SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

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  • Adolescence is a crucial time in life.  Research shows that it is a time when the brain is ‘pruning’, so that relevant information can be accessed easily and readily for functional use.  Additionally, at this time, there are many physical changes that affect how they see themselves and interact with their environment.  Incorporating physical activity/movement, relaxation, and activities that promote self-awareness can help improve Self-regulation and EF skills.

  • Research indicates that physical activity promotes a strong healthy body and mind, and enhances the ability to manage stress . Good self-management results in functional and successful participation and enjoyment of daily activities. 

 We offer supportive/complementary therapeutic services for pre-teens and teens, with or without diagnoses in the comfort of your home. 

Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand and impact mental well-being

Benefits of our supportive services include:

- Improving the ability to combat stress and anxiety

- Improve executive function skills: memory and self-control

- Improved mood and alertness/energy 

- Improved ability to self-regulate

- Improved self-esteem

- Enhances learning, creativity, and focus

- Can improve sleep hygiene

- Can reduce levels of depression and anxiety

Yoga

   Open to tweens and teens with varying motor abilities and the ability to follow verbal, visual, and kinesthetic cues. In our

   practice, it is used without any religious ties.

  A) Active yoga

   Active yoga combines breath, movement, and awareness or focus.  It requires effort and the ability to move and change

   postures. Benefits include:

  • Physical: improves body awareness, motor planning, flexibility, muscle tone, and overall strength

  • Physiological: improves circulation, endurance, regulates blood pressure, supports healthy digestive function, detoxifies the body, boosts energy and the immune system

  • Emotional, cognitive, and mental benefits: promotes focus, memory and learning, reduces stress, can alleviate signs & symptoms of anxiety and depression, calms the mind, helps with relaxation, and improved sleep

  B) Restorative Yoga

   Restorative yoga is a gentle type of yoga. It combines deeper breathing, restorative postures, and stillness that results in deep

   relaxation. Props like blankets, bolsters, straps,  eye pillows, and blocks might be used.  Expected and unexpected daily

   life demands can trigger the stress response (fight-flight-freeze).  Restorative yoga is effortless, helps you

   slow down, and can help reduce the stress response.  

  • Physical, emotional, cognitive, and mental benefits: promotes healing, provides deep relaxation, quiets the mind, can improve one's mood, can alleviate anxiety, and promotes 'rest and digest' to balance the nervous and immune system. 

    Private sessions - We will bring a mat, bolster, blocks, strap, and so on, however, you are welcome to purchase your own.

Adapted movement

For pre-teens and teens with disabilities who require modifications or adaptations to improve participation and success.

Physical activities may include flexibility,  body awareness, motor planning,  coordination, spatial navigation, cognitive skills, self-regulation, endurance, and strength.