Episode 71: Lizard Brain, Wizard Brain

Episode 71: Lizard Brain, Wizard Brain

Rarely in a curriculum while learning, we ask children where they feel their emotions in their own bodies and whether those feeling change as their emotions change. Children who feel safe to tackle challenges, assured that they have the skills they need and are comfortable to seek help when needed, do well in school and life. Though in its early stage, research in contemplative studies and mindfulness practices is beginning to show a promising impact of such training on children’s emotional regulation and self-control.

On today’s podcast school psychologist, Debra A. Krodman-Collins, Ph.D., NSCP, RYT, co-author of S.T.O.P. and Relax; a yoga-based curriculum, will discuss how to use yoga-based self-calming techniques for school-aged children to conquer their primitive lizard brain with the wizardry of executive function. With focused and intentional effort to connect mind and body, one can master the mechanism that governs Executive Function.

About Debra A. Krodman-Collins, Ph.D., NSCP, RYT


Race to #ExecutiveFunction success, who wins? #LizardBrain or the #WizardBrain? Listen to @SuchetaKamath’s interview with Dr. Debra Krodman-Collins of @STOPandRelax on #FullPreFrontal Click To Tweet Mindful breathing and movement can let you enter into what @PicoIyer calls “realm of stillness”. Listen to @SuchetaKamath’s interview with Dr. Debra Krodman-Collins of @STOPandRelax on #FullPreFrontal Click To Tweet Dr. Debra Krodman-Collins of @STOPandRelax believes that kids are less prepared to tackle learning challenges and are using tablets, phones, and iPads as more of a pacifier. @SuchetaKamath’s interview on #FullPreFrontal Click To Tweet



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Executive Function Specialist at Cerebral Matters
Sucheta Kamath, founder of private practice (Cerebral Matters®), is an expert in brain training & Executive Function development. She is a TEDx speaker and a recent graduate of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2015. Sucheta will be launching ExQ®, an educational software company that offers accessible, web-based learning management tools for all in Fall of 2019.

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