Meaningful occupations of infant and child development were historically based in the imitation of adults who practiced daily routine, ritual and brain patterning solely based upon knowledge of, and integration with, patterns of nature. 

It is a child’s “job” or “occupation” to play to develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills to interact with other children, and self-confidence to try new experiences and explore new environments.”
— The American Occupational Therapy Association

The lesson's of these deeply rooted occupations are written into the developmental codes of our DNA.

Survival depended on an integrated knowledge of patterns in nature.  Reading animal tracks ensured our survival.  Differentiating between a medicinal plant and a poison "look alike" ensured our survival.  Reading these patterns in nature wired the brains we have today.  These patterns were our earliest primers for reading symbols on a page.  Tracks became stories.  Animal tracks tell a story.  Our brains are hard wired to make sense of marks in the dirt, paintings on a canyon wall, scribbles on paper...  
Because of this ancestral patterning; our brains want a story. 

 

  Theses animal's tracks tell us their story

Theses animal's tracks tell us their story

Survival also depended on recognizing patterns in sound.  Certain patterns, such as bird language warned when predators were near, when weather was imminent, and when all was well.  The nuances of sound developed our auditory processing systems to become highly attuned to subtleties present in every moment.  Nature sounds engineered our current neurological listening operating systems. 

Our trainings teach how to use the patterns of nature, to wire our original operating (neurological) systems for development, connection, habilitation and rehabilitation.   We help people remember how to tap into ancient connective processes and become "optimized" humans.  


8 Principles of Foundations IN Nature

1 - Human’s are wired to survive.  Humans live with a survival bias.

2 - Connection Matters.  To environment, self, others.  

3 - Shared context provides meaning.

#4- Our neurological systems have been shaped by the patterns and forms of nature.

#5 - Nature affords for all developmental opportunities and provides for shared context.

 

 

#6 - The architecture of the human brain requires active whole systems engagement to reach it’s full potential.

#7 - The assessment of risk/consequence/benefit must be consciously employed.

#8 - Using the wisdom of the past to inform the future, will lead to a better tomorrow.


Practices of Foundations IN Nature

#1- Connection Modeling.

#2- Core Routines of Nature Awareness.

#3- Core Routines of Nature Connection.

#4- Story Catching and Reflective Questioning.

#5- Creating Contextual Learning. 

#6- Skillful Use of Technoloby


For inquiries, contact:  kathleen@foundationsinnature.com