Help...My Amygdala’s Been Hijacked!

Brain science can be an intimidating and sometimes boring topic for professionals in child-serving organizations, schools and for parents. This presentation makes neuroscience understandable with a focus on the amygdala, the part of the brain that alerts us to danger and keeps us safe. But beware of the hijacked amygdala learn strategies to calm the brain when stress makes you feel strong anger,aggression, or fear, and the fight-or-flight response is activated which often results in a sudden, illogical, and irrational overreaction to the situation.

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Brain science can be an intimidating and sometimes boring topic for professionals  in child-serving organizations, schools and for parents. This presentation makes neuroscience understandable with a focus on the amygdala, the part of the brain that alerts us to danger and keeps us safe. But beware of the hijacked amygdala learn strategies to calm the brain when stress makes you feel strong anger, aggression, or fear, and the fight-or-flight response is activated which often results in a sudden, illogical, and irrational overreaction to the situation. Read more The video will help you and/or your staff understand how to manage stress you encounter in your work environment. It also helps the viewer grasp how brain chemistry impacts decision-making and how one can calm their own feelings to access the rational part of the brain to act in a helpful way toward the child rather than be punitive. Strategies and easy-to-use tools are also provided to help adults help kids manage their own stress and calm their amygdala. Presenters: Kelly Spanoghe, Ed.S. Angelique McKoy, LGPC, NCC, CTP.

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