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Nicolle Nattrass is a homeschooling mother, an advocate for Maternal Mental Health, and has worked as a professional actor, writer, and Certified Addiction Counselor.
She is the creator and designer of 4 Creative Journaling programs that focus on self-care and mental wellness.
Nicolle Nattrass is part of the Journal Council, for the International Association for Journal Writing and is a contributing author of two new books, Transformational Journaling for Coaches & Clients: The Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing (Routledge Press, 2021) and the Great Book of Journaling (Mango Publishing 2021).
Nicolle values creating environments where tender-hearted conversations can be held and where a trauma-informed lens leads. She wrote her first book, Just the Two of Us: A Soft Place for Tender Hearts to Land, a new book on how to use journaling with children to process stress, anxiety, and trauma (The Zebra Ink, NY).
Take a 90 second pause. 90 seconds is the difference between a reaction and a response.Nicolle Nattress, author of Just the Two of Us
Nicolle Nattrass Advice for Homeschool Parents:
- Write your feelings in a journal.
- Sit with your child and doodle together.
- Write a word on your journal and just doodle around the word.
- Doodling is a massage for the brain.
- Have a theme word for the day. And check in throughout the day to determine if you’re living by that word.
- Create a morning journalling routine to tune in to what you need.
- Get curious about your feelings and other people’s feelings.
- Get curious about the world around you and your kids will too.
- Journal for just 2-8 minutes a day.
- Treat yourself more: you’ve done amazing this year!
Something happens when we put it out of our minds and put it on the page. My thoughts and my feelings matter.Nicolle Nattress
Nicolle Nattrass can be found online at:
- Website: www.nicollenattrass.com
- Instagram: Nicolle Nattrass (@nicollenattrass)
- Listen to another conversation with Nicolle & I here.
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!
People also ask:
- How Listening to our Trauma Stories can Enable our Homeschool Families
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- Homeschool Mama Big Emotions Toolbox Part 3: Your Feelings
- You can take the Homeschool Mama Retreat.
- Get more encouragement in the book: Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer
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