A Note from Cara
What a wonderful spring this year! We hope you are actively enjoying the outdoors.
A quick update on some unusual ways improved stability is making differences in lives this spring:
• New Drivers having the ability to sign their name on their new driver’s licenses.
• Preschoolers not needing to wear ankle braces with their newly stable feet
• Grade schoolers with stability to ride their two wheel bikes, and now enjoying riding with friends.
• Golfers able to play without strain as their stable core rotates better reducing stress on lower back, hips or knees.
Events: Taking the Frustration Out of Parenting Your Gifted Child May 22nd from 7-9pm
Cara Lindell and Kim Corless present ways to rethink the challenges of parenting to enable new solutions.
See below for complete information.
New Chicago Office Update
We are all settled into the new office in a very old, yet very cool building. (I think they call it historic ) New hours are Mon/Tues/Thurs from 2-6pm. Ingris and Becki are there to restore your stability to transform performance in school, on the field or in life.
Music for the Core
Core stability is generally agreed to be a good thing. From school focus to sports performance to flexibility, almost everyone recognizes that core strength is key ingredient. We find that stability is what unlocks it all—strength, flexibility and endurance. And not just stability of the core, it’s the connection of the legs and arms to the core so it all works easily together. Read more below about a musical way we’ve found to fire up your core in just two sessions (any ages!)
Summer is right around the corner and we are already scheduling into June, July and August. We look forward to adding some new stability to prepare your family for fall sports or the next grades’ demands.
Founder of Kinetic Konnections®, and Kinetic Bridging®
Kinetic Konnections Resources Presents “Taking the Frustration Out of Parenting Your Gifted Child” from 7-9pm on Tuesday May 22nd.
Parents and the professional community serving gifted, 2e and the Asperger’s community will benefit from this workshop. Cara Lindell and Kim Corless will challenge you to understand your student differently and provide examples of new strategies to use at home.
Learn a Three-Step Model to Transform Parenting Your Gifted Child
1. Understand the developmental and neurological basis for common frustrations
2. Indentify links between ineffective strategies and escalating emotions/stress
3. Formulate new parenting strategies recognizing developmental gaps and related neuroscience
Cara Lindell is the founder of Kinetic Konnections, and Kinetic Bridging. In this role she has worked with hundreds of gifted families to improve physical stability resulting in improvements in sensory processing, coordination, emotional and cognitive processing. She is also a mother of two 2e children.
Kim Corless is a gifted education consultant and advocate working from her own experiences as a 2e child and those as a mother of four 2e children. She is a certified SENG Parent Group facilitator and has presented at the IL Association for Gifted Children conference and numerous school districts.
The program will be held at the Kinetic Konnection’s Park Ridge office. The charge is $20 when pre-registered. Same day Registration is $25. You may register by calling 847-390-8348 or via Eventbrite at http://giftedparenting052012.eventbrite.com
Music for the Core
Core stability is generally agreed to be a good thing. From school focus to sports performance to flexibility, almost everyone recognizes that core strength is key ingredient. We find that stability is what unlocks it all—strength, flexibility and endurance. And not just stability of the core, it’s the connection of the legs and arms to the core so it all works easily together.
The most amazing thing happened when we began to use developmentally based music—we started finding straighter and stronger core function. And we found a new layer of connections at the shoulders and hips to stabilize which led to better functioning feet and hands. And we only suspected we’d get improvements in auditory processing. So much more!
We are using the vibrational headset and developmentally based music developed for use the with iLs (Integrated Listening System, http://www.iLs.com) program. Leslie Teng and Ingris Paredes have completed training in iLs learning the background information on auditory processing and infant development integral to the program. We do not administer the iLs program, we merely use its equipment and music while doing Kinetic Bridging®.
The music activates two tiny muscles in the ear and Kinetic Bridging facilitates how these muscles connect to others. Pretty soon there are all sorts of new muscles fired up along the spine. The interesting thing about this chain reaction is that most of the change occurs in a one to two week period following our session. There is a developmental aspect to the iLs program; headset frequencies correlate to frequencies associated with first trimester embryonic development. Using Kinetic Bridging to connect stability with early, early nervous system function is producing profound changes!
And it lasts! We began selectively integrating the music to our work last fall, carefully tracking changes. The changes to core stability are retained more than a month later, and we find there are new stability improvements surfacing in the interim. Not only does the core change, head forward posture has minimized, back curvatures have improved, ankles have become more flexible and speech has changed. It is the most amazing degree of change I have ever seen!
We are now integrating the music to the initial sequence of work with all children, and find it useful with many adults. We do recommend the music session be followed by a session to balance and integrate the new stability activated in the period following the music. We look forward to letting you listen to some the special music to see what it can do for your core!