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The three brains: managing relationships, conflict and the mind-body connection

Cyrenians - Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

Thursday 16 June
Time slot
This event took place almost 2 years ago
Boisdale 2
Wheelchair accessible
Caroline Ross
0131 475 2354
Youth Wellbeing
Who was the event aimed at?


Who spoke at this event?
Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution are delighted to be joined by Professor Judith Pratt, University of Strathclyde. Professor Pratt is a Research Professor, Professor of Systems Neuroscience and has a PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry. She is also Co-Director of Psychiatric Research Institute of Neuroscience in Glasgow, a collaboration between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Professor Pratt has an interest in understanding the molecular and neural systems that underpin behaviour in mental health and disease and has engaged in activities at the Glasgow Science Festival, Glasgow Science Centre and Schools.
Event summary and materials

What was covered in your sessions?

At our first in person event since the pandemic, Cyrenians’ Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution launched its latest digital psychoeducational resource ‘The Three Brains’ aimed at young people. Along with Professor Judith Pratt from Strathclyde University we explored how our ‘three brains’ (the gut, heart and actual brain) work together to process how to react to the world around us through our mind-body connection. A better understanding of the mind-body connection can help us to better regulate our emotions.

Was there any useful feedback or reflection from the participants?

  • 100% agreed they would use the SCCR digital developments (MonkeyVsLizard, #KeepTheHeid , The Emotional Homunculus & The Three Brains) :
  • 94% agreed they will apply what they learnt, to positively change the negative impact conflict has on relationships, mental health and emotional wellbeing:

“Fantastic, thought provoking session. Really simplified the science. Think will resonate with young people”

“It supported me to understand myself, so I know I can use this across my own family and out team and young people”

How people can find out more or get involved in your work?

Find out more about all our free events, digital developments and resources including film and resource hub on our website - Or email if you have any ideas for collaboration or questions! 

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