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Seminar Detail

2-Day: Neuroscience & Mindfulness for Transformational Healing: Life-Changing Tools in the Battle Against Anxiety, Trauma and Shame
Where:
DOWNERS GROVE, IL
When:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Friday, March 20, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Understanding the neuroscience of trauma and healing and associated evidence-based clinical skills for treating anxiety, trauma and shame brings safety and healing to clients with painful histories. Knowledge of the impact trauma has on the body as well as the mind, along with mind/body interventions for treatment, is essential to healing. Set your clients on a path of long-term recovery and resilience with a psychoeducation and skills to heal old patterns. You want a “go to” set of tools that you can teach them to easily access regardless of what is causing them distress.

Join noted expert Mary Nurriestearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT for 2 days of rich exploration into how neuroscience psychoeducation and clinical applications, and evidence-based mind-body interventions are invaluable for treating trauma, shame and anxiety. You will take away accessible clinical skills for safely approaching trauma, body/mind interventions for anxiety, self-compassion practices for healing unworthiness, brain psychoeducation to reduce shame, and mindfulness interventions for thoughts associated with trauma and shame.

Change the trajectory of your clients’ lives. Equip them with tools they can rely on time and time again for healing.
Objectives:

  1. Articulate emotional motivation systems of the brain as they pertain to clients who have experienced trauma and mindfulness practices for healing.
  2. Distinguish between the default network, salience network and central executive network and utilize this information for client psychoeducation.
  3. Articulate negativity bias in the brain as it relates to clients who have experienced trauma and therapeutic mindfulness intervention.
  4. Explain polyvagal theory and implications for resources for emotional regulation.
  5. Explain the social brain and use of interpersonal neurobiology that activates the affiliation system of the brain to decrease sense of isolation and not being loved.
  6. Establish the necessity of including the body in emotional regulation and teach body-based clinical skills of breathing, body scan and body movement for regulation.
  7. Describe use of Emotional Freedom Technique to help clients with emotional stabilization.
  8. Demonstrate components of mindful self-compassion for treating unworthiness and confronting the “inner critic.”
  9. Explore mindfulness techniques for helping clients address negative thoughts regarding chronic pain.
  10. Explain use of mindful awareness and choice as a clinical tool for clients to dis-identify from a narrative of unworthiness.
  11. Demonstrate use of body awareness and movement to heal the physiology of shame.
  12. Consider the clinical impact of research regarding the effects of mindfulness-based practices on the neuropsychological aspects of trauma.
OUTLINE

NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION AND PRACTICES FOR HEALING ANXIETY AND TRAUMA
  • Neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to organize and learn
  • The triune brain
  • Primary emotional motivators
  • Polyvagal nerve theory and clinical applications
  • Negativity bias of your brain
  • Savoring the good and affiliation system of the brain
  • Social brain: causes and conditions
  • Default mode network, salience network and central executive network of the brain
  • Window of tolerance psychoeducation and clinical applications
  • Neuroscience exercises for clinical use
EMOTIONAL STABILIZATON SKILLS – THE FIRST TASK IN TRAUMA TREATMENT
  • Importance of including the body in stabilization
  • Body scan and sensory input for stabilization
  • Mindful breathing practices
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Practice leading mindful breathing exercises and simple movement
  • Clinical examples of emotional stabilization skills
MINDFULNESS-BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR:

Confronting Trauma-Based Negative Thoughts
  • Nonjudgmental observing of thoughts
  • Naming – writing thoughts down
  • Recognize, distance and dis-identify from narrative of self-identity
  • Relate to the voice of the inner critic with mindful compassion and redirection
  • Address negative thoughts regarding chronic pain
  • Nourishing wholesome thoughts to undo thought patterns of trauma – repetition and concentration
  • Habit tendencies and neuronal pathways
  • Accessing beneficial memories
  • Clinical examples of relating to thoughts therapeutically
Alleviating Distressing Emotions
  • Approach, not avoid, emotions safely with mindfulness
  • Be there for grief
  • Comfort pose and self-love mantra
  • Emotional Freedom Technique for client self-care
  • Clinical examples of treating distress with mercy
Increasing Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience for Trauma and Anxiety Resolution
  • Recognize the power of inner voices
  • Mindfulness interventions for developing self-compassion
  • Who has seen your goodness? – restoring trust
  • Teachers of compassion
  • The voice of the inner friend
  • Three-part self-compassion note
  • Offering loving kindness to any inner aspect that feels not deserving
  • Compassion for the inner critic
  • Clinical examples of utilizing self-compassion
Treating Trauma-Based Shame
  • Repair unworthiness with mindfulness-based interventions
  • Impact of shame on the brain – default network and pain system
  • The physiology of shame
  • Differentiate among shame, defiance, and noble posture
  • Narrative of unworthiness
  • Create a new narrative of self
  • Clinical examples of treating unworthiness and shame
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

MARY NURRIESTEARNS, MSW, LCSW, RYT

Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, teaches seminars and retreats to teach clinicians how to take mindfulness skills, brain-based protocols for treating shame and office-based yoga back to their clients. These evidence-based clinical interventions move therapy forward by improving emotional regulation, restoring healthy nervous system functioning and cultivating healthier thought patterns. Both mindfulness and yoga practices have brought healing and calm to Mary’s clients and students.

Mary provides participants with the latest research results and pulls together the work of experts in the mental health field who are proponents of both practices (i.e. Bessel van der Kolk, Jon Kabat-Zinn). She draws on 37 years as a mental health professional counselor and 27 years of meditation and yoga practice. She is a certified yoga therapist, seasoned yoga teacher and ordained member of Thich Naht Hahn’s Order of Interbeing.

Mary is the author of Healing Anxiety, Depression and Unworthiness: 78 Brain-Changing Mindfulness & Yoga Practices (PESI, 2018), Yoga for Anxiety with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2010), Yoga for Emotional Trauma with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2013), Yoga Mind – Peaceful Mind, with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2015), and Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness: 52 Card Deck (PESI, 2016). Mary is the co-editor of Soulful Living (Hci, 1999) and former editor of Personal Transformation magazine. She has produced DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and depression. Mary teaches across the United States.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Illinois Addiction Counselors: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 12.5 CEUS. Program number: 15043. Category: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP I, NCRS II.


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Marriage & Family Therapists
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Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Other Professions
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