Category Archives: TRAUMA

To understand the various ways people can be traumatized and how it affects their actions, future experiences and world view.

by Michael Ballard The I Can part of the language of resilience is about owning the issue and working towards completion or accomplishment. This language is spoken in present and or future tense about something to be done. We take the can’t out! I Can language includes: I Can Use my problem solving and creativity skills […]

by Michael Ballard The Language of Resilience – I Am assists the child (and ourselves) to reflect and assess how we are seen by ourselves and others. With patience and practice the language of resilience can apply to anyone including children and adults with special needs and challenges. The goal of the words “I AM” […]

Humans are healthier and happier when we are connected in respectful and loving ways by people who help us be nurtured and feel connected. These people help us grow through life’s best and more challenging times. These relationships may include one or two nurturing parents, a loving extended family, friends, neighbors, coaches and teachers.  For […]

RealMindz looks forward to working with Ann in the coming year and helping parents CONNECT the pieces to help their children. We began our RealMindz program introducing people we love with a little boy from Lancaster, Wisconsin named Mac, who is the son of Ann and Dr. James Yurcek. Today, we share Mac’s Christmas Miracle […]

by Liz Kulp Liz is one of our beloved expert FASD Survival Strategy Teachers I have lived with a pile of labels for 30 years, and the labels don’t make me the person I am. Those labels, like the tags on Holiday Presents just indicate to another person how to direct the package so it […]

My father captured my energy by creating my “be still” spot and that began the harnessing of my delightfully chaotic energy. My preschool years landed me on an island with an armload of friends living in the rest home next door. They had happy face wrinkles and white hair. On the other side lived my […]

I can’t do it myself. My pearls continue to grow as my daughter enters her third decade. My life has changed radically over the years, I left my downtown business to home school and develop a brain training program with professionals who believed we may advance our daughter’s development. Then I left my business for […]

I was on top of my world. I had just been awarded “First Place Successful Entrepreneur of the Year” by the International Small Business Council. I had a brand new sports car, a happy marriage, a lovely remodeled home, a successful business, and friends with social initiatives we believed were making a difference for humanity. […]

I thought I left the issues of alcohol when I left home to start my adult life. I had no idea it would be those hard years as a child that would prepare me for the most extreme adventure of my life and provide my life mission. To discover tools and strategies to empower persons […]