The Teenage Brain


Based on my experience with teenagers in the classroom for 16 years, as well as the work of researchers, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Ross Greene and Dr. Daniel Goldman, this workshop has been designed to give an overview of what’s happening in the teenage brain during adolescence and to share tools parents can use to support growth, find sanity and even cultivate joy during these transformative years!

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of what’s happening in the teenage brain during adolescence, including: the role of the limbic system, the emotional brain, and its impact on behavior, choices, mood and learning.
  • Examine this reconstructive time period of the brain and reframe for themselves how the behaviors and choices of teenagers actually support the growth and acceleration of our society at large.
  • Dissect Dr. Dan Siegel’s work on what he calls ESSENCE for adolescents, which notably demystifies and unveils the truth behind teenage relationships, behaviors, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Mindfulness practices to increase their capacity to show up, be present and stay attuned;
  • Ross Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving Plan to ignite partnership between parent and child in discovering the root of challenges in order to support adolescents in learning the life skills of building coherence and harmony for themselves.