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.
Adolescents experiencing a substance use disorder need a vital piece to their continuum of care in San Antonio – a high school dedicated to providing an impactful and effective way to support youth in drug and alcohol recovery. This presentation will discuss why a recovery high school is necessary, who is eligible to attend, and […]
This presentation is an overview of the history and mission of the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative. Attendees will learn about the six partnering agencies, as well as services available for free to students, family members, teachers and district staff. They also will review the referral process and the impact of the program.
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 […]
“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 […]
Depression, anxiety, grief, and substance use are on the rise, so it’s even more critical for those in helping fields to take care of themselves and actively prevent compassion fatigue. This course will take a deep dive into what compassion fatigue is, how to spot it and how to combat it. By the end of […]
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, […]