Whole Child, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization working to limit the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, and other stress associated illnesses, on mental, physical and emotional health.
ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences or traumatic events such as abuse, neglect and household dysfunction. These experiences cause toxic stress chemicals to be produced that impact brain development, a child’s ability to learn and focus in school and even future generations through genetics.
ACEs are common, highly interrelated and have a cumulative impact.
Left untreated, they cause heart disease, immune suppression and mental health disorders. Most importantly, they limit a child's potential to grow into a happy, healthy adult, and cost the US business economy approximately $600 billion annually.
Adverse Childhood Experiences can be prevented, and education is the key. We share ACEs education, stress mastery skills and evidence-based capacity building strategies with individuals, groups and organizations. Shifting thinking and using stress in an innovative way; to fuel positive change.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and fund our mission to prevent adverse childhood experiences, develop stress mastery skills and build community resilience.
Schedule a one - hour complementary workshop about adverse childhood experiences, their impact on physical and mental wellness during the lifespan.
Humans actually need stress to function at peak performance. Our certified stress mastery educator can help you understand how to balance demands and maximize your stress managing capacity.
Resilience skills help to prepare for and recover from stress, enhancing the health and well-being of all age groups.
Based on HeartMath’s 20+ years of published, peer-reviewed research on the science of resilience, The Resilience Advantage program provides a powerful skill set and engaging technology to prepare individuals and groups to thrive in a world of flux, challenge and opportunity. This best-in-class program is used by the US Navy, hospital systems and Fortune 500 companies world-wide.
The Tai Chi Easy™ uses simplified movements to promotes balance, flexibility and pain control. Great for those who may be dealing with chronic pain, limited mobility, deficient immune systems, anxiety or depression.
Mindfulness Meditation is a brain fitness tool that helps individuals develop a non-judgmental awareness of one's thoughts, emotions and experiences. Using breathing techniques and cues to focus on the present moment, the mind unwinds and the body relaxes.
Each workshop blends elements of art, mindfulness and breathing techniques to engage the mind, relax the body and soothe the spirit.
I attended Mindful Creative Expression Workshop tonight. It was a fantastic experience!. By focusing on being creative with no judgement of myself or my abilities, the cares of the day seemed to melt away. Deb Kopec-Spencer