As more is understood about how the mind is intimately involved with the brain, we now know that the brain can literally rewire for better or for worse depending on what you think, feel, and do. This workshop will add new dimensions to your treatments by promoting brain change using top down, bottom up and horizontal methods. Understand key nervous system structures, functions, and pathways to make the complexities of brain science your own. Discover where neuroplasticity occurs and ways to use it therapeutically.
With protocols, case examples, and experiential exercises, you will have fun as you get to know the brain. Mindfulness, meditation, and yoga offer methods anyone can learn that clear the way for better functioning and are useful for many common mental health disorders. In addition, you will bring home treatments for stress, anxiety, trauma, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, sleep disorders, and pain reduction. You will learn how to learn with neuroscience principles that will help you create your own techniques for creative individualizing. And in the process, you will activate your own brain in positive ways, feeling present, alert, relaxed, and renewed!