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FAMILY INTENSIVES2019-10-31T16:51:43+00:00

Project Description

Power of Unmet Expectations

When expectations go unmet, parents over time can develop can develop what is called, Compassion Fatigue. If you continue at the pace you’re on, you eventually will find it difficult to invest in the child, regardless of biology.

Once compassion fatigue sets in, physiological changes begin to take place with the brain, making it difficult to implement strategies needed to get back on track.

It is natural to have expectations, hopes and dreams for your children and family – regardless of whether that child joins the family by birth or adoption.

  • You expect your child will hit the age appropriate milestones and be ready for school and beyond.
  • You dreamt of a child who would do well in school, sports or the arts and is liked and accepted by peers.
  • You created an image in your head of a blissfully happy family with your now adopted child but your current reality is anything but…
  • You expected to feel love, bonding and connection with your adopted child and expected the child would love and bond with you in return.
  • You expected family and friends to support you and not judge when your childs’ behavior issues shine through.
  • You never expected to feel regret, guilt, bitterness and resentment towards your child and your circumstances.
  • Routines and responsibilities have pushed your big hopes and dreams right out the window…
  • YOU feel lost and perhaps even a little embarrassed about your current family circumstances…
  • YOU are naturally generous. YOU “do” and give so much for others and have very little time for yourself…
  • You are feeling disconnected in your marriage and you can’t remember the last time you had a date night or had a REAL conversation.

But…

YOU WANT MORE! YOU DESIRE MORE! YOU DESERVE MORE!

You are committed to having a happy and healthy family and marriage, but you’re not sure if you have the energy (and let’s me honest, you are a bit skeptical that things will change) or where to start…

Family Intensive

A Brain Fit Life provides a unique and personalized family centric approach to Family Intensives. I believe that there is always hope regardless of how bleak things may feel and seem in the moment.

Family Intensives are structured around the unique needs of the family but throughout the intensive your family will be guided through Coaching (Individual, Parenting, Marriage), Biofeedback (Heartmath), Neurofeedback, NeuroMeditation, yoga and so much more.

  • Parent & Family Coaching
  • Skill Building for Kids
  • QEEG Map
  • Neurofeedback
  • Biofeedback
  • Brain Training Exercises
  • Support & Coaching (In the Moment)
  • Individual Coaching

FAQ’s

What is a typical Intensive Schedule2019-10-09T06:46:45+00:00

A typical day at an intensive might look like this:

CHILDREN

9 – 11 am                    Neurofeedback/Brain Gym Exercises

11 – 12:15 pm              Skill Building/Workbooks

12:30 – 1:30 pm         Lunch

1:30 – 3 pm                 Quiet Time (Read/Color/Take a Nap/Journal/Games/Puzzles)

3 – 4 pm                      Skill Building/Family Game

4 – 6 pm                      Neurofeedback/Heartmath/Individual Coaching (12+)

6 – 7 pm                      Dinner

7 pm                            Wrap Up

PARENTS

9 – 11 am                     Parent/Marriage/Family Coaching

11 – 1 pm                      Neurofeedback/Brain Gym Exercises

12:30 – 1:30 pm          Lunch

1:30 – 3 pm                  Quiet Time (Read/Color/Take a Nap/Journal/Games/Puzzles)

3 – 4 pm                       Skill Building/Family Game

4 – 6 pm                       Neurofeedback/Heartmath/Individual Coaching (12+)

6 – 7 pm                       Dinner

7 pm                             Wrap Up

**The schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the individual/family on any given day.

What does it cost for an Intensive?2019-10-31T16:46:26+00:00

Each intensive is customized to the individual family needs…see below for what is included in an Intensive and what the cost may look like for a 4 person family for 5 days.

Intensives include:

  • Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks (Breakfast on your own)
  • Brain Maps and Summary ($150 per person)
  • Neurofeedback Sessions – 3 to 4 hours per day (Typical neuro sessions run on average $150/hr per person)
  • Parenting/Family/Individual Coaching Sessions ($100/hr)
  • Couples/Parenting Questionnaire ($35)
TOTAL VALUE received for 5 Day Intensive for a family of 4 – $18,000

 

EST Intensive Cost (Family of 4 for 5 Days)*

  • Intensive – $125/day per person ($2,500)
  • Brain Maps – $150/pp ($600)
  • Hotel, Airfare and any miscellaneous travel costs are on your own
TOTAL EST COST  for 5 Day Intensive – $4,000
**Payment plans are available and I will work with you so that your family can get the help you need.
What happens after our Intensive?2019-09-17T16:49:55+00:00

We all miss each other!

As our time wraps up, we will begin looking ahead at your current support system, available resources and what changes may need to be made in your home as well as in your children’s current environment (daycare, school, sports, diet, etc).

You can I will continue to stay in touch via email/text/phone especially as you transition back home.

Future steps/support can look like any one of the following:

  • Brain-cation/Respite for a kiddo
  • IEP/504 Assistance
  • Parent & Family Coaching
  • Individual Coaching
  • Neuro-Intensive (usually revisit around 4-6 mo mark)

There are so many ways to stay connected.  When families leave, many are already planning when their next intensive will be!

 

Where do you recommend we stay?2019-10-09T14:39:42+00:00

Recommended Hotels

Best Western Plus Airport Inn

3711 S Geiger Blvd

Spokane, WA 99224

 

Sleep Inn Choice Hotel

3809 S Geiger Blvd

Spokane, WA 99224

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cheney

111 Betz Road

Cheney, WA 99004

 

Local Air B & B’s 

 

*If you do choose to go with an Air B&B, you will need to rent a car.
How do we prepare for an Intensive?2019-09-17T16:52:10+00:00

A Questionaire and Informed Consent Form must be completed prior to the Intensive: CLICK HERE for the forms.

Children will need:  A Water Bottle, Twistable colored pencils (or colored pencils and a sharpener) and a Notebook/Journal (only for kids who can read/write).

Accommodations and family activities vary based on the needs of the family.

Bring an open heart and an open mind…

What do the kids do during an Intensive?2019-10-09T06:27:06+00:00

Your children and teens will learn tools that help in self-regulation and self-awareness.

This is done through a variety of tools: Neurofeedback, Brain Gym Exercises, Meditation, Heartmath/Breathing Exercises, Yoga, Workbooks, Skill Building Games.

The kids will be kept busy and their brains will be tired.

What is covered during Parent Coaching Sessions?2019-09-17T16:50:23+00:00

Topics change based on the needs of the parents at a given intensive but often include:

  • Structure/Nurture Balance
  • Couple Communication
  • Parenting Styles Overall / By Child
  • Family Communication/Satisfaction
  • Caring for your Marriage Under Stress
  • Parenting Stress
  • Letting Things Go
  • Self Care

  • Love Languages
  • Who Am I (our own Identity/Enneagram Personalities)?
  • Chores/Responsibility/Respect
  • One-Liners

INTERESTED IN A FAMILY INTENSIVE?

I LOOK FORWARD TO LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY!

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