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Neuroscience for Clinicians: Powerful Brain-Centric Interventions to Help Your Clients Overcome Anxiety, Trauma, Substance Abuse and Depression
Neuroscience for Clinicians: Powerful Brain-Centric Interventions to Help Your Clients Overcome Anxiety, Trauma, Substance Abuse and Depression

Where:   DALLAS, TX

When:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Seminar Description:

Bring the latest findings from neuroscience into your treatments. Learn interventions to literally alter the brain’s neurons, structures, pathways, and networks. Recent research reveals that neuroplasticity takes place all through life, so you can offer hope for real nervous system change no matter how long your client has suffered. You will discover how and where neuroplasticity occurs, and ways to use it therapeutically. Gain the background you need, through enjoyable experiences combined with clear principles, for utilizing the nervous system in your work. Learn how to think multi-dimensionally as you see the brain in 3-D and sense it in action. Draw on multiple modalities to overcome resistances, activate creative responses, and turn problems into potentials.

This seminar teaches you how to promote transformation in the traumatized, stressed, addicted, anxious, and depressed brain in positive ways. By initiating change using top-down, bottom-up, and horizontal methods, you add new dimensions to each therapy session. This seminar gives you tools through concepts and experiences to help you build your own techniques for creative individualizing. And in the process, you will find yourself feeling more relaxed, alert, and present as you activate your own brain in positive ways!
Objectives:

  1. Communicate key nervous system structures, functions and pathways.
  2. Explore brain alterations that occur from anxiety, trauma and stress, substance abuse, and depression.
  3. Support how commonly applied treatments such as CBT, DBT, dynamic therapy, meditation and hypnosis can foster healthy brain change.
  4. Analyze neuroplasticity and types of experiences that elicit it.
  5. Apply interventions that can be used to return the nervous system to natural balance using methods drawn from neural-feedback, psychodynamics, mindfulness, sensory awareness, hypnosis and bodywork.
  6. Evaluate specific techniques that enhance attention, interoception, affect regulation and sensory-motor awareness.
  7. Practice six principles that guide you when including the brain during treatment.
OUTLINE

Tour through the Brain: What clinicians need to know from neurons to structures, to pathways, to networks
  • Feel your neurons activate
  • See brain structures in 3-D
  • Experience how the brain processes top-down, bottom-up, and horizontal
  • Actively engage your brain structures for change
  • Work with implicit and explicit memories
  • Learn how to rebalance key pathways with your interventions
    • Pain Pathway
    • Reward Pathway
    • Fear-Stress Pathway
Nervous System Networks and the Social Brain: We are wired for attunement
  • Default Mode (DMN) and Task Mode Networks (TMN)
  • Healing attachment
  • Activate mirror neurons bottom-up
Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: How the brain can change
  • Three timeframes for change
  • Neuroplasticity at the synapse
  • How to foster neuroplasticity in clients
  • Neuroplasticity in action: Exercise your brain!
Practice the Interventions for Healing: Bottom-up, top-down, and horizontal
  • Sensory Awareness
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Body Work
  • Unconscious and the DMN
  • Experience and activate the direct Mind-Body Link
Integrate the Brain into Treatments Stress
  • How stress alters the nervous system
  • Calm the stress/fear pathway
  • Develop alert/relaxed attention for better coping
Trauma
  • Develop security through self-soothing methods
  • Foster confidence with yoga body positioning
  • Extinguish traumatic memories
  • Reconsolidate implicit memories
Anxiety
  • The anxious brain reaction
  • Work top down/bottom up/horizontally
  • Calm the limbic system bottom up with movement
  • Soothe the insula through meditative sensory awareness
  • Deconstruct sensations mindfully
  • Balance the nervous system
Substance Abuse
  • Brain areas involved in addictions
  • Rewire the reward pathway
  • Detach from pleasure and pain
  • Activate the parietal lobes for sensory relaxation and enjoyment
  • Develop prefrontal connections for better judgment
Depression
  • The depressed brain pattern
  • Activate an under-activated nervous system with yoga postures and energy meditations
  • Regulate the limbic system by activating links to prefrontal cortex and cingulate gyrus with mindfulness turned outward
  • Practice the 4-step method to overcome negative self-suggestions
  • Unify real and ideal
  • Foster joyful relationship through mirror neurons
  • Develop compassion and gratitude
6 Principles for Incorporating the Brain into your Therapy

CAROL KERSHAW, ED.D.

Carol Kershaw, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self Transformation (2012 WW Norton), co-author of The Worry Free Mind (Career Press) and author of The Couple’s Hypnotic Dance (Brunner/Mazel). She is board certified in Neurofeedback, a member of the American Psychological Association, and approved consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is an international trainer and is a frequent presenter in the states on the most cutting edge interventions based in neuroscience and hypnosis.

J WILLIAM WADE, MDIV, LPC, LMFT

Bill Wade, M.Div., LPC, LMFT is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, author and international trainer. Co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston, he is also a co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation andThe Worry Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm The Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You. Bill has taught extensively in the states on neuroscience and has also taught meditation and given Dharma lectures at various Buddhist temples.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. William Wade maintains a private practice. He receives royalties from W.W. Norton, Amazon Books and CDS. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: J. William Wade is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; American Counseling Association; and Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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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.


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