Welcome Parents and Educators!

 

This is an arts and mindfulness community where parents and educators can learn to further understand and transform the causes of sadness, anger or overwhelm in their kids so they can build resiliency and develop a deeper awareness of themselves.  Art and meditations designed for youth aged 10-15 years are some of the magic ingredients used to cultivate empowerment and understanding in this mindfulness program.

 When combined with the BAFY Contemplations and the privacy of their own BAFY work book journal, they can use paints and the written word to work through and reduce stress and anxiety in their lives.

 

Parents are leading such busy lives and are expected to not only work and be amazing parents but they have to be great sport coaches, homework coaches and its so hard to keep life in balance. Perhaps you’ve been unable to talk your child out of worrying and you’ve tried positive reinforcement without any luck. You have maybe even tried bribing and on occasion you’ve felt frustrated enough to yell and I know this feels lousey.

 

I believe that if parents can be shown the guiding principles of mindfulness and be given permissionm to make a happy mess with art, it makes it fun to share these teachings with their children and help them develop good habits in their thought processes and every day life. 

 

We offer an in person program at public schools and also an upcoming webinar series and e-course programs. We cover many of the hot topics that our youth are challenged by in their daily lives such as anxiety, sadness, lack of empowerment, self control,  non-violent communication, selfie-culture and bullying to name a few.

The online version of this program provides teachers with all of the preparation information needed to hold an art class without having an art teacher present. Home schoolers can also use these teachings to create a really rich and connected experience in addition to their regular curriculum.

 

The “Fresh Perspectives” Vlog will provide free content ranging from inspirational art journaling tutorials, teachings to inspire and engage your  mindful self, meditations and interviews with members of our education communities to offer specific strategies for compassionate classrooms and homes.

 

Whether you are hoping to enhance learning environments in schools or wanting to improve the quality of your family life, subscribing to my vlog is designed to help you become fully aligned with your wisdom so those around you can also grow stronger and more resilient.

 

My name is Michelle Yamamoto and I am an artist and art teacher and I have taught meditation in three countries over the past 20 years.

 

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Get Beautifully Messy with Brave Art for Youth Now

Welcome to Brave Art for Youth!

At the beginning of this e-course, the teachers/education facilitators will have a 15 minute Orientation module which explains about how to set up the work stations, look after art supplies and a five page PDF aids in preparation and implementation of the program. An “Inspirational Images” student’s art work slide show to further help facilitate the creative process, can be a great support to students having difficulties creating new ideas.

There are five “Contemplations” video chats, two ten minute meditations and five art demonstrations which are designed to help students cultivate healthy relationships with themselves and others and take their art skills to the next level.

The healing benefits of using art, the written word and learning about inner well-being helps youth identify and process negative emotions and promote self-healing.

Here are just a few of the benefits I’ve seen in doing this work:

Children feel less upset about something that has happened in their day or life.

They feel more empowered and are able to reach their goals more easily.

They connect to the essence of who they really are to further instill the elements of trust and strength into their being.

Please email me if you have any questions about the online version and if it is right for you.

Thanks for visiting my website!

Cheers,

Michelle

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