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Yoga & Mindfulness Therapy: Mind-Brain Change for Anxiety, Moods, Trauma, and Substance Abuse
Yoga & Mindfulness Therapy: Mind-Brain Change for Anxiety, Moods, Trauma, and Substance Abuse

Where:  SOUTH BEND, IN

When:  Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Yoga and mindfulness are based in the idea that you can cultivate a healthy, happy life by intention, using mind-body meditative methods. Recent neuroscience research confirms that these evidence-based practices measurably change the brain in ways that help overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. Learn an integrative approach to mind, body, spirit healing using the natural, built-in capacity to think, sense, move, and feel in the present moment. Practice interventions with Annellen & C. Alexander Simpkins, PhDs, experienced yoga and mindfulness teachers, clinicians, researchers, and best-selling authors, that can help your clients regulate their emotions, clarify their thinking, and lessen physical discomforts. Deepen the therapeutic relationship as you awaken your healing presence and empower yourself and your clients to make better choices. You will come away from the seminar with a clear understanding of the neuroscience behind these practices, a profound experience for yourself, and new techniques and protocols for your therapy sessions to improve client outcomes.
Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate how to teach simple yoga and mindfulness practices as clinical skills.
  2. Apply breathing intervention/practice to reduce anxiety and depression.
  3. Explain how to practice body awareness to stabilize.
  4. Explain how to teach clients how to comfort and self-soothe.
  5. Demonstrate the four step meditation for affirming thoughts and decreasing negative ruminations.
  6. Outline, in easy to understand terms, the role of the brain in healing from trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

CHARLES A SIMPKINS, PH.D.

Charles A. Simpkins, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in neuroscience, psychotherapy, meditation and hypnosis. With his wife, Annellen, Charles has co-authored 28 books, many of them bestsellers. Their most recent books on neuroscience are Yoga and Mindfulness Therapy Workbook for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2014), Neuroscience for Clinicians (Springer, 2012), The Dao of Neuroscience (Norton 2010) and Neuro-Hypnosis (Norton 2010). They have also written about meditation for healthy mind-brain change: The Tao of Bipolar, (New Harbinger 2013), Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy (Wiley, 2012), Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy (Wiley, 2011), and Meditation for Therapists and Their Clients (Norton 2001). Their books have over 20 foreign editions and have won numerous awards.

Dr. Simpkins has practiced psychotherapy for more than three decades, and taught meditative and hypnotic methods to facilitate mind-brain change to people of all ages. He has been involved in neuroscience for 18 years – integrating it into treatments and helping to bring the most recent research findings to practitioners. He presents seminars at professional conferences, state mental hospitals, university campuses and to popular and professional audiences around the world. Charles performed psychotherapy research and is currently doing a neuroscience study of unconscious movement. He has studied with psychotherapy masters, including Milton H. Erickson, Jerome D. Frank, Carl Rogers, Lawrence Kubie, and Ernest L. Rossi, and neuroscience innovators including Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jaime Pineda, Paul and Patricia Churchland, Stephen Anagnostaras, and William Bechtel.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Charles A. Simpkins is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Charles A. Simpkins has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

ANNELLEN M SIMPKINS, PH.D.

Alex & Annellen Simpkins, are psychologists specializing in neuroscience, psychotherapy, meditation and hypnosis. The Simpkins are authors of 28 books, many of them bestsellers. Their most recent books on neuroscience are Yoga and Mindfulness Therapy Workbook for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2014), Neuroscience for Clinicians (Springer, 2012), The Dao of Neuroscience (Norton, 2010) and Neuro-Hypnosis (Norton, 2010). They have also written about meditation for healthy mind-brain change: The Tao of Bipolar (New Harbinger, 2013), Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy (Wiley, 2012), Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy (Wiley, 2011), and Meditation for Therapists and Their Clients (Norton, 2009). Their books have over 20 foreign editions and have won numerous awards.

Drs. Simpkins have been practicing psychotherapy for more than three decades, and have taught their meditative and hypnotic methods to facilitate mind-brain change to people of all ages. They have been involved in neuroscience for 18 years and have been integrating it into treatments and helping to bring the most recent research findings to practitioners. They present seminars at professional conferences, state mental hospitals, university campuses and to popular and professional audiences around the world. They have performed psychotherapy research and are currently doing a neuroscience study of unconscious movement. They studied with psychotherapy masters, including Milton H. Erickson, Jerome D. Frank, Carl Rogers, Lawrence Kubie, and Ernest L. Rossi, and neuroscience innovators including Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jaime Pineda, Paul and Patricia Churchland, Stephen Anagnostaras, and William Bechtel. Their Eastern philosophy influence along with their commitment to continual learning and therapeutic effectiveness has helped them to see therapy through the crystal of a unique vision, which they bring to you with warmth and clarity in their books and seminars.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Annellen Simpkins is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Annellen Simpkins has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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