Teaching students to understand somatic signals to prevent dysregulation through the use of a simple acronym, H.A.L.T. When a student is able to recognize a sensation in their body as a signal rather than a warning, it prevents the activation of their threat system. This allows the executive functioning to stay engaged for better learning outcomes.
1. Gain an understanding of why and how are the somatic sensations in our body a key to understanding our emotions.
2. Learn how to use H.A.L.T. in the classroom.
Jen Jim is passionate about getting the tools for mental wellness to everyone who needs it. Although it’s never too late to learn, getting these tools to children means the upcoming generation is poised for change. And that makes her so excited! She has a M.S. in Education, and worked as a mental health therapist for 18yrs including child and family therapy and intensive in-home work with children with severe emotional diagnoses in the foster care system. She has taught undergrad and graduate courses in psychology as an adjunct.