Folk U 101: The Social Dilemma
The last year has transformed the way we work, play, learn, and interact by bringing more and more of our lives online. Cortes Island‘s clinical therapist and our resident brain “professor” Hayley Newell discusses social media addiction, the new Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” our brains on social media, and what we are reaching for when we reach for our devices.
Continue reading Folk U-The Social Dilemma: social media and your mental health
This article is the first in a three part podcast series called Finding Home.
The first podcast features Sandra Wood and Ian Scott discussing the options and challenges for creating affordable housing that they have encountered in pursuing the creation of four affordable rental units for seniors and 20 units for all ages on Cortes. That podcast is almost two hours long and includes a number of questions and answers from local community members. Please listen to the podcast for more in-depth explanation of the Seniors Village expansion and the Rainbow Ridge project.
Continue reading Finding Home: Options and Challenges
On the September 1st, 2020 broadcast, Manda played a recording from back in the pre-COVID days when Folk U offered a series of weekly lectures at Linnaea Farm. The Brain 101 with Hayley Newell, RTC.
Continue reading Folk U: the Brain 101 – with Hayley Newell
On today’s Folk University Talk Show, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Hayley Newell shares with us a deeper scientific and practical understanding of play. By definition play serves no practical purpose. Yet, it is anything but valueless. It lays the foundation of a child’s cognitive development, contributes to their physical health, services an opportunity to work through traumatic experiences and develop emotional resources, and helps kids practice healthy social interactions. The brain doesn’t know the different between real and imagined experiences so play can set the foundation for a great deal of future development.
Continue reading A Practical Understanding Of Play & Some Gardening Tips
Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca
On the April 17th Folk U Friday:
Continue reading Nervous System 101 & Gardening Tips On Folk U Friday
- Gardening Tips were provided by Billie Taylor
- Nervous System 101 – by Hayley Newell
- Dance Breaks by Jen Wilson