Thursday, 20 April 2017

CMC Course in Warsaw



 On the 31st March and 1st. of April this year, a CMC course was held in Warsaw with 12 participants from Warsaw and Central Poland . This time the majority of students were from Special Education Schools in Ostr√≥wek and Grodzisk Mazowiecki. For me, passing Children Massaging Children program to Special Education students has a big value. They have the greatest need of  good touch for social development and health. There are already 264 instructors in Poland in 95 Educational Establishments/places.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Voices of Sacred Earth Festival


For the 5th time CMC has been present at the Voices of Sacred Earth Festival in Kawaipurapura http://kawaipurapura.co.nz/voices-of-sacred-earth-festival/ .
There were dozens of workshops, lectures and concerts happening simultaneously during weekend at KPP. The group of participants who chose my presentation in “Prema” room  on Sunday enjoyed Children Massaging Children very much.  After attending this “ One Hour Massage Course”  all of them graduated with  “Special Massage Diploma for Little People”


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Visit of Teachers from Sustainable Schools



A Group of teachers from North Shore Enviro-Schools visited NOG community garden on the 21 of March. They were introduced to different hands on activities including sheet mulching technique and the art of hands massage from CMC program using beeswax ointment.
Thinking holistically is caring for nature in a similar way as for caring for people, for school friends, for family members and for society. All elements of nature, plants, bees, butterflies , nettle tea, natural bees wax and hands massage are all interconnected.
Students will have the opportunity to also practice these activities during the school year.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

For the Love of Bees

This website http://fortheloveofbees.co.nz has been created by passionate young educated people, whose aim is to make bees feel good and welcome in Auckland. The collaboration includes everybody - individuals, small and big businesses, writers, community and all of society.  They bring life energy with colours and flowers to support bees in Auckland.  Bees are the main pollinators  of fruits and vegetables on our tables, but for the last decade due to the use of chemicals and monocultures, their numbers have dramatically declined.
With this project we have the opportunity to learn how to make our city a safe place for bees.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BRhQTLmgRYh/?taken-by=fortheloveofbeesnz

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Visit by a Scientist

“We are all one. The Interdependence of all living forms is unquestionable. At Ngataringa Organic Garden (NOG) we give meaning  to this sentence and  transform  it to joyful play for children. Understanding and respecting the wisdom of nature ; Hildegarde von Bingen  herbs, teaching respect of fellow friend when massaging their palms or foraging plants for lunch. That’s what   Environmental sustainability in practice means for us
. “ Ph.D. Eng. Piotr Grzybowski   admired  the way we ran our classes for students and as contribution to our programme he set up the bath for the purpose of worm farm for children. He as well agreed to become our volunteer Consultant


Monday, 23 January 2017

A Very Special Day

On January 14th. 2017 the Child Connection Trust held it's 20 year A.G.M meeting.   This year it was special to see children of some of the board members come along. The principles that are at the heart of our organisation are practiced on our new generation. We were lucky to have great weather, and the beautiful surroundings of Cornwall Park Auckland. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

CMC in Academic Publication

Izabela Bogdanowicz, Phd, lecturer at The Warsaw’s University, supports Child Connection Trust from its beginning with her professional advice.
Her last publication “Supporting the development of children’s communication as a social competence on the example of CMC/4D – educational programme authored by Eva Scherer “ is a part of the book “Transformations in cultural social and educational activity. Challenges towards contemporary Europe”. 
The book was published by Siedlce University of Natural Science and Humanities at the end of 2016


Social competence –, creating and supporting good communication within a family using touch has a universal meaning. As long as we respect babies and children’s natural longing for good touch for proper emotional physical and social development and practicing it at home, we can safely implement  them into childcare and education pursuits.