Zone'in Training

Early Intervention – Focus on First Nations

Generational Healing: Achieving child health through empowering connections originating from the Place of Truth

Overview

Children are our future – yet, are they sustainable? Raising healthy children involves building a solid foundation using movement, touch and human connection. Understanding the problems facing today’s children, requires reflection on the ways of past generations. Nomadic life, indigenous language, living close to nature, and reliance on tribal structure for sustainability, provided an inner resilience and drive lost to today’s children. 21st century families are witness to a profound “disconnection” from self, others, nature and spirit, eroding the very fabric that used to tie families together. Past experiences, as well as overuse of technology such as TV, video games, and internet, have further distanced parents from children. Each individual person has an inner greatness, and has the potential to become aware of the “bigger picture”, so that connections with self, others, nature and spirit can originate from a Place of Truth. This workshop invites participants to learn a new set of skills and tools that teaches them how to access core issues that may or may not have served them in the past. Everyone has experiences in life that result in behaviors and patterns that limit them from living an authentic purpose-filled life. Beliefs, vows, rules and habits can be shifted and changed to encourage the “greatness within” to shine. Learning from the gifts of the past, helps parents to see more clearly what actions can be taken now and in the future, to support a healthier lifestyle and raise sustainable children.

Goal

Generational Healing recognizes that some past habits and behaviors, whether they are from this generation or from a legacy of generations, need to be addressed at fundamental levels for shifts to happen. It is the intention of this workshop to support a new paradigm of wellness – emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Critical factors for child development and attachment formation are reviewed, and strategies are offered for repairing and enhancing healthy primary attachments between parents, caregivers and children. Generational healing is THE most effective intervention for optimizing child health.

Learning Outcomes
• Identify critical factors for optimizing child development and functional attachment.
• Analyze current research on technology’s impact on child development, and explore methods to “disconnect to reconnect”.
• Develop an awareness of beliefs and behaviors that limit healthy child development, and create an Action Plan of empowering choices that can be immediately implemented.
• Experience a variety of mini processes that can be used on a daily basis.

Handouts

Attachment and Technology Addiction Questionnaires
Ten Steps to Unplug Your Family from Technology
Freedom Is…by Brandon Bays

Creators and Speakers

Cris Rowan is a well-known speaker and author to teachers, parents and therapists throughout North America in the field of sensory integration, learning, attention, fine motor skills and the impact of technology on children’s neurological development. Cris has Bachelor of Science degrees in both Occupational Therapy and in Biology, and is a SIPT certified Pediatric Sensory Specialist. Cris is CEO of Zone’in Programs Inc. offering products, workshops and training to promote technology balance and enhance productivity.

Bet Diening-Weatherston is a teacher and an Internationally Accredited Journey Practitioner/Conscious Leadership Coach. She has had extensive experience working with First Nations communities. Bet has an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science and Outdoor Recreation and a Bachelor Degree in Education with a specialty in Outdoor and Experiential Education. Bet leads workshops, seminars, and one on one consultations. These sessions are designed to empower people to clear emotional blocks and to help create an action plan which can ultimately leads to positive life changes.

Who should attend?

Parents, teachers, administrators, special education staff, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, counsellors, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and child care providers who work with First Nations families.

Evidence based – Research referenced – Strategy focused

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