Lisa here describes how she has helped her son gain calm courage and confidence in a situation that would normally freak him out. She draws upon her knowledge of BRAINSMART PARENTING including the neuroplasticity of the brain and how associations and pathways are constantly changed, strengthened og weakened.
I call the method Lisa is applying THE SUCCESSES KEY and I write about it in all of my five published books about the logics of the brain. Basically, the idea is to gently and casually activate relevant experiences in a child when s/he is hijacked by the amygdala and gets overwhelmed, anxious or otherwise upset in a situation or facing a challenge. Thereby, the child often goes from experiencing FUTURE FOG and feeling lots of resistance – to identifying the upcoming situation/challenge as the natural next step because it is basically similar to something the child has done and mastered before.
Learn more via my book in English Play Your Brain where The Successes Key is one out of eight “keys” you can play on your inner piano 🙂
Anette Prehn (1975) is a Danish Sociologist, keynote speaker, facilitator and author of five published books about the rules of the brain. 10 years ago she realised that the brain follows certain logics, but that hardly anyone knows them. Even among the ones who’ve heard about them, most do not know how to apply the them. Anette Prehn’s ambition is to communicate neuroscience and social psychology in outstanding and down-to-earth ways: ways that make it easy to understand, remember and apply those logics. She does this in her BRAINSMART trilogy: bestselling books about key brain logics. Her only book out in English so far is Play Your Brain and her books have so far been translated into Chinese, Russian, German, Norwegian and Swedish.