It may look like you are merely moving your crayon around the paper aimlessly but doodling can help you shift effortlessly from the reactive (subconscious) mind to the problem-solving mind (where learning takes place). Harvard research has also shown that there can be a significant increase in comprehension and recall when an individual is allowed to scribble, free-draw, or doodle while listening. So when you need to keep your mind focused, keep your pencil or crayon moving! If you don’t have a pencil or crayon, then doodle with your finger on your arm or leg. The motion and tactile stimulation will help keep your brain awake.
The ICWIB Just Scribble activity is a great way to explore focusing your mind.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.
Since the ICWIB program has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to self-regulate and place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.
Would you like to help make this a reality?
Would you also be interested in attending a small intimate workshop with Dr. Bruce Lipton and Nancy Marie?
If you would like to read previous posts, you can find them under resources.