Adolescence can be such a difficult time for both the individual going through it and those supporting them.
Understanding the neuroscience of what is going on in the brain and body during this transition won’t necessarily stop the behaviours that occur, but it will help us understand them. Through understanding, we can lessen the pressure that is put on these youth. This not only helps us maximise the development during the period, but it can improve relationships and reduce the emotional stress youth may be feeling.
This session will cover aspects such as facial recognition, perspective taking, the alteration in dopamine activity and the all-important issue of parental separation. These issues and more will be unpacked and explained.
What you'll learn
- Why is the adolescent transition necessary?
- What are some of the neurological changes that occur?
- How can we support this transition?
Those supporting students about to enter, or in the early stages of, adolescence (adolescence begins at puberty).
We use the word ‘resilience’ all the time. We all want to be resilient and to build resilience in others. But what does the word ‘resilience’ actually mean?
This session will use neuroscience, biology and psychology to unpack what resilience actually looks and feels like. This way we can recognise when it exists, and also learn how to create/build it in ourselves and others.
We will also understand how our modern environment is often limiting the development of resilience. Through this recognition, we can take steps to mitigate this.
Rather than some major undertaking, building resilience is about ensuring we create multiple moments of tolerable stress, within a supportive, attuned relationship. And the exciting news is, that we are doing it, we are raising resilience every day in our environments. We just need to do it more explicitly and accurately.
The information in this session will help us all, it is for ourselves and those we support.
What you'll learn
- What resilience ‘looks like’
- What can impact development of resilience
- How we build resilience in ourselves and others
Those who have the capacity to build attuned relationships with tamariki and rangitahi, and the desire to increase resilience in them.