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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:10am - 11:00am
How Imagination, Mindfulness, and Brain Science can Decrease Distraction Due to Negative Emotions Like Fear, Frustration and Anger

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This presentation begins with a clear definition of mindfulness and beginner’s mindset, and why these skills build self-awareness and emotional coping strategies. The fight or flight response will be described using brain science and imagination (Hornet in Your Brain) to learn what is happing in the body when we get reactive. Teachers and parents will better understand why this normal survival response disrupts social interactions, attention and learning, and will able to incorporate basic mindful activities for home and in the classroom to help improve self regulation.

The session will also include a description of a four-step Mindful MEDS outline that could easily be incorporated in the classroom and at home. Because of the playful nature of Hornets and Hippos concepts, kids easily relate to the information; the information is equally applicable for the adults caring for them—yes, we get reactive, too.

(Note, the handouts used in this presentation are from the Hornet and Hippos workbook and are also free downloads on my website. The full workbooks can be purchased on Amazon.com and at the event if this is ok with the event organizers.)

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am EDT