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Does your child display the danger signs of stress and anxiety?

  • Does your child complain about headaches and pains in the neck, shoulders or jaw?
  • Does your child have bad dreams or wet the bed?
  • Does your child have difficulty adapting to change and do they question what will happen in the future?
  • Does your child have difficulty understanding instructions and often appear distracted?

child-with-anxietyThere are many factors that may contribute to your child experiencing early learning difficulties, and stress is one which is often overlooked.

We like to think of childhood as a time of carefree play, unburdened by adult responsibilities. However, in our modern, fast-paced society, our every activity from a very young age is scheduled, scrutinised and measured. Whether it's getting better grades, winning the grand final, or having lots of friends, there are many situations in which children feel pressure to perform.

Moreover, why, when we are so frequently stressed by our relationships, finances and careers (just to name a few common concerns), would we think that children are immune to this influence?

In fact, stress and anxiety is a real problem for children and can certainly contribute to serious early learning difficulties, or delayed development of important educational skills such as learning to read and write. It can also impact on children's long-term health and well-being.

"Stress is a reaction of perceived threat. The stress response prepares the individual to mentally and physically take protective action... But the stress response does not make us smart, creative or rational." Carla Hannaford Phd (Neurobiologist)

Deactivating the stress response for successful learning

It is clear that stress and anxiety can be key contributors to children's early learning difficulties, or to other developmental problems they may experience with socialisation, literacy and physical co-ordination.

happy-child-on-bouncing-ballFor this reason, Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movement Training incorporates techniques that empower children to:

  • work through whatever anxieties or fears are holding them back
  • gain confidence with fun, easy exercises
  • engage higher reasoning to overcome any problem or stressful situation
  • activate the mind-body connection for calm, relaxed focus.

For your child's success, as parents stay alert to stress and consider ways you can empower them to become calmer and happier every day. These programs involve personal one-on-one sessions and workshops for parents, teachers and other health professionals.

Isaac's Story

I first came to Enza as my three and half year old boy had a speech delay, was an extremely fussy eater, was not toilet trained during the day, disliked any noise (including music and singing), and was not a very confident child.

I saw a change within Isaac after only one session, and ran after a series of sessions, I now have a very different little boy. Isaac's speech has developed in leaps and bounds, he now loves to dance and sing, he never has toileting accidents, and his confidence has grown immensely. He is also interested and very keen to learn.

We would like to thank Enza for transforming our shy, insecure and quite often frustrated little boy into a curious, active and happy child." — Jessica, Mum

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