Synopsis: A quick deep dive on the latest in emotion theory and research based on the newest neuroscientific methods. Participants will walk away understanding much more about themselves and their own emotions, as well as those of the campers, staff, and students they work with. Participants will also walk away having a clear idea of options for emotion regulation pre-, post-, or during experiences at the individual, dyadic, and group level. This experience is half well curated download of the most intriguing lessons of the last decade in neuroscience delivered in lay-speak, and half experiential emotion regulation training, where on an individual level, we will have the opportunity to experience, discuss, and consider the regulation of, our own and others’ emotions. This session also includes bits about how emotions enhance, dampen, and bias learning, and how to make the most of this unavoidable truth as we move throughout the optimal (camp) and suboptimal (remote/virtual) spaces in our lives. With younger participants, special focus will be paid to enhancing personal capacities for self-regulation in the virtual/remote school/camp context.
Options for all ages:
- Flagship: 90 minutes, ages 15+, 30 minutes of info, 30 minutes of practice, 30 minutes of discussion for bringing into relevant spaces and Q&A.
- Up and comers: 60 minutes, ages 10+, 20 minutes practice with media, 20 minutes of info through narratives, and 20 minutes of Q&A and bringing it into space
- Just Arrived: 30 minutes, ages 5+, 15 minutes practice with media, 10 minute narrative on the 5 regulation strategies, and 5-10 minutes Q$A.