Emotional Literacy Education for a Wholehearted Community



The ELM is an education hub, embracing a whole-body approach through integrating a variety of methods, including the creative arts, music, movement, and nature-based practices into our programming.

Our programs promote personal empowerment, foster connection, deepen ones understanding of self and others, and cultivate compassion for the human experience.

We believe all youth should have the opportunity to be educated and empowered by the knowledge of their biology, understand their emotional processes and celebrate their uniqueness.

We believe all educators should have the same knowledge and access to these tools, so they too can be empowered by their own self awareness, and have the resources to assist their students.

















As an emotionally literate society we can

develop skill sets that help us....

Determine our needs and communicate them authentically 

Confidently engage when conflict arises and hold compassion for others with different perspectives

Thrive in our relationships and build meaningful connections

Increase productivity without compromising wellbeing

Minimize the impacts of trauma & learn to work with our triggers







By becoming more in tune with our body’s natural healing sequence, we learn to identify and manage our emotions. Through self regulation, taking strides in overcoming anxiety, depression and physical pain.

We set the stage for learning to occur by working with our biology to balance the nervous system, build student confidence, and prevent educator burnout.

The Embodied Educator™

Learn how to weave emotional literacy practices into your curriculum and improve the overall mental health of your learners.

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The Wholehearted Leaders Alternative Education Program

Programming that integrates hands-on project-based learning with emotional literacy content, to assist students in uncovering their natural talents while developing self-awareness, problem solving skills, and resiliency.

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The ELM Blog

The Road to Now

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“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
― Pema Chödrön,
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

January 30, 2021

It’s a still, quiet morning as I cozy myself back into my bed – which becomes my office after 9am. A global pandemic and a house of three adults, one child, a puppy, and a grouc…

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