Teen Brain - Wellington
Thur 30 May, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Raroa Normal Intermediate School, 37 Haumia St, Johnsonville, Wellington
There are 6000-year-old hieroglyphics carved into the pyramids depicting the teenagers of the time as being self-obsessed, defiant and unmotivated - that’s sounding pretty familiar don’t you think?
During adolescence (which is a lot longer than you think by the way!) part of your teenage brain “shuts for renovations”. This is the part of the brain responsible for controlling your teenager’s moods, for understanding consequences and for thinking about the well-being of others.
So whilst you can’t expect lots of those behaviours during adolescence, there are ways that you can enhance and maximise the times when they can. Understanding the changes that are taking place for your teen will help you to navigate successfully these important and formative years.
Join Nathan for an in-depth look into the teen brain.
Nathan Wallis Bio:
Host of the documentary “All in the Mind”, and co-host of the TV Series “The Secret life of Girls”, Nathan Wallis, Aotearoa’s renowned neuroscience educator, has been captivating audiences over 250 times per year to sell out events in New Zealand, Australia, & China.
With a profound reputation as a lively and engaging speaker, Nathan uses humour and plain language to condense twenty-five years of neuroscience research into his unique ‘tell you how it is’ style. You’ll be absolutely captivated and walk away jam-packed with more than a few “ah-ha” moments.
Nathan’s talks will be of interest to anyone who is committed to understanding the workings of their own brain and improving the quality of their lives, regardless of whether they have children or not. Just because all the groovy brain stuff happens in the early years of life doesn’t mean that it’s not absolutely relevant to you now. In fact, having a conscious awareness of how your brain works and reacts will lead you towards a more enhanced, happy, content and consciously intelligent life.
Twenty-five years of research is hard to fit into an hour-and-a-half chat, so, what Nathan has done is broken things down into a series of sequential talks:
1. Understand Your Brain
2. Engage Your Brain
3. Change Your Brain! Change Your Life!
- Teen Brain
- Play Based Learning
The Developing Brain – The Big Picture – this is for smaller communities where we combine talks 1,2 & 3.
So, here’s your chance to get all the latest brain development research from a valid source, in a series of talks that are made to make sense.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Nathan Wallis speak.
Note: At the beginning of each presentation, because there are always first time participants, Nathan will recap on the stages of neuro-sequential brain development. This will take 15 minutes.