FEBRUARY LESSONS

 

 "Heart" 

THE POWER OF RESILIENCE 

 

Building Emotional and Physical Resilience with 

Heart-Smart Tools and Self Love Practices 

Dedicated in honor of the life and loving memory of Aydin Phillips & Caine Jones - Rest In Peace February & March 2019

SELF-LOVE IS KNOWING WHAT MAKES YOU MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY RESILIENT;    THEN USING THOSE TOOLS TO LIFT YOURSELF UP EACH DAY

Children are emotional beings. They act and react to circumstances based on how they feel. Life may always bring about things that have the potential to make our hearts grow cold, but having tools at a young age to help bounce back from a mental, physical or emotional setbacks can mean a world of difference.

 

Resilience is your ability to reset when something challenges you. This month, practice healthy and authentic ways to recover from circumstances that bring you stress with these resilience tools. 

"EDUCATING THE MIND WITHOUT EDUCATING THE HEART IS NO EDUCATION AT ALL"

- Aristotle

YOUR HEART HAS A BRAIN!

Your heart has an electromagnetic field 60 times greater than your brain. This explains why you can sense and feel when something is wrong far faster and more accurately than your brain has time to process. This is Heart Intelligence at work. 

Your heart contains a "little brain" of its very own that can hold memory and process information just like the brain in your head! Your heart's brain contains 40,000 neurons and sends more information to your brain than the brain sends to your heart.

 

Use your heart's undisputed form of intelligence to remain calm and clear minded under pressure.

MIND - BODY AWARENESS
SOCIAL - EMOTIONAL LEARNING
RESILIENCE
COMPASSION
SELF - LOVE  
POSITIVE EMOTIONAL AWARENESS
 HEART
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YOUR LESSON ON HEART STARTS HERE

The "Heart"  lesson and activities include several PDF downloads:  

1. HEART INTELLIGENCE: RESILIENCE TOOLS

This Heart Intelligence download features several quick and simple techniques that help you trigger your body's natural ability to recover mentally, physically and emotionally. This heart-smart practice helps foster the ability to self - regulate mood and opens the door to understanding the basics of Heart Intelligence.

2. SELF - LOVE VOW

Take a Vow of Self-Love to gain a better understanding of who you are. Try the warm-up exercise, take the vow and make positive change through the self -love bonus exercises. Help children rise above societal expectations of body image and cultivate a positive view of themselves and their place in the world.  

3. SELF - LOVE CHALLENGES

These downloads are for tweens, teens and grown-up human beings! With colorful  activity sheets, learn how to love yourself better with mental, physical and emotional resilience practice. These daily and weekly self-love practices will help sort out your non-negotiable acts of self-love so that your school experiences, relationships, money and work all profit.

Great Day Academics 

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"HEART INTELLIGENCE"

To Our Kids!

The core of our education system is centered around Mental Intelligence. When this form of left - brain intelligence is balanced with other forms of IQ like Heart Intelligence, we start to see children who are more self-aware, honest, happy, engaged and resilient. They show more courage to do the right thing and have a better sense of purpose as they grow.

 

Great Day teaches students to be their very own super hero, to process their feelings in the moment so it doesn't result in school violence or cause harm to themselves.

 

These "Heart Intelligence" lessons were designed to increase positive DHEA hormones which are known to generate courage and confidence, while reducing stress, anxiety and depression.

 

Several added bonuses to learning Heart-Smart tools at a young age are the abilities to form authentic relationships and make decisions based on the good of all involved.

  

HEART - SMART TOOLS

MAKE MORE CONSCIOUS SCHOOLS

THE SCIENCE OF 

HEART INTELLIGENCE

Knowledge of the heart's intelligence has been around for centuries, however in Western Civilization, according to the HeartMath Institute, it wasn't until the1960s and ’70s that pioneer physiologists John and Beatrice Lacey conducted research that showed the heart actually communicates with the brain in ways that greatly affect how we perceive and react to the world around us.

The heart is the first organ formed in the human embryo, it forms before the  brain and has it's own independent, complex nervous system known as "the brain of the heart".

Every heart contraction creates a wave that pushes blood through the veins and arteries providing an energetic signal that helps synchronize all the cells of the body, including the brain.

The heart is a hormone-producing endocrine gland, producing ANF to control blood- pressure, adrenaline, dopamine, and oxytocin (the love hormone). Oxytocin reduces fear, increases eye-contact, and increases trust and generosity.

When practicing the use of Heart Intelligence, you increase healthy hormones and the electromagnetic field around your heart.

"HEART INTELLIGENCE FEELS LIKE AN EPIPHANY"

How This Tool Helped Me

It took me years to fully understand what self-love really meant and quite honestly, I am still learning. When asked if I loved myself, I'd say, "yes", but after becoming more aware of the pressure I impose on myself to look, act and do things in comparison to others, I see how much work needs to be done. Self-love is unconditional. It is a daily effort to treat yourself like you would your best friend. "Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy. It does not boast. It is not easily angered and keeps no record of wrongs". Applying these quotes to how I treat myself heightened my ability to internalize the concept of self-love.

This too, is my wish for you!

Adrienne Collins

Educator | Founder

"HEART INTELLIGENCE ALLOWS YOU TO CREATE A CALM WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS"

MORE RESOURCES FOR YOU 

We hope these life lessons inspire you, because you thriving is the best gift for our children.

Here are a couple of recommendations that may help you and the ones you know learn more about matters of the heart.

For Grown-Ups:

*Judgement Detox - by Gabrielle Bernstein

*Money, A Love Story - by Kate Northrup 

*The Heart Math Institute - www.HeartMathInstitute.org

*Resilient - by Rick Hanson

*You Can Heal Your Life - by Louise Hay

For Tweens+:

*The Undefeated -  by Kwame Alexander

*Wonder - by R.J. Palacio

For Our Kids:

*A Bad Case of the Stripes - by David Shannon

*Amazing Grace - by Mary Hoffman 

*I Am Enough - by Grace Byers

*I Am Love - by Susan Verde

*Find Your Happy -by Patricia May

*Ferdinand - by Munro Leaf 

*Not Quite Snow White - by Ashley Franklin

*Thelma The Unicorn - by Aaron Blabey

*Zero - by Kathryn Otoshi 

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