Finally. Professional Development workshops with immediate, practical applications for the classroom, home, work or athletic environment.
While science has proven that stress is one of the biggest inhibitors to learning, relationships, behavior, well-being and performance, relatively few educators, parents, coaches and business leaders are using this to their advantage. Consequently, our workshops seize findings from the science of learning to decrease stress and maximize the brain’s “sweet spot” to boost focus, self-awareness, executive function, collaboration and resilience. Each interactive workshop, lasting from one to five hours, can be customized for teachers, administrators, parents, students, athletes, corporations and organizations.
Note: Workshops are typically offered on-site, but will be delivered virtually until further notice. All workshops currently address common challenges associated with virtual learning/meetings and provide brain-friendly solutions to getting and maintaining attention, building relationships, decreasing Zoom fatigue and increasing participation and outcomes.
When Anxiety Goes Up, Learning and Performance Go Down
Most Popular (for all audiences)
With the spike in anxiety, kids and adults need to be equipped with key information and quick strategies to decrease stress and face anxiety-provoking situations. When you give anxiety what it needs—not what it wants—it boosts attention, focus, productivity and problem-solving skills, so you and those around you can stress less, think better and achieve more!
Using A.B.C. Worry Free as a reference tool, we will address misunderstandings about anxiety and learn:
- How anxiety works
- Patterns of anxiety and how to interrupt them
- An actionable strategy to manage anxiety/stressors
- Communication, accommodation and skill building tips for the classroom and beyond
From Executive Dysfunction to Executive Function: Developing Metacognitive, Empowered Learners
Best for Educators, Counselors and Parents
Looking for ways to help disorganized, easily distracted students become more efficient and productive? How about those who have difficulty getting started, fall apart when they encounter obstacles, or avoid challenges?
In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to help students take more ownership of their learning. You’ll be empowered with quick strategies that decrease stress and build underdeveloped skill sets and mindsets vital to learning and success in school, relationships, jobs and life—all without sacrificing too much instructional time. We will address key information about the brain and the impact of stress on executive function as well as how to support students with transitions, routines and skills related to goal setting, organization, time management, self-monitoring, cognitive flexibility, and growth mindset self-talk.
Power Learning: “Low Mistake Fear” Retrieval Strategies to Boost Student Engagement, Comprehension, Critical Thinking and Collaborative Discourse
Best for Educators, Counselors and Parents
Disheartened by your students’ lack of interest, motivation and participation? Learning starts with the brain, and the moment of engagement is a critical part of the learning process. In this interactive workshop, you’ll be empowered with knowledge, skills and strategies about the science of learning and how stress impacts learning. You’ll discover how to get “more” out of your students by using quick, “low stress” learning-focused retrieval strategies to maximize student engagement, participation and retention while promoting collaborative peer discussions to support content learning and critical thinking.
Practical Tips and Strategies to Manage Stress and Achieve Peak Performance
Best for corporations and organizations
The impact of stress has far-reaching consequences, affecting ability, memory, executive function, behavior, relationships, receptivity to feedback and performance. Whether you’re dealing with stress in school, at home, in social interactions or at work, you’ll learn empowering ways to manage worried thoughts, difficult emotions and physical sensations. This interactive workshop will address the following topics:
- How the stress response works and how to interrupt it
- How stress impacts learning, memory, executive function, behavior, relationships, performance and receptivity to feedback
- How to identify the brain’s “sweet spot” and “tipping point”
- How to use the ABC Strategy to manage stress and boost performance
- What to be aware of regarding Zoom fatigue/virtual calls
AMMPE Skills Builder
Best for Athletes
Much attention is often given to an athlete’s physical development, with relatively little emphasis on the brain’s role in reaching peak performance. Yet, peak performance begins with the brain!
The AMMPE Skills Builder incorporates cutting edge brain research into practical applications that can be easily integrated into practices and games. Coaches and student athletes are equipped with a process to decrease stress, maximize brain capacity and build underdeveloped skill sets and mindsets needed to gain an edge over the competition.
Using recent Neuroscience findings about the effect of stress on the brain’s ability to think, learn and perform, we empower coaches and student athletes with an innovative process to identify barriers getting in the way of peak performance, so they can elevate their ability to reach goals, overcome obstacles and take their game to the next level while building eight essential skills for optimal success:
- Priority Setting and Organizing
- Sharpening Attention and Focus
- Increasing Memory Capacity
- Building Effective Communication and Collaboration
- Increasing Mental Flexibility to Adjust Focus and Perspective
- Boosting Self Control
- Self Monitoring Progress
- Establishing a Growth Mindset
Learning how to use the brain to its potential can increase performance and make the difference between maintaining one’s position on a team, winning and losing a game, making it to the postseason or succeeding in school, relationships, jobs and the big game of life.
This is the first Professional Development workshop that teachers asked for more! Informative, engaging and very enjoyable.
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Phone: (508) 614-8653