This short video is part two of an ongoing series called “Beyond Anxiety”, where we explore the Responsive Approach through the lens of anxiety, a prevalent concern of parents and caregivers everywhere. If you haven’t watched Part One…go there first! In this video, Jeff explores the basic wiring of the brain, and why anxiety makes…Details
Everyone reading this has a slightly different perspective on what the “goals” of parenting are. Probably though, most of us haven’t even considered what those goals of parenting are, aside from keeping the kids alive from birth through to the age of eighteen. Throw in some good grades at school, no unplanned teenage pregnancies and…Details
Feedback. Everyone wants it, knows it’s critical to building trust and high-performing teams, yet [often] find it really challenging to give and receive. A large piece of the awkwardness we have around feedback is that it can threaten our sense of attachment, connection or belonging with our colleagues. In this two minute video, Jeff gives…Details
Anxiety and mood disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health concerns in society today, particularly amoung young people. In fact, 15-24 year olds are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group (Pearson, Janz and Ali (2013). Health at a glance: Mental and substance use disorders in…Details
When it comes to the possible reactions of our clients, students or children, we typically think that the loud, violent or defiant responses are the worst. In this short video, Jeff explains why, out of several possible reactions, we should prefer the loud ones!
Jeff gave this TEDx talk out in Canmore, AB in 2017. In it he describes his journey towards understanding addiction not as choice or disease (the two prevailing schools of thought in society currently), but as a fundamental part of our wiring, our human operating system. Enjoy! Enjoyed this? Sign up so you don’t miss…Details