Course for Health Care Professionals and Educators:
S-R Mental Health and Wellness Courses are offered for:
Professional Development for Health Care Professionals and Educators
College and University Continuing Education
"There is a growing awareness among developmental scientists that the better a child can self-regulate, the better he can rise to the challenge of mastering ever more complex skills and concepts. In the simplest terms, self-regulation can be defined as the ability to stay calmly focused and alert, which often involves – but cannot be reduced to – self-control. The better a child can stay calmly focused and alert, the better he integrates the diverse information coming in from his different senses, assimilates it, and sequences his thoughts and actions."
Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation, by Dr. Stuart Shanker.
Through our Course, these individuals, and/or family members of these individuals, as well as Professionals in the fields of Education, Health Care, Health Science, Social Work, and Mental Health and Wellness will learn how to promote, and sustain Self-Regulation in 4 Stages:
- Self-Regulation Implementation: The Domains of Self-Regulation (Body, Emotions, Thinking, Social)
- Self-Regulation, Interactive: purposeful hands-on Strategies* specifically directed for positive Health and Wellness Outcomes
- Vitamins, Minerals and Food Awareness: Learning how this trio contributes to chemical changes in the body to decrease Stress, Anxiety and Depression, to ensure positive Mental Health and Wellness
- Review of Customized Good Mental Health Meal Plans: exclusively containing food ingredients directed to target significant, positive changes in Mental Health and Wellness
Short Demonstation of strategies and activities such as in:
Therapy included in culinary strategies, nutrition, simple yoga, meditation, stretch exercise, and creative arts. Activities such as making Chocolate Truffles or Bread, encompass specifically designed steps and actions to target positive Mental Health, promote calmness, confidence and self-mastery. We teach Professionals how to facilitate this portion of the S-R Program with a short demonstration. We emphasize that this piece is secondary to the overall outcome, which is to promote and sustain Self-Regulation. These activities can be done at home, furthering the continuing capability to Self-Regulate.
Description of Nutrition Component:
The nutritional component of the S-R program strives to educate participants to become aware of the impact their diet can have on anxiety, stress and depression. This self-regulation course highlights the importance of key vitamins, minerals and fats on the function of the brain, which in turn influence the brain chemistry and hormonal profile of the individual. The foods that contain these nutrients will be discussed with examples of take -home Meal Plan suggestions. The use of nutritional supplements (vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and herbal products) will be reviewed for mental health and wellness and upon completion of the program, participants will have a variety of nutritional interventions targeted to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression, to support and sustain individual daily self-regulation.
Who can benefit from this Course?
Through this Self-Regulation Program and Course, individuals suffering from Stress, Anxiety and Depression, and/or family members of these individuals would benefit from this Course, as well as Professionals in the fields of Education, Health Care, Health Science, Social Work, Health and Wellness, and Alternative & Holistic Health. Individuals in Adult Education, Elementary School and High Schools would benefit from this Program as well as School and Community Wellness Groups. Students of College and University Programs of the above noted fields of study, would also benefit as they complete their Degree to work in Occupations of said fields.