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My Brain Team - What to do when emotions run high

Story and an introduction to mindfulness by Dr. Stephanie Margolese, Ph.D.

Liv is a fun and creative 10-year old girl who explains how the brain works
through the different imaginary characters in her brain team.  

We learn how the ‘amygdala feelers’ serve to protect us from danger while the ‘prefrontal cortex thinkers’ help us to calm down, solve problems, and relate to others.

Liv teaches us five mindfulness practices to unify the brain team so that we can open ourselves to different possibilities. Story and an introduction to mindfulness practices by Stephanie Margolese, Ph.D. 

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  • Full color illustrations.

  • 7.5 x 9.5 inches, soft cover.

  • Great for class or as a family resource book.

  • Simple concepts that can be understood by children 6 and up.

  • Practical tools that can easily be introduced at home, school or as part of therapy.

  • An amazing gift for all children!

Dr. Stephanie Margolese   

Dr. Stephanie Margolese is a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessing and treating children, adolescents, and their families. She has worked in the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Department at the Jewish General Hospital since 2001. Dr. Margolese is an Assistant Professor (joint) (professional) in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She is also the author of Sam's Big Secret and When Monkey Lost His Smile. Other collaborations include A Spot of Blue and The Tiger in My  


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Free tools for download

Here are some extra resources to help bring these tools into your home or classroom.

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- To use with the book as a way of expanding on certain subjects.
- To use as a discussion tool about how our brain works and how to deal with emotions.
- To use as a mindfulness tool.
- To help with focusing on senses.
- To use as needed.

Brain team T3 Focus on senses classroom.
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