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September 18, 2017, Englewood, NJ- Marna Lynn MSW, LCSW, the accomplished founder and director of Bergen Family Therapy in Ridgewood, NJ. spoke to a group of parents and educational professionals at Fusion Academy, 10 Sterling Blvd., Englewood, NJ.
The group was either parenting or working with children ages 2 through the teenage years. They were asked to identify the issues they struggled with most or upon which they would like to improve. It was clear that communication was the topic for discussion, specifically when dealing with emotions like; anger, upset, hurt or children consumed and distracted by technical devices such as cell phones and computers.
Understanding the role the primitive mind plays in modern communication and interaction with children (and adults) is necessary to understand how we receive or don’t receive communications stated Ms. Lynn. Using her understanding of interpersonal neurobiology, Ms. Lynn broke down and presented the brain’s components that have evolved over thousands of years and those that have not.
Ms. Lynn demonstrated when a child is angry, hurt, frustrated or upset, using logic to communicate, (which is what many people do) simply does not work. Scientific Research has shown-the brain is not capable of receiving logic under these conditions. Ms. Lynn enthusiastically presented her parenting tools and the ABC’s of handling non-happy feelings; Acknowledge, Believe and Cope (which happens to work with people of all ages) and the group responded in kind. “Science and psychology have finally come together and are giving us the answers,” stated Ms. Lynn.
Marna Lynn is on the cutting edge of emotional brain based research within the field of psychotherapy. In addition to her extensive expertise, she has experience and training within the area of the newest brain research and emotional physiology. Marna’s insightful content and dynamic delivery style turn an ordinary presentation into a life-changing event.
Invited as an expert commentator Marna Lynn addressed a packed house at the viewing of the “Screenagers” Documentary shown at the Ridgewood Public Library and sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Screenagers addressed the use of digital devices as related to children and the need to find a balance.
Speaking to the crowd of parents and school age children Ms. Lynn the founder and Director of Bergen Family therapy, opened the discussion by asking some questions and getting some feedback from the children and adults in attendance on the amount of time family members spent on cell phones, computers and video games and whether they believed it interfered with their relationship time. Most all believed it did.
Ms. Lynn with her experience in interpersonal neurobiology was able to offer sound solutions on how to manage the amount of time spent on digital devices and how to negotiate and set limits that everyone can adhere to, including a “Family Screen Time Contract”.
Marna Lynn was excited to see the enthusiastic turn out and believes the conversations afterward can lead to a positive constructive change by understanding the effect the tech world is having on our children’s development and as a community discussing solutions to better manage screen times…for everyone.
Marna Lynn is currently engaged in speaking to audiences as well as tending to her private practice at Bergen Family Therapy in Ridgewood, NJ.
To discuss having Marna Lynn talk at your school, practice or event: 201-378-7389
Marna Lynn speaks to parents at Apple Montessori Schools about a child’s brain growth and why this scientific knowledge is a game changer in raising children today. “Parents no longer need to parent with guess work or fear” stated Marna.
Marna Lynn answered questions and provided not only the understanding but the techniques for parents to use which truly provide life-long benefits. For more info call 201-378-7389
Marna Lynn MSW, LCSW spoke at Comprehensive Women’s Care of Paramus last week. Marna shared her methods of merging Love, Psychology and Science to raise thriving babies in the 21st century. Based on epigenetics and secure bonding, her Marna-Methods teach why “Skin to Skin is a Win/Win”, why babies “Held Now, are Happy Later”, and how to keep the love hormones “PODS” (Prolactin, Oxytocin, Dopamine and Seratonin) flowing so that new babies and postpartum moms thrive! Dr. Craig Wiener, midwife Nicolette Gressett, and the wonderful nurses and staff in the practice share Marna’s understanding of the role of brain science in parenting and the belief that information empowers women!
Lisa Donofrio stated “We believe our patient base is made of intelligent, caring people that would love to build a strong foundation for the children of tomorrow.” They asked Marna back to speak to their past and present OB patients about the Marna-Methods.