Despite what Google might tell you, extreme hyperactivity is not just an ADHD thing.
It’s actually a brain is hyper-stimulated because of all this ‘fast-paced, modern western world culture’ thing.
Managing hyperactive behaviours is pointless.
Managing our expectations and our environment, so our child brain and nervous system can regulate, is the only way to support them to slow down and experience calm.
I’ve google’d and Siri’d the heck out of hyperactivity.
I like to get my head around what info the mainstream community (who don’t read research articles) have access to on the topic.
And let me tell you! The info is SO limited and SO attention-deficit heavy.
It’s no wonder we’re at a loss for what’s going on and how we can bring the collective energy down a notch!
So? Week 5 of the 10-week Brains = Behaviours eCourse is dedicated to everything hyperactivity.
And to make things in week 5 seriously exciting? It also features a jaw-dropping interview with the one and only @drkristy as we chat about the impact of digital technology on the activity levels of our children’s little brains!
Not. To. Be. Missed!!!
Hyperactivity is just begging to be understood!
Brains = Behaviours is halfway through already for this round but you can register your interest by joining the waitlist for early next year. https://www.allisondavies.com.au/behaviours/
Here’s what else you might expect in Brains = Behaviours
What will you learn?
Week 1 – Basic brain functioning. You’ll learn what level of functioning to expect from a child’s brain and what goes on in there to create overwhelm, overload, anxiety, hyperactivity and so much more. By the end of week 1, you’ll understand EXACTLY why the brain, not your child, is responsible for all of their behaviours.
Week 2 – Predictability. In week 2 you’ll learn about the brain’s very favourite thing – predictability! Find out why predictability is so important, what happens in the brain when it can predict and how to create more predictability even in the most chaotic of environments.
Week 3 – “What on EARTH were they thinking?!?” How many times have you thought this very thought about your children? Well, the truth is, they may not have been thinking at all, and in week 3 you’ll find out exactly why.
Week 4 – Childhood anger. Anger in children is rarely an anger management issue, but more often an anxiety management issue. Childhood anger and anxiety will no longer be a mystery after this week and you’ll come away knowing exactly how to support your child through their anger.
Week 5 – Hyperactivity. In week 5 you’ll learn all about hyperactivity. What it is, why it happens and how to reduce your child’s hyperactivity without ever having to focus on its related behaviours. This week is a game-changer!
Week 6 – Sensory Overload, Part One. By the end of this week, you’ll know the sensory systems and sensory overload inside out. This is perhaps the most important information we’ll cover in the entire course – and you’ll be gobsmacked by how much you learn about yourself this week!
Week 7 – Sensory Overload, Part Two. Our second week focusing on sensory overload will leave you knowing exactly how to manage it. From reducing sensory stimulus, to fidget tools, to creating a sensory kit, you’ll come away knowing exactly how to move forward with reducing sensory overload from your lives.
Week 8 – Meltdown Management. A complex and involved topic (and so worthy of its own course!). You’ll come away from this topic with a firm plan on how to move forward with managing meltdowns. And the Number One rule for meltdown management is “it’s not about the meltdown.”
Week 9 – Communication. Talking uses up a lot of energy requires a lot of processing and this can make it very difficult, especially for children. This week we’ll look at alternative ways you can help your child to communicate and express themselves to avoid pent up emotions and anxiety.
Week 10 – Where to now? We’ll recap, refresh and make plans to integrate everything we’ve learnt into simple and sustainable lifestyle changes. We’ll look at discussing your new strategies with your child’s teacher, how to go about receiving extra therapeutic help for your child if needed and keeping your mind frame in check so that your new knowledge becomes your new lifestyle!