Homework, Screen time, food and bedtime – Turn No to YES!

When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as:

  • Homework,
  • Screen time,
  • Food choices,
  • Bedtime,

Children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. Parents can foster their children’s ability to say yes to the world and welcome all that life has to offer, even during difficult times. This is what it means to cultivate a Yes Brain.

When kids work from a Yes Brain, they’re more willing to take chances and explore. They’re more curious and imaginative, less worried about making mistakes. They’re better at relationships and more flexible and resilient when it comes to handling adversity and big feelings. They work from a clear internal compass that directs their decisions, as well as the way they treat others. Guided by their Yes Brain, they become more open, creative, and resilient.

 

In The Yes Brain, Dan Siegel give parents skills, scripts, ideas, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the overwhelmingly beneficial “yes” state.

You’ll learn:

• the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain—balance, resilience, insight, and empathy—and how to strengthen them
• the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs. needing the “cushion” of safety and familiarity
• strategies for navigating away from negative behavioural and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child’s capacity for positivity.

 

Where? Young Hearts & Minds Event – Waterfront Hall

When ? Wednesday 27th June – 1030 – 1130

Cost ? £48 – 2 Days / £35 – 1 Day

 

Click here for the full schedule of talks

A little bit about the speaker!

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of

 the Mindsight Institutewhich focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities. Dr. Siegel has published

extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His four New York Times bestsellers are: Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being HumanBrainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D:The Whole-Brain Childand No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind (2ndEd.), MindsightThe Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, The Yes Brain (also with Tina Payne Bryson, PH.D), and his upcoming book Aware (2018). Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over sixty textbooks.

 

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