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Brain-to-Brain: Mastering the Neurobiological Waltz




Copyright : 26/03/2017

Enhancing Neuroplasticity: Strategies for Rewiring the Brain



            Regulation, relation, reflection and resilience

            Functions of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system

            Consequences of hypoarousal and hyperarousal

            Beneficial exercises: breath, touch, posture and movement  

            Nonverbal cues and therapeutic communication

            Techniques for developing resonance

            Deep listening and acceptance of emotions

            Neuroscience research

            Gratitude exercise:  Web of life

            Therapeutic exercise:  Wished for outcome

            Journaling and creating a coherent narrative


Copyright : 24/03/2017

What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change




            Common therapeutic factors across diverse approaches

            Permanence of transformational change

            History and research

            Nonverbal, implicit structure

            Schemas and their self-protective function

            Brain circuits involved

            Challenges of incremental learning and change


            Symptom cessation

            Effortless permanence


            Guided contradictory experience

            Juxtaposition with target schema

            Symptom identification

            Retrieving underlying schema

            Finding contradictory experiences

            Dissolution of schema

            Evaluating presence of multiple schemas

            Therapist factors

            Potential complications

            Symptom deprivation

            Overt statements

            Sentence completion


Copyright : 25/03/2017

Treating Personality Disorders: Advances from Brain Science and Traumatology


            Risk factors, therapeutic options

            Cluster characteristics

            Developmental characteristics

            Differential diagnostic criteria and defining characteristics

            Pathological v. healthy narcissism                 

            Differential diagnostic criteria and defining characteristics

            Boundary setting and treatment approaches

            Attachment and therapeutic relationship considerations

            Differential diagnostic criteria and defining characteristics

            Victim v. perpetrator symptom expression

            Complex therapeutic history

            Common underpinnings to varied personality diagnoses

            Relationship characteristics

            Family systems

            Neurophysiological systems

            Determining level of intervention

            Self-regulation, positive regard, mirroring

            Creating attachment and inserting self into therapy

            Importance of non-verbal communication

            Language selection and techniques


Copyright : 26/03/2017

Brain Care: Applying the Neuroscience of Well-Being to Help Clients​


Program Information


  1. Implement lifestyle choices that protect the physical brain as our clients age, and extend the “health span” portion of our lifespan
  2. Apply the tools of self-directed neuroplasticity in therapy that help reverse the impact of stress and trauma on emotional regulation, learning and memory, and empathy
  3. Engage clients with practices such as guided visualizations and process journaling that can enhance the higher brain’s capacity for response flexibility, discernment, planning, creativity, and imagination
  4. Apply interventions that help prevent/reverse addiction to digital technology and recover capacities for focused attention and concentration, relational intimacy, introspection, and self-reflection
  5. Employ valuable resources in the latest findings about the brain and the mind-body connection


            Multiple approaches, experiences change the brain

            Consciousness remains unexplained

            Mindfulness, compassion

            Telomeres, longevity, types of movement

            Cognitive impairment, depression

            Sleep improvement strategies

            Brief restorative strategies

            MIND diet


            Impact of obesity

            Reactivity and healing

            Emotional regulation

            Modifying perceptions and reactions

            Contraction and reactivity

            Resilience and health

            Ability to shift perspective

            Mindful self-compassion and acceptance

Copyright : 23/03/2017

How Hard Times Can Open the Heart

No CE Credit Available


Copyright : 20/03/2016