The Resilient Brain, Stress, and Brain-Body Practices
Learning to cope with stress is an essential part of healthy development. Dr. Chamberlain demonstrates stress response using creative props that engage our senses while explaining how overwhelming and prolonged stress, in the absence of effective tools that address how stress is stored in the body, can lead to predictable physical, mental, cognitive and behavioral problems.
Science supporting the effectiveness of breath work, relaxation response, movement and strategies that work with the brain-body from the bottom up and resources that can be used in a wide range of settings with adults, children and youth will be highlighted.
Linda begins and ends this presentation by leading the audience in brief brain-body practices that can become part of our everyday toolkit to build resilience and promote well-being.
- Describe stress response in the brain-body.
- Explain why brain-body practices are essential tools in addressing how stress and trauma are stored in the body.
- List three resources for brain-body practices that would be useful for you, your clients, community and/or staff at your organization.