PORTLAND, OR – Infancy and early childhood are widely believed to be the most critical stages in brain development. Yes, the brain changes throughout one’s life but from birth until around the age of seven, children are constantly forming new brain patterns. This is the time that parents can step up in their leadership role to support their children’s development.
Children with missed developmental milestones or disabilities, in particular, often need exceptional leaders to fully access their learning brain. With the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact—including the use of facemasks, expanded use of screens, and the increased anxiety levels in children and adults alike—children need their parent’s leadership to optimize their baby’s development in speech, language, and social skills.
Phoebe MacRae, CEO of Brilliant Movement, Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® practitioner, and creator of the Simple Songs and Gentle Moves program, is helping parents learn to become fantastic leaders for their child(ren). Parents learn how to form rich, dynamic connections with their developing children during a time when life is becoming more and more challenging. In addition to her coaching expertise and credentials, Phoebe boasts an extensive musical background. She’s an award winning graduate of the Master of Music degree program at the University of British Columbia and has sung professionally for 25 years.
As a professional coach, life-long singer, and mother of three, Phoebe brings a unique skillset and perspective to family and child development coaching. Her Simple Songs and Gentle Moves program combines natural, easy, brain-building NeuroMovement® exercises with the gentle power of music. Under her guidance, parents learn how to sing and play with their babies or young children in a way that optimizes their little brains for connection and development. Over the course of the program, parents gain a better understanding of the growing brain and the ways in which brain patterns are formed. They learn slow, gentle movements that generate new possibilities for learning and function.
Unlike many therapists and coaches who look to “fix” or power through an issue, Phoebe is far more focused on guiding her students along a path that will help them form new brain connections and intelligence with ease—optimizing their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
“The process I use is a paradigm shift away from traditional therapies (physical, occupational, speech/language) which focus on “fixing” the child. I focus on connecting rather than fixing. This approach provides the best conditions for brain connections to easily and naturally form—resulting in endless potential for growth.”
Raising children during a pandemic is no easy feat and Phoebe is committed to making sure that parents get all of the support they need right now—whether their child is born with or without disabilities. As a result, the 60-minute Simple Songs and Gentle Moves program is now being offered virtually worldwide.
For more information about Phoebe, Brilliant Movement, and her Simple Songs and Gentle Moves program, visit her website today. Parents can find out if this would work for them and their children by booking a free 20-minute discovery call with Phoebe here.