Learning environments that emphasize psychological safety and relationship build better brains.
Find out how trauma and adverse childhood experiences negatively effect our ability to pay attention, hear human voice and create trusting relationships. Find out the 6-letter word that increases psychological safety and feelings of attachment in order to promote creative problem-solving.
Polyvagal theory researcher Stephen Porges.
A feeling of safety is necessary for learning, so it’s more important than ever to understand and be aware of how each person’s past experiences may be keeping them (and us!) in a state of defensiveness and inability to learn or be flexible in our approaches to life and relationships.
Even if you are not directly dealing with children, students or people who have suffered trauma, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences, there is a very high chance that simply because you are human, you’ll be dealing with someone who is dysregulated, and who has unconscious triggers due to their past experiences.
– What keeps us in a fear-based state and how media affects our view of the world.
– Reciprocal dynamics and the social engagement system.
– What we need in order to feel safe
– How attempting to create safety in the wrong way can keep us in a state of mobilization and defensiveness.
– Communicating our internal state and why it is important.
– Our ability to detect cues of safety or threat is related to our early experiences as children.
– Why digital communication is important, but cannot replicate the face-to-face live dynamic and social intimacy.
– Tactics used by media & tech companies to keep us addicted to their products and platforms.
– Controlling your social media usage.
– The attention economy.
– Why it’s a positive thing for adolescents to question authority.
– Consequences when our autonomic nervous system is constantly overwhelmed by our sympathetic nervous system.
– How technology is driving addictive behaviour.