As a teacher for many years I recognise that some of the
biggest challenges for educators today are
- Behaviour management
- Social and emotional problems, including bullying
- Overcrowded curriculum
- High expectations of parents and ‘the system’ ...i.e.stress
Since 2011 I have introduced many Tasmanian students and
some parents and teachers to an activity that can, I believe, with the
appropriate support and encouragement, go a long way to alleviating many
stress-related issues in schools. This program is taught around the world by
qualified teachers and is known as Connected Kids.
Unlike some similar-sounding classes such as yoga,
meditation or Kids Matter, which have their own benefits, Connected Kids is
an empowering experience which enables children to recognise and access their ability
to help themselves and others; to recognise and feel their actual connectedness and to
demystify concepts of ‘healing’ and wellbeing.
Outline of the Workshop
The two-to-three hour workshop (depending on the age group)
begins with a clarification of common terms in energy healthcare: energy,
light, information, magnetic and gravitational fields. It also looks at the
current role of parents and healthcare practitioners and how they can help when
we are off balance either mentally, emotionally of physically and how we can
take responsibility for our health and wellbeing.
The middle section of the workshop gets practical and this
is where its uniqueness comes into focus.
Students are shown how to ‘feel the
frequencies’ of the 'biofields' which surround the body, beginning with the hands.
In an average class of twenty-five children, I’ve found that 80-90% can
recognise these sensations - which are
often surprisingly new to them - immediately. By the end of the workshop it’s
usually close to 100%.
After some feedback with the class it becomes obvious that
we all recognise ‘the field’ in similar but unique ways.
The next practical element is to see how fields interact as
we work together. Here students are shown the relaxing and balancing effect of the bio-fields interacting as they explore with a partner.
Finally, there is a discussion and practise of self-healing
which may be likened to a simple, practical meditation technique.
There will be a follow-up session one week after the
workshop of one hour duration to hear feedback from students.
Energy Healing Science
Reconnective Healing, which forms the basis of this
workshop, is widely recognized by researchers as the leader in the emerging
field of Energy Healthcare. It had been the subject of numerous studies and
some of these will be explained in the workshop in an age-appropriate manner.
See the white papers on The Reconnection website which form the subject matter for teaching in upper primary, secondary and college classes.
The workshop is adaptable for students from kindergarten to
college level. Children under seven are encouraged to have a parent present for
I offer introductory sessions for interested staff and
parents in Tasmanian schools which may run for 30 to 60 minutes.
At present, 2017, I am the only trained facilitator of these
workshops in Tasmania. However I believe there is the potential for an
instructor in every school community. This could be a parent or teacher and I
am most willing to discuss the possibilities of training.
Parent and Teachers have responded very positively to these
sessions with comments such as
“This is the kind of thing they should be teaching in
schools!” - Parent from Blackmans Bay, Tasmania
“This is very empowering for children.” – Principal, a Hobart
'My kids are happier and Amber is
much more relaxed and anxiety is down.'
- April Masterton, Hobart.
More feedback from parents and students here
Contact me to arrange a Connected Kids workshop for your staff and students.