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BrainWise Is a Game Changer

BrainWise instructors know their students, families, and clients can answer the question, "What were you thinking?" They have taught BrainWise to people of all ages, educational backgrounds, cultures, and developmental abilities and are confident their graduates understand the roles neural pathways and...

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Crab Mentality: A Teaching Example for BrainWise

As counselors, educators, and health providers, we see how youth with promise can be derailed by subtle and not-so-subtle pressure from their Constellation of Support.  Family members and friends normally considered to be "double lines" can become broken lines when...

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Exit Your Emotions Elevator Using Positive Self-Talk

We have learned how BrainWise CPR and the 10 Wise Ways are first response skills   to prevent and manage problems. Each of us finds our  own ways to use these skills to exit the Emotion Elevator. With practice,  we simultaneously...

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Stop and Think about Children’s Emotional Needs

"What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic?" asks Teresa Thayer Snyder, Ph.D, retired superintendent of the Voorheesville district in upstate New York. She responds with an essay, posted on her blog[1], that emphasizes the importance of taking...

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Use Your Wizard Brain

Let's check your skills so far! Watch a short clip from the movie "Inside Out." During the clip, you will be prompted to identify some important elements of the video! [h5p id="1"]

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