Sensei Jonathan Hewitt is the co-author of “Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy Confident Kids from the Inside Out” and founder of Life Ki-do Martial Arts and Life Education in Austin, Texas.
In this episode of SparkleCast, we discuss how children can ground themselves in their bodies when they are feeling "out of sorts" – and offer practical ways in which children can find calm during a Halloween season of darkness and fear.
Story: “The Dark” from the Martin & Sylvia Series.
Body awareness using the “Ice, Puddle and River” analogy
How the senses can be used for self-regulation
The three “B’s” (body, breathing and brain) used to create calm and "flow"
SparkleCast Episode 2 – Calming Down with Jonathan Hewitt
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More about Jonathan Hewitt!
Jonathan Hewitt has 30 years of study in meditation, mindfulness, and the brain-body connection and he is the founder of Life Ki-do Martial Arts, Parenting & Life Education. For the past 23 years, Jonathan has taught martial arts and life skills to thousands ages 3-adult. Jonathan is co-author of the award-winning book Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out. The book empowers children (and parents!) with the skills to find inner strength, confidence and happiness from within instead of looking to others for validation and self-worth. For more info, www.lifekido.com.
About the Author
Rebecca is Sparkle Stories' former production manager and co-host (along with David) of the SparkleCast podcast. She is also a writer, producer, and storyteller who performs in theaters, films, and living rooms. Find out more at rebeccabeegle.com.