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Philosophy & Approach

S.E.L.F.

Social emotional learning foundations

Curiosapiens adopt an explorer's mindset, embracing life as a creative process, filled with unexpected twists, unpredictable characters and unbelievable discoveries along the way!  Believing that "growing up" takes a lifetime, we call on our natural curiosity, imagination, creativity and playfulness to unlock whole-self intelligence and develop essential skills for navigating life.

Whole SElf development

Curiosity keeps the mind open.  Wonder and awe connects head to heart, expanding reality as we know it. A healthy curiosity can transform any obstacle into an opportunity to grow. 

Imagination provides access to the possibility.

Those who dare to dream are those who shape the future and shift the old narratives that hold them back from experiencing their full potential. 

Creativity is a process that brings the abstract into focus and ideas into reality. Through our creativity, we develop divergent thinking skills, helping to translate the swarm of ideas and images in our minds into something tangible. 

Play connects us - to others, to our authentic self, and to the present moment.  Play can also benefit physical health and cognitive function. The more fun we have learning, the  more we learn!

the Curiosapiens Approach

Welcome to the Gamification of Personal Development!

Curiosapiens transforms personal development into an adventure by integrating gaming elements to engage mind, body and spirit. Through the framework of the game, there is permission to be present, vulnerable and open to possibility. As we engage our full intelligence to explore the big questions and deep desires that move us through life, we fine-tune our compass.  

Narrative Notes

For super sessions, clients are sent a post-session email, with creative challenges, resources for further exploration, and storybook-style narrative notes. 

SAMPLE NOTES

"The adventures of  Yop and Aubrey: Chapter 1
 

As Yop and Aubrey and stepped through the portal, they found themselves facing an enormous oak tree.
"Wow," said Yop.  "I know this tree!" 

The  large Oak
used to be next to his childhood home, and he would spend hours playing, climbing and finding peace within it's branches.  At times, it was the only place he felt free to truly be himself.  When he was 12-years-old, the tree was cut down so a large house could take it's place.  Yop was devastated.

Aubrey asked, "
Now that you have a chance to reconnect with the old tree, what do you want most to do?"

Yop quickly ran toward the tree and began to climb to a high but sturdy branch.  Aubrey flew up and hovered next to Yop, who was now closely examining the trunk.  

"I forgot that I had carved a message into the tree before they cut it down.  It's still here." 

Aubrey looked closely but could not make out the words. "What does it say?"
After a moment, Yop replied"it says 'One Day.' and there is a circle beside it. ...It's the moon." 

 

Yop had forgotten that he once dreamed of going to the moon. Throughought his teenage years, he had told teachers, parents, and friends that he wanted to be an astronaut.  But people's responses were always discouraging, telling him that he wasn't smart enough, or that it was too competitive of a field.  Eventually he believed them, his grades dropped, and he left his dream behind with all of the other "childish" dreams he had. 

 

"How would you feel about inviting kid-Yop into the tree?"  Aubrey suggested. "I'm curious what he might say."

Yop agreed, and soon they were joined by his 12-year-old self.....

 

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