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Higgzfield

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Mental and emotional wellbeing is connected. 

We learn to be there for others when we learn to be there for ourselves. And being there for ourselves requires learning how to identify, and respond to our emotions. 

 

Learning to understand our emotions ___brings mental peace___(how?). Sometimes we need to communicate our emotions to others and sometimes we need to communicate them to ourselves.

65% of people are visual learners. Sometimes our brains need to see the feelings to process them. Higgzfield creates content that bridges the gap between understanding and feeling through illustrations, words, and stories. 

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HSCs are bombarded with so  many emotions. And you may not be able to process them all at once and you need help with naming them, identifying them, then communicate them. Without being able to go through this process of identifying and communicating, the kid may stay overstimulated which can lead to panic attacks? (not important to mention)

Emotions are passing creatures. But while they pass, they want to make sure they are seen and heard. It's hard to let go when there are too many emotions banging on our door. They just want to say hello but they don't know how to take turns. A good coping mechanism helps us notice that an emotion is there, address it so it doesn't get angry, and then explain to it how you will talk to it. Maybe it needs to wait its turn. Maybe it needs to come back later knowing fully that there will space held for it. But we need to learn to trustfully communicate with our emotions. Because emotions are information about how our body and mind is processing our environment. 

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Vulnerability and emotion quote - Brene Brown

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Given that 70% of mental health problems begin in childhood or adolescence, it is important to equip our young people with the knowledge and skills they need to support positive mental health throughout their lives.

How we talk to kids becomes their internal voice. At Higgzfield we believe that stories build empathy and lead to open communication and healing. 

…teach important coping skills and how to find appropriate resources and to self-advocate. Kids who are equipped to deal with problems that affect them on a personal level are then better able to navigate the pressures of adult life.

We want to minimize the impact of 

Here is how we make it happen.

Stories teach us to better understand the experiences of the people around us. Our stories, the Tales from Higgzfield not only transport meaning and encourage kids to connect with and understand the experience of fellow earth-dwellers, they also spark conversations that matter. We have heard that it’s time to talk.. Well.. what do we talk about? Have you ever found yourself frustrated asking your child to use their words? Let’s teach them to understand their big feelings, communicate and seek the support they need.

Beautiful things happen when we come together with intention - the wellbeing of children. 

we believe that stories build empathy and lead to open communication and healing. 

…teach important coping skills and how to find appropriate resources and to self-advocate.

Students who are equipped to deal with problems that affect them on a personal level are then better able to navigate the pressures of adult life.

Our Process

Learning:

Empathy and understanding themselves and those around them, developing emotional vocabulary, perspective, and deepinging their sense of self

Processing:

With kids in the center. Support of caregivers, educators, mental health professionals. Kids can learn to effectively process and communicate feelings.

Conversation and self-advocacy

Practice:

Events that give space to practice life skills, coping skills and grounding techniques.

We know it takes a village 

At Higgzfield creating informed and responsible content is our priority. We do this by bringing together the brightest minds from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
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Our Team

At Higgzfield we work with a passionate team of artists, designers, writers and researchers. Our content is created for kids by kids at heart. 
 
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Advisory Board

Take a seat at the table. If you are a mental health professional, educator, caregiver, young leader and resonate with our mission we would love to hear from you. 

Our values

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Empathy

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Communication

Wellness

Wellness

Literacy

Literacy

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Community

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Inclusion

A note from the founder

The privilege of getting older is the gift of hindsight. Looking back on my childhood, I can see how myself and those close to me would have benefitted from open communication and dialogue about the big and small things in life.

Talking about feelings was not common back then. This is why I created Higgzfied, a place for kids to explore, because for kids the small things are the big things. And it determines the course of their lives
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Marissa Higgins
Founder, Creative, Journalist.
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I like how it rhymed at the end. Helps to easily remember what to do in the moment of being upset. The characters were nice and kind to each other.

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8 year old

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What kids are saying