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Friday, November 15 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Getting Back Online When We're Deep in It

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When we're deep in a Fight/Flight/Freeze reaction, we aren't able to make logical, cognitive choices. Caring adults talk about calming brains down with meditation, mindfulness, and other relaxation techniques, but we still have to cognitively choose to begin practicing those. How do we make the leap between reaction and decision? How do we shorten the time it takes to get our brains back online? Enter the vagus nerve. This session will share what the function of the vagus nerve is and how we can use this awareness to shake up the Fight/Flight/Freeze reaction while it's in process.

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Ginger Lewman

Author, Keynoter, Consultant, Resilience Team Member, ESSDACK
Ginger is a national consultant & keynote speaker with ESSDACK, a non-profit education service center based in Hutchinson Kansas. She inspires and helps all levels of educators figure out the ins and outs of Project/Problem/Passion Based Learning, technology integration, and working... Read More →

Friday November 15, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm CST
Room 132