- The neuroscience of the stress response, Red Brain/Green Brain activation
- Why our adolescents live more in their Red Brain, hence being more emotional/moody/withdrawn
- The three stages of adolescence
- Specific changes that occur during adolescence, and their behavioural impacts
Adolescence is a period of development from dependent child to protective parent. There are so many changes and ‘upgrades’ that need to happen during this time. This workshop will work through what is happening, the reason for it, and how this can impact behaviour and mental health.
Once we understand that this transition changes how the brain perceives, processes and manages incoming information, we will become more informed around why we are seeing the behaviours we often see in adolescence.
Through understanding what is going on, we can become more forgiving and supportive, two factors that will significantly improve the transition for them
You will learn enough to take back specific strategies to your schools. These strategies may even be helpful in your own whanau (and even for ourselves…)