"Yes Brain Strategies" for Teachers

"Yes Brain Strategies" for Teachers

This program was hosted by TheDoSeum and underwritten by Whataburger; the video was recorded and edited by Key Ideas.

In this video, Dr. Bryson talks about how our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity and how teachers can foster children's ability to say YES to the world and welcome all that life has to offer, even during difficult times. This is what it means to cultivate a Yes Brain, and it leads to the characteristics we want to nurture in them: emotional regulation, resilience, personal insight, and empathy.

Click here to download a bonus resource for teachers.

Click here to read an article from the San Antonio News Express about Dr. Bryson’s appearance at The DoSeum.

How Summer Camps Cultivate a "Yes Brain" Mindset

How Summer Camps Cultivate a "Yes Brain" Mindset

In this video, I speak with Audrey of Sunshine Parenting. Together, we talk about the important role summer camps play in cultivating resilience, empathy, and curiosity in our children. We also field questions from parents about summer camps. 

How to Help Your Child Develop a "Yes Brain"

How to Help Your Child Develop a "Yes Brain"

Click below to watch Dr. Bryson speak about her latest book THE YES BRAIN which was co-authored with Dan Seigel and published in January 2018. This interview first appeared in "The Positive Parenting Conference” which was a online conference aimed at helping parents become more intentional and to be the kind of parents our children need us to be! Dr. Bryson was honored to have been a part of this project this year and bring to parents the ideas of a YES brain.

Nutritious Parenting: Cultivating a "Yes Brain" in Both Parents and Kids!

Nutritious Parenting: Cultivating a "Yes Brain" in Both Parents and Kids!

Take a minute to watch this interview courtesy of @getfitwithjodelle

Talk summary from the host:

Of course feeding our kids healthy food is important, but not as important as connecting with our kids. And having healthy kids starts by becoming a healthy parent. This is what I refer to as Nutritious Parenting. It has little to do with food, and more to do with providing nourishing discipline through guiding, teaching, exploring, rehearsing and sharing. And this is what Dr. Tina Bryson calls cultivating a "Yes Brain" in both parents and kids!

But this podcast isn't just for parents, and isn't just about helping children develop. The information supplied here is "nourishment" for our relationships, and teaches us each how to feed nutritious tender loving care to all those we are blessed to have in our lives.

Dr. Tina goes into to detail about parenting from a standpoint of helping our kids develop skills for coping with life problems, rather than just punishing them. And it begins with developing our skills as parents first.

We touch on sleep and how it affects the brain. The different colors of zones (red, blue, and green) with regard to brain action, and how we can regulate and expand the right color! We even touch on the dangers of too much screen time and more!

To help others, we need to cultivate and love ourselves enough first. Then we can cultivate courageous "Yes Brains" within ourselves, that give us the capability of encouraging "yes brains" in our children and in all our relationships in general!

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"How to Teach Emotional Intelligence"

"How to Teach Emotional Intelligence"

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, psychotherapist and the co-author of "The Whole-Brain Child", shares advice for parents on how to help their children develop emotional intelligence.

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The link above provides access to additional videos from Tina, including:

How to help kids develop emotional intelligence

Convincing preschoolers to sit at the table

Coping with a death in the family

Creating a story to deal with grief

Creative ways to get kids to cooperate and listen

Do "time-outs" really work?

And more!

What is the difference between a receptive outlook vs. reactive outlook?

What is the difference between a receptive outlook vs. reactive outlook?

Video Transcript:

Have you ever noticed that you or even your kids, can be receptive what is going on? Or, instead of being receptive, you can be reactive, where you want to fight back or flee and run away, or even freeze? Or, for some people, collapse in a faint?

Those are the four "F's" of a reactive state that shut down our learning. They shut down the way that we open to connecting with others and even connecting with our own resources. What I've noticed over the many years of being a clincian, educator, and parent myself, is that there are things we can do in helping raise children that allow our kids to move from reactive states (fight, flee, freeze, or faint) that shut them down from being open to learn and tapping into to their own resilience to moving them toward what's called a receptive state.

And, when you understand how to do that as a parent, when you learn how to create what we can call a "Yes Brain" state, you create what is called a mindset or an approach to life which is filled with vigor and vitality. It's filled with resilience in the face of challenges. And, this "Yes Brain" state is actually something that you can cultivate in your children. Now the great news is there is a step-by-step approach to teaching you what to do in your connection with your kids so that they develop this brain strategy. this yes brain state.



Tina at KPCC's Crawford Forum

Tina at KPCC's Crawford Forum

Our understanding of the human brain expands by the minute. Not that long ago we believed a thousand or fewer neural connections were made each second in a baby's brain. Now we know one million neural connections are made every second until the age of 3.

Tina Participates in the Documentary, "Brainious"

Tina Participates in the Documentary, "Brainious"


Would you build an Ikea table without the instruction book? Probably not. Then why are we raising kids without knowing how their brain works? Isn't it nonsense?

Most of us know how to feed children in an healthy way, but what do we know about raising healthy brains? What kind of experiences are important to provide to children, how the brain learns. BRAINIOUS is a documentary that shares "neuro-knowledge" for parents and educators in order to help children thrive and reach their full potential.

If we really want children to master their lives we need to teach them how to handle their brains!


Allan Schore - PHD - Psychiatry and Bio Behavioral Sciences, UCLA
Pionneer in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Allan Schore has a wealth of knowledge about early childhood development.

Tina Payne Bryson - PHD - Parenting Expert - Psychotherapist - Author
Tina Payne Bryson has created in her pratice a way to educate children with the brain in mind. Her very practical brain makes tricky concepts very accessible.

Daniel J. Siegel - M.D. MINDSIGHT INSTITUTE - Psychiatrist - Author
Dan Siegel has the ability to make you understand "cause and effect" relationship.  

Celeste Kidd - PHD - Rochester Kid - Baby Lab
Celeste Kidd is a curiosity expert. She likes also to challenge beliefs, and try to really understand what influences children's brains.

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang - E.D.D Affective Neuroscientist, USC
Mary Helen Immordino-Yand dedicates parts of her work to understand how culture impact the brain.

Marco Iacoboni: M.D PHD - Director Neuromodulation LAB, UCLA
Marco Iacoboni is working on understanding the mecanisms of empathy.

Noel Enyedy - Director Of Research UCLA Lab School
Noel Enyedy designs Neuroergonomic learning environments.

Matthew Peterson - PHD - CEO, Mind Research Institute
Matthew Peterson has created a math learning program only based on visual approach.

Carol Dweck - Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Carol Dweck is Madam Mindset, she has shown mindset is key in our ability to overcome life challenges.

Jason Moser - Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Jason Moser studies the effects of mistakes on the brain.

Susanne Jaeggi - Director - Working Memory And Plastic Lab
Susanne Jaeggi creates training programs for the brain

Susan Kaiser Greenland: Mindfulness For Children Expert - Innerkids
Susan Kaiser Greenland teaches mindfulness to children, teachers and educators.
She has created dozen of tools to simply implement mindfulness in children's daily routine.

Matthieu Ricard - Buddhist Monk - Author And Humanitarian
Matthieu Ricard is an altruism crusader.

Michelle Kinder -  Executive Director - Momentous Institute
Michelle Kinder is the head of an incredible school, where social emotional health is as important as scholastic achievment.

Margaret Martin - Founder - Harmony Project
Margaret Martin has created a music program for children from low incomes families that have stupendous outcomes on children's brains.

Anxiety & Worrying in Children

Anxiety & Worrying in Children

EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Tina and Greg welcome Andre Van Rooyen, a pediatric neuropsychologist/child psychologist. The topic is anxiety and worrying in children. The group discusses what anxiety is, how to identify it, what different kinds exist, what can cause it, techniques to deal with it and when/how to manage it.

You can watch more videos in this series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELdvSzBOcTWRE

Practical Ways to Transform Difficult Moments Into Opportunities

Practical Ways to Transform Difficult Moments Into Opportunities

Dr Tina Payne Bryson studies, lectures, and writes. Her book 'The Whole-Brain Child' co-authored with Dr. Dan Siegel, gives parents practical ways to transform difficult moments into opportunities for children to thrive. Tina has just appeared as a guest speaker at the QPAC Out Of The Box Festival and joins us from Brisbane to tell us more.