A Song to Share: Gleam and Beam - Kim Barthel
One of the most important concepts I talk about in my work is the “Gleam and Beam” phenomenon between child and caregiver. A friend and colleague, Scott Jackson, has attended many of my workshops over the years and lives this concept of “gleaming and beaming” with his clients and their families. As a song-writer and performer, he was inspired to capture this concept. Together with his talented band, Stone Poets, Scott created a song to touch our hearts and souls. Here is a quote from the Stone Poets:
A study by scientist, Geraldine Dawson, measures the interaction between baby and parent. When a mother first touches and looks at her newborn, her right orbitofrontal cortex lights up like a red hot Christmas tree light bulb. That seems to trigger the exact reaction in the same region of the baby’s brain! That connection helps baby grow and develop that part of the brain. This region of the brain is responsible for emotional and impulse control, social thinking and the ability to pay attention and focus which is also known as Self-regulation. Self-regulation is the precursor to a person’s capacity for attention and learning.
This is “Gleam and Beam”. Our friend, OT and Neuroscientist, Kim Barthel, coined this phrase to describe the magic that ignites and unites people when they’re attuned to each other.
And magic deserves a song! We can influence positive change through safe and nurturing relationships! Welcome to “Gleam and Beam”!
People are welcome to submit their feedback to email@example.com. If they want to share pictures of themselves gleaming and beaming, we welcome the photos.
Thank you, Scott and Stone Poets. What a gift. - Kim