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  • 28th AnnualLearning Symposium

    To download this handout go to: www.winston-sa.org/symposium

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    Thanks to our local sponsors:

    Jason Littlefield, M.Ed. will evaluate adolescence (ages 12-25) as a time of great opportunity and vulnerability in brain development. This presentation will focus on adolescent brain development and the use of mindfulness as a tool in and out of the classroom. Audience questions and participation will be welcome.

    Disclaimer: Jason Littlefield has indicated he has no relevant financial relationship to disclose.

    Presented by: Jason Littlefield, M.Ed.SEL Specialist, Austin ISDExecutive Director, EmpowerED Pathways

    Breakout Session

    Mindfulness and The Brain

    Jason Littlefield, M.Ed.

  • Mindfulness and the Brain: Presented by Jason Littlefield, M.Ed. 1/26/18

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    Adolescent brain development

    A developmental period of great opportunity

    and great vulnerability

    empowerED pathwaysMission: Empowering educators, youth and

    communities by strengthening the neural pathways to peace

    and resilience through mindfulness and Social & Emotional

    Learning.

    Vision: To establish an empowered society of

    individuals at peace within themselves and others.

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    If every 8 year old in the world is

    taught ___, we will eliminate

    violence from the world within

    one generation.

    Enhance insightful problem-solving

    Cultivate positive attitude to perceived stress

    Reduce negative emotions and worrying

    Enhance emotional intelligence

    Increase focus and sustained attention.Dr. Shanida Nataraja The Blissful Brain: Neuroscience and Proof of the Power of Meditation

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    MindfulnessPaying attention in a particular way;

    on purpose,in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

    -Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Opportunity Vulnerability

    Emotional Intensity

    Social Engagement

    Novelty Seeking

    Creative Exploration

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    Redecorating vs. Remodeling

    Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway.

    Challenge

    Hopeful

    Threat

    Awful

    OPPORTUNITY VULNERABILITY

    Mindfulness quote, message, etc

    Emotional IntensityThe teenage world is processed

    through the brains limbic system and

    the amygdala is frequently on alert.

    Develop a great zeal for life and

    live excitedlyIntense emotions can take

    control leading to depression,

    anxiety and impulsive

    behaviors

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    Student Art

    Mindfulness quote, message, etc

    Social EngagementPeers become an important part of life

    This drive can lead to supportive healthy relationships.

    Research points to this as the number one indicator of

    well-being, longevity and happiness throughout life.

    Teens isolated from adults carry out more risk

    behaviors than those connected to an adult(s)

    Student Art

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    Mindfulness quote, message, etc

    Novelty SeekingCuriosity about new experiences heightens

    New ways of thinking, developing a healthy

    sense of adventure and fascination for life in

    general begin to develop

    Thoughts of sensation seeking and risk taking

    can override the thoughts of caution and safety.

    Student Art

    Mindfulness quote, message, etc

    Creative exploration/

    Expanded sense of consciousnessConceptual and abstract thinking/reasoning develop and along with

    that comes questioning the status quo and innovative ideas

    Attitudes and habits of creative, solution focused

    consciousness can lead to a fulfilling life into childhood

    Searching for the meaning of life can lead to an identity crisis

    Overwhelming feelings of lack of purpose/direction

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    Student Art

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