“A Better High” by Matt Bellace
May 17 @ 1:40 pm -2:30 pm
MAY 17, 2019 | PLEASANTVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL | 8TH GRADE ASSEMBLY | EVENT FOR STUDENTS ONLY
For over 20 years, Matt Bellace has been traveling the country as a professional speaker and stand-up comedian. Dr. Bellace has a PhD in clinical neuropsychology, which is the study of the
brain and behavior.
This funny yet age-appropriate presentation focuses on natural highs, emotional resilience and mental health. It has been described as the perfect combination of stand-up comedy, interactive demonstrations and inspirational stories. Matt empowers middle school students to seek out positive friendships, express their feelings in productive ways and pursue healthy natural
highs. During the program, he also discusses how to use emotions to be more resilient and to do something great. Like all Matt’s programs, “A Better HIgh” has specific learning objectives.
1. Understand the concept of a natural high and why it is different than a chemical high.
2. Be able to identify their unique natural highs and the value of using them to cope with stress.
3. Understand the importance of supporting each other in positive ways and having friends who are alcohol, tobacco and drug free.
4. Have fun and associate having fun with prevention in middle school.