Seminar Detail

Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Rewire the Brain
Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Rewire the Brain

Where:  ALBUQUERQUE, NM

When:  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Mindfulness works! Learn how to bring it into your personal and professional life NOW. Join Dr. Jeff Tarrant as he connects the dots between the actual practices of mindfulness and the direct impact on the brain and daily functioning. Through active exposure to targeted mindfulness-based tools, as well as live demonstrations, you will leave with practical methods that can be used to help manage anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic pain, OCD and personality disorders.

This seminar will go beyond traditional meditation practices to include mind-body strategies that intersect with other therapeutic approaches, such as biofeedback, mindfulness-in-motion, and nature-based strategies. Learn how and why certain mindfulness techniques are more effective than others at addressing symptoms of mood, anxiety, attention and “disorders of the self.” You will leave with an expanded mindfulness-based toolbox to share with your clients or students, strategies to help you begin or sustain your own personal mindfulness practice and the ability to synthesize and prioritize these tools to enhance their effectiveness.
Objectives:
  1. Define key concepts related to meditation including mindfulness and focused attention.
  2. Explain how meditation changes the structure and function of the brain.
  3. Describe four different types of meditation.
  4. Distinguish which meditation practices might be ideal for certain mental health concerns.
  5. Discuss the supplemental practices that can be effectively combined with meditation to enhance the benefits.
  6. Apply meditation skills to movement-based interventions.
OUTLINE

ADHD: Strategies to Increase Focus and Self-Monitoring
  • Focused attention meditation
  • Automatic pilot: conscious vs. unconscious behavior
  • The mindfulness wedge for impulse control
  • Overcome boredom: use technology to make therapy more interesting!
Anxiety: Strategies to Manage & Address Judgment and Over-Thinking
  • Attitudinal qualities: become aware
  • Thoughts are not facts!
  • Mindfulness makes the brain more flexible
  • Incorporate the breath to reduce fear
Depression: Strategies to Shift Perspective
  • Mindfulness to change cognitive distortions
  • Deepening the pleasant
  • Loving kindness practices make the brain more optimistic
  • Don’t forget your body: posture matters!
OCD and Personality Disorders: Strategies to Quiet the Mind
  • The brain and self-talk
  • Open awareness meditation
  • Entrain the brain: increase alpha waves with light and sound
Movement-Based Mindfulness & Strategies
  • Benefits of combining mindfulness with movement
  • The research: pain, balance, cognitive functioning, attention
  • Yoga
  • Qigong/Taiji Quan
  • Walking meditation
Nature-Based Mindfulness
  • Impact of technology overload on the brain and health
  • Nature deficit disorder
  • Benefits of combining mindfulness with nature-based interventions

JEFF TARRANT, PH.D., BCIA-EEG, BCN

Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN, Licensed Psychologist, is a licensed psychologist, educator and speaker. He has devoted his career to exploring and teaching about the mind/body connection. His work utilizes several forms of technology-based therapies including neurofeedback, audio visual entrainment, interactive metronome and heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV). In addition, Dr. Tarrant has studied and taught Qigong, mindfulness and energy psychology for the past 15 years and incorporates these practices into his model of treatment.

Dr. Tarrant is the founder and CEO of the NeuroMeditation Institute (NMI), LLC and provides certification training for NMI therapist and instructors. In addition, Dr. Tarrant is a Global Neurofeedback Initiative (GNI) Instructor and conducts national continuing education trainings on topics including: "Mindfulness Interventions to Rewire the Brain" and "Brain Changing Strategies for ADHD." He is completing work on his first book, Meditation Strategies to Rewire the Brain. Other recent works include a series of virtual reality meditations published by StoryUp VR and the book chapter, "Neurodmeditation: An Overview and Introduction" in The Clinician's Companion to QEEG and Neurofeedback.

Dr. Tarrant’s research focuses on exploring brainwave changes that occur as a result of contemplative practices, energy healing and energy psychology. He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and has a private practice in Corvallis, OR where he lives and plays.

Speaker Disclosures:

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

Nonfinancial: Jeff Tarrant has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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.

NEW MEXICO COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. is an approved continuing education provider by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. Provider #0180571. Provider approval period 10/01/2016 to 09/30/2017. This program is approved for 6.25 clock hours.

TEXAS COUNSELORS: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

TEXAS EDUCATORS: PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 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.

NEW MEXICO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS: This course has been reviewed and approved by the State of New Mexico Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapists for 6.25 contact hours.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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