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Emotions and the Brain

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Emotions and the Brain

Scientists agree that learning how to regulate our feelings and emotions is an important coping skill associated with good mental health. This “Brain Break” activity facilitates a closer look at what is happening in the brain when someone is experiencing strong emotions and guides students through a short activity.

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