Mind Body and Brain

Mind Body and Brain

Go beyond traditional talk therapy to explore mindfulness, somatic practices, and applications of brain science.

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106 The Wholeness Process

Connirae Andreas • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: Blue room

Connirae AndreasIf you’ve explored Eastern spirituality, you’ve probably heard phrases like “The small self is an illusion: realize that you are a vast Self” and “Enlightenment comes through loss of the ego.” Continue reading

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107 Re-enchantment of Life

Rubin Naiman • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 200E

Rubin NaimanWhile we tend to think of night dreaming and daytime waking states as mutually exclusive, both are expressions of the same consciousness. In fact, dreaming doesn’t just happen during nightly REM periods—it takes place throughout the day.
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109 Eating and Awareness

Jean Kristeller • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Jean KristellerWe all eat mindlessly at times, but bringing a state of mindful awareness to the sensations of hunger, taste, and satisfaction—as well as to the thoughts and feelings associated with eating—can transform our relationship to food and to ourselves. Continue reading

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112 A Day of Qigong

Patrick Dougherty • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Patrick DoughertyQigong, an ancient Chinese mindfulness practice derived from Taoist traditions, is a simple but powerful way of balancing one’s energy to reduce stress, promote good health, slow the aging process, and enhance emotional well-being.
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113 A Day of Meditation and Inquiry

JonathAn Foust • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CAPITOL ROOM

Jonathon FoustWhile we may intellectually understand that our beliefs shape our reality, inquiry meditation can move our clients and us beyond the world of concepts to a more embodied, awakened presence. Continue reading

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114 The Five Stages of Creativity

Lisa Mitchell • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CALVERT ROOM

Lisa MitchellSpend the day getting lost in the flow of art and the art of therapy. This hands-on workshop will immerse you in easily accessible experiences—including drawing, collage, and mixed media—that emphasize the parallels between therapy and art. Continue reading

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115 A Day of Gentle Yoga

Amy Weintraub • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Amy WeintraubWe often think of yoga as physical postures and breathing exercises, forgetting that it also serves to clear the mind and calm emotions. In this workshop, we’ll spend the day learning restorative practices you won’t find in regular yoga classes.
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116 Mindstrength

Ronald Alexander • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM

Ronald AlexanderGiven the repetitive wear and tear of clinical practice, we’re all at risk for falling into a rut that dulls us to new possibilities in our life and work. Spend the day developing your Mindstrength—a combined mindfulness and trance practice designed to access, heighten, and harness your creative resources. Continue reading

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120 Brain Care is Self-Care

Linda Graham • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE PRE-FUNCTION ROOM

Linda GrahamBy tapping into the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to reduce stress, regain equilibrium, perspective, and resilience, we can avoid compassion fatigue and burnout and recover the rejuvenating creativity and flow of our work.
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121 Creative Body, Creative Mind

Daniel Leven • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Daniel LevenOur minds tend to follow our bodies, whether we’re feeling tense and heavy or energetic and light. Since we spend so much time listening to our client’s troubles, it’s not surprising that we sometimes feel our creative juices drying up and our capacity for feeling joy, happiness, and inspiration diminishing. Continue reading

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122 Breathing for Your Life

Jessica Dibb & Jim Morningstar • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROOM

Jessica DibbJim MorningstarWe live, therefore we breathe–but few of us are aware how to use the way we breathe to help us regulate our emotional state, relax our over-stimulated brains, increase our energy, and improve Continue reading

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202/302 Brain Change

Amy Banks • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Amy BanksClinicians must be able to translate what they know about brain science into practical techniques for helping clients change and heal. In this workshop, you’ll learn exercises to help clients strengthen four important neural pathways used to form healthy human connection. Continue reading

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205/305 Meditation and Imagery with Children

Charlotte Reznick • Friday All Day
locATION: BLUE ROOM

Charlotte ReznickIn today’s fast-paced, complicated world, mindfulness, meditation, and imagination (MMI) practices offer enormous potential for providing children with compelling experiences in therapy that enable them to access their inner wisdom.
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208/308 Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM

Bruce EckerSarah BridgesRecent discoveries in neuroscience have revealed that memory reconsolidation is the core process that’s in play whenever deep transformation occurs. It’s the brain’s innate process for unlocking and erasing an ingrained emotional learning. Continue reading

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