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Introducing Erica Kesilman: a self-directed homeschool and conscious parent coach who homeschools her three children.
So, Erica is a passionate advocate and enthusiast for self-directed education.
Let’s chat with Erica Kesilman on how to be conscious in your homeschool.
In coaching families, Erica Kesilman uses an integrated approach that includes evidence-based educational psychology practices supported by the emerging brain and nervous system science, conscious parenting, mindfulness, meditation, and various professional teaching practices.
Therefore, she walks alongside families as their ally, friend, guide, and coach so they can create homeschool lives with joy, innovation, and deep connection.
The three essential needs of a child (and a homeschool mom) is to feel seen, heard, and feel safe.Erica Kesilman, founder of Conscious Homeschooling
Six steps to self-connection with Erica Kesilman:
- Be comfortable and connected to yourself: build self-awareness into your days.
- Notice your reactivity.
- Interrupt your reactions.
- Pause & breathe.
- Get curious about why you’re feeling what you’re feeling.
- Therefore, narrate your experience: speak out loud what you’re experiencing and feeling.
- Practice the art of negotiation and play.
Consequently, Erica’s advice for homeschool parents:
- Be conscious of your facial expressions towards your children.
- Play with your kids on their terms.
- Decrease your doubt about homeschooling by documenting your activities.
- Look into the eyes of your children every day.
- So, make self-connection your goal, first and foremost.
Big Emotions Journal for the Homeschool Mom
Introducing the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, a set of resources designed to help homeschooling mothers deal with big emotions and specifically address their thoughts. Your brain and thoughts are important tools that need to be regularly sharpened, and the Toolbox is here to help you do just that.
Incorporating mindfulness practices into your homeschool is one of the most effective ways to separate yourself from your thoughts and be present. The Toolbox includes three questions from Dr. Amen, author of Change your Brain, Change your Life: What am I feeling? What is the thought behind my feeling? What is the story behind my thought? These are questions that you can practice regularly to get the most out of them.
The Toolbox also encourages a daily meditation practice to help you distance yourself from your thoughts and just be present. Guided meditations such as Guided Meditation on Controlling Negative Thoughts and Guided Meditation for Inner Peace & Calm can help you get started.
Additionally, the Toolbox offers a Thought Care Checklist to help you deal with challenging situations that may arise in your homeschool. By considering alternative perspectives, you can reframe your thoughts and deal with the situation in a more positive and constructive way.
With the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, you can learn to influence your thoughts and create a better reality for yourself and your family. Download the Toolbox today and start sharpening your tools!
So, you can find Erica Kesilman online at:
- For that reason, you can find her website here: www.conscious-homeschooling.com
- Her Facebook group: Conscious Homeschooling
- Her Instagram account: @conscioushomeschooling
- Her Facebook coaching group: “From Overwhelmed to Empowered: Discover Freedom From Anxiety, Heal Generational Trauma, Create Connection and Understanding with Yourself and Others, and Learn How to Unlock Your Child’s Innate Superpowers.”
- You can listen to Erica & I chat on an Instagram LIVE here.
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