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Why Zarmina Sings: 18 Steps to Live and Learny beyond Anxiety

Adult; Self-Help & Relationships; (Market)

Plagued by an over-anxious brain, the author embarks on a journey toward creativity and confidence after hearing her student, Zarmina, find vocal freedom and move other students to tears with her song. As Thérèse searches for ways to free herself and her students from fragmented learning, restricted voices, and the fight or flight response, she learns tools to accelerate learning and transcend anxiety. These tools include engaging the heart and gut, slowing down, improvisational comedy, breath work, movement and more. She shares student success stories along with the neuroscience behind the process. This is a transformative book which can assist educators and students as well as those who want more creativity and confidence in their lives.
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“The stories of real people and how you handled different situations had not only common sense, but great heart…An excellent book for people who are educators working with students at all levels.” — Dr. Carla Hannaford, author of Smart Moves: Why Learning Is not all in your Head

This book should be required reading in Education Programs for teachers. Therese is an inspiration.— Education Student, Florida

“[This book] is more than a pedagogical aid; it’s filled with anecdotes and techniques that are valuable for anyone who wants to reignite their creativity, heal old traumas, and find their own voice. Why Zarmina Sings: 18 Steps to Live and Learn Beyond Anxiety is well-written, highly accessible, and a joy to read. The author is a gifted communicator who can instill enthusiasm both in the classroom and via her writing. Why Zarmina Sings is most highly recommended.” — Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review

“While I am not currently involved in the teaching profession, I was fascinated by Therese Ayla Kravetz’ non-fiction educational work, Why Zarmina Sings: 18 Steps to Live and Learn Beyond Anxiety. I do have some background in ESL and appreciated her awareness of the cultural differences ESL students bring to the educational table and thought her solutions were creative and inspirational. I was especially intrigued by her use of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and other playwrights’ works in the classroom and enjoyed reading about how her students were able to transform themselves through acting.” – Jack Magnus

“As someone who holds an MA in Education, it’s nice to see a book about education that can be accessed by anyone of any academic level. Therese Ayla Kravetz has created a highly readable collection with a personal touch to its narrative, explaining the chemical reactions of the brain in effective terms and without overdoing the amount of information. Her central concept of “re-wiring” the brain by changing techniques of voice, breath, movement, and central concentration forces students to think about themselves in a new way, dispelling anxiety and encouraging them to refocus that anxious energy into something new and productive. Why Zarmina Sings: 18 Steps to Live and Learn Beyond Anxiety is an excellent guide for both educators looking to instill confidence, and those who want to improve their own issues of anxiety and self-doubt.” – K.C. Finn, Writer and Creative Writing Teacher

Why Zarmina Sings: 18 Steps to Live and Learn Beyond Anxiety by Therese Ayla Kravetz is a helpful resource that can give anxious people, especially students, the tools needed to combat fear, negative thoughts, ‘what if’ scenarios, and worry. It will help them to overcome stage fright and eliminate the fear of oral presentations, while injecting them with more confidence, courage, and inner peace.” – Readers Favorite 5-Star Review

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