The Behavior Hub

The Behavior Hub

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Today I had the BEST math class all year: quick review on board, fraction manipulatives in small groups finding equivalents, independent work with fraction manipulatives, then math choice. I made sure there was movement and we switched activities about every 10 minutes give or take. Later I shared the information about "multi-tasking" with my students and asked for feedback about math. They were positive, they felt they learned - I saw many lights go on - and I even got to use the "My Favorite No" strategy. The kids were able to articulate why that is a favorite strategy "When you struggle your brain is developing new paths in the brain!" And at the end I was SO energized by the results - positivity vibrating through me. YAY!

Our goal is to teach people how to communicate and connect with each other and their children in a more dignifying way. We want children to know how to lead their best lives in all domains of well-being (mental, emotional, and physical).

The goal of our organization is to promote emotional growth through collaborative problem solving that elevates the way individuals communicate with children.

Operating as usual

04/27/2022

Need a new strategy for getting kids to listen? Try using 1 of my 7 Communication Tactics! In this episode, I discuss using the “Humor” Strategy. There are so many positive benefits to using humor, including some you may not have thought about.

Listen to the soundbite or the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3KfkkaC

#teachers #emotions #communication #parentingtips

04/21/2022

Having trouble getting kids to listen “the first time”? Try using 1 of my 7 Communication Tactics! In this episode, I discuss using the “Choices” Strategy. It’s not a new concept, but I talk about what the choices need to be as well as when (and when not) to use them.

Listen to the soundbite or the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3JXddUa

#teachers #emotions #communication #choices #parentingtips

04/13/2022

Having trouble getting kids to listen “the first time”? Try using 1 of my 7 Communication Tactics! In this episode, I discuss using the “I See…” Strategy.

Listen to the soundbite or the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3u9Fwuc

#teachers #emotions #communication #bodylanguage #parentingtips

04/12/2022

Aren’t happy with a child’s behavior?
Feeling stressed out?
Just want to learn more about emotions and the brain?

THIS is your ticket. Tune in to listen to me talk all things behavior and the brain. Not just for families who foster, but for anyone who has or works with kids!

https://fostercarenation.com/index.php/2022/01/02/brain-science-in-foster-care-with-lauren-spigelmyer/

Link is also in bio. "Press Page" has all our interviews.

04/08/2022

We're so dang grateful and it is all because of YOU!

We, at TBH, love sharing this good word, but what excites us even more is knowing that the word is spreading and lives are changing.

Let this knowledge lite the parenting and education worlds on fire!

https://www.thebehaviorhub.com/press

04/07/2022

Once upon a time, I was interviewed by Dr. Laura Froyen and we talked about, "Using Brain Science to Understand Challenging Behaviors."

Listen to our interview here: https://www.laurafroyen.com/podcast-internal/077

Or use the link in our bio to navigate to our "Press Page" on our website to listen to ALL of our interviews!

03/29/2022

Balancing your nervous system means knowing how to neutralize strong emotions or how to give yourself an energy boost when feeling down. Learn some of the science behind it and also several free and easy ways to bring about balance.

Listen to the soundbite or the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3HUHn9E

#teachers #emotions #parentingtips

03/15/2022
03/09/2022
Returning to Us 03/07/2022

Returning to Us

We are celebrating!!! Thanks for listening!

Returning to Us Parenting and educating children is one of the greatest experiences in life, but it comes with plenty of emotionally draining challenges. Join behavioral health specialist Lauren Spigelmyer each week as she discusses strategies and tips for how to hack your brain, build and strengthen relationships,...

03/02/2022
02/22/2022

Did you know too much of the hormone Cortisol can lead to things like depression, anxiety disorders, and heart disease? Find out more about the brain’s hypothalamus, which is responsible for releasing hormones like Cortisol.

Check out the soundbite or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3sLnhsX

#teacher #emotions #parentingtips

02/15/2022

Ever wonder why a scent or food triggers a certain memory? Well, that’s the hippocampus in play AKA your brain’s Memory Storage Command Center.

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/34GaiAO

#teacher #emotions #parentingtips

02/09/2022

Meet the tiny but MIGHTY decision maker of your brain: The Amygdala. Its job is to protect you at all costs, but sometimes….it prevents access to logic and reason.

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3gxCXdH

#teacher #emotions #parentingtips

02/01/2022

Teach your kiddos (and adults!) about the emotional brain and its functions by using this easy-to-learn hand signal developed by Dr. Dan Siegel.

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3AJEpCW

01/25/2022

Teach kids (and adults!) to regulate their emotions with Progressive Muscle Relaxation. It's EASY and FUN!

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3rOBfcE

01/17/2022

WILD emotions happening around your home or classroom?

Learn how to TAME those feelings, and teach kids how to regulate their own emotions.

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/2Q6IgHf

01/10/2022

Exercise and movement of the body..........SO MANY STUDIES have proven the benefits.

The best one? Being better able to control your emotions!

Lauren shares some tried and tested coping exercises that enhance emotion management. Let’s get our adult & kiddo bodies moving!

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/32ilW3d

01/03/2022

What if you could change the way the brain works just by changing what you feed yourself and your kiddos? YOU CAN!

Food is medicine and can heal your body. Food and nutrition is also a significant contributor to how our brain operates.

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3CAsE2h

12/27/2021

Kiddos having unwanted behaviors?

It usually has to do with 1 of 5 things. Put on your "Needs Area" detective badge and figure out what's missing............and how to fix it.

Why Behaviors Occur and the 5 Needs Areas.
This podcast episode describes each of the areas to help find solutions.

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3Fecwo3

12/21/2021

Need help feeling calm?

Recognizing your emotional state and naming emotions is the FIRST STEP to taming them. NEXT, learn how to neutralize those big feelings and return to calm.

The Calming & Coping Strategies podcast episode includes various coping methods you can start using TODAY.

Check out the soundbite below or listen to the entire episode here: https://bit.ly/3cI0uab

Timeline photos 12/15/2021

NEW EPISODE ALERT!
We released our newest podcast episode on Tuesday.

Emotions & Your Money: An Interview with Elizabeth Ralph from The Spiritual Investor Program.

Lauren interviews her money coach, Elizabeth Ralph. They discuss emotions, money decisions, and how most of us are taught that all incoming money needs to be spent. While great for our economy, it does not build individual wealth.

Listen on your favorite app or our website: https://bit.ly/3FA44QD

#thebehaviorhub #money #investing #wealth

Timeline photos 12/08/2021

NEW EPISODE ALERT!
We released our newest podcast episode on Tuesday.

Fight or Flight: How your Brainstem protects you

In this three-part series, Lauren talks about parts of the brain that relate to emotion and behavior. This episode explains the Brainstem……the Fight or Flight part of your brain.

Listen on your favorite app or our website: https://bit.ly/3FA44QD

#thebehaviorhub #teacher

Timeline photos 12/01/2021

NEW EPISODE ALERT!
We released our newest podcast episode on Tuesday.

Educational Equity, Remote Learning, & Cognitive Empathy: An Engrossing Conversation with Educator & Researcher Matthew Davidoff

Lauren has a lively discussion with Matthew Davidoff, High School ESL Teacher, University of Pennsylvania Adjunct Faculty, and Freelance Education Consultant.

Listen on your favorite app or our website: https://bit.ly/3FA44QD

#thebehaviorhub #teacher

Timeline photos 11/24/2021

NEW EPISODE ALERT!
We released our newest podcast episode on Tuesday.

The Barking Dog: Our Emotional Brain

In this three-part series, Lauren talks about parts of the brain that relate to emotion and behavior. This episode explains the Limbic System……the Emotional Brain!

Listen on your favorite app or our website: https://bit.ly/3FA44QD

#thebehaviorhub #teacher #emotionalbrain

Timeline photos 11/17/2021

NEW EPISODE ALERT!
We released our newest podcast episode on Tuesday.

The Wise Owl: Better known as your Thinking Brain

In this three-part series, Lauren talks about parts of the brain that relate to emotion and behavior. This episode explains the Prefrontal Cortex……the Thinking Brain!

Listen on your favorite app or our website: https://bit.ly/3FA44QD

#thebehaviorhub #teacher #thinkingbrain

Timeline photos 11/10/2021

NEW EPISODE ALERT!
We released our newest podcast episode on Tuesday.

Healing Trauma through Equine Assisted Learning & Mentorship:
A Conversation with Equine Specialist Rebecca Britt

Lauren and Rebecca discuss working with foster and adopted kids, the importance of mentorship, and the need for positive relationships.

Listen on your favorite app or our website: https://bit.ly/3FA44QD

#thebehaviorhub #teacher #fosterkids

Timeline photos 11/10/2021

Did you know there’s a direct pathway between your gut and your brain? AKA…food affects mood. Don’t believe me? Google “gut-brain axis.” It’s actually quite fascinating.

The food in your body not only feeds you but also feeds the bacteria that live in your gut. Most refer to these as “gut bugs.” Sounds gross, but we need these bugs to help us digest and dispose of the waste so we can feel good.

Recall that upset stomach after you ate something that didn’t agree with you? Bloating? Gas? Bet you didn’t think I was going to talk about this today, but worth a mention because of how significantly it impacts our well-being.

If your gut bugs are struggling to digest something, then it takes A LOT of your energy, which means it won’t be available to stay calm, be collected, or even focus. Imagine the magnitude of that for kids whose gut bugs aren’t as strong.

Here’s where it really connects to the Western world…us…the U.S.

More modern and highly processed, chemicalized, and hormone-filled foods have a terrible effect on those tiny gut bugs. So bad that it actually wipes them out. WHAT?? Yes, and when you don’t have those gut bugs to help digest and dispose, guess what happens?

Making sense now why we have so many food allergies and intolerances in the United States?

It’s not only the chemicals. It’s the sweeteners, artificial additives to “preserve” everything, pesticides, and many popular medications including antibiotics. There’s a reason I went in search of an herbalist. I wanted to find the most natural way for my body to recover from aches, pains, and sicknesses.

The good news is that gut bugs can recover, but it often takes months. Plus, eating artificial foods during that healing journey will put us right back to day one.

I want you to know how important the food we eat is to our minds, bodies, and gut-brain health, which is why I added it to our stress and trauma certificate program.

Click here to learn more (non-accredited) - https://bit.ly/3yloZmR

Click here to learn more (accredited) - https://bit.ly/3fqcgqp

What micro-steps can you take today to eat better tomorrow?

Want to learn more about food and how it impacts mood? I talk all about it in our trauma and stress certificate program. Because the program is built around neuroscience and meant to address emotional regulation, how could I NOT talk about it?

Some of the changes I made over the last three years:
- Buying from a local organic farmers market or CSA (community supported agriculture).
- Less snacks.
- Knowing the sources of my meats.
- Consulting my herbalist before purchasing any type of pharmaceutical.

What questions do you have about this area? I am DYING to know.

As always, we’re not aiming for perfection here, just improvement. Tiny habits.

Our Story

The Behavior Hub (TBH) was established in June of 2018 as both a non-profit and for-profit organization. TBH’s programming is focused on improving well-being of children and adults through psychological supports, nutritional education, and physical activity. In using this 3-pronged approach, we found that training parents, teachers, and organization staff in parallel to the child (known as Suzuki Method) enhances everyone’s effectiveness in fostering healthy growth of children.

TBH offers a variety of consulting and workshop training services to children, families, educators, and mentors that have been created to make lives easier. Our inspiration came from a personal connection as well as crossing paths with people who were struggling to find solutions to leading challenging children. When we thought into this reoccurring issue, we decided to create a social-emotional program from scratch, and The Behavior Hub was born.

Problem we solve...
Emotional regulation, the skills and self-awareness in relation to empathy and conflict resolution, is not provided in modern day educational programming. Given how prime emotional regulation and conflict resolution are to the success of a stabilized life, individuals are entering the real world unprepared for reality.

How we solve it...
Our purpose is to provide students with essential emotional literacy skills so they can live and lead a meaningful and wholehearted life. The Behavior Hub provides a comprehensive emotional intelligence education to a generation that is not introduced to social-emotional skills. Or, the education they do receive doesn't provide them with the tools necessary to live a mentally and emotionally well-balanced life.

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342 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA
17603

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THE CONSULTING SIDE: The mind is our medium. We work on developing parts of the brain and nervous system that link to emotional regulation. We thrive on creating unique sessions individualized for each client. -Individualized sessions -Small group sessions -Sessions in the home -Sessions in community spaces -Sessions in the classroom -Online sessions THE TRAINING SIDE: The knowledge you have is your virtue and we’re in this to make it the greatest it can be. We design interactive, participant-led training sessions using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model that are adaptable for any situation or environment. -2-hour workshops -3-hour workshops -Lunch and learns -Professional development days -6-week training series -12-week training series -Online courses -Workshops on the Web -Conference speaker When you invest in our organization, you become part of the family. With openness at the core of our collaborative approach, you’ll always feel included and welcome. You can learn more about us on our website www.thebehaviorhub.com, but we would love to learn more about you!

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Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm

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