Presented on 10-16-20 for the Distance Faculty at the University of Arizona PART A: STRESS REACTION: WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US? The predicting brain, mirror neurons, & Autonomic Nervous system Stress response system PART B: what can we do about it? Soothing Prevent Boundaries
Futurecasting, What is the next chapter?
3/30/2021 Presented at the University of Arizona Advising Resource Center We are coming to the end of one chapter and the next chapter hasn’t been written yet. We are exhausted and life feels hard…but we can meet and think about how to futurecast a new chapter for ourselves. We can do this, the next page is waiting for us to write it!
1/21/2021 Presented to the Office of the Registrar at the University of Arizona. What is emotional resilience and why do I need it? Define Emotional Resilience Discuss what is happening in our brains Discuss the purpose of emotions Learn 5 hands-on-techniques to mange our strong emotions.
Are you going to kill me or feed me?
An Exploration of the Autonomic Nervous System and Polyvagal Theory The Science of Consciousness Conference (online) September 2020 We are human animals with an ancient scanning system (our autonomic nervous system) designed to keep us safe. It can tell in 3 seconds whether we trust someone. This same system dictates our reactions (i.e. behavior) outside of our logical thinking brain. The goal of this talk is to increase our understanding of the ancient scanner so that we can feel calmer and less judgmental toward ourselves. We will review how fear is triggered and how we can self-soothe using the Polyvagal theory.
Embrace the Unpredictable
What if we saw 2020 as a great spotlight? The issues that were hiding or tolerated are now exposed in our relationships, employment, culture, politics, and in our own mental health. What if we don’t like what we see in the spotlight? How can we feel more peaceful? Let’s get some hands-on tools and move into a place of acceptance.
Exhausted, unfocused, and confused…How is your mental health?
We are united in distress right now; wouldn’t it be great to be united in peace? Join us for a workshop loaded with hands on techniques to improve our mental health. We do better when we are taking care of ourselves. Let’s reset our nervous systems in this brief get-together. Presented for the University of Arizona. 7-7-2020