We are very fortunate in Delta to have elementary school counsellors interested in coming into classrooms to teach students about the connection between their brains and thoughts, feelings and actions. Our classroom heard about how a tiny area of the brain called the amygdala can take control over the prefrontal cortex (or PFC for short.) The amygdala is very useful in times of danger but not so useful when we are trying to learn! We practiced 3 ways to turn off the amygdala - RELAX, BREATHE, THINK GREEN THOUGHTS! We watched a great video explaining the role of the brain produced by our school counsellor's son.