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EP 19 Being a Resilient Camp Pro

EP 19 Being a Resilient Camp Pro

May 8, 2019

This week on the show Patti Sampson and I discuss resiliency, upper limits, and tools that will help you be a fully embodied educator and awesome Camp Pro! Patti is the owner of Coastal Roots Camp as well as the co-host of the Rec Heads and Camp Nerd Podcast, co-founder of Summer Camp Con and Patchwork Marketplace. Patti shares some wonderful stories about resiliency and leads us to a beautiful discussion about upper limits. Check out The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks for more juicy information on this topic. We talk about how resiliency comes into play through both failure and success. From here Patti and I get into a discussion about showing up vulnerably with staff in order to role model resiliency through admitting failure, and knowing your limits and boundaries while doing this is vital. This moves us into a conversation around our self-care needs in order to be resilient including deep and Divine connection. Patti describes an awesome tool of ‘evidence building’ to help remind you what’s going well and what your wins are and I share how this is wonderful for our ego minds. To wrap up, Patti shares that she hopes for all kids to learn to be gritty and refers to Angela Duckworth’s book GRIT. Check out the resources below for more information! 

Resources

 

Guest Contact Info

You can find Patti at a number of places including thecampnerd.com, social media @thecampnerd, as well as pattisampson.weebly.com for epic writing content, and patchworkmarketplace.com for badass affordable camp resources. 

 

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Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward. 

Credits: 

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

EP 18 Guided Meditation Let Your Energy Expand

EP 18 Guided Meditation Let Your Energy Expand

April 14, 2019

Join in for a guided meditation to expand your energy before jumping into your week!! 

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Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward. 

Credits: 

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

EP 17 Regeneration

EP 17 Regeneration

April 7, 2019

Listen in for my big life update and a lesson on regeneration that I've been learning. 

 

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Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward. 

Credits: 

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

EP 16 Healing with Somatic Therapy and Play with Vince Gowmon

EP 16 Healing with Somatic Therapy and Play with Vince Gowmon

March 23, 2019

Vince Gowmon joins us this week to discuss healing with somatic therapy and play. Vince shares a bit about his story and how he arrived in the healing field and working with educators. We start off with Vince discussing that somatic therapy is an approach to releasing trauma out of the body in ways that are not necessarily verbal. This is vital to healing because there are things that occur and get stuck in our nervous systems at pre-verbal stages, so using sensory-motor processing can access a deeper level of healing. This leads us into a discussion about why educators need to do their own healing work - Vince shares that their wellbeing is vital to create a learning environment that feels safe, and children are more able to receive information and learn if they feel more safe in their body. The energy of a family AND a classroom will reflect the trauma that is present in the room. He points out that self-care is important, and that is about managing the nervous system, but not a full healing process. Vince shares that if you are ready to begin your healing journey to first begin with listening and noticing things about yourself, which will allow you to become aware of pains, hurtful relationships and heavy emotions they you may have normalized. 

Next Vince discusses the role fear has in our healing journey. He points out that our Euro-western cultural dialogue around fear is to become fearless, which does not work. Fear is necessary, the problem is when we have suppressed fear in our system. He shares how this occurs in our childhood and how we can go about healing and releasing fear in our systems, as well as how trauma shows up in our nervous systems. Vince discuses the difference between trauma and burnout and how both can show up in our nervous system health. Vince also brings in a discussion of what true empathy is and that it is lacking in our society.  

The last third of the episode Vince shares about play and how it can heal and is related to trauma. He shares that play is a fluid state and is spontaneous, which is related to an inner trust - we see this is children. Play is challenging for adults because we are taught on many ways not to be playful because planning is safer. This arises as we get older because we have learned to be judged and ranked, so we are taught to be more left brain oriented, so we loose trust in ourselves, our imagination, and our creativity. Planning allows us reduce the risk of being judged, it’s safer. The work he does in his Remembering to Play workshops is tot slowly re-introduce teachers to their creative inner-child. Play is about being free to be who you are and when we loose it, it’s painful, so moving slowly back in allows for healing and for people to come back into their bodies. 

To wrap up, Vince shares his ideas for the future of eduction - he references the etymology of education, which is educare, meaning to draw out. This leads us to ask how to we view a child - do we see a child as an empty vessel waiting to be filled, or is a child an infinite vessel of love, light, and joy longing to be expressed? Education can shift to draw out the gifts and talents of children, trusting them to express because people get fulfillment from shining their own light into the world. 

Weekly Questions

Just one this week to focus on the power of this episode: 

Where can you shift to allowing your gifts to shine out and drawing out the light and gifts of your students? 

Resources

Peter Levine - trauma and somatic therapy specialist, list of renowned books 

Somatic Experiencing Institute 

Dr. Gabor Matte - expert on addiction, stress, and childhood development 

Vince’s Come Out and Play Video

 

Guest Contact Info

Vince Gowmon, RTC, CPCC, BBA, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach - offers somatic counseling, breath-work, distant healing and ceremony work. Check out more about him and I highly recommend looking into healing work with Vince.  Visit Vince’s website: https://www.vincegowmon.com and follow him on social media - facebook @vincegowmon and instagram @healing_for_a_new_world. 

Subscribe, rate, and review B.R.A.V.E. on the Stitcher App, Podbean, and ITunes! Follow B.R.A.V.E. on Instagram and Twitter @brave_educators and on Facebook @brave.educators Have questions or want to share your story on B.R.A.V.E.? Email me brave.educators@gmail.com. You can follow me personally on Instagram @embodied.soul.love

 Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward. 

Credits: 

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

EP 15 Learning From the Finnish Education System

EP 15 Learning From the Finnish Education System

March 16, 2019

What's up BRAVE Ones? This week I bring you an episode about learning from an education system other than our own! This is a quick summary on some major differences between The Finnish Education System and The U.S. Education System. 

Listen in to learn about some differences and looking at a deeper level a difference in values and culture. From these points we can understand that our thinking within the education system here in the U.S. is based in competition, scarcity, and fear. We can check out how this impacts us individually and then take in some lessons to create change in our own lives and in our classrooms. 

This takes us into our Weekly Questions: 

What are your values? 

What are the values of your classroom? 

Where can you take radical responsibility within your life? 

What is your relationship to time within your classroom? Can you relax with it by doing something like relaxing on homework assignments? 

What fears come up (if any) when you think about decreasing homework or relaxing on time within your classroom space? 

What do these fears show you about yourself and your values? 

Are you teaching from a place of fear or bravery? 

 

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Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward.  

Credits: 

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

Resources

Ten Reasons Why Finland's Education System is The Best?

Why are Finland's Schools So Successful? 

6 Key Principals That Make Finnish Education a Success 

EP 14 Visioning and Creating a Life You Love with Jill Heiman

EP 14 Visioning and Creating a Life You Love with Jill Heiman

March 10, 2019

This week on B.R.A.V.E. Visionary Coach and Dream-Builder Teacher, Jill Heiman, joins us to drop some wisdom nuggets on visioning. Jill shares her journey and we discuss what visioning is and how to incorporate this valuable tool into your life. We discuss how visioning can be used for creating big shifts as well as creating your life on a daily basis. This begins with tapping into our own inner child because this is the pathway to our intuition and passion, it’s important to connect and nourish our inner child. Jill drops some major wisdom on consistently coming from a place of compassion, how to re-frame triggers, how to be in engaged disengagement when necessary, and incorporating a daily gratitude practice. From here Jill goes into trusting Divine guidance, trusting that you have been called as an educator and stay connected to that calling by creating your own personal mission. To do this you will need to define your values and how this is the foundation for creating embodied change in your daily life and build towards holistic big life changes. We wrap up by sharing how to call in aligned friendships - aka soul tribe. There is an element of letting people go that do not light your fire. We share a bit of our friendship story as an example of how soul friendships will bring up our ‘dark stuff’, ask us to confront ourselves, be gritty, and help you connect to yourself and be the best version of yourself. Finally Jill shares her vision for the future of education which involves a new level of enlightenment within education to allow the power of our youth to shine. 

Weekly Questions

What is a shift you want to create in your life? In what area of your life is this? 

What is something or someone that triggers you? Sit with it - what comes up that you would like to heal? How can you be grateful? 

What is your personal mission statement? 

What are your values? Define them. 

Who is someone in your life that lifts you up? Are there people you need to let go? 

 

Check out Awake Journey at https://www.awakejourney.com and follow Jill on Instagram @awakejourney and email her at yourawakejourney@gmail.com to start you Awake Journey with her! 

 

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Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward. 

EP 13 Happy Valentine’s Day - Heart Meditation For YOU!

EP 13 Happy Valentine’s Day - Heart Meditation For YOU!

February 14, 2019

A love note to YOU! 

You are loved. There is nothing you have to do, say, or be to receive love in this moment. You are already receiving love. Open to it. And drop in for this Divine Love meditation for YOU! 

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Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward.

Credits:

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

EP 12: Spirituality and Education, Let’s Get Woo Woo AF with Kipa Cetán

EP 12: Spirituality and Education, Let’s Get Woo Woo AF with Kipa Cetán

February 9, 2019

This week's episode is so much fun! Kipa Cetán, a healer, medicine woman, spiritual guide and consultant, and educator joins me to talk about energy and opening up to messages from your spirit guides. Our conversation meanders quite a bit, and is all connected. Listen in as we discuss living in a vibrational world, and as we both provide insights into ego, the illusion of separateness and as Kipa shares some historical background on educational and spiritual teachings. Kipa is a major powerhouse when it comes to channeling and healing and she drops some serious wisdom on contacting your spirit guides, and wraps up with sharing her vision for the future of education. If you are into energy and all things woo-woo this episode is for you. If you aren't sure if you are into energy and all things woo-woo this episode is also for you! And if you don't go to the woo-woo then I invite you to give it a listen anyway and step out of your comfort zone! 

Get in touch with Kipa Cetán via email at kipacetan111@gmail.com, visit her website https://www.kipacetan.com/, and follow her on instagram @kipacetan. 

Follow B.R.A.V.E. on Instagram and Twitter @brave_educators and on Facebook @brave.educators Have questions, interested in one-on-one coaching, energy healing, or want to share your story on B.R.A.V.E.? Email me brave.educators@gmail.com. You can follow me personally on Instagram @embodied.soul.love

Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward.

Credits:

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

   

EP 11: Cultivating Your Super Powers As A Highly Sensitive Person

EP 11: Cultivating Your Super Powers As A Highly Sensitive Person

February 2, 2019

This week’s episode I teach on how to cultivate your super powers as a Highly Sensitive Person or Empath. Listen in to the beginning for frameworks of what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person and an Empath.

Steps to harnessing your super powers as an HSP/Empath involve healing your past, cultivating your intuition, engaging in a spiritual practice, practice energetic or spiritual hygiene, and celebrating who you are! Listen in for more details on how to do each of these. Check out the resources below for all kinds of tools and programs I mention in this episode!

Resources

The Highly Sensitive Person by Dr. Elaine Aron: https://hsperson.com/

 

Empowerment Partnership - NLP training:

http://www.empowermentpartnership.com/

 

Self-Compassion from Dr. Kristen Neff: https://self-compassion.org/

 

Ho’oponopono Meditation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qoq75-DQm4

Ho’oponopono Book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9GUqytopQ0

 

Christine Hassler’s Work

Expectation Hangover for adult temper tantrum technique:

https://christinehassler.com/books-and-courses/

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Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward.

Credits:

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson

EP 10: Culturally Responsive Teaching With Salandra Grice

EP 10: Culturally Responsive Teaching With Salandra Grice

January 19, 2019

This week on the show we have Salandra Grice, the founder of Conscious Education Consulting. She is a wife, mother, and former Kindergarten teacher turned Equity Consultant. It was during her nine-year teaching career that she discovered a need to help teachers and schools integrate culturally responsive teaching practices to help create more positive and equitable learning experiences for all students. This desire to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to increase their effectiveness with diverse learners sparked the founding of her company, Conscious Education Consulting. With a focus on engaging teachers and schools in reflective and engaging professional development around culturally responsive practices, she hopes to help transform teachers' mindsets about what it takes to educate our diverse students and to create more positive, relevant and meaningful learning experiences for every student.

As we begin the episode, Salandra shares more on her personal journey into being a education consultant and doing culturally responsive professional development. The we dive right in, I ask her why it’s vital that all educators need culturally responsive teaching and what to do if you are an educator that is interested in the work, but are dealing with fear around doing culturally responsive training. Salandra discusses if fear comes up, it’s imperative that you recognize it, move through it, and do a training because our students need us to. Culturally responsive training is not here to point out that you are racist or that you did specific things wrong or right, but rather to provide a safe and brave environment for educators to examine their own personal bias and how this can show up when we teach our students.

Then we jump into understanding intersectionality, what happens when we don’t examine our biases as educators, how capacity for racism exists within me, how racism and prejudice play out in our classrooms, and intent versus impact. There is so much insight here, be sure to listen in! I ask Salandra what an educator’s steps would be when they make a mistake - saying or doing something that causes harm to a person outside of your own culture group. She responds with practical tool of stepping into being honest and humble, remembering this would be a time to listen.

Next we dive into understanding microagressions, historical trauma that people of color face in the United States, and power dynamics in schools. Again this part of the show is FULL of vital information and we are just scratching the surface! We wrap up the show with Salandra sharing her vision of education in the future.

Weekly Questions

This week the question is simple, have you participated in a culturally responsive teaching workshop or an anti-racist workshop? If the answer is no, then reach out to Salandra. This is important work that we all need to step into together to heal as a collective. If your answer is yes, have you shared what you learned at your school or organization? Encouraged colleagues? Implemented best practices? If not, step in - Be BRAVE. 

Resources

Lisa Delpit’s books can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-D-Delpit/e/B001JP0VH2

I also HIGHLY recommend the work of Layla F. Saad (http://laylafsaad.com/) and her free workbook White Supremacy and Me for educators out there with white privilege. This will guide you in examining your bias and complicity with white supremacy. Get it here: https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/

Contact Information

You can find Salandra’s website at http://consciousednow.com/, contact her via email at conscioused18@gmail.com to book a consulting phone call now, and follow her on social media at (Facebook) @ConsciousEd.

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Until next week, go out Be BRAVE, Hearts Forward.

Credits:

Music by https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson