Evocative empowering mindfulness & art online resources for graduation credit
Audio Series: The Mind Focus Connection online - engaging guided mindfulness activities for rewiring the brain & body. More than 30 guided formal & informal ways of being present, aware, focused, calm, increasing energy, mental & emotional functioning, and overall sense of well being.
Courses: Art Explosion: Empowerment For Life 10/11/12 online - each course is a fully accredited art foundations or studio art course. Students develop creative thinking, problem solving, communication, interpersonal skills, & a strong sense of self through mindfulness-based activities & processing through art
Workshops: Youth Empowerment for Life online workshop series - a complete resource for counselors, youth workers, alternate education & life skills teachers to use to lead Youth Empowerment for Life workshops- all audios, videos, visuals and lesson plans online. A mindfulness-based series of 5 youth empowerment workshops that can increase student self-esteem, security, confidence, motivation & resiliency.
Live Seminars, Workshops & Groups: for teachers, counselors, students & adults on mindfulness development, stress reduction, self care, connection with core self and inner resources, exploration, insight and integration through art - empowerment
Counselling: working with anxiety, depression, anger, attachment & relational issues, trauma recovery, abuse, neglect, grief and loss, separation/ divorce, stress and overwhelm using mind/ body centered therapy through mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self Regulation Therapy, Mind Body Attunement Therapy, Hakomi Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy methods
Students benefit by:
increasing 'mental muscle,' motivation & the ability to focus
developing top skills Fortune 500 employers looking for- personal development, problem solving, creative thinking & communication abilities
getting excited about their ideas & learning how to communicate them powerfully by applying the elements & principles of art using a variety of media & techniques
building resiliency & a secure positive identity by connecting with their authentic self & inner resources
learning effective methods to manage stress & self regulate mentally & emotionally
building emotional intelligence & the lifelong ability be more skillful & successful in their academic, professional & personal lives
"I haven't seen anything come close to this..."
Ian Thomas, Content Development Team Leader- BC Learning Network
"What I saw blew me away --- I think this program is essential in moving students forward."
Karen Gadowsky, President, British Columbia Alternate Education Association
What Educators and Students Say:
"...the content and process is fantastic and important for our youth."
L.C., Teacher, BC Alternate Education Conference, Vancouver, BC
"I want to be taught the way Cea teaches us, she makes us feel intelligent..."
Alternate student, M.J., from a visioning session on what students wanted in their new school, KCLC, Kamloops, BC
"This is a program that engages the learner through the personality of the author and challenges the learner by requiring reflection and creativity."
Mary Stobbe, Vice Principal, Abbotsford Virtual School
"We are very impressed with the thoughtful & engaging content... & very excited to be adding it to our course lineup this fall. Cea has done a great job; she really knows how to reach her students, even at a distance."
Karen Flello, Vice Principal, SIDES- South Island Distance Education School, Victoria, BC
"Due to their breadth and spirit of meaningful information, evocative imagery and helpful videos (which meet the full range of diverse learning styles), as well as the strong emphasis on the discovery of self, including the role of citizenry to benefit a student's environment and world, the Art Explosion courses will definitely enhance our students' understanding of the visual world, promote authentic artistic creativity, as well as support the exploration of critical imaginative thinking."
Department of Art & Design Studies, ADLC- Alberta Distance Learning Center, Edmonton, AB
"A very refreshing approach to instruction... Cea's courses are engaging and well-organized, with high-interest activities and assessments that are useful to both students and instructors."
Don Poelzer, Principal, @KOOL - Kamloops Open Online Learning, Kamloops, BC
Audio Series: The Mind Focus Connection
Over 30 guided activities students can plug into online at anytime to calm, relax, re-energize, focus, build 'mental muscle' & connect with your inner resources.
Activities titled "Hey, hey, what's that Sound?," "Blueness at the Beach," "Freedom, "Power," "Love," and "Juggling My Graffiti" make practicing mindfulness intriguing, fun & relevant.
Researchers report that mindfulness has been found to increase grey matter and connectivity in the brain, improve mental functioning, emotional regulation, physical health, immunity, reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, anger and substance cravings while increasing energy, motivation and optimism.
Mind Focus Connection audio series online - memberships may be purchased individually or as a package. A variety of Licensing Options are available with something to fit your situation.
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Courses: Art Explosion: Empowerment For Life 10/11/12 online:
These courses are coordinated for optimal personal learning, progression towards engaged world citizenship & empowerment through mindfulness and art activities. Meet Art 10/11/12 course curriculum requirements.
In each course, students go on an indepth journey through the world of visual communication, learning how to connect with their essential self -- to explore and express what holds real meaning for them. Layered with information, experiences, and synthesis of image and design making techniques, concepts, history, image decoding, and exploration of the self, students learn to express their own ideas clearly and powerfully with a well supported concept development process in each project.
Students develop increasing sophistication and overall global processing skills sought after by Fortune 500 employers in critical thinking, problem-solving ability, creative thinking, personal development, and communication skills. 'Power Thoughts' are presented throughout to facilitate individual inner resource development, values clarification, life visioning, and goal-setting. Finally, students are set up for success with the presence of the Mentor who supports them throughout the program with wit, insight, and recognition.
Increases personal security, emotional intelligence, ability to manage stress, focus and internal motivation-- pivotal life competencies.
Art Explosion: Empowerment For Life 10: focus on self: exploring, expressing, and empowering student's sense of self using mindfulness-based exercises, experiments, and projects.
Art Explosion: Empowerment For Life 11: focus on self & empowered action toward personal goals: continuing to develop a strong sense of self & moving from that solid foundation into discovering a vision for self & setting him/ herself into forward motion toward bringing that vision to life
Art Explosion: Empowerment For Life 12: focus on self, empowered action toward personal vision & expanding beyond self to community: continuing to develop an empowered sense of self and working towards personal life vision, as well as expanding to influence his/ her community, asking 'What kind of world do I want to live in?" & beginning to use his/ her abilities & 'voice' to effect that change
Resources for Distance Education Schools:
Art Explosion: Empowerment for Life 10/11/12 online courses may be leased or purchased individually or as a package. A variety of Course Licensing & Purchase Options are available with something to fit every budget.
If working in conjunction with district alternate education schools/ programs, your school is eligible for a ROHAN Alternate Education Grant (value: $3,000).
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Workshops: Youth Empowerment for Life online workshop series
Resources for counselors, youth workers, mainstream, alternate & life skills teachers:
Workshop Package 1: $545
Workshop Package 2: $745
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Live Seminars, Workshops & Groups:
Facilitating workshops for teachers: ways to teach mindfulness, connect with authentic self, process through art, reduce stress & personal empowerment
Facilitating workshops for youth & adults: adapted Art Explosion: Empowerment for Life workshops for specific youth & adult populations through mindfulness skills development, connection with core self, and inner resources, exploration, insight, integration and creativity to move into the fullness of life
One to one coaching: on teaching concepts of mindfulness-based processing in the Art Explosion program
Empowerment for Life workshops adapted for specific youth & adult populations through mindfulness skills development, connection with core self, and inner resources, exploration, insight & integration through art - moving into the fullness of life
Bringing Mindfulness into Your Teaching - workshop for teachers
Bringing Mindfulness into Your Counselling - workshop for counselors - ways to integrate mindfulness, self awareness, processing through art, mindfulness-based stress reduction and empowerment to your work for increased richness, depth & presence
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Working with anxiety, depression, anger, attachment & relational issues, trauma recovery, abuse, neglect, grief and loss, separation/ divorce, stress and overwhelm using mind/ body centered therapy through mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self Regulation Therapy, Mind Body Attunement Therapy, Hakomi Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy methods.
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