Resilient Leaders - Activating the Calm - Kathryn Berkett
- Dr Bruce Perry
Introducing the Brain
survival, impulsive, irrational, 'two year old', selfish = Lower/Red Brain
override impulse, plan, sequence, time management, abstract, empathy = Upper/Green Brain
Activating the stress response
Stressor - increased chance going to die - survival instinct = Fight/Flight response
Red brain reactive brain
Green Brain rational brain
Reflect: how are we acknowledging the 'sandpapered brain'?
How many 'sandpapers' do we have in our day? Think about the implications of long-term 'sandpapered brain'?
What can we do?
take a walk, release the tension from your shoulders, ask - how am I feeling, check-in daily to identify 'where you are at', laugh, sing, deep breathing
- what calms you?
- do that until you create a physiological calm state in your body
- condition this moment
- Practice, Practice, Practice
Survival Brain Calm:
See me, and Show me Belong, Tell me what's Happening, Give me some Control
Middle Leaders Conference - August 2019