Understand Your Brain
Tue 7 May, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Westlake Boys High School, 30 Forrest Hill Rd, Westlake
This is the foundation talk for all of Nathan’s other talks, where you learn about the structure of your brain and how these impact on everything you say and do. To understand how this structure comes about means re-examining your early life and the first 1000 days.
The First 1000 Days of your life will shape what kind of person you will turn into. In contrast to what your parents believed, it’s not just about your genes and it’s not about learning alphabets, numbers or colours. It’s about being in a safe, loving and interactive environment. The more love and positive interaction you experience in your first 1000 days of life, the more developed your brain will be. This will ultimately impact all of your child’s life-long outcomes (far more than secondary school ever will!). Come along and get a summary of the latest research and everything a parent, grandparent or whānau needs to know.
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 ‘25 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.
25 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.