TALK TO TEENS
The term “Talk to Teens” implies speaking with young people (children, preteens, teens and young adults) through ancient and modern stories and images. As part of Toula’s Universal Psychology over the past decade, there has been a focus on speaking with young people through myth-based ‘fantastical’ stories that describe the legendary hero’s journey.
This is why children as young as five can read The Universal Child with a trusted adult, while young adults up to age twenty-five may also read Shadows of Sylvaheim by themselves, or with a trained SIT therapist, Jungian analyst or other expressive therapist during therapy.
“Talk to Teens is designed to encourage parents/carers, teachers and counsellors not just to talk to teens and preteens through stories and images, but also children and young adults,” Toula says.
Talk to Teens equips adults with stories, images, and other important methods to generate discussion with young people. It does this through a focus on holistic health, the laws of nature, and ancestral wisdom. The aim is to improve young people’s psychological, emotional and spiritual health.
Talk to Teens aids individuals to not only understand, but also potentially appreciate, the importance of the active imagination: play and fantasy, in a positive way, for health and healing.
Talk to Teens Universal Psychology is based on science that demonstrates how storytelling affects the brain through:
1 – Neutral Coupling
A story activates parts in the brain that allows the listener to turn the story in to their own ideas and experience.
2 – Mirroring
Listeners will not only experience the similar brain activity to each other, but also to the speaker.
3 – Dopamine Release
The brain releases dopamine into the body when it experiences an emotionally-charged event, making it easier to remember with greater accuracy.
4 – Cortex activity
When processing facts, two areas of the brain are activated (Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas). A well-told story can engage additional areas, including the motor cortex, sensory cortex and frontal cortex.
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