THINGS WE LOVE
Resources/things we love
https://www.heartmath.org HeartMath provides tools such as heart focused breathing and heart checkin skills that connect us with the heart of “who we truly are” for living healthier, fulfilling lives and building a brighter future. HeartMath protocols help to regulate the central nervous system and allow for greater neuroplasticity by re-routing neural patterns in the brain.
http://www.centerpointe.com Holosync is music that was created by using precise sounds to alter a listener’s state of mind to help meditation. Centerpoints music creates a binaural beat in the ears to allow for a faster transition to theta state while meditating.
http://flowingzen.com Great resource on everything Qi gong. This site offers in depth explanation and history on Qigong and how to’s on Qigong practices.
http://www.mindfulschools.org offers courses and curricula designed for under-resourced public schools facing high turnover rates and toxic stress. We offer educators practical skills for self-care, facilitation, and connecting with youth, providing simple, effective mindfulness practices that can be integrated into the school day and adapted for diverse environments.
http://www.tomatis.com The tomatis method trains the ear to listen. Sometimes people hear well but listen poorly. The sound message is correctly heard but poorly analyzed in an emotional framework. The brain protects itself by constructing barriers that can result in the development of various disorders. We say that « listening is disrupted »
https://www.biomat.com The core of the Richway BioMat technology is a combination of far infrared rays, negative ion and the conductive properties of amethyst channels. These three powerful health stimulators are combined in a single, easy-to-use product with remarkable benefits. It’s a safe and natural way to own the ability to enjoy life for years to come with FDA approved temporary relief from minor spasms, minor sprains , minor strains, minor joint pain associated with arthritis, minor muscle pain and more. This highly effective therapy is now available to medical professionals and home consumers who want to improve health and well-being with products based on Nobel prize-winning scientific research pioneered by NASA and developed using pure, natural materials.
https://www.davismethod.org/about-davis/ The David method for dyslexia is also a great program for any kid without dyslexia. His perspective on teaching about the “mind's eye”, checking in with “disorientations” in the body in order to realign is a great mindfulness technique good for all. The davis method offers Individualized programs geared to resolving problems commonly associated with Dyslexia, ADHD or executive function difficulties, such as difficulty sustaining attention and completing tasks, disorganization, and poor impulse control.
http://brooksgibbs.com/home Brooks Gibbs is a social skills educator. He teaches strategies for conflict resolution with a special emphasis on emotional resilience and the Golden Rule. On his site you can purchase his coursework for both parents and students on how to stop a bully. He teaches the ability of reliance and how to use the golden rule with our enemies.
Local businesses/ resources
http://www.tribehealingarts.com Tribe is a community of holistic healthcare practitioners and educators in Chicago who support your health and wellness goals via private sessions, community events and education opportunities. There are always of wealth of classes regarding general as well as emotional health that can be taken at any given time.
http://augustynfamilyservices.com The therapists at Augustyn Family Services understand that each individual is unique, and that any effective treatment must take into account each person’s individual needs and experiences.
http://www.healthkickkungfu.com Shaolin Kung Fu has its origin from the Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. The Shaolin monks are world famous for their athletic ability, inner strength and vitality, and peaceful philosophy. Sifu Paula offers children's and adult classes in kung fu, classes in Qi gong for adults. Her kids kung fu class incorporates not only the martial arts portion but also her Mindful body segment,which is a series of meditations for the kids to help them build focus and attention.
https://www.5keysyoga.com one of the only places in chicago you can find yoga specifically for kids and teens. They lead group hatha yoga classes for adults and children, and also provide private yoga classes and Yoga Therapy, including Yoga for the Special Child® - The Sonia Sumar Method at their studio.
Sound Shepards puts together sounds to align and heal. Music that is crafted with intention. All sound is vibration. Sound Shepards understand that this comes in many forms, many wisdoms. They like to break down the boxes around music and rebuild them in whatever way is necessary. This is an ongoing experiment of sound, tones, and vibration, they share through live sound healing, produced tracks, meditations, curiosities, and shows.
Kathmandu Yogi is a Chicago-based social enterprise that produces limited edition yoga and meditation accessories, ethically made by female artisans living in Nepal.
Their signature cushions and yoga bags are not only beautiful, well-made, and functional but also make a human impact.
As a fair trade company, they are committed to the well-being, satisfaction, and personal development of all individuals, not just the ones that consume their products.