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4-Day: Positive Neuroplasticity Certificate Course with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.


Faculty:
Rick Hanson
Duration:
4 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC054865
Brochure Code:
PLW70691
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a NY Times bestselling author and an internationally recognized leading expert on positive neuroplasticity.

Dr. Hanson draws on a 40-year background in clinical psychology, human potential, and neuroscience to help thousands of people rewire their brains, overcome their mental health challenges, and become the fullest version of themselves.

His work has been praised by Stephen Porges, Tara Brach, Peter Levine, Kristine Neff, and Dan Siegel; featured in national media, and embraced by millions of readers as a voice they can trust.

This 4-Day Certificate Course live webcast is a unique opportunity for you to train with Dr. Hanson himself and discover how your clients can enjoy more successful therapeutic outcomes from the science-backed strategies of Positive Neuroplasticity!

Join Dr. Hanson as he shares an invaluable toolbox full of accessible practices along with a reliable blueprint for how you can more skillfully assess and treat clients and catalyze lasting change.

Watch this hands-on 4-day live webcast and learn how to:

  • Treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and shame with positive neuroplasticity techniques
  • Foster rapid and far-reaching healing and growth with evidence-based strategies
  • More skillfully assess which psychological resources your clients need most for better treatment outcomes
  • Turn clients’ experiences into lasting inner strengths for improved clinical results
  • Skills and tools to make lasting changes inside the brain
  • Rapidly overcome therapeutic obstacles by using positive psychological material to soothe and replace negative material
  • More effectively work with couples, children, and other special populations

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to train with a leading expert on positive neuroplasticity and feel the satisfaction of bringing new and effective paths to healing to your clients.

Reserve your seat today!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 25.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 25.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 25.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors

This activity consists of 25.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This level activity consists of 25.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 25.25 continuing education credits.


Maryland Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 25.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 30.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 25.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 25.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 25.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 25.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1520 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This level activity consists of 25.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 25.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 25.0 credits. 


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 30.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 25.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 25.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 25.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 25.3 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 25.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 25.0 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 25.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 25.0 contact hours or 2.5 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 25.0 continuing education credits.


School Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 25.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


California Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this activity for 25.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 25.3 continuing education credits.


Illinois Psychologists PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 25.0 contact hours.
Illinois Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 25.25 contact hours.


Indiana Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 25.25 contact hours.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 25.25 contact hours.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 25.25  hours of continuing education credit. 


Psychologists

This activity consists of 25.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 25.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


PHYSICIANS: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 25.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This level activity consists of 25.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 25.3 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 25.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 25.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 25.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 25.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 30.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 25.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This activity consists of 25.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.
Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 1520 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts

Faculty

Rick Hanson Related seminars and products: 6

Ph.D.


Rich Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and a New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Buddha’s Brain (New Harbinger, 2009), Just One Thing (New Harbinger, 2011), Hardwiring Happiness (Harmony, 2016), Resilient (Harmony, 2018), Just One Thing Card Deck (PESI, 2018), and Mother Nurture (Penguin, 2002). He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous online programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA and Google, and Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University, served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and was president of the Board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, California. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and over 140,000 people receive his free Just One Thing weekly newsletter.

He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rick Hanson is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rick Hanson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Resilient, please visit our product store.

To order the card deck, Just One Thing Card Deck, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Just One Thing, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Buddha's Brain, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Hardwiring Happiness, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Explain how to incorporate the combination of client’s challenges, vulnerabilities and resources into clinical assessment for a better understanding of a client.
  2. Describe the importance of the two-stage process of learning as it relates to clinical outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate three fundamental ways to engage the client’s mind skillfully for clinical practice.
  4. Define the practice of positive neuroplasticity as relates to clinical practice.
  5. Explain the science of Positive Neuroplasticity and how to teach the methods to clients.
  6. Utilize two psychological resources that can be used to teach clients their personal strengths.
  7. Demonstrate two practices to use clinically for clients to have beneficial experiences.
  8. Incorporate exercises to help clients learn ways to deepen experiences for healing.
  9. Name three ways to encourage clients to internalize beneficial experiences and its importance for growth.
  10. Describe three blocks to the deliberate internalization of beneficial experiences that can slow clinical work.
  11. Explain the research of the three-stage evolution of the human brain and how it relates clinically.
  12. Identify key resource experiences to meet clients’ needs.
  13. Discuss case studies of specific psychological resources showed to improve psychological disorders such as anxiety, trauma and depression.
  14. Explain the different levels of client engagement with painful or upsetting thoughts, feelings, memories, or sensations and treatment implications.
  15. Practice skills to help clients holding in awareness for a positive thought or feeling as well as a negative one.
  16. Provide perspective and clinical practices for self-compassion.
  17. Utilize practices to help clients manage threats from calm strength rather than fear, anger or helplessness.
  18. Teach clients skills to enjoy life’s pleasures without getting driven or addicted.
  19. Demonstrate ways for clients to internalize experiences of accomplishment and success in everyday life.
  20. Guide clients in the importance of being aware of both a desired behavior and an anticipated reward of it.
  21. Summarize the importance and research of client self-acceptance and self-worth for better treatment outcomes.
  22. Describe how clients can approach relationship issues from compassion and self-respect rather than resentment and inadequacy.
  23. Practice a psychological cue each to evoke a sense of peace, contentment, and love to use in session.
  24. Discuss Rick Hanson’s HEAL process and how it can relation to treatment.
  25. Model two ways to incorporate the HEAL process in psychotherapy.
  26. Integrate the HEAL process for the treatment of anxiety, depressed mood, addiction, and trauma.

Outline

THE ESSENCE OF POSITIVE NEUROPLASTICITY: FUNDAMENTALS OF POSITIVE BRAIN CHANGE AND HOW TO MEET YOUR CLIENTS' CHALLENGES BY HELPING THEM GROW DURABLE PSYCHOLOGICAL RESOURCES

The critical role of psychological resources to deal with clients’ challenges and vulnerabilities

  • The stress-diathesis model: Challenges, vulnerabilities, resources
  • Resources located in world, body and mind
  • The special opportunity and value of mental resources
  • Overview of mental resources (i.e., psychological resources) that are clinically relevant
  • Why most of our mental resources are learned: acquired, not innate
  • The necessary two stage process of any learning, including acquiring all mental resources: activation and installation
  • Why experiencing doesn’t equal learning
  • Why most therapeutic experiences do not have lasting value
  • Activity: Help clients identify significant challenges and vulnerabilities, and then identify relevant psychological resources for these
The Neuropsychology of Learning
  • The brain’s evolved negativity bias
  • Clinical implications of the low conversion of therapeutic experiences to lasting changes of neural structure and function
  • Major mechanisms of experience-dependent neuroplasticity
  • What is positive neuroplasticity
  • Activity: Discussion about the clinical implications of the negativity bias
  • Activity: Explain the negativity bias to a client
Clients as Active Learners
  • Environmental, behavioral and mental factors that increase learning, and thus the acquisition of psychological resources
  • The special opportunity and value of mental factors of learning
  • Empower clients to be active agents in their healing and growing
  • Two kinds of mental factors: Contextual and engagement
  • The opportunity and value of engagement factors
  • Clinical benefits of clients actively engaging the experiences they are having to steepen their learning/healing/grown curves
  • Activity: Experience the two-stage process of learning while using engagement factors
  • Activity Explain the two-stage process of learning to a client, and then describe engagement-type mental factors of learning
The Three Ways to Engage the Mind Productively
  • Letting go – observing, accepting, exploring the contents of consciousness
  • Letting go – preventing, decreasing, or releasing negative or traumatic material
  • Letting go – creating, sustaining, or increasing positive materials
  • What is mindfulness; why mindfulness is part of letting go and letting in
  • How letting be, letting go, and letting in form a natural healing sequence
  • Activity: Experience the three ways to engage the mind
  • Activity: Explain the three ways to engage the mind to a client
  • Activity: Practice the three ways to engage the mind
Teaching Positive Neuroplasticity to Clients
  • The science of positive neuroplasticity
  • How to guide clients through experiential practices
  • Identify and work through key blocks to having and internalizing beneficial experiences, such as distractibility, fear, shame, anxiety, social expectations and trauma
  • Activity: How to explain positive neuroplasticity to a client

HAVING, ENRICHING, AND ABSORBING EXPERIENCES: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES CLIENTS ARE ALREADY HAVING, TURNING PASSING STATES INTO LASTING TRAITS

Overview of the HEAL Framework of Engagement Factors of Learning

  • Have a beneficial experience
  • Enrich it – increasing the neural activity underlying an experience
  • Absorb it – increasing the sensitivity of the memory-making mechanisms of the brain
  • Link positive and negative materials
  • Activity: Experience the HEAL process
  • Activity: How to explain the HEAL process to a client
Having Beneficial Experiences
  • Notice beneficial experiences in the foreground and background of awareness
  • Create beneficial experiences; overview of many ways to do this
  • The five elements of an experience: Thoughts, perceptions, emotions, desires, actions; why each is an opportunity for acquiring an aspect of a psychological resource
  • Deal with “yes, but” and other blocks to clients having beneficial experiences
  • Activity: Experience the five elements present in an experience of playfulness
  • Activity: Guide a colleague to be aware of the five elements present in an important experience
Enriching Experiences to Increase Their Neural Registration
  • Five factors of Enriching: Duration, intensity, embodiment, novelty, salience
  • Activity: These three factors applied to an experience of a psychological resource
  • Activity: Explain these three factors to a client
  • Activity Guide a colleague through using these three factors of Absorbing to deepen the internalization of an experience of psychological resource

LINKING POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE MATERIALS: USE POSITIVE MATERIALS TO SOOTHE, CONTEXTUALIZE, AND REPLACE NEGATIVE MATERIALS

Overview of Linking Positive and Negative Material

  • Implicit and explicit memory
  • How negative material is consolidated, activated, and reconsolidated in the brain
  • The window of time during which the reconsolidation of negative material can be disrupted
  • Three ways to manage negative material: Grow relevant psychological resources, associate positive to negative, disrupt the reconsolidation of the negative
  • Self-compassion: A key resource for managing negative material, and an example of Linking
  • Activity: Experience the Link step
  • Activity: Explain the Link step to a client
  • Activity: Guide a colleague through the Link step
Discussion and Application of Material Presented
  • Four ways to use positive neuroplasticity and the HEAL framework with clients
  • Adapt positive neuroplasticity for children
  • Activity: Discussion with a colleague about using positive neuroplasticity and the HEAL framework with one or more challenging clients
  • Activity: How to explain the Link step to a client
  • Activity: Guide a client through the Link step

KEY PSYCHOLOGICAL RESOURCES: HOW TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC PSYCHOLOGICAL RESOURCES THAT ARE MATCHED TO CLIENTS' PSYCHOLOCIAL ISSUES

Our Three Needs and Two Ways of Meeting Them

  • The three fundamental needs of any animal, including humans: Safety, satisfaction, connection
  • The meeting of these needs through Avoiding harms, Approaching rewards, and Attaching to others
  • Social brain theory
  • Why there is more to human life avoiding pain and approaching pleasure
  • The reptilian, mammalian, and primate/human stages of brain evolution and their relationship to the Avoiding, Approaching, and Attaching systems
  • Our basic two ways of meeting needs: The Responsive and Reactive modes, without stress and with stress
  • Explain what it means when clients go to Responsive mode and Reactive mode and the impact of each
  • Activity: Discussion with a colleague about these three needs and two modes for meeting them
Identifying Key Psychological Resources Matched to Clients’ Needs
  • Demonstration by instructor with a volunteer of identifying key resources
  • Overview of resources for safety, satisfaction & connection
  • The value in repeatedly internalizing experiences of needs sufficiently met
  • The metaphors of repeatedly petting the lizard, feeding the mouse, and hugging the monkey
  • Activity: Guide a colleague to identify key resources for an issue
  • Activity: Experience of a basic sense of safety, satisfaction, and connection: peace, contentment, and love
Helping Clients to Identify and Internalize Key Psychological Resources
  • Demonstrate by instructor with a volunteer of identifying and internalizing one or more key resources, using the HEAL framework
  • Discussion of what helped this go well
  • Activity: Guide a colleague to identify and internalize one or more key resources, using the HEAL framework

GROWING STRENGTHS FOR SAFETY: ESTABLISH A FOUNDATION OF CALM AND SAFETY IN WHICH CLIENTS CAN GAIN THE CONFIDENCE THEY NEED TO MEET CHALLENGES

Key Resources for Being and Feeling Safe

  • Indicators of challenges to safety: fear, anger, helplessness
  • Why we evolved to overestimate threats and underestimate opportunities and resources
  • Blocks to reducing anxiety
  • Activity: Experience of calm strength
  • Activity: Experience of noticing you are basically alright right now
  • Activity: Explain to a colleague how to have and internalize more experiences of calm strength and basic alright-ness, and feel less anxiety
Help Clients to Increase Resources for Safety
  • Additional resources for safety: sense of agency, protection, and refuge
  • Our vulnerability to acquiring learned helplessness
  • Discussion of what helped this go well
  • Special applications to trauma
  • Activity: Guide a colleague to identify and internalize resources for being and feeling safer, using the HEAL framework

GROWING STRENGTHS FOR SATISFACTION: BUILD HEALTHY MOTIVATION IN CLIENTS AND HELP THEM SET UP AND ACHIEVE GOALS

Key Resources for Being and Feeling More Satisfied

  • Indicators of challenges to satisfaction: Frustration, loss, ennui, boredom
  • Ambition without driven-ness, aspiration without attachment
  • Activity: Experience of gratitude and gladness
  • Activity: Experience of goal accomplishment and feeling successful
  • Activity: Explain to a colleague how to have and internalize more experience of gratitude, happiness, and success, and feel less frustration
Help Clients to Increase Resources for Satisfaction
  • Liking and wanting in the brain; enjoy without craving
  • How to use associational learning to increase motivation
  • Special applications to addiction
  • Activity: Guide a colleague to increase motivation for something, using the HEAL framework

GROWING STRENGTHS FOR CONNECTION: IMPROVE CLIENTS' RELATIONSHIPS AND INCREASE THEIR SENSE OF SELF-WORTH

Key Resources for Being and Feeling More Connected

  • Indicators of challenges to connection: hurt, rejection, loneliness, hatred, inadequacy, shame
  • Normal narcissistic needs
  • Activity: Experience of feeling cared about and caring
  • Activity: Guide a colleague through internalizing psychological resources for greater self-worth, using the HEAL framework
Help Clients to Increase Resources for Connection
  • Three neural circuits of empathy
  • The strong heart: combining kindness and assertiveness, love and power
  • Activity: Explain the circuits of empathy to a client and exploring how the client could be more emphatic in daily life
  • Activity: Guide a colleague the psychological resources that support the strong heart, and how to have and internalize experiences of these resources
Managing Challenges From the Responsive Mode
  • Activity: Experience of peace, contentment, love
  • Activity: Explore with a colleague how to manage a key challenge from the Responsive mode, including what this would be like and feel like
  • Activity: Guide a colleague through having and internalizing an experience of a key resource for managing challenging from the Responsive mode, using the HEAL framework

APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: LEARN HOW TO ADAPT AND APPLY THESE METHODS TO MEET A VARIETY OF NEEDS AND SITUATIONS

Use Positive Neuroplasticity and the HEAL Process for Particular Clinical Issues and Situations

  • In mindfulness training
  • With depression
  • Specific issues from participants
  • Activity: Discussion with a colleague about applications to one or more clients
Clinical Consequences of Societal Factors
  • How economic, cultural, and other environmental factors affect mental health, for better or worse
  • How internalizing psychological resources and living increasingly from the Responsive mode helps people be less vulnerable to manipulations of fear and anger, possessiveness and greed, and grievance and vengeance toward others
  • Final discussion
  • Activity: Experience of peace, contentment and love
LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH AND POTENTIAL RISKS

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other Helping Professionals

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