ADOLESCENCE – Kathryn Berkett
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…)
COMPLEX BEHAVIOUR : Simple Interventions for the classroom (Kathryn Berkett)
A one-day workshop unpacking the neuroscience around complex behaviour.
Across Aotearoa, there are a growing number of children who display increasingly complex behaviours. This can get overwhelming for those working in any profession where there is interaction with children and youth. Within schools, the issue is amplified due to the amount of contact time you have. This means those of you working in schools can have an increased impact, but conversely, you can feel more overwhelmed. For some of our children, they have such complex needs, it is incredibly difficult to know where to begin…This one-day workshop will begin by unpacking the neuroscience of trauma.
ANXIETY & RESILIENCE – Kathryn Berkett
This workshop will unpack the biological and neurological basis of anxiety, how it impacts our thinking and behaviour. Then, we will unpack what it looks like to increase resilience. The fantastic news is that you create resilient-building moments in your classrooms all the time. You just may not be aware of what magic you are doing.
This training will inform you about working to build resilience in those you influence, therefore reducing the impact of anxiety. It will also help you understand yourself a little bit more, always a bonus! Come along and be informed.
The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma- Kathryn Berkett
“Understanding how Trauma is Transmitted through Generations”
In this session we will be delving into how the environment can physically impact the development of cells and neuronal network formations. We will understand how exposure to chemicals in-utero can alter cell development, which can lead to life-long changes, impacting a myriad of skills and abilities. Exposure to high levels of stress activation post-partum can also impact development of many systems in the brain and body.
We will unpack the impact generational exposure can have on our genes, which includes the concept of epigenetics and telomeres.
Understanding these aspects can help us become more respectful of the impact intergenerational experiences can have. It also helps us become more aware of what we need to do, throughout generations, to increase positive outcomes for everyone.
This masterclass will be talking about very emotive and sensitive subjects, so please be aware of this. To understand trauma, we have to talk honestly about it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t difficult. Please come understanding this content can be very deep.