ALVARO I ask the audience whether they’ve seen their body, and their brain!, in the morning
ALVARO New toolkit: from it, today we’re discussing Meditation, Stress management, Reframing
KEY IDEA(S) The hippocampus is a brain structure that deals with memory and with spatial information used to navigate. Based on the idea that repeated stimulation help build brain reserve (more neurons), if you lived in London, and wanted to grow your hippocampus, which job would you choose? Taxi or bus driver?
Answer: Taxi driver Why: Taxi drivers need to find new routes everyday = they EXERCISE their hippocampus everyday. Bus drivers follow set routes. Their hippocampus is active but is not exercised. Bus drivers fall in routines. This illustrate the difference between mental activity and mental exercise.
How Does a Child's Brain Learn?
HOW DOES A CHILD’S BRAIN LEARN?
Facilitated by Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez
@ 2015 YGL Summit
Geneva, August 9th
We learn primarily by imitation and by
adaptation to our environments. And it’s our
brains doing the heavy work.
So, let’s learn more about the Brain, and how
to set up a Brain-Friendly Family Environment.
Travel back to a time…
when you felt a healthy exhaustion
most caring gesture
most magnificent place
Source: Five Good minutes, by Jeffrey Brantley
Pillar #3. Regulating stress