Harness your Hunter Energy- Grade 4 and up

Thomas Brown (Think Fast) developed the analogy of a “hunter brain” to describe people who have difficulty regulating their attention. Like hunters (who are either in the field tracking their prey or relaxing by the campfire), people with attention regulation challenges are either “on” (i.e. very focused and determined) or “off” (i.e. have difficulty focusing mental energy and effort). The Harness Your Hunter Energy program helps students build greater control over whether they are “on” when they need to be (e.g. when studying or completing homework). The program consists of 8 lessons, ongoing consultation with a psychologist, and regular progress reports (appropriate for students aged 9 and up). NOTE: Students are expected to
complete assignments each week as part of their training; however, this should not add to their workload. Rather, the assignments are intended to support their ability to complete already assigned academic tasks with greater ease. The lessons focus on helping students build awareness of the difference between feeling focused versus distracted. Using homework brought in by the student, the program then moves toward building skills that help students focus better and for longer periods (even when they don’t want to). Skills include:

  • Scheduling and time management
  • Re-focusing techniques
  • Studying and memory strategies
  • Specific strategies that support reading comprehension, written expression, and success in math

Because this program teaches skills required for success across the curriculum, your child will likely improve his or her academic performance in a variety of subject areas. As a parent, you may find that they seem more motivated, and because the program also teaches parents how to support their child’s ability to independently regulate attention, the program will also likely reduce the conflict that often results from parents “harping” on their children to “get back to work.”

Harness Your Hunter Energy at Eckert Psychology & Education Centre:

  • Is supported by Educational Psychologists with expertise in attention regulation challenges
  • Is provided by skilled trainers with background education and specifi training in attention regulation challenges
  • Presents activities in an enjoyable manner that helps students remain motivated throughout the program
  • Is fine-tuned in its delivery to meet your child’s unique learning needs as they come to light during training

Harness Your Hunter Energy:

  • Lessons focus on helping students build awareness of the differenc between feeling focused versus distracted
  • Builds skills that support students to focus better and for longer periods of time
  • Students will learn skills in attention regulation and specific strategies that support reading comprehension, written expression, and success in math
  • Improvements can be seen across all areas of academic performance