Neuro-developmental science brings a focus to the relationship between brain development and other developmental tasks that occur over an individual’s lifetime, whether they be across the domains of social and emotional skill expression, identity, meaning and purpose, and work engagement. The Life Buoyancy model, and intentional practice approach, brings a focus to understanding behaviour through a neuro-developmental lens. In other words, the model brings a practice focus or intent to growing developmental resources (e.g., skills, mindset or awareness) that support and are associated with optimal wellbeing, resilience and thriving life engagement patterns.

Taking a neuro-developmental perspective is critical for any program or intervention that is being designed for:

  • Children and young people.
  • Adults with complex behavioural presentations.
  • Individuals with a background of severe abuse, trauma or instability within childhood.
  • Individuals with brain injuries.