On Monday we welcomed renowned psychologist and author, Dr. Lisa Damour. She spoke with students (Grades 4-8) in the morning, and with faculty members in the afternoon.
Dr. Damour has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She is also the author of two New York Times best selling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
Dr. Damour addressed the following areas (among others):
-The difference between good and bad anxiety
-How to do square breathing to avoid panic attacks
-The difference between good and bad stress
-How to have productive conflict with others
-The importance of using “emotional aikido” to sidestep conflict
-The importance of providing students with thoughtful systematic stress and recovery
-How to effectively manage a student meltdown
To learn more about Dr. Lisa Damour, please visit: https://www.drlisadamour.com/