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  Promoting Sensory Literacy and Body Awareness with Young Children (Ages 3-8)
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I am an author, national speaker and expert consulting and training on social-emotional, self-care, trauma and resilience. I promote the concept of optimal brain integration to maximize the human growth potential. I am the Founder and CEO for the Center for Optimal Brain Integration.

I co-authored the following books:

·     Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children

·     Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators

·     Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Creating and Sustaining Healing and Engaged Organizations (2021)

·     Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Family Engagement with a Strength-Based and Trauma Informed Lens (2022)



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Promoting Sensory Literacy and Body Awareness with Young Children (Ages 3-8)

Help children build the capacity to turn inward and identify and notice body sensations so they can build a muscle self-awareness.

Before emotional literacy comes sensory awareness. Building Sensory and Body Awareness is essential to children developing insight around what is happening in their body when they are in optimal states of regulation, hypo-aroused (frozen) or hyper-aroused (fight or flight). We all experience feelings (i.e. happy, sad, angry, lonely, frustrated), but we also experience sensations within our body (i.e. flowers, twisted up, shaky, jumpy, empty, frozen, tight, butterflies in my stomach).  Sensations and feelings are clues, and we can teach a child to be aware of both in order to understand if they are in a triggered state, and if so, how to bring their mind and body back to the optimal state of arousal/regulation.