Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Mind Matters Online Series

Below you will find a series of frequently asked questions during the Online Series.

Lesson 1 Questions: "Self-Soothing"

Are the sessions recorded?

All sessions will be recorded. You can find each recording as they become available on our Youtube Channel. Check back 1-2 days after the scheduled session to find it posted.

Do I need to register each week?

Yes. You can register for each session on this page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the session.

Are there quizzes for each session?

There are no quiz questions following the sessions. However, each session will begin with a poll to report your practice on the skills learned in the previous week.

Can I get the PowerPoint Slides from the session?

Unfortunately, the slides for this session are the teacher PowerPoints for Mind Matters, and are only available with the purchase of the program. To learn more about Mind Matters or make a purchase, follow this link.

Is there a Certificate for the series?

A certificate will be available at the completion of all 12 lesson in the online series. It is a certificate of completion only, and may or may not apply for additional points or credit programs for professional development.

Lesson 2 Questions: "Discover Emotions"


Polls will be taken each week 5 minutes before the meeting begins to assess how practice of Mind Matters skills are going. The polls are closed promptly at 9:30 PDT when the meeting begins. Participation is not required but encouraged. There are no attendance penalties from missing a poll.

Are there cultural differences in regard to emotions?

Different cultures emphasize different emotions.  In some groups, anger is not appropriate. In some cultures, women can express certain emotions and men cannot.
The same goes for families.  In some families, it is not acceptable to say or think negative things about other people (for example, feeling disgusted).  That is why the motto in this section is that there are no bad or good emotions.  They just are. They come and go.

Are general memories explicit and core memories implicit?

It varies.

Explicit memories can be general or part of core memory.  Implicit memories can also be part of both.

How to handle suppressed trauma with students during exercises?

Sometimes, when a student does remember a trauma, we can remind them they are safe, breathe, “name it to tame it,” and knowing is the first step to tame it.