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Public Speaking Information
Book Website: www.calmfocusjoy.com
Art Website: www.heidithompson.info
Ted Talk Proposal
Let's Stop Drugging Our Kids! |
Breath Awareness Offers a Safe Alternative to Helping Children Focus and Calm Down
Psychostimulant drugs, illegal or prescribed, can disguise, damage, and potentially destroy the mind and body. Parents and teachers can choose either to suppress a child's hyperactivity and inattentiveness with potent chemicals or develop a childs attention and self-control with mind-training exercises.
Heidi Thompson, author of Calm Focus Joy has practiced breath awareness for 35 years. At the height of the ADHD crises in the 90s, she pioneered an attention development program called Mindmastery and was one of the first to teach breath awareness in public schools. Without drugs, Heidi observed how breath awareness transformed children from agitated to calm and focused. Learn how a simple exercise can prevent and heal ADHD and other disabling conditions.
Mary Jones, host of Talk of Connecticut, reported, "After interviewing Heidi Thompson on my CT radio show and being so impressed with her and her overall message, I decided I wanted her book, "Calm, Focus, Joy" to be the inspiration for my next Monthly Challenge, which I've done on my show for 6+ years. Her message is powerful, simple, effective, and needs to be spread!"
RADIO GUEST SPEAKER HEIDI THOMPSON
Breath Awareness Expert and Author of Calm Focus Joy: The Power of Breath Awareness
Heidi Thompson is a pioneer in attention development in children and an expert in the field of breath awareness. For more than 15 years, she has been teaching breath awareness workshops in B.C. schools and in her community.
After observing consistently positive outcomes and seeing the ease of implementing breath awareness into the classroom, Heidi wanted to share her methods with others. She compiled her knowledge, lessons, teaching strategies, and stories into one book, Calm Focus Joy: The Power of Breath Awareness - A Practical Guide for Adults and Children (Coldstream Books, 2012). According to psychotherapist, Dr. Bob Chaudhuri, "Calm Focus Joy is an engaging manual that all children should be exposed to. Thompson's strategies present a clear and plainspoken guide for the youth. I would highly recommend it to teachers and parents for their students and children."
Breath Awareness has been helping people for over 5,000 years and continues to be practiced by millions today. Current scientific research has found that breath awareness and similar meditation techniques can significantly:
Improve focus and concentration
With current media buzzing about the health benefits of meditation, many parents, teachers, therapists, and health-care professionals are wanting to know more. There are vast amounts of information available and hundreds of methods to choose from. However, choosing which technique would be best for oneself or one's child, may be overwhelming. To help sort out confusion, Heidi wrote Calm Focus Joy offering beginners and seasoned meditators an easy-to-follow, progressively challenging breath awareness learning and teaching guide.
Enhance brain functions
Reduce stress and anxiety
Help overcome addictions
Lower high blood pressure
Improve cognition and memory
Relieve depression and ADHD
Boost the immune system
Cultivate empathy and compassion
CALM FOCUS JOY presents a ten-step Mindmastery Program, which includes breath awareness practice sessions for adults, read-aloud instructions for children, teaching tips, stories, questions and answers, suggestions for healthy living, testimonials, and supportive scientific research - everything needed to learn breath awareness and teach it to children.
Heidi wrote her book to share a simple, yet powerful, technique that is profoundly effective for achieving inner calm and mental focus. With society's growing stress, depression, illness, distraction, addictions, and social problems, it is essential that every person find a way to experience more health, peace, and joy.
And, as a parent herself, Heidi understands that parents especially want to help their children grow to be focused, healthy, happy, and compassionate. She knows the difficulties of raising children in this modern world and believes that others share the concerns she addresses in her book and in interviews.
If you are a radio host and would like to interview Heidi Thompson, she would be happy to discuss the following topics...
How breath awareness can help develop the mind and increase focus.
How addictions start and how breath awareness can be used to overcome addictions.
How breath awareness can help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
How children benefit from doing breath awareness.
How to do breath awareness and how to teach it to children.
How diet plays a part in focus and attention.
Calm Focus Joy: The Power of Breath Awareness - A Practical Guide for Adults and Children
Heidi Thompson Guest Expert Interview Credentials
Heidi is a professional teacher, artist, speaker, writer, publisher.
Heidi has been practicing breath awareness for more than 30 years.
She has worked as a counselor on children breath awareness courses in Canada and the USA.
She created and taught Mindmastery - an attention development program for children.
Heidi was one of the first to teach breath awareness in public schools in Canada in the 1990's.
She is author of Calm Focus Joy: The Power of Breath Awareness, one of the most comprehensive learning and teaching guides for breath awareness.
Currently, Heidi is a practicing artist, writer, and teacher who regularly conducts introductory breath awareness workshops.
Heidi Thompson has recently been interviewed on:
Rachel Love Show with Rev. Rachel Ann Love
Focus Orlando with Darrell Moody
Girlpower Blog Talk Radio with Bernadine Feagins
KMA Entertainment with James Lowe
Mary Jones Show and Talk of Connecticut with Mary Jones
Spoken Word Artist with Catherine Matsuura
Lightwaves Radio with Wendy Adams and Tobias Beharrell
Co-operative Radio Vancouver with Louise Uwacu
Core Business Show with Timothy Jacquet
Leading Edge Parenting with Sandi Schwarz
Reality Radio with Dr. Mike
TalkRadioX with Rick Busby
Intending Success on LA Talk Radio with Dale Cross (June 1)
Sharon Kleyne Hour with Sharon Kleyne (June 4th)
Body Mind Spirit Network with Trudy Thomas (June 15)
Seekers with Julia Widdop (June 14)
Caregiver SOS with Joni Aldrich (June 13)
From My Mama's Kitchen with Johnny Tan (June 19)
Prison Radio Station in Brixtin UK with Nancy Pearson (TBA)
Conscious Connection with Lillian Brumment (August 19)
Crashing Glass Radio with Jill Hindley and Holly Hurley
Intending Success with Dale Cross
Entrepreneur Podcast Network with Eric M. Dye
Nan Herring TV Show RCRN with Steve Toth (TBA)
The Same Free Zone Radio Podcast (TBA)
All About Relationships with Udal DeOleo (TBA)
Quantum Creative Radio with Cezanna Trone
Radio Interviews Links
Interview with Rev. Rachel Love - Rachel Love Show
Interview with Rodney Mathers - Journey of Hope Radio
Interview with Sara Towe
Interview with Mary O'Keefe - Hope, Healing and Wellbeing
Interview with Lilliam Brummet - Conscious Discussions Radio
Interview with Lisa Hurt - Simply Spiritual Solutions Radio
Interview with Eric M. Dye - Entrepreneur PodCast Network
Interview with Satari Green and Cezanna Trone - Quantum Creative Radio, UK
Interview with Holly Hurley and Jill Hindley on Crashing Glass Podcast
Interview with Johnny Tan - From My Mama's Kitchen Radio Show
Interview with Trudy Thomas - Living With Hope and Body Mind Spirit Network
Interview with Rick Busby - TalkRadioX
Interview with Dale Cross - "Intending Success" - LA Talk Radio
Interview with Wendy Adams and Tobias B. - Inner Circle Radio
Interview with Bernadine Feagins - Girlpower BlogTalk Radio Show
Interview with Timothy Jacquet - Apple Capitol Group
Interview with Sandi Schwarz - Leading Edge Parenting