In our fast paced, ever changing and sometimes insecure world, children today possibly face far more pressures and challenges than any age before.
Everyday life can be stressful for us as adults and our children too can experience stress and pressure. Pressure from peers, the need to conform, worry about exams and testing can all put our children under stress. Children often pick up on and become affected by the stress and pressures felt by their parents and carers.
Todayís scientific research indicates strongly that there is a link between stress and underachievement. Stress can actually block chemicals in the brain that are necessary for learning and memory development.
When we are truly relaxed, our brainwaves slow down and our awareness expands. Fresh creative energies start to flow, fears banish and we experience a liberating sense of well-being. True learning can only take place when we are in this state.