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We’ve Been Working with Babies! What We’ve Learned …

Happy New Year!

Sharing some reflections …

The most amazing part of 2021 began in late January with a text from a friend.

“Can you help my friend’s baby?”

Helping one newborn led to helping several, which we followed developmentally over the past year. The experience has been both insightful and inspirational. Watching weekly and monthly changes with these little ones was like seeing the developmental chart come to life.

The whole experience has been a vivid reminder of the power of the Bridging® framework, which is rooted in early movement development. This essential foundation matters for everyone — at every age.

Here’s more about the babies …

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Medication Not Your Type of Solution for Behavior?

Yes, you can also change your child’s behavior with movement.

“I’ve done the first movement for a few days and already he’s calmer.” Carrie, mom of 4-year old.

7 Steps to Calm is a seven-week on-demand program needing only minutes a day for specific movements to help calm your child and restore peace at home. Read more

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Struggling With a Child’s Behavior?

It’s here!
Your special invitation…

Be the first to experience our new on-demand program to support children.

7 Steps to Calm is a seven-week on-demand program needing only minutes a day for specific movements to help calm your child and restore peace at home.

What is the basis of the program?

Over the past 15 years we found that when your child’s micromovements (tiny movements within the body) are disorganized due to birth, injuries or medical procedures, their behavior and coordination are disorganized too. When gentle rocking and wiggling movements are used to guide your child’s body into better organization, the behavior, sensory, focus and coordination improve too!

Our name for the process is the Bridging® Technique. It is an engineering-based approach within an early developmental hierarchy, so the results are self-sustaining. Read more

Bridging Technique

What is Bridging?

Bridge /ˈbrij/

noun: A time, place, or means of connection or transition.

You most commonly think of a bridge as, literally, the structure connecting two points.

In my electrical engineering coursework (way back when), a ‘bridge’ was a connection between circuits, or audio systems.

Most people think separately of the body’s structural and nervous (electrical) systems. In reality, the two are highly intertwined by movement. The intersection of the physical structural system and nervous system is at the heart of the Bridging Technique. Read more

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Is Your Arm Aching Following the Vaccine? 😫

Have you gotten your Covid vaccine yet?

Does your arm or shoulder have pain, swelling, and stiffness?

At Kinetic Konnections we find vaccines (flu or Covid) tend to block micromovements in your arm and shoulder area.

When the micromovements change, the pain and stiffness go away. It’s that straight forward. I made the video below to guide you through improving the post-vaccine micromovements on your own. Read more

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Three Quick Ways to Calm Your Child, or Yourself

😱 You feel exhausted.
😱 You’re feeling stuck, and struggling to get anything done.
😱 Your child seems to be spinning out of control.

And, there are more weeks of at-home time staring you down.

At Kinetic Konnections we specialize in helping you and your family with the micro-movements needed for your nervous system to return to a calm and organized state.

Here are three simple tactics to help and why they work. Read more

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Pain, Anxiety and Balance Concerns? Consider a Virtual Session

Virtual session for adults – What’s different?

From a client’s wife in Kansas City, MO –

“He was moving much better during our walk that followed your session. He walked more quickly as well.

Cara easily navigated us through simple movements virtually. These movements resulted in more fluidity and flexibility for his body after a debilitating illness that left him very weak and de-conditioned.”

From Cara –

“This client was very active before a series of medical issues a year ago. The many procedures upset the ability of his core to be centered and to rotate easily with everyday life transitions such as sit to stand, walking, and stairs. His body’s disorganization also left him generally fatigued. The medical support kept him alive, but his quality of life needed a boost.

We met three times virtually where I guided his wife through a series of movements to center his core organization and re-establish specific attributes of core movement and control. He is now back to his active life!”  Read more

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What Does a Virtual Session Look Like?

Virtual session for your kids: What does it look like?

From a mom from Southern California-

“Charles has made so much improvement- so grateful for your help.

He was so much more regulated after the session and he’s jumping for the first time! Those are the major noticeable changes – but I can go on and on.

Thank you again.”

At Kinetic Konnections we love being able to offer alternatives to support your family in more flexible ways. Check out the reasons why a virtual session may be a good option for your family in our last BLOG post. Read more

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Would My Child Benefit from a Virtual Session?

Why should you consider a Virtual Bridging® Session?

virtual Bridging sessionThere are several reasons why you might want to give a virtual session a try.

  • Distance: You literally can not get to our office because you are geographically distant.
  • Schedules: The ever-changing hybrid schedule with school doesn’t allow you enough time to plan for a visit to the office.
  • Behavior: Your child has a tough time transitioning out of their element. Working on some organizing movements in their familiar setting is easier on everyone.
  • Covid Risk: Due to risk factors in the family you may not feel comfortable with an in-office session.

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What Do You Find Yourself Missing These Days?

Taking a lesson from our kids

As parents we are so busy trying to hold it all together.

We worry about our parents, our children, our friends, our jobs, the animals, etc.

It’s. So. Overwhelming!

Part of the pity party referenced in our last post might include acknowledging what we are missing.

I thought this graphic communicating what a child was missing these days (shown above) was so simple, yet powerful! What a great way to gain insights on why a children might be struggling emotionally.

(The graphic is courtesy of my friend Kim Brahm, a pediatric Occupational Therapist at The Balanced Kid in Westmont, IL.) Read more