How Your Brain Works | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE by Cultures of Dignity

How Your Brain Works | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

This set of Tiny Guides is all about understanding how your brain processes things, why your brain functions are important, and how we can use that information to help you grow. Our brains are doing all kinds of things without us realizing; learning more about how your brain works helps you reframe situations, have more control, and not take struggles personally.

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Downloads are for individual use only.  If interested in licensing for your school, community, or organization click the licensing page above.

What's included?

1. START HERE: Bundle Welcome Letter

2. Facilitation Tool: How to Talk about the Content of a Tiny Guide with a Young Person.pdf

Cognitive Load | A TINY GUIDE

Your brain can only process so much. When you feel overwhelmed: here’s how to  re-frame challenging moments. 

Learned Helplessness | A TINY GUIDE

Learned helplessness is just that, learned. You have experiences that make you believe you have no control. Here’s how to get control back. 

Metacognition | A TINY GUIDE

Metacognition is thinking about your thinking. Get curious about the stories your brain is telling you.

Neuroplasticity | A TINY GUIDE

We have control to rewire our brains! Neuroplasticity means change is always possible. 

ZIP File | How Your Brain Works Bundle

What are tiny guides?

Tiny Guides are just that, tiny. 

These Tiny Guides will help you quickly comprehend core social and emotional concepts, understand their impact on you and your relationships, and equip you with tools to put them into action. 
How to Talk about the Content of a Tiny Guide with a Young Person

How to use tiny guides

as a young person...

  • Understand your emotions and the impact they have on you 
  • Understand what’s happening in your brain
  • Get the words for how you are feeling so you don’t feel alone 
  • Read the guides to think about your emotions and better understand how they impact your relationships

as a parent...

  • Have your child read a guide (or a bunch) and ask them what they thought
  • Gain better understanding of your emotions because they impact your child
  • Print them off and leave them around your house

as an educator...

  • Have your class read a guide (or a bunch) and discuss
  • Use them as the basis for online advisory and check ins 

Tiny Guides are helpful in times of uncertainty

Right now, many of us are experiencing a dramatic increase in anxiety, sorrow, fear, and distress. Increasing your emotional literacy will help you feel more in control and better equipped to manage the complicated emotions that are arising in this challenging time. In the words of Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, “While the world is turned on its head, we have the opportunity to leverage the power of emotional intelligence to keep our feet on the ground and our minds directed toward building the future that we want for our students and ourselves. We can’t control what has happened, but we can control how we respond to what is happening.”

Cultures of Dignity

The Cultures of Dignity Team works with parents, educators, and young people to successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood.

This is the storefront where you can purchase social emotional tools.