Cognitive Sensory Learning and Living

The Wheel of your life

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The Wheel of Life Exercise

This exercise will help you to clarify your priorities for goal-setting, allowing you to plan so that your life is closer to the definition of balance.

Being and feeling balanced is personal and unique to each of us – what may be balance for some may be stressful or boring for others.

This balance exercise must be assessed over time. So, a regular check on how balanced you are and you can highlight useful patterns and this will help you to learn even more about yourself.

Another option with this exercise is that you can ask someone who knows you well to complete the scores for you. It can be helpful sometimes to see an outside perception of your life ‘balance’. Note: This must be someone they trust AND whose opinion YOU value.

Detailed Instructions:
1. Review the 8 areas on the Wheel of Life. The Wheel categories should together create a view of a balanced life for you.

If necessary you can split category segments to add in something that is missing. You could also re-label an area so that it is more meaningful for you. Common categories are:
a. Family/Friends
b. Partner/Significant Other
c. Career
d. Finances
e. Health (emotional/physical/fitness/nutrition/wellbeing)
f. Physical Environment/Home
g. Fun/Recreation/Leisure
h. Personal Growth/Learning/Self-development
i. Spiritual wellbeing (not necessarily religion – can be sense of self)
j. You could include security, service, leadership, integrity, achievement or community.

2. How do you think what success feels like for you in each area.

3. Rank your level of satisfaction with each area of your life by drawing a line across each segment. Place a value between 0 (very dissatisfied) and 10 (fully satisfied) against each area to show how satisfied you are currently with these elements in your life.

4. The new perimeter of the circle represents your ‘Wheel of Life’. Is it a bumpy ride? or a smooth ride?

5. Now, looking at the wheel here are some questions you could ask yourself and take the exercise deeper:

a. Are there any surprises for you?
b. How do you feel about your life as you look at your Wheel?
c. How do you currently spend time in these areas?
d. How would you like to spend time in these areas?
e. Which of these elements would you most like to improve?
f. How could you make space for these changes?
g. Can you effect the necessary changes on your own?
h. What help and cooperation from others might you need?
l. What would make that a score of 10?
j. What would a score of 10 look like?

This will keep you busy for a while 😉. If you need support feel free to ring me on 04 346 26 30604 346 26 306 or send me an email: createhappyminds@gmail.com

Is your mind too full to be mindfull?

Let’s talk about mindfulness. What do you think mindfulness is about? How many times are we driving in a car and think, ??? How did I get here?  How can you get to a mindful state while you are driving, what tricks do you use? What about when you are cooking for someone, how do you feel while you cook? Are you mindful when you are cooking a meal. What about when you are eating? Are you thinking about your next task or can you really taste what you are eating? This is just the beginning… What do you do to be mindfull? of is your mind just too full to think about this?

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Insights on Aboriginal Wisdom for the Modern World

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Roseline and aboriginal art xsEarly September, I had the fantastic opportunity to be invited and speak for Yes Group Belgium at the Aboriginal Signature Gallery in Brussels. Surrounded by those amazing art works of Central Australia, it was the perfect opportunity to share the approach of what I observed and learned of my life with Aboriginal Australians in the past few years.

The audience was multi-lingual and luckily I could present my talk in English. I started the lecture with a couple of simple questions, knowing that the group is interested in well-being, personal growth and self-reflection. Here is a very brief summary…

– What is the most important for you in your life right now?
The answers varied from money to work, one person even mentioned happiness.
Since everyone has a different view on life and life style, who am I to say there would be a wrong answer?
->  I suggested JOY

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Dan. has improved at school in his learning and behaviour.’  –  Bronnie

After a balance I feel more at peace and in control of my life. I feel that I can do things now that I couldn’t do before!. Edu-K really works! Thank you, I am very grateful.’  –  Lola

Samantha has been diagnosed with autism and started extensive speech therapy. We still do a lot of Brain Gym at home and at her pre-school. She is very switched on and teachers say that Brain Gym contributes to what we have done with her to date. Samantha is doing amazing – slow progress – but progress!’ – Kathrina

Paddy is doing really well. After Brain Gym we have more words! It has been amazing! Thank you!’ –   Sandra

My daughter has been going to see Jose for 6 weeks now, for issues ranging from writing difficulties through to adjusting to absent father. I have seen Edu-K (BrainGym ®) give her a new sense of confidence, calm and balance. The change was immediate and dramatic and continues to grow. My daughter really enjoys the sessions and can’t wait for it every Monday! Edu-K is part of our lives now and there is no looking back!’  –  Kathy

Already, Brain Gym has made an amazing change. For the first time, my son Thomas was able to participate at school the whole day! He even drew a truck and coloured it in. He never made a drawing before! Thank you so much.‘  –   Bex

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Create Happy Minds

My name is Jose Toussaint and I am an Educational Kinesiologist. I do my work with passion and I love sharing my passion with you. Mostly I work with ‘troubled kids’. Brain Gym is fun and easy to do, so anyone can do it!

I started my Brain Gym passion in a nursing home on a dementia unit. Each day I would go to work and have to re-introduce myself to the same residents. After doing Brain Gym for 8 days over a period of two weeks, residents started to remember my name … and each others! That set me off and I have never looked back. 🙂

Now I work mostly with ‘troubled kids’ and my aim is to give them the tools to create a happy mind and to create  a brighter future for child and parents.

Teachers and parents are always telling me how the child I have been seeing has increased participation in the classroom, staying focused and listening better. So there is hope for everyone. Never give up, even if you can not see a way out, because there is!

I love doing Brain Gym! –   Jose Toussaint