There are so many different buzz words, phrases, and practices out there it can definitely be overwhelming. But I have to say, when I learned about the Zones Of Regulation everything started to come together. This is such a special tool that can be used in so many ways and for so many different people - whether you've been on this earth a little or a long time!
You may be wondering why we're even dipping our toes into these Zones - what do they have to do with You Are Collective?
The 'Playful Healing' Collection is inspired by The Zones Of Regulation
When we sat down with Childhood Connections, our community partner on this collection, we brainstormed A LOT. From kits to capes to books and toys. From play to learning to empowering for all. But there was one theme that stuck and it made the most sense of all considering our collection proceeds are donated to the Playful Healing program for free child therapy services. You can read more about how we create the collection here.
So the Zones stuck because we had so many concepts and these seemed to wrap them all up in a wonderful, helpful, and empowering message.
Ask Me How I Feel
The barriers you can break down when this simple question is authentically asked are incredible. Not only do we want to encourage you to take the minute, or two or 55 to ask and then listen - we want you to feel empowered to take it a step further. And we also want to support individuals with how to communicate their feelings and emotions. We think it's a win-win ;) We're so excited to have you joining the movement to keep the conversation going ... Here's to diving into The Zones Of Regulation!
Intro To The Zones Of Regulation
Two incredible women from Springfield Kids have put together a few short videos to help you better understand the Zones Of Regulation and how we can work with them! Vicky Wallace, Child Play Therapist and creator of the Nourish Families Program, as well as Amy Staheli, Certified Child Life Therapist, will be walking us through an intro into what the Zones are and how they can help us regulate our mental health:
Stay tuned for the next video, breaking down the Blue Zone!
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