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Brain-to-Brain: Mastering the Neurobiological Waltz

Clients raised by neglectful and frightening caregivers may as adults find themselves living with an unconscious somatic legacy of early traumatic attachment, yearning for closeness but unable to tolerate or sustain intimacy. Even their nervous systems rebel against physical proximity to others, or can’t tolerate being without proximity. As a result, their relationships—even with therapists—are tumultuous. The necessary strategy for working with these clients is coregulation, an approach that doesn’t depend on words but rather on a brain-to-brain neurobiological waltz that relies on the therapist’s attunement to implicit emotional and somatic communication. You’ll explore how to:

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Copyright : 03/26/2017

Enhancing Neuroplasticity: Strategies for Rewiring the Brain

The more we apply the discoveries of neuroscience to our clinical work, the more skilled we can become at tailoring interventions to match clients’ specific difficulties and guide them through the changes in brain functioning that best catalyze their growth. Whether clients are stuck in repetitive defensive patterns, struggling to stabilize a coherent sense of self, or progressing slowly toward new resilient behavior, teaching clients specific tools for rewiring the brain can lead to their thriving and flourishing beyond the consulting room. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to:

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            Mindfulness

            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

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Copyright : 03/24/2017

What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change Session 1

Neuroscientific advances in memory reconsolidation enable us to achieve therapeutic breakthroughs with previously unheard of consistency. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to engage the neural process that decommissions implicit learnings that drive PTSD, compulsive behaviors, and insecure attachment. You’ll see how reconsolidation underlies the effectiveness of a wide range of therapies and is key to transformational change. Videos and live demonstration will show you how to mobilize the brain’s power to unlock and dissolve long-entrenched schemas, ego states, and emotional conditionings. You’ll discover:

This recording is intended only for mental health professionals and trainees.

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            Counteractive

            Transformational

            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

            Non-reactivation

            Symptom cessation

            Effortless permanence

            Reactivation

            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

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**This recording is intended only for mental health professionals and trainees.

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We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Copyright : 03/25/2017

What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change Session 2

Copyright : 03/25/2017

Treating Personality Disorders: Advances from Brain Science and Traumatology

Clients with personality disorders—narcissistic, borderline, antisocial, sociopathic—often have profound traumatic childhoods, which leave them without a solid inner core from which to function. Often “nudged” into treatment by others, including the law, their inability to trust and their need for power make forming a therapeutic alliance seemingly impossible. They come armed with defenses developed at very early ages that are designed to ensure their survival by protecting their fragility. In this workshop, you’ll explore:

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            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

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Copyright : 03/26/2017

Brain Care: Applying the Neuroscience of Well-Being to Help Clients Session 1

Even as we look to the latest brain research for techniques to apply in our therapeutic work, we too often neglect the damaging impacts of stress, poor lifestyle choices, and overstimulation from digital devices on our brains and bodies. In this recording, you’ll learn empirically-validated techniques to calm your client’s nervous system, help your client come to clarity in decision-making, heal toxic shame, and cultivate your client’s courage to take growth-enhancing risks.
 

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  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

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            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

            Neurotoxins

            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 : 03/23/2017

Brain Care: Applying the Neuroscience of Well-Being to Help Clients Session 2

Even as we look to the latest brain research for techniques to apply in our therapeutic work, we too often neglect the damaging impacts of stress, poor lifestyle choices, and overstimulation from digital devices on our brains and bodies. In this recording, you’ll learn empirically-validated techniques to calm your client’s nervous system, help your client come to clarity in decision-making, heal toxic shame, and cultivate your client’s courage to take growth-enhancing risks.

Program Information

Objectives

  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

Outline

            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

            Neurotoxins

            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 : 03/23/2017

How Hard Times Can Open the Heart

No CE Credit Available

With his best-selling books Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, and Just One Thing, psychologist Rick Hanson has become the foremost explicator of the brain’s “negativity bias,” our evolutionary tendency as vulnerable mammals to be more or less continually on the lookout for danger, ready to fight or flee, and more likely to remember bad experiences than good. Integrating his background in neuroscience, contemplative practices and positive psychology, he has also become one of our foremost clinical innovators, focused on how to help clients have greater access to their inner resources and enhance their capacity for deep pleasure and savoring the moment.

In this recording, Hanson will focus on how our deepening understanding of neuroscience can enable us, even in times of great stress, to tap into five natural capacities of the brain that, rather than constricting us into fight, flight or freeze, can open possibilities for living fuller, more aware lives.

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ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Copyright : 03/20/2016