Feelings Thermometer
Triangle
Communication
Brain Science
BONUS
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What are the colors on the Feelings Thermometer? 

Red, orange, yellow and green

100

What are the three parts of the cognitive triangle? 

Feel, think, do 

100

Where do we need to be on the Feelings Thermometer to be able to communicate effectively? 

Green/yellow

100

What does flipping your lid mean?

Getting to the red, having downstairs brain take over 
100

What is mindfulness?

Paying attention to something on purpose 

200

Name your feeling to ____ your feeling

tame 

200

What is a thought? 

Something we say to ourselves 

200

What are the 4 communication styles?

Passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, assertive

200

What does the Upstairs part of your brain do?

Critical thinking, logic, language, making decisions 

200

What is meditation?

Exercises we do to become mindful (meditations read by Ms. Dani, deep breathing, online videos, etc.)

300

What color do you need to be in to be able to learn? 

Green or yellow 

300

How many thoughts, on average, do we have in a day?

6,000

300

What is assertive communication?

Open, honest communication while still being kind to others and respecting feelings

300

What does the downstairs part of your brain do?

It holds our strong emotions like love and anger, activates our fight or flight responses and helps us get out of dangerous situations

300

What is a "trigger"? 

Something that we encounter (a smell, a certain song, time of year) that brings up a tough memory 

400

What is a coping skill? 

Something that helps you get to green/feel calm 

400

What is a positive affirmation?

Something we say to ourselves to balance out negative thoughts. Usually starts with "I am" (i.e. I am strong, I am smart)

400

Name one active listening technique 

Summarizing what the person said, nodding, asking questions, being curious, repeating back what the person said

400

Can brains change/grow as we get older?

YES!! 

BRAIN PLASTICITY

400

What is the benefit of journaling after going through a tough experience? 

It helps the "logical" or language driven part of our brain connect with our emotional brain. This helps us move past the experience 
500

Name 3 coping skills you can use when in the red

Deep breaths, walk outside, pet an animal, draw, talk to a friend, run, read a book 
500

What are two things you can do to manage negative thoughts?

Notice them, become curious, challenge them (examine the evidence, talk about them), use meditation to let them go

500

What is the difference between empathy and sympathy?

Sympathy-telling someone you feel sorry for them

Empathy- feeling someone's hard feelings with them, showing them that you can be there with them in that moment

500
Why don't we say that certain emotions are "good" and others are "bad"?

Because all emotions are messages, they are telling us something

500

What is resilience?

The ability to bounce back from stressful life events 

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