What makes a safe place?

What makes a safe place?

So what is a safe space and what is needed to create and maintain one? The Oxford Dictionary defines a safe space as ‘a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment or any other emotional or physical harm’.

What emotions does the amygdala control?

Amygdala. The amygdala helps coordinate responses to things in your environment, especially those that trigger an emotional response. This structure plays an important role in fear and anger.

What is conscious discipline in the classroom?

Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach. The Harvard study’s authors say, “Conscious Discipline provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.”

What does amygdala mean?

Amygdala, region of the brain primarily associated with emotional processes. The name amygdala is derived from the Greek word amygdale, meaning “almond,” owing to the structure’s almondlike shape. The amygdala is located in the medial temporal lobe, just anterior to (in front of) the hippocampus.

What are safe spaces on college campuses?

The term safe space refers to places created for individuals who feel marginalized to come together to communicate regarding their experiences with marginalization, most commonly located on university campuses in the western world, but also at workplaces, as in the case of Nokia.

What happens if the amygdala is damaged?

When amygdala damage occurs late in life, theory of mind may be normal. Single case studies have thus far indicated that amygdala damage: (i) impairs memory for emotional events; (ii) impairs the processing of certain emotion expressions; and (iii) compromises social development and functioning.

What other structures is the amygdala near?

The amygdala is an important structure located in the anterior temporal lobe within the uncus. The amygdala makes reciprocal connections with many brain regions (figure 32) including the thalamus, hypothalamus, septal nuclei, orbital frontal cortex, cingulate gyrus, hippocampus, parahippocampal gyrus, and brain stem.

What side of your brain controls memory?

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What does removing the amygdala do?

This experiment has been repeated in animals numerous times, and the scientific consensus is that when the amygdala is removed, an animal loses any sense of fear. Now, scientists have confirmed that a missing amygdala results in similar behavior in humans, according to a study in the journal Current Biology.

What is executive brain state?

THE EXECUTIVE STATE IS THE OPTIMAL STATE OF PROBLEM-SOLVING AND LEARNING. Conscious Discipline empowers us to be conscious of brain-body states in ourselves and children. It then provides us with the practical skills we need to manage our thoughts, feeling and actions.

Can a damaged amygdala be repaired?

Recovering from Emotional Trauma. The functions of the amygdala, hippocampus, and the prefrontal cortex that are affected by trauma can also be reversed. The brain is ever-changing and recovery is possible.

How can I find a safe place?

You’ll be provided with a list of Safe Place sites nearest you. To use TXT 4 HELP, text the word “safe” and your current location (city/state/zip) to 4HELP (44357). Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.

How does anxiety affect the amygdala?

The amygdala has a central role in anxiety responses to stressful and arousing situations. Pharmacological and lesion studies of the basolateral, central, and medial subdivisions of the amygdala have shown that their activation induces anxiogenic effects, while their inactivation produces anxiolytic effects.

What is a brain state?

Brain states are activities of the brain and/or central nervous system. – They are properties of (or events happening to) material/physical objects. – They are things that happen to our bodies.

How do I calm my amygdala?

Symptoms of amygdala hijack can be eased or stopped by consciously activating your frontal cortex, the rational, logical part of your brain. This may take some practice and persistence. The first step is to acknowledge that you feel threatened or stressed and that your fight-or-flight response has been activated.

What is a safe space policy?

1. A safe space policy is all about creating an open and welcoming environment within our Union so that all our members feel able to participate. 2. That we refer to our “Safe Space Policy” as a concept, not as a physical document.