Benefits for the Child

Here area some of the benefits our community has contributed.  What benefits have you noticed?

Bottom – up healing
Reduces negativity and shifts state towards positive thinking
Brain building
Self awareness of external and internal self
Opens up possiblity
Keeps down drama
Everyday way of addressing trauma without drawing attention to trauma
Positive attitude towards school
Storyteller – creative imagination
Boost community
Increase blood flowDecrease anxiety

Healing

Respect

Responsibility

No shame, no labels

Builds closer family relationships

Increases participation

Regulation

Trust

Safety

Self-Concept

Healthy relationships

Empowerment

Greater ability to focus

Compassion

Learn appropriate boundaries

Learning to ask for consent

Connection to each other

Self-confidence, self assured

Learn what safe touch is

Another intelligence- relational, social, healing work

Personal positive attention

Needs for positive touch met

S/he matters, is visible

S/he is safe at school

S/he has an expression, a “voice” through touch

Oxytocin release

Relaxation

Decreased bulying

Improved behavior

Improved scores

Improved motor skills

Relationship repair

Autonomy

Empathy

Inclusion

Community

Humanity

Improved social skills

Intimate socialization

Interpersonal

Health touch

Enhanced academic skills

Accountability

Release for giver and receiver

Become more outspoken

Aides in academic progress

Creates a welcoming and safe enironment

With current fears of school shootings, helps to create a safe environment.

Inclusive to all students

De-stresser – relaxation

Increases oxytocin and other “happy” hormones

Valuing their bodies

Nurturing – physical love

Boundaries – respect

Asking permission – respect

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