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2-Day: Neuroscience & Mindfulness for Transformational Healing: Life-Changing Tools in the Battle Against Anxiety, Trauma and Shame

Mary NurrieStearns
Two Full Days
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Apr 21, 2020
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Understanding the neuroscience of trauma and healing and associated evidence-based clinical skills for treating anxiety, trauma, and shame brings safety and healing to clients with painful histories. Knowledge of the impact trauma has on the body as well as the mind, along with mind/body interventions for treatment, is essential to healing. Set your clients on a path of long-term recovery and resilience with psychoeducation and skills to heal old patterns. You want a “go-to” set of tools that you can teach them to easily access regardless of what is causing them distress.

Join noted expert Mary Nurriestearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, in this recording consisting of 2 days of rich exploration into how neuroscience psychoeducation and clinical applications, and evidence-based mind-body interventions are invaluable for treating trauma, shame, and anxiety. You will take away accessible clinical skills for safely approaching trauma, body/mind interventions for anxiety, self-compassion practices for healing unworthiness, brain psychoeducation to reduce shame, and mindfulness interventions for thoughts associated with trauma and shame.

Change the trajectory of your clients’ lives. Equip them with tools they can rely on time and time again for healing.


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MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Psychotherapist

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Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a licensed clinical social worker with four decades of professional experience. She maintains a counseling practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a specialty in treating adults with histories of childhood trauma. She has thirty years of training in mindfulness, is a certified trauma-informed yoga therapist, and has trained in clinical applications of Emotional Freedom Technique. Mary is author of numerous articles on psycho-spiritual growth, co-author of Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma, Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind and co-editor of Soulful Living. She is the author of the book, Healing Anxiety, Depression and Unworthiness: 78 Brainchanging Mindfulness and Yoga Practice (2018). Mary teaches seminars to mental health professionals across the USA and along with her husband, conducts retreats on the transformative, mind-body healing practices of yoga and meditation. She credits mindfulness-based practices for significant healing in her own life.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose

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  1. Articulate emotional motivation systems of the brain as they pertain to clients who have experienced trauma, and mindfulness practices for healing.
  2. Distinguish between the default network, salience network, and central executive network and utilize this information for client psychoeducation.
  3. Articulate negativity bias in the brain as it relates to clients who have experienced trauma, and therapeutic mindfulness intervention.
  4. Explain polyvagal theory and implications for resources for emotional regulation.
  5. Explain the social brain and use of interpersonal neurobiology that activates the affiliation system of the brain to decrease sense of isolation and not being loved.
  6. Establish the necessity of including the body in emotional regulation and teach body-based clinical skills of breathing, body scan, and body movement for regulation.
  7. Describe use of Emotional Freedom Technique to help clients with emotional stabilization.
  8. Demonstrate components of mindful self-compassion for treating unworthiness and confronting the “inner critic.”
  9. Explore mindfulness techniques for helping clients address negative thoughts regarding chronic pain.
  10. Explain use of mindful awareness and choice as a clinical tool for clients to dis-identify from a narrative of unworthiness.
  11. Demonstrate use of body awareness and movement to heal the physiology of shame.
  12. Consider the clinical impact of research regarding the effects of mindfulness-based practices on the neuropsychological aspects of trauma.


  • Neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to organize and learn
  • The triune brain
  • Primary emotional motivators
  • Polyvagal nerve theory and clinical applications
  • Negativity bias of your brain
  • Savoring the good and affiliation system of the brain
  • Social brain: causes and conditions
  • Default mode network, salience network, and central executive network of the brain
  • Window of tolerance psychoeducation and clinical applications
  • Neuroscience exercises for clinical use
  • Importance of including the body in stabilization
  • Body scan and sensory input for stabilization
  • Mindful breathing practices
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Practice leading mindful breathing exercises and simple movement
  • Clinical examples of emotional stabilization skills


Confronting Trauma-Based Negative Thoughts

  • Nonjudgmental observing of thoughts
  • Naming – write thoughts down
  • Recognize, distance, and dis-identify from narrative of self-identity
  • Relate to the voice of the inner critic with mindful compassion and redirection
  • Address negative thoughts regarding chronic pain
  • Nourishing wholesome thoughts to undo thought patterns of trauma – repetition and concentration
  • Habit tendencies and neuronal pathways
  • Accessing beneficial memories
  • Clinical examples of relating to thoughts therapeutically
Alleviating Distressing Emotions
  • Approach, not avoid, emotions safely with mindfulness
  • Be there for grief
  • Comfort pose and self-love mantra
  • Emotional Freedom Technique for client self-care
  • Clinical examples of treating distress with mercy
Increasing Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience for Trauma and Anxiety Resolution
  • Recognize the power of inner voices
  • Mindfulness interventions for developing self-compassion
  • Who has seen your goodness? – restoring trust
  • Teachers of compassion
  • The voice of the inner friend
  • Three-part self-compassion note
  • Offering loving kindness to any inner aspect that feels not deserving
  • Compassion for the inner critic
  • Clinical examples of utilizing self-compassion
Treating Trauma-Based Shame
  • Repair unworthiness with mindfulness-based interventions
  • Impact of shame on the brain – default network and pain system
  • The physiology of shame
  • Differentiate among shame, defiance, and noble posture
  • Narrative of unworthiness
  • Create a new narrative of self
  • Clinical examples of treating unworthiness and shame

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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