Young people, especially those growing up in the urban neighborhoods and areas of concentrated disadvantage in our country, are victims of chronic stress and trauma. These kids need tools for stress resilience and trauma healing. Without these tools their sympathetic nervous systems will remain in overdrive as they try to protect themselves from real and perceived threats and danger. The latest research in neuroscience shows that this state of chronic stress physiologically turns off the brain's ability to focus, regulate emotion, cope with stress, and empathize with others. The techniques that Dynamic Mindfulness (DMind) teaches support the brain in turning back on these essential functions .
DMind addresses the kinesthetic, emotional, and cognitive elements of our bodies and is an evidence-based, trauma-informed method to build stress resilience, increase learning-readiness, enable emotional regulation, and increase pro-social behavior in children, adolescences, and adults. Dynamic mindfulness practices have been validated by the latest findings in neuroscience, trauma research, and somatic psychology.
DMind enables children, adolescents, and adults to act mindfully in stressful situations rather than react reflexively. DMind empowers students to develop a strong sense of self-awareness both psychologically and physically, supporting their ability to make choices with forethought and to build empathic relationships with their peers, teachers, and parents.
Dynamic Mindfulness has the power to revolutionize how schools deal with stress and trauma. The use of DMind in schools can ensure that kids have the tools they need to find strength and stability in any situation so they can go into the world and accomplish their goals and dreams.