I am currently writing a series of publications focusing on social-emotional somatic curriculum for working with children under the title — Thinking Bodies, Moving Minds. This work is deeply informed by my years of in-depth studies in Formative Psychology®. It is also influenced by my 20 years of experience and continuing education in the Feldenkrais Method, my ten years of training in Aikido, and my background in dance. I have been developing and teaching movement classes and a body-based social-emotional approach to working with children once a week as part of the curriculum at private elementary schools since 1997. I also teach workshops and seminars to teachers, parenting adults, and somatic educators.
Thus far, Thinking Bodies, Moving Minds includes:
- a book for people and parenting adults interested in developmental learning and somatic education for children,
- a teacher’s guide for incorporating somatic learning in the classroom, and
- a curriculum approach with a series of lesson plans for movement teachers and somatic educators.
I’ve been writing about some of this work in blog posts over the last few years that you might be interested in. You can see some of these below.