The Mood & Mind Centre
|Posted on 6 May, 2020 at 21:25|
Written by Jessica Parker (May 2020) Covid19 or Corona Virus have become common words that can be heard in all households over the last few months. Our worlds have been turned upside down by this global pandemic. And this can be particularly scary for children! It’s important to know that children experience complex feelings just like adults, however, young children usually don’t have the vocabulary to talk about how they are feeling. Imagine for a moment how worried or anxious yo...Read Full Post »
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Written by Dirk Vermooten (March 2020) In October 2006, after a long shift at the fire department, 20-year-old Matt Swatzell fell asleep while driving and crashed into June Fitzgerald, who was pregnant and had her 19-month old daughter, Faith with her in the car. Faith survived the crash, but June and her unborn child did not. It is hard to imagine how devastating this must have been for her husband. Still, we could probably put ourselves in his shoes and find it in your heart to for...Read Full Post »
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What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a human emotion that occurs when you’re confronted with a possible threat, danger or negative event, particularly something over which you have little control. Our Amygdala (aka the danger detection system in our brain) scans the environment for possible threats and will trigger the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response if it detects danger. In ancient times, threats/danger were when lions were chasing us but these days threats are a lot different and it ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 31 July, 2019 at 23:25|
Coordikids uses easy-to-follow, and clinically acclaimed exercises to develop and organise the brain.
Why do some children and adults have disorganised brains?
THREE important developmental stages have to do with organising the brain:
First there is the Primitive Reflex maturity: A baby is born with reflexes to protect the child. Through the maturity of the nervous system and the brain, these reflexes become integrated. This can only happen through using th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 July, 2019 at 6:05|
It is no secret that exercise is good for the body. But physical movement is great for the brain as well.
During movement (exercise), the brain gets flooded with important nutrients and neurotrophins. Physical movement helps the brain form neural pathways which increases cognition, improve memory and help us to acquire knowledge faster.
Efficient brains have high levels of interconnectivity – so how do we get that higher interconnectivity? It is actually easy! All we have t...Read Full Post »