Teaching Heart Institute brings social emotional learning (SEL) and neuroscience into the the locker room and on to the playing field through trainings, presentations, online classes, and mental health coaching. SEL can have a profound effect on mental health, trauma, stress, equity, and athletic performance.
Everything that we at Teaching Heart Institute teach about SEL, mental health, and athletic performance is based on cutting edge research from neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology.
The locker room and playing field are two of the most powerful places to develop mental health through social emotional learning and neuroscience. SEL teaches students how to manage their emotions, control their impulses, calm themselves, focus their attention, solve conflicts, work together as a team, and succeed athletically.
Sports can used to develop athletic ability and to develop mental health at the same time. As the pressures increase in children’s and teenagers’ lives, so does their stress level. Developing athletes’ social emotional intelligence will help them learn skills to effectively deal with stress in healthy ways, be able to perform at their highest abilities, and work closely as an unified team.