WHAT THIS PROGRAM DOES:
For more than thirty years, published research on the Old Me New Me program has shown it to be highly effective in helping to reduce emotional responses such anxiety, aggression, frustration, impulsivity, hyperactivity and oppositional behavior while improving concentration for children and adolescents from ages 5-17. This program also helps develop self-esteem, self-control, optimism, and other aspects of resiliency. These changes allow children and adolescents to handle life’s challenges with less tension, stress and trauma, which lead to better physical, emotional health, and appropriate behaviors.
HOW THIS PROGRAM WORKS:
When a child becomes angry, the heart rate goes up along with their blood pressure and muscle tension. It is difficult to control anger until you calm down. The Old Me New Me helps children and adolescents learn to take a deep breath which helps calm both the nervous system and your child. The program works on the mind and body and helps the child put these techniques into practice in their daily lives over a period of time. This program not only helps children and adolescents relax but helps sleep problems as well.
The Old Me New Me encourages children to acknowledge their feelings and to talk about them. The stories teach a way to express these feelings appropriately and gives permission for them to do so, which helps change behavior. Unexpressed feelings are often the root cause of misbehavior. This is a first step in resolving issues related to their feelings. Change your children’s lives for the better today with the Old Me New Me program. Your children will be happier and emotionally healthy as a result.
DIFFERENT STORIES WORK ON DIFFERENT PROBLEMS
The program is comprehensive and addresses most of the behavioral problems that many children and adolescents have. Each short story uses imagery, sound effects and audio to take the individual on a journey into his imagination. The story teller talks about different problems the adolescent may be experiencing and how to handle them best and gives them an opportunity to practice this new skill. Parents can then tailor the program to the specific needs of their child and emphasize certain stories based on the problems the child may have. Often, the child or adolescent picks the story that he/she knows they need. Your child may listen to that one repeatedly. For example, a child may pick the “Trip To The Star” story because it helps children realize that they have “self-power” which increases both self- esteem and self -control. These qualities help children and adolescents love and appreciate themselves and improve their relationships.
The Old Me New Me encourages children and adolescents to acknowledge their feelings and talk about them. The stories teach a way to express these feelings in an appropriate way which helps change behavior. Your children’s lives will be better today with the Old Me New Me program. They will be happier and emotionally healthier as a result and as a parent you will be pleased with the changes that will occur!