Our FRAMES™ Youth Program is a wellness program introducing children and teens to integrative health tools. The program consists of the 7 components - Introduction, Food, Releasing, Art, Mindfulness, Energy and Stones. Curriculum is age-appropriate for the designated group. Classroom programs are typically 20 minutes to one hour in length, modified to fit the available time. Custom programs are also available.
Example: FRAMES™ Youth Program in a School Garden
Discuss integrative health and the impact on the body, mind and emotions
Healthy foods and why they are important; recipes and preparation of fresh food choices using some of the plants from the schoolyard garden or other source; food sampling
How people work with soil and plants here and other countries, how gardens and nature can provide an opportunity to release stress; benefits of working with the earth; nature visualization
importance of art and using it as an expression of our feelings, artists who have used food as a subject or printed with food; art projects - food printing, collaging food photos or creating garden art made from found objects
What is mindfulness; importance of mindfulness while you eat and while do other activities, why it is important to take time out from our day; practice mindful eating
What is energy; how plants supply energy for themselves and how plants fuel our living things; recent studies with plant energy; how plants' and people's energies are similar and different; feel our energy
Historical connection between stones and people throughout history; how stones help in gardens for aeration, soil composition, walls, preventing erosion, esthetics; use of stones for balance; wrap-up.
FRAMES™ Youth Program
Integrative health and the impact on the body, mind and emotions
Healthy foods and how they help our bodies. Easy ways to incorporate healthy foods into our day.
Review of recipes and preparation of food choices. Food sampling.
Easy ways to quiet our mind. Experience sound, simple movement and thoughts that can work in a variety of settings.
Importance of art and its use as an expression of our feelings. Create art using an art master's work as an inspiration.
Mindfulness and why it is important. Ways to take time out from our day. Practice easy mindfulness.
How our body's energy system can relate to our health and why many clinics and hospitals now offer energy therapies. Experience basic exercise.
Stones and Wrap-up
Historical connection between stones and people throughout history. Ways to use stones for balance and fun. Learn about rock sample.
Individual sessions are available for children and teens to improve school performance, address self esteem or behavior concerns, assist with challenges related to special needs including ADHD and autism, as well as provide opportunities for those wishing to express themselves more creatively.