April 2011 Archives

Fear: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Part 3: Taming the Amygdala
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History

Early in my career as a challenge course facilitator, I think I had a telemarketer's philosophy when facilitating on a challenge course. This was probably due to the fact that I was once told by a friend who work for a period of time as a telemarketer, that he was not allowed to hang up the phone until the person on the other end said no three times. I adopted that attitude to my challenge course work.

For full article, download a PDF here: FEAR: Good, Bad or Ugly.pdf

TERA/Mid-south AEE Conference

I was recently invited to present a pre-conference workshop and an opening games session for the Texas Experiential Ropes Association and Mid-south Association for Experiential Education regional conference. I had a wonderful time meeting all of the conference attendees. As promised, click on the link for a pdf of the activities we played during the pre-conference as well as the opening games session. Thank you for all for the passion and energy you give to the experiential education field.

TERA Mid South AEE Activities you should know.pdf

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