Developing an understanding of when our brains function optimally or not, is one of the most valuable components of brain/body integration. Knowing when this system is in trouble helps us learn about the relationship between brain & behaviors – and what to do about it.
I can almost promise you that most of us have had the undeniable urge “To Be A Part” of something greater than ourselves. Something bigger than the world of our small individual existence. This urge is somewhat expected of us as first-year students. We almost receive a year-pass, a get out of jail free card. Because how will we find ourselves if we don’t first lose ourselves first – right?
Negative early experiences can also profoundly affect the development of the brain. Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect are pervasive social problems. Each year in the United States there are more than a million substantiated cases – and many more than that probably never come to light. Maltreatment increases a child’s risk of developing depression, self-destructive behavior, eating disorders, attention deficit disorders, drug and alcohol problems, sexual […]
At the Developmental Traumatology Laboratory at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, researchers are conducting studies in traumatized children using the most up-to-date methods to study their stress circuits and brain development. In a recent report, they described their findings on maltreated children with PTSD who they compared to healthy, normal children and to children with clinical anxiety disorders who had not been maltreated. […]
Often parents don’t know about the many little things they can do to foster their children’s healthy cognitive and emotional development, like talking to the children beginning in infancy, reading to them from a very early age, and helping them play simple games. Parents, especially new or young parents, may also need help learning to recognize their children’s cues that they are hungry for stimulation or […]
The ﬁrst emotions that can be recognised in babies include joy, anger, sadness and fear. Later, as children begin to develop a sense of self, more complex emotions like shyness, surprise, elation, embarrassment, shame, guilt, pride and empathy emerge As they grow, children develop the ability to recognise feelings. One of the most fundamental tasks an infant undertakes is determining whether and how he can get […]
Jy is ‘n kreatiewe slim brein, leier met topverkope-eienskappe, ‘n vorentoe denker, strateeg en meeste van alles ‘n top bemarker. Kortom, jy is die beste maar jy wil wil net nie vlieg nie, of ten minste so hoog so jy weet jy kan nie, ten spyte van jou talente voel dit deurgaans of jy nie deur die versperrings kom nie. “‘ ‘n Doel is nie altyd […]
Die lewe is op ‘n goeie dag nie ‘n maklike reis nie, die tienerfase heel verstaanbaar dalk die moeilikste tyd. As ouers tref dit ons gewoonlik wanneer die skrif aan die muur is en ons raadop is. Jy bes moontlik voel jy is een groot “failure”. Jy het alles in jou vermoe gedoen om jou tiener te bemagtig en steeds voel dit asof daar deesdae ‘n […]
One of the basic premises of modern education has been the idea that one institution, such as a school, is responsible for preparing individuals for transfer over to another institution, such as a factory or company. The link between education, learning, and employment is seen as primary and intrinsic. However, this only works if there is alignment between what education provides and what society and the […]