William Niocolas

Heart Broadcasting Station: Listen To Your Love Song and Send It Out For Others To Hear!

When we remember to follow our hearts, we become more authentic, more joyful and sometimes spontaneously creative and energetic. Research from Heartmath, (www.heartmath.org), shows that our hearts are in fact a lot like a broadcast station.  When electrodes are placed on the body to measure heart rhythms, the electrical voltage measured is about 60 times …

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How To Train Your Child’s Anger Dragon

Knowing how to support your child with his anger can be challenging at times. Even as adults it’s hard to tame our anger dragons.  Helping our kids learn how to deal with anger to transform it into healthy expression and to avoid violence or manipulation is a tool that will benefit them their entire life. …

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Mind Pirates First Step: FIND THEM!

I don’t know how to slow it down, my mind’s racing from chasing pirates. . . the silliest things flap around in my brain, impossible schemes swim around. –Nora Jones song, Chasing Pirates I can so identify with Nora Jones as she belts out….”and I don’t know how to slow it down.”  In fact I …

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Visualization for Healing: Mining Out The Pain

So last night my daughter was struggling with a pretty icky headache.  As we were trying many remedies to help her lessen the pain, my partner’s son, who is 13, offered this visualization.  He said, “You know, when I get a headache, I imagine all these little miners in my head carrying out buckets of …

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Relaxation Activity: Fly Like A Bird

The Chinese practice of Qigong coordinates the flowing, fluid movement of energy between the body, mind and breath.  It is so gentle and mindful!  This Fly Like A Bird activity is perfect for helping you and your child to align the mind and body for deep relaxation.  It also trains the body to move without …

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Happy Thought Bubbles

I just love it when ideas spontaneously produce themselves.  Just began one of my groups with this activity:  Happy Thought Bubbles. 1.  Discuss how a deep breath is a silent message to the body that it is “time to relax.” 2.  Practice a few rounds of deep diaphragmatic breathing.  For this group I used the …

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Calm and Focus: The Potential Effects of Deep Pressure Touch

Deep pressure touch has been found to be very calming to the nervous system.  I work with many students who struggle with sensory integration and moderation and sometimes deep pressure touch works to help them focus and/or calm down.  Please use this technique with caution, starting with a very non-evasive exercise such as the finger …

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Walking with Mindfulness–the Fox Walk

My friend, Lisa Wimberger, (founder of the Neurosculpting Institute), attended tracker training.  Recently she shared that she learned to “fox walk” as part of the program.  As part of the training, (for adults), participants would be led a half mile out into the wilderness on a dark, moon-less night, and would be blindfolded.  A drummer …

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No Time for Relaxation? Three Simple Steps to Trim Tab in the Direction of Consistent Relaxation Practice!

A few years ago, I heard a speaker introduce me to the concept of trim tabbing.  As he was speaking, he stated that I could easily reach my goals if I made small, incremental changes each day in the direction of my dreams.  I have applied this concept many times since hearing that speech.  Any …

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