Surely you've already seen Checker Tobi's feature on the Kinderkanal (KiKA) about our Kid's Emotional Training. Here is how Tobi Krell introduces us in his show “"Gefühle-Check": "This is an app that aims to help children with the use of stories to cope better with fears or uncomfortable feelings." You can watch the whole show here and also try LUMEUS for free here.
Learning to deal with your own feelings
Behind the stories, which Tobi himself has recorded, is a whole training program that helps children to identify their emotions correctly and to deal with them. After all, anger, sadness, and fears can really get to children in certain situations. Parents, of course, do everything they can to help, but sometimes they need extra support to help them fall asleep better, deal with mean classmates at school, or learn how to best handle their own bodies. Our Kid's Emotional Training is built on teaching children to manage their own emotions and to let them know that their parents always love and support them. This self-help approach is central to children's health and personal growth, and it's also a lot of fun.
Tobi and Yvonne show how it's done
To breathe life into our stories we got help from Tobias Krell, better known as Checker Tobi and Yvonne Greitzke. You might have heard her in the German version of the Walt Disney movie "Frozen", where she speaks to a part of Princess Anna. Together with them, we recorded our stories in the studio in Berlin - that was really an exciting day!!! In the video, you can see a short clip of our recordings with Tobi Krell and take a look into the recording studio.
Elon, the Pandeleon
Stories and trainings with the Method
The children's stories and the day and sleep trainings in our LUMEUS app are based on the Herzog Method. It has been helping people of all ages to reduce their own anxiety, depression, and sleep problems in the long term for over 25 years. What makes us unique is the combination of spoken visualizations and individually composed music that matches them. Together, spoken words and music evoke strong emotions in the listener, and that's exactly what we need to change our unconscious behavioral patterns quickly and long-lasting.
But how does this work exactly? Each episode of our children's training deals with a specific emotion or feeling. In the first part, for example, it’s the fear. It keeps children from falling asleep because the shadow of the trees suddenly seems overly threatening and looks like a tiger. And just at that moment before the fear takes over, Elon comes tumbling out of the closet, slightly out of place. He explains to the children that the feeling of "fear" is a very old feeling that every human being - big or small - experiences and that is primarily there to protect us from danger. However, our everyday life today is different than it was many thousands of years ago when the feeling originated. Today, fear sometimes plays tricks on us and we are afraid without there being any danger. Learning that fear is a normal feeling for which there is sometimes no reason is the goal of the children's stories. Of course, Elon also explains other feelings such as sadness or that every child is very special and unique. All that while he cheerfully changes the colors of his fur depending on his emotional state, so that everyone really knows that he is something very special.
Sprecherin des Emotionalen Kindertrainings ist Yvonne Greitzke, bekannt als Prinzessin Anna aus dem Walt Disney Film “Die Eiskönigin”.
Unser Emotionales Kindertraining wird von Tobias Krell, bekannt als Moderator der beliebten Kinderfernsehsendung Checker Tobi (KiKa) gesprochen.
Sprecherin der Emotionalen Trainings für Erwachsene ist Dagmar Herzog, bekannt als Begründerin der Herzog-Methode und mehrfache Bestseller Autorin.
Read our stories
We've put together all the pieces of the puzzle needed for our training program, and you can download our new app for free to get to know Elon personally. But please don't be surprised if he misbehaves a bit now and then....he's just a "Pandeleon" - a mixture of Panda and Chameleon.
You can get the first sample here: