She’s back! If you listened to her other podcast episode, you already know how much I love Carol Garner-Houston. Her ideas have influenced me as a parent and homeschool teacher, not to mention in business.
Carol is a licensed occupational therapist who has been helping adults and children for the last 25 years. She is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Brain Harmony®, an innovative method and award-winning telehealth home program that rewires the brain and nervous system. Carol’s methods help find and retrain the central nervous system disorganization found underlying conditions like anxiety, PTSD, autism, speech and language delays, learning delays, dyslexia, TBI, concussions, behavioral disorders, OCD, and trauma.
Recently, the Brain Harmony created CALM™ in the Home, an optimal learning system that is all too timely for 2020!
Episode Highlights With Carol Garner-Houston of CALM
- How vagal regulating tools can help kids and parents stay calm
- What brain science tells us about what children need in order to learn
- Simple strategies for making our children feel neurologically safe
- How to create a calmer feeling in your home
- Why you should never leave play out of your curriculum
- Suggestions for setting up an inviting, stimulating, and calming learning environment
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Brain Harmony
- Podcast: 238: Using Neuroplasticity to Rewire Nervous System or Brain Disorders With Carol Garner-Houston
- Brain Harmony Quiz
- Consult with Brain Harmony
- Blog Post: How to Improve the Vestibular System with Sensory Swings & Activities
- Yoga Swing
- Balance Board
- Surf Trainer
- Harkla Hanging Pod
More From Wellness Mama
- 469: Dr. Kenneth Bock on Brain Inflamed & Healing the New Childhood Epidemics
- 457: Rachel Harrington on Understanding and Navigating Sensory Processing Challenges in Our Kids
- 309: How I Overcame Trauma (and Lost 50 Pounds)
- 354: How to Upgrade Your Brain and Learn Anything Faster With Limitless Author Jim Kwik
- 224: How to Use Sound and Music to Optimize Focus and Sleep With Brain.fm
- 302: 5 Ways to Move for Improved Posture, Sleep, and Health With Align Method
- 375: How to Breathe the Right Way (& Why It Matters!) With Max Gomez From Breathwrk
- The Neuroscience of Play & Why Kids Need It
- Backyard Ideas to Keep Kids Playing Outside All Summer
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Thanks to Our Sponsors
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