In this short video, Dr. Bruce Perry describes how relationships directly impact how we learn. Dr. Perry has found that relationships, which provide a sense of emotional safety for a child, can exponentially foster their capacity to learn.
When teachers are encouraging towards students and show genuine interest in them, it builds a relationship of trust. This trust can help to create an environment where a child feels safe to try something new, and as Dr. Perry reminds us, learning is all about leaving our comfort zone and being willing to try new things!
It is also important to remember that if a child does not feel safe, their system automatically goes into protection mode, and their subconscious mind takes over. Unfortunately, no thinking takes place in this part of the mind—it merely reacts and responds with the behavior it has learned. This reinforces why authentic and supportive relationships are integral to a child’s learning process.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE, because they can help you or the child in your life gain a deeper sense of self, cultivate a sense of safety, and learn to put his or her mind in a learning ready state.
Also, in a recent interview, Dr. Bruce Lipton said, “Freedom is the ability to create without the limitation of generational programming. The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program is a gateway and a pathway into a new and better future because it allows children to fully express themselves and to not be limited by the beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation. This program also frees up children’s minds and allows their creative nature to create a better world for all of us, which is what we need right now!”
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