The HANDY BRAIN MODEL was created to help clinicians and educators show which areas of the brain are activated during various emotional states. Nonprofessional terminology is used as much as possible but may need to be further simplified, depending on the target audience. Because the HANDY BRAIN MODEL turns 2-dimentional drawings on the mitten into a 3-dimentional object, it lacks anatomical accuracy, but shows the connection between structures. More accurate graphics of the brain are included as necessary.
Neuroscientists often suggest making a fist to show how the brain cortex wraps around the limbic system. The HANDY BRAIN MODEL does this and much more:
Kate Cohen-Posey, MS, LMHC, LMFT, is the director of Psychiatric & Psychological Services in Lakeland, FL and has 40 years of clinical experience. She is the author of several books: Her best-selling client handout books offer concise information on common disorders and relationship problems; Making Hostile Words Harmless teaches how to disarm attack-defend-withdraw neural pathways and is endorsed by Stephen R. Lankton, protégé of Milton Erickson; Empowering Dialogues Within gives more than 50 examples of brain change strategies by wiring negative brain centers with their counter parts in the positive frontal lobe through dialogue. She is the inventor of the Handy Brain Model – a teaching tool that makes complex neurological information understandable. Kate has a knack for integrating wisdom from CBT, Ericksonian hypnosis, Gestalt, Ego State, EMDR, Somatic, and Brain-spotting therapies with knowledge emerging from neuroscience and brain imaging studies. She has also studied with the Hokori-Ji Zen Center and has been practicing yoga for many years.
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