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2-Day: Neuroscience & Mindfulness for Transformational Healing
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Audio CD - 8+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
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  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.
  • 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
  • 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


Confronting Trauma-Based Negative Thoughts

  • Nonjudgmental observing of thoughts
  • Naming – write 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


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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