The BRAVE Director
EP 2.4 Accessing Your Creativity with Andrea Briceno

EP 2.4 Accessing Your Creativity with Andrea Briceno

November 17, 2019

Andrea Briceno, Joy Coach and Holistic Health Coach join us this week to jam on all things creativity! Listen in to learn about easy ways to access your creativity which will guide you into deeper authenticity in life! 

Connect with Andrea on instagram @andreacbriceno and on her website https://www.andreabriceno.com for more info on coaching with her and her awesome coaching programs and the Blissful and Bold IG Series. 

Get ready for BOSS - The Brave Outdoor Self Series with Ruby Compton from Ruby Outdoors (@rubyoutdoors) and myself as we guide new camp directors (first 4 years in camping) through deep inner leadership skills through experiential learning in the Blue Ridge Mountains in April. Registration open soon! And we will have a second BOSS experience for Camp Directors and Owners coming at ya Fall 2020. 

Subscribe, rate, and review The BRAVE Director on the Stitcher App, Podbean, and ITunes! Hop over to my website, angeatkinson.com for more info on working with me. Follow me on instagram @ange.atkinson

 Until next time, Hearts Forward, Be Brave!

Credits:

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

EP 2.3 Authentic Connection Meditation

EP 2.3 Authentic Connection Meditation

November 3, 2019

Register for Summer Camp Con!https://summercampcon.com

There's still time to join my Radical Self-Care Masterclass with Go Camp Pro! https://gocamp.pro/masterclasses/radical-self-care-with-ange-atkinson

For female identifying camp pros looking to deepen their leadership! 

Subscribe, rate, and review The BRAVE Director on the Stitcher App, Podbean, and ITunes! Follow me on instagram @ange.atkinson

 Until next time, Hearts Forward, Be Brave!

Credits:

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

EP 2.2 Cultivating a Deep Sense of Self-Connection with Cathy Fisher

EP 2.2 Cultivating a Deep Sense of Self-Connection with Cathy Fisher

October 21, 2019

Cathy Fisher is a life coach, healer, and tarot card reader, you can follow Cathy @theconnectionjunkie on Insta!Listen in as we dig into developing one of the most important relationships you will have in your life - your relationship with yourself. Cathy references Alison Armstrong's work, and I can't recommend her enough, check her work out here: https://www.understandmen.com

Subscribe, rate, and review The BRAVE Director on the Stitcher App, Podbean, and ITunes! Follow me on instagram @ange.atkinson

 Until next time, Hearts Forward, Be Brave!

Credits: 

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

EP 2.1 Welcome to Season 2

EP 2.1 Welcome to Season 2

October 7, 2019

Welcome back BRAVE ONES! Season 2 is here with a new title and honed focus of bringing personal development to camp leaders and directors. 

Are you a female identifying camp professional, come to the Women and Camp Summit!! This is a space where brave conversations are had, experiential learning from other badass lady camp pros is priority, and where you can find support and healing. There is still time to register! http://www.acail.org/women-in-camp-summit.html 

Want to attend a rad camp conference from your office? Summer Camp Con is a truly wonderful online camp conference with excellent content! Register here! https://summercampcon.com/scampcon-2-reg/ 

Please check out my new website www.angeatkinson.com for coaching, speaking, workshops, and training inquiries, and follow me and the show on instagram @ange.atkinson

Until next time, hearts forward, be brave. 

EP 20 Bold Leadership with Beth Allison and Gabrielle Raill

EP 20 Bold Leadership with Beth Allison and Gabrielle Raill

May 25, 2019

Listen in as two of the brilliant minds and hearts behind the Women in Camp Summit, beth Allison and Gabrielle Raill, share their internal experiences of moving through fear and perfectionism as they helped create the first ever Women in Camp Summit (WIC). There are lessons and wisdom nuggets in here for all of as leaders. Bold leadership is about being vulnerable WITH boundaries, being connected to your WHY, having a strong network of support, and more! 

Be sure to register for the Women in Camp Summit here: http://www.acail.org/women-in-camp-summit.html and follow WIC on instagram @womenincamping to meet so many badass ladycamppros with ladycamppro insta take over project! 

Other awesome Camp Pros mentioned in the podcast include: 

Ruby Compton, fellow Camp Code Podcast host and creator of WIC who you can check out at https://rubyoutdoors.com and follow on social media @rubyoutdoors. 

Colette Marquardt Executive Director of ACA Illinois, you can get in contact with her via email, colette@acail.org

Dr. G, parenting and youth development expert you can find at https://askdoctorg.com 

Peg Smith, former CEO of the American Camp Association, you can find many fantastic articles from her on the ACA website including this one: https://www.acacamps.org/news-publications/blogs/camp-connection/peg-smith-why-i-love-camp 

And finally, you can get in contact with our two guests Beth Allison via https://gocamp.pro at beth@gocamp.pro and Gabrielle Raill via http://en.ouareau.com at gabrielle@ouareau.com

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 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. 

 

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 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!! 

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 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. 

 

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 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? 

 

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

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 

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