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Understanding Emotions and the Brain

In the article "Creating a Peace Place at Home" I referenced different parts of the brain and the role a Peace Place plays in helping kids to control their strong feelings. I recorded another short video to explain three main parts of the brain- the brain stem, the cortex, and the amygdala- and what happens in those parts of the brain when we are feeling strong emotions. Understanding what happens in the brain is crucially important in helping a child (and ourselves) get in control of their feelings and their responses to those feelings. Click on the link below to access this video. 

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