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EP66: The Enrichment Approach with Fight, Flight, and Freeze Responses

EP66: The Enrichment Approach with Fight, Flight, and Freeze Responses

July 25, 2021

For the month of July I have been talking about freedom and independence. Today I am talking about the fight or flight response.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I am talking about some of the difficulties I had with the fight and flight response in school.

Episode resources

Peter A. Levine - Basically, in the fight-or-flight...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/peter_a_levine_864308

What Is Fight, Flight, or Freeze?

https://psychcentral.com/blog/fight-flight-freeze-stress-response#takeaway

Somatic experiencing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_experiencing

 

EP65: The Enrichment Approach with Campy Word Plays and Tina Fey

EP65: The Enrichment Approach with Campy Word Plays and Tina Fey

July 18, 2021

During the month of July I have been talking about freedom and independence. Today I will be talking about improvisation and the theory of Yes, …and.

 In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE I am talking about summertime experiences with doing campy style plays at Camp Jawonio. I also talk about the campy James Bond spoof we performed.

Episode resources

Improv lesson from Tina Fey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmafmRIeet0

Tina Fey - I think if you ask any of us here, we...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/tina_fey_173881

Yes, and...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_and…

Goldfinger (film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfinger_(film)

Tina Fey’s 4 Rules of Improv

https://laugh-masters.com.au/tina-feys-4-rules-of-improv/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_352d0136fb327ae0ff1b6f11f98816d54c108107-1626548229-0-gqNtZGzNAfijcnBszQai

Jawonio Summer Education Program

https://jawonio.org/summer-education/

Episode 64: The Enrichment Approach with the Reptilian Brain, and V: The Miniseries

Episode 64: The Enrichment Approach with the Reptilian Brain, and V: The Miniseries

July 10, 2021

I started with reptile joke. And a quote from professor Robert Sapolsky. During the month of July, I have been talking about freedom and independence. Today I will be talking about the primitive or reptilian brain.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE I will be talking about my first exposure to reptiles in the NBC TV miniseries V. It was a 1983 science fiction miniseries about reptile aliens that first appear to be human.

Episode resources

Don’t Listen to Your Lizard Brain

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/managing-your-memory/201712/don-t-listen-your-lizard-brain

V (1983 miniseries)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_(1983_miniseries)

Robert Sapolsky - The stress response is incredibly...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/robert_sapolsky_1078829

Triune brain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triune_brain

V The Original Miniseries NBC Teaser (Widescreen HD - Remake)

 

Incredible Hulk podcast episodes

https://thecerebralpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-2-the-power-of-weakness-with-the-incredible-hulk-and-th/

https://thecerebralpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-40-the-enrichment-approach-and-my-trip-with-the-incredible-hulk/

https://thecerebralpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-41-the-enrichment-approach-with-daredevil-with-the-incredible-hulk/

 Bionic podcast episodes

https://thecerebralpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-38-brain-neuroplasticity-viacom-and-my-root-with-the-hss-and-bionic-man/

https://thecerebralpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-39-neuro-rehabilitation-the-grade-approach-and-the-bionic-showdown/

 

Episode 63: The Enrichment Approach with Independence, and the Statue of Liberty

Episode 63: The Enrichment Approach with Independence, and the Statue of Liberty

July 4, 2021

Today I will be talking about the preamble to the Declaration of Independence. 

In this week's Rite of Passage Experiences or ROPE, I am talking about not being allowed to go on a class trip in third grade to the Statue of Liberty.

 

John Locke - All mankind... being all equal and...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/john_locke_169395

WIKIPEDIA: John Locke

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke

Declaration of Independence: Preamble: Lesson Plan

https://www.ushistory.org/declaration/lessonplan/doi_preamble.html

Statue of Liberty Fast Facts

https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/03/us/statue-of-liberty-fast-facts/index.html

Episode 62: The Enrichment Approach with Identity, Adolescence, and Don Quixote

Episode 62: The Enrichment Approach with Identity, Adolescence, and Don Quixote

June 27, 2021

For the month of June, I have talked about adolescent issues I had in high school. I started with my own joke about sound and goodbye. Then I used a quote from the character of Don Quixote.  Next, I talked about adolescence and identity challenges.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about the Spanish novel of Don Quixote. And the transformation from one identity to another. Then I used a clip of Broadway actor Brian Stokes Mitchell singing about the impossible dream. I also talked about my high school Spanish teacher and how his personal experience in Cuba with an identity crisis helped me. 

Episode resources

The 25 Best Don Quixote Quotes

https://bookroo.com/quotes/don-quixote

Tony Awards     Brian Stokes Mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzm0SJc6GZs

 The Adventures of Don Quixote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote

Episode 61: The Enrichment Approach with Puberty, Adolescence, Sexuality and Sports Illustrated

Episode 61: The Enrichment Approach with Puberty, Adolescence, Sexuality and Sports Illustrated

June 20, 2021

For the month of June, I have talked about adolescent issues I had in high school. I started with my own joke about privacy. Then I used a quote from writer Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Next, I talked about adolescence and advice from Navigate Texas about sexuality and disabilities.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about some of my own experiences with puberty and adolescence. I recommended people around those with disabilities help with self management and social management. I also talked fantasizing about Elle Macpherson and masturbation with the 1990 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. 

Episode resources

The age of puberty is a crisis...

https://www.azquotes.com/quote/1270862?ref=puberty

Puberty and Sexuality and Children with Disabilities

https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en/family-support/puberty-and-sexuality

Episode 60: The Enrichment Approach with Bo Jackson, Adolescence and High School Sports

Episode 60: The Enrichment Approach with Bo Jackson, Adolescence and High School Sports

June 13, 2021

For the month of June, I have talked about adolescent issues I had in high school. I started with my own joke about competing with intensity. Then I used a quote from American baseball and football all-star Bo Jackson. Next, I talked about adolescence and identity.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I am talking about how I was included and excluded in sports in high school. I attended a competitive college preparatory religious private school in New Jersey. I talked about watching football as a high school statistician in the press box. Also talked about other New York sports figures from the 1980s.

Episode resources

Bo Jackson - As a 9th grader, I competed with the high...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/bo_jackson_253362

Bo scales the wall in Baltimore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk3l_L-VJ3w

Seneca - Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/seneca_377999

Episode 59: The Enrichment Approach with Daniel Boone, Adolescence and Disorientation

Episode 59: The Enrichment Approach with Daniel Boone, Adolescence and Disorientation

June 6, 2021

For the month of June, I talked about adolescent issues I had in high school. I started with my own joke about adolescence. Then I used a quote from American explorer Daniel Boone. Next, I talked about orientation and disorientation.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about the internal and external pressures of taking the high school entrance exam. I also talked about the 4 components of disability decision-making.

Episode resources

How Does Mental Health Change During Adolescence?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/adolescence

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.    

https://www.azquotes.com/quote/32088?ref=disorientation

Episode 58: The Enrichment Approach with Albert Camus, and Obedience

Episode 58: The Enrichment Approach with Albert Camus, and Obedience

May 29, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I started with my own joke about standing and a see-saw. Then I used a quote from French philosopher Albert Camus. Next, I talked about the psychological concept of obedience. I also talked about the 3 key differences between obedience and conformity. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about getting in trouble for a classroom disruption when I was in the bathroom. I also talked about attempts to stand up against the injustice for a nun’s punishment.

Audio editing by Jacob Thurmond

 

Episode resources

Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/Home

The Concept of Obedience in Psychology

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-obedience-2795894

Albert Camus - The only way to deal with an unfree world...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/albert_camus_391590

Nun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nun

Episode 57: The Enrichment Approach with Sebastian Stan, the WHO, Eugenics and the Disability Mindset

Episode 57: The Enrichment Approach with Sebastian Stan, the WHO, Eugenics and the Disability Mindset

May 24, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I started with my own joke about allies and eyes. Then I used a quote from actor Sebastian Stan. Next, I talked about the WHO definition of mental health and the disability mentality. I also talked about the history of ableism, eugenics and being feeble-minded. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about my crutches as tools to navigate the world. The disability mentality was not something that I had for myself. The disability mentality existed in other people's minds. I also got help from a teacher who had personal experience with a son with disabilities.

 

Episode resources

Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/Home

Sebastian Stan - Embrace your differences and the...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/sebastian_stan_569810

WHO: Mental health: strengthening our response

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-health-strengthening-our-response

History of Eugenics

https://www.history.com/topics/germany/eugenics

Targeting the "Unfit"

https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/targeting-unfit

11 Things to Know about Cerebral Palsy

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/cp/features/cerebral-palsy-11-things.html

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