After working with families for 25 years, Leigh has found that the most effective time to assist learning and connection with our children is in the first few years of their lives, when 50% of their brains will form neural patterns that will last their entire lifetime.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the abundance of conflicting information about parenting that can be found online? Leigh offers skills, knowledge and resources that can bring confidence, clarity and joy back into parenting.
One of Leigh’s workshops is for parents of infants in their first year of life. As a Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Leigh uses touch, movement and specific interactions with infants that set up the most conducive environment for healthy motor development and whole brain integration. In a safe and fun group setting, Leigh will introduce mindfulness-based skills that promote connection and secure attachment bonds within each family regardless of your child’s age.
Getting down on the floor with our infants can open our eyes to the fascinating world of a baby’s brain. We learn that infants are highly intelligent beings and all of their senses are working full time to find social interaction and mobility. As our children get older and we stay tuned into our own emotional states we can model love and empathy, which teaches our children self-motivation and the ability to think for themselves.