In this session, attendees will explore the underlying reasons for human behavior by examining brain smart principles and the brain states model. They will gain insights into the characteristics of executive, emotional, and survival brain states, and acquire practical tools to effectively communicate and engage with others.
This training is designed to explore what stress is, identify triggers and effects of stress, and examine the makeup of stress. Participants will learn practical calming techniques and coping skills for managing stress, such as changing self-talk, breathing exercises, and ways to relax.
In a world that is no longer predictable, there has been a large wave of mental health challenges surfacing. Some people are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, and panic attacks for the first time. This training provides an open conversation about anxiety and stress. Participants will learn the brain science behind why their body […]
This workshop helps parents and caretakers understand why they are the best advocate for their children. Participants will learn tips, techniques, and advocacy essentials. They’ll be able to determine their family’s current need for mental health services, recognize resources available, and determine eligibility requirements.
“Nothing ever goes my way!” “What if I get into an accident?” Cognitive distortions, such as the examples above, are exaggerated patterns of thought not based on facts and are usually negative. In this training, participants will learn how to recognize cognitive distortions, discover when the brain starts to twist its thinking, and determine how […]
Coping skills help us tolerate, minimize and deal with stressful situations in life. This training will go into detail about the benefits of using coping skills. Then participants will discuss several experiential examples, such as deep breathing, grounding, positive self-talk, using your words, exercise, creativity, emotionally focused tapping, and more.
Early life experiences shape the developing brain’s architecture and the foundations of sound mental health. Disruptions to this developmental process can impair a child’s capacity for learning and how they relate to others — with lifelong implications. This training will discuss how improving children’s environment, relationships, and experiences early in life can positively impact many […]
This discussion introduces the concept of mental health and wellness to youth. There will be an emphasis on normalizing that all people encounter challenges at times, and that a lifelong awareness and effort to strive toward wellness is necessary, much like other areas of health. Topics include how to support a friend who is struggling, […]
This course teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training enables participants to identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses . This session has a fee.
Go beyond the typical self-care routines of bubble baths and a leisurely walk to learn the importance of taking care of yourself. In this training, participants will discuss self-compassion; body image and perfectionism issues; the importance of accepting oneself; setting attainable, challenging goals; and how to develop small daily habits to demonstrate love for oneself.