BrainWise Blog

Tips to Help Parents Reinforce BrainWise at Home

It is exciting when BrainWise instructors seek to interest parents in learning the 10 Wise Ways! Jon Livengood, a Mental Health Professional and a new BrainWise instructor, is working with children in grades K-8. He introduced BrainWise in a Therapeutic...

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The 10 Wise Ways as Mantras

When BrainWise graduates are asked, “Which Wise Way do you find most helpful?” they frequently name  “Wizard Brain over Lizard Brain” and the “Emotions Elevator.” Further questioning reveals why.  Learning about the Wizard Brain and Lizard Brain made them aware...

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BrainWise CPR A Foundation for MCM – Mindfulness, Contemplation and Meditation

[caption id="attachment_944" align="alignleft" width="150"] Homework Stress[/caption] As we learn more about research on the brain and the toxic effects stress has on our bodies, we are finding  ways that we can prevent  and manage problems.  BrainWise teaches coping techniques, and...

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BrainWise CPR – Simple Techniques to Break Bad Habits

The March post shared examples of how BrainWise changes behaviors, and past newsletters presented data that show how BrainWise graduates have improved outcomes on measures of decision making and executive functions. [caption id="attachment_928" align="alignleft" width="150"] Dr. Judson Brewer[/caption] These successes would...

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BrainWise Changes Behavoirs

[caption id="attachment_923" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Girl under Stress[/caption] The October post discussed how stress is related to chronic disease and the importance of using BrainWise CPR to prevent and manage problems. Here are two examples from children and teens who have successfully used...

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