Hooked on a Feeling

by  McMillen Health

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Students of every age are affected by stress, depression, anxiety, and more. These all impact mental health and decrease classroom performance. During this program, students will be engaged in activities as they learn about self-awareness, self-management, and social awareness. Students will learn about different parts of the brain, their functions, and how it is connected to their bodies. Students will also learn to notice and name different emotions, practice different self-regulating strategies, and work towards being aware of the feelings of those around them.

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Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $135.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, ParentPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students but there is no absolute maximum.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Family & Consumer Science, Sciences, Character Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. This program begins with a discussion and activity about how strong emotions are felt in the body.
2. We then briefly discuss what stress is.
3. Students are introduced to the brain/body connection and hormones’ role in feeling emotions throughout the body.
4. The limbic system is described.
5. Students learn the “Hand Model” of the brain to understand the location and roles of the brain stem, amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex.
6. We then discuss what happens when someone experiences a stressful situation and “Flips their Lid.”
7. Students are introduced to the concept of Fight, Flight, or Freeze and watch a video about it.
8. Students learn and practice mindfulness strategies to cope with stressful situations.
9. Students learn that naming emotions can help to understand and cope with strong emotions.
10. Students use a “Feelings Wheel” to name emotions that would be felt during certain scenarios.
11. Discussion about the importance of sharing how you feel and understanding that everyone feels strong emotions.
12. Students learn the definition of empathy.
13. Students learn the definition of neuroplasticity and understand that being more aware of and coping with strong emotions takes time and practice.


Upon completion of this program:
1. Students will be able to name the main parts of the brain involved in emotions (amygdala, hippocampus, prefrontal cortex).
2. Students will be able to explain the brain-body connection as it relates to social-emotional health
3. Students will be able to identify and describe personal feelings with an increased emotional vocabulary.
4. Students will be able to describe what is happening to the brain during times of perceived threats/stress.
5. Students will be able to demonstrate strategies for self-regulation.
6. Students will be able to explain that naming and sharing emotions is a way to manage them.
7. Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of other’s emotions.
8. Students will be able to describe the brain’s ability to change as we learn new thing (neuroplasticity).

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Health Education Standards 1, 2, 4, 5, 7.
Visit www.mcmillenhealth.org for more information or call (888) 240-7268.

State Standards

Please see our website at www.mcmillenhealth.org for the alignment to the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards as well as the US National Health Education Standards.