Regulation and Developmental concerns are at the center of many parents' worries about how their child will cope in the world. What can help? Can anything help? The words “brain training” can be worrisome words for any parent to hear, but we're here to help alleviate those concerns. Through proven programs and the experience of our certified team of professionals, we can help your child's brain and body create connections and remove roadblocks necessary for your child to grow and have more peace in their daily lives. 

Would any of these words describe a challenge your child struggles with?

  • Sensory Issues

  • Auditory Hypersensitivity

  • Premature Birth (NICU Stay)

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma/Neglect

  • Autism

  • Defiance

  • Reading/Writing

  • Speech/Developmental Delays

  • Meltdowns/Aggression

  • Social/Peer Challenges

  • Attention/Concentration

Our programs can help!

Commonly Asked Questions

What Is Brain Training?

The goal of Brain Training is to gain more flexibility in our nervous system and spend more time in the “Fun” Zone and getting back to it easier and quicker when we go into our Fight/Flight and Freeze Zone - which can happen for many reasons. 

 

The goal of the Tiger Tamers Club is to help our brains and bodies be more flexible in our responses to the world. The goal - be wired for connection!

How does Brain Training work?

We do a comprehensive assessment and work from the foundation up. If we come in on the 2nd floor but the issues are in the foundation or the 1st floor - we will see limited/short lived results.  We need to know where to start and go from there. We can work our muscles by lifting weights, doing aerobics etc.

 

How do you workout your nervous system? We access the nervous system through our breathing and our auditory systems. We use well researched and effective programs. We have used them ourselves and with our own children too. 

What is the "Tiger"?

Learn more about our definition of a person's "Tiger"

Wondering if the Tame Your Tiger Program is for you?

Take our short quiz to see if the Tiger Tamers Club is a good fit for your child.

Membership

Join the Regulation Revolution at the Tiger Tamers Club - 2 Membership options, same price - same results - two paths

Virtual Support
  • Individualized Comprehensive Assessment

  • Hierarchical Treatment Plan (Foundation up - just how our brains develop!)

  • Biofeedback

  • Safe and Sound Protocol

  • Focus System

  • Individual and Group Support for Children and Parents

  • Parent Supported Interventions at home with Professional Support

  • Monthly Tiger Taming Kits 

In-person
  • Individualized Comprehensive Assessment

  • Hierarchical Treatment Plan (Foundation up - just how our brains develop!)

  • Biofeedback

  • Safe and Sound Protocol

  • Focus System

  • Individual and Group Support for Children and Parents

  • Professional Supported Interventions in the office with Parent Collaboration

  • Private and Group Sessions 

Our brain trainers are ready to support your needs. Set up a 15-minute phone conversation to get started today!

"Toby the Tiger Tamer"

written by Heart & Mind's founder and Executive Director

Amy Reamer, LMFT, RPT-S

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Toby keeps finding himself in trouble.

 

He promises not to do it again and tries to do what he is told to do. It's not working though. Once Toby learns more about his brain, the tiger, the hippo and the owl - life gets better. This book is to help parents, teachers and counselors teach their children about their brain and empower them to provide co-regulation which leads to self-regulation.

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Additional FAQ's

 

Q. What is regulation? What is co-regulation?

A. Picture a teeter totter. Your child is on one end and life (environment and experiences) is on the other side. A parent/caregiver/teacher/adult/peer/other helps a child regulate their responses to what life puts on the other side. They help them adjust up and down without slamming up or down.  The more this happens the less help the child needs from others because that co-regulation is now internal and becomes self-regulation. There’s a myth that this comes simply with chronological age (growing up) - it’s experience-based not age-based.  Learn More.

 

Q. What are the programs included?

A. We feature three proven programs to help your child Tame their Tiger:

 

Q. Why was it started?

A. Learn more about our history

 

Q. What is the the Polyvagal Theory? 

A. The Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Stephen Porges tells us we can be wired for protection instead of connection - this can be due to trauma, developmental roadblocks, sensory issues and more.

Watch these 2 videos to learn more:
Dr. Stephen Porges: What is the Polyvagal Theory

The Polyvagal Theory: The New Science of Safety and Trauma

 

Q. How do I get started?

A. Schedule a call with a Brain Training Professional

ABOUT US

Heart & Mind is a group mental health therapy practice in Richmond, VA, founded to bring true long-lasting healing to the core foundational needs of children, adults, parents and families impacted by adoption, early trauma, neglect and attachment challenges. Heart & Mind empowers connections through mental health counseling, brain training, neuro-informed services and education. Our staff has extensive training and experience in adoption counseling, developmental trauma, play therapy, Safe and Sound Protocol and EMDR.

CONTACT US

info@heartmindrva.com

Phone: 804-307-2801

6200 Lakeside Ave
Henrico, VA 23228, USA

Fax: 804-508-6969

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