I had the opportunity to attend an excellent conference today put on by Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations, Inc. As I am a member of the Home and School Association at my kid's school, I was made aware of this conference by an email and had the opportunity to attend representing our school. The… Continue reading Brain Matters: Youth, Learning, and Development
The groundbreaking gathering encourages researchers, physicians, spiritual care providers, and patient advocates to learn from each other and grow as healers. Participants will share contemplative best practices and experiential teachings, while collectively beginning work toward common standards of practice. The symposium takes place in Garrison, NY from November 6th thru 9th. Neuroscience research has demonstrated the… Continue reading Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium: 2014
I was fortunate to take part in a staff development with a presenter who focused on Neuroscience, Understanding Normal Aging and Neuropathologies Associated with the Aging Process with Martha S. Burns, PhD. She is a dynamic speaker who has an amazing grasp on the topic and is able to bring it down a few notches (language wise) so… Continue reading Staff Development on Neuroscience, Neuroplasticity and Trends….
Another article worth reading, but also a personal and professional interest of mine, mindfulness. "By definition, mindfulness aims to shut out the buzz; it is a brain-training technique based on using your breath to achieve mental clarity. But it isn’t about zoning out. If anything, it’s about zooming in; paying attention to the present and… Continue reading An Acclaimed Technique for 2013: Mindfulness
by Victoria Brewster, MSWLearning disabilities are an area that needs more attention. After reading many books on neuroscience and particularly those that focus on issues related to deficits in the brains' function, it seems that many children and adults that have been diagnosed as ADHD, trouble makers, and socially inadequate, are actually individuals that have… Continue reading Learning Disabilities and Solutions
by Victoria Brewster, MSW I am an avid reader and at any one point in time am reading between 2-3 books depending on my mood and where I am when reading, at home, at work on break, at a medical appointment, etc. Books are a wonderful way to learn about and inform oneself of a… Continue reading The Power of Books