Based on the work of Dr. Ruby Payne, “Emotional Poverty” uses a brain-based approach to look at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence; how they develop; and the tools that can be used to change those responses. Emotions are processed 200 to 5,000 times faster than thought. Learn about the emotional sources of behavior and what motivates good behavior and the underlying causes or unsafe and disruptive behavior.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance.
- Identify language to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence.
- Have tools to address and reduce anger, anxiety, and avoidance and to motivate appropriate behavior.
- Help build strong inner selves in students through validation.
- Understand personal emotional realities.
- Promote the safety and well-being of students.