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Brain Awareness Week
Your brain deserves as much thought and effort to stay healthy as any other part of your life. This is why Al Marji’ Publications partnered with Mind Matters for Brain Awareness Week to share with you the latest research in brain science.
A panel of experts last month shared tips on how to help your brain and that of your child’s, thrive:
Educational Psychologist Dina Halaseh spoke about the different types of intelligence, the biggest brain secret and how to use it to increase your child’s intelligence. She also debunked common myths. This session was sponsored by NatHealth
Clinical Psychologist Mo’ayyad Haddad described self-destructive addictions we might not be aware of and what a self-destructive lifestyle looks like. He also focused on healthy habits for happiness and joy
Majd Gammoh, specialised in Cognitive Neuroscience, identified common physical and mental stressors and how to deal with them. She helped parents understand how stress affects the brain and provided tips and techniques to help apply this knowledge practically
Life Coach Ruwaida Dakkak spoke about parenting with love and responsibility, tapping into the five love languages and linking different parenting styles to help raise self-awareness among children

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Partners in Health and Knowledge Sharing

Family Flavours’ Manager-in-Charge Laura Haddad delivered a two-hour writing workshop for the team at the Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS). The NGO is a longtime health partner, raising awareness through Family Flavours and Nakahat ‘Ailiyeh on health issues that impact families in Jordan.
Haddad led the interactive training and engaged participants in examining different negative and positive examples of headlines, introductory paragraphs and images. She spoke about how best to use sidebars and the significance of tone in addressing readers and diversity.
“Thanks to this training, I realise the importance of putting one’s self in the readers’ shoes,” says Deena Zou’bi, who coordinated the workshop on behalf of RHAS.
Haddad’s take home tips:
Ensuring that your piece is written and structured in a way that readers will find easy to follow, interesting and relevant to their lives
Leaving readers feeling inspired and hopeful, not sad, depressed or ashamed
Promoting inclusion, being mindful of diversity in age, gender, socio-economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds, abilities and disabilities

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Our Public Awareness Campaigns
Teaming Up with Our Experts and Media Partners…

On radio
Hayat FM radio interviewed our expert, Dr Tareq Rasheed, International Consultant & Trainer, on the four stages of coping with a pandemic and tips for managing this phase in our lives, during Family Flavours and Nakahat ‘Ailiyeh’ segment on the Beit Hawa programme

Mazaj FM radio interviewed Educational Psychologist Dina Halasah, on topics relating to Brain Awareness Week

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In newspapers
Our media partner, The Jordan Times, reprinted our experts’ articles this past month:
Money Coach Christeen Haddadin
Money and Love
Internationally Certified Career Trainer
Ghadeer Habash
You Are Your Habits!

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On YouTube/Al Marji’ Publications
Portrait Photographer Anastasia Casey, and coordinator of Wowshopjordan.com, shows how to make simple Mother’s Day gifts

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