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Neuroscience of Stress & the Reciprocity of Self-Care

DURATION: 1 hr

Originally Aired: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST

Gill McClean

DESCRIPTION:

In this 60-minute, interactive RIDE-sponsored session, learn about the neuroscience of stress and the critical healing factors. Participants will engage in strategies to support the reciprocity of wellbeing, having an awareness of stressors, and the effect on the body and nervous system. They will understand the neuroscience behind why simple breathe, move, and rest strategies are effective tools for stress management and self-regulation to build resilience.

Gill McClean

Director of Professional Development & National Trainer

Gill is Director of Professional Development. She trains educators across the country on self-care and integrating health and wellness best practices. She regularly presents at conferences to share best practices in managing stress.

Prior to moving to Houston, Gill lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and The Netherlands in a variety of roles to learn the culture and make a difference. She managed the allocation of low cost government housing, working with the homeless, as well as, founded North East Scotland’s first dedicated yoga studio. During her overseas postings, Gill became a member of numerous Women’s Organizations supporting local charities. Her charitable efforts include fundraising for orphans in developing countries.

She holds a Higher National Certificate in Local Government Administration from Langside College, and also attended Shawlands Academy, in Glasgow, Scotland.

“I believe giving children the tools to deal with stress now will enhance their physical and mental well-being in the future.”