Healthy Options 11/3/21: Enhancing Learning and Resiliency Through Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Technical assistance: Joel Mann & Amy Browne

Program Topic: Enhancing learning and resiliency through reducing stress and anxiety

1. What are the different kinds of stress?
2. When might stress be a helpful thing to experience, and how can we utilize it in a positive way?
3. Learn how to do “box breathing” as a tool for resetting the nervous system.
4. What is a flow state and how can it be achieved?
5. How can an understanding of our human physiology help us be more resilient and better learners?
6. How is movement helpful for alertness and learning?

Guest: Ian Ramsey, educator at North Yarmouth Academy, where he teaches mindfulness and other techniques to enhance learning and resiliency. He directs their Kauffmann Program for Environmental Writing & Wilderness Exploration, and is a founding board member of Physiology First, a nonprofit that offers students around the world science-based tools they can use to reduce stress and anxiety.

About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.