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs for children and teenagers in the last decades is being increasingly embraced in the field of Education as it has demonstrated a large number of desirable outcomes for different populations of students throughout the world. Providing our youth with lifelong skills that teach them to self-regulate seems the most reasonable and intelligent way to create a better future for our planet, don’t you think?

 

Video by HeartMath Institute (YouTube Channel)

The HeartMath Institute has dedicated 23 years in conducting research about the science behind peak performance learning that supports the application of SEL programs. In fact, the Institute of HeartMath research has identified a specific physiological state that underlies optimal learning and performance. In this state, the brain, nervous system, body, and emotions are in sync. This results in “cortical facilitation” which greatly improves our ability to perceive, feel, focus, learn, reason and perform at our best.

Cortical Inhibition Graphic
Cortical Inhibition Graphic

 

Simply put, the heart is the primary generator of rhythm in the body. So, that means that it exerts influence on brain processes that control the nervous system, cognitive function and emotion. From this unique vantage point, the heart has the capability of shifting emotional states very quickly, creating a change in the message that is sent to the brain.

Our Resilience Mentoring for children and teens programs focus precisely in delivering HeartMath learning programs that incorporate this scientific knowledge along with the understanding that positive emotions drive attention, which is the key mechanism for learning and memory which in turn make possible for each student to perform and achieve at their highest possible level.

 

BENEFITS:

School Performance

  • Improved math, literacy, and social studies skills
  • Higher achievement test scores and grades, and no decreases in standardized test scores
  • Improved learning-to-learn skills
  • Better problem-solving and planning ability
  • Use of higher-level reasoning strategies
  • Improvements in reading comprehension

 

School Behaviors

  • Participate in class more
  • Demonstrate more pro-social behavior
  • Have fewer absences and improved attendance
  • Show reductions in aggression and disruptions
  • Stay on track to graduate and are less likely to drop out
  • Students more likely to work out their own way of learning

 

School Attitudes

  • Stronger sense of community
  • Higher academic motivation and educational aspirations
  • Better understanding of consequences of behavior
  • Better ability to cope with school stressors
  • More positive attitudes

 

Resilience Protocol for Children & Teenagers

  • Individual mentoring is available and forming sibling’s groups are possible when age-appropriate.
  • Book materials are included.
  • Optional purchase of technology products for further practice is available.
  • For a free consultation that suits your specific needs, please contact us here.