Marsha Lucas • Saturday Afternoon
In much the same way that neuroplasticity is the brain’s natural, lifelong capacity to rewire itself, mindfulness has the capacity to change the brain in ways that promote healthy attachment at any age—it isn’t just for kids anymore. This workshop will teach you how to use the power of the neuroplasticity and mindfulness meditation to help clients reattune and rewire for stronger relationships. We’ll explore the neurobiological workings of the “relational brain,” including neuroscience research revealing that we are, indeed, “wired” for attachment. We’ll discuss what happens when wiring pathways go awry early in life and how mindfulness meditation can aid in reintegrating those neural pathways to allow for healthier attachment. We’ll practice specific mindfulness exercises that can lead to greater emotional resilience and mind-body connections essential for relationships.
Marsha Lucas, Ph.D., a psychologist and neuropsychologist for more than 20 years, specializes in integrating neuroscience, relationships, and mindfulness into therapy. She’s the author of Rewire Your Brain for Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness.