Brain research has shown us how certain interventions can help rewire our clients’ brains, reducing stress, resolving trauma, and recovering resilience. But how much of this knowledge do we bring to the care of our own brains to manage the emotional volatility of difficult clients, reduce our own stress and burnout, to restore our sense of perspective,
Word-oriented as we are, we lose sight of the fact that our minds follow our bodies, and that whether we’re feeling tense and tired, or fluid and relaxed, the body is the doorway to the brain, not vice versa. In this experiential workshop, you’ll discover how to use physical movement to invigorate your body and teach your brain how to experience positive states
Recent neuroscience research has shown that multisensory messages, especially those involving visual images and metaphor, can have far greater impact than mere word-bound communication. In this workshop we’ll explore together how to apply these findings clinically to more fully engage clients, improve their memory of therapeutic discoveries
We’re engulfed by a culture whose major media messages encourage us to be competitive, independent, and materialistic---even though the innate biology of our nervous system functions best when we work together in supportive, cooperative, and connected groups. This workshop will focus on how an understanding of brain functioning can help
Therapy sessions are, by their nature, focused on talk, but simple movement exercises can help clients go beyond the cerebral to activate the visceral memories and responses that live within their bodies. However, to engage this visceral “voice” within the client, therapists need to tap into their own visceral intelligence. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic movement
Recent and ongoing research confirms the complex interactions of biology and environment that can influence our sense of attachment to others from the earliest moments of life---and throughout our lives. This workshop will bring a comprehensive perspective---grounded in both neurobiology and psychology---to the theory of attachment.
Whether it’s a food addiction, gambling, illegal drug abuse, or alcohol, the likelihood of developing an addiction and the possibilities for recovery are evident in brain activity. The sciences of brain imagery and neurobiological research are providing a new understanding about the vulnerability to addiction and relapse. Brain science also is pointing
During the past decade, the language of neurobiology has become part of the vocabulary of psychotherapy. We’re aware of the importance of brain science, but as clinical therapists, how do we apply this knowledge in our practices? This workshop will provide a practical look at how to do just that, starting with the assessment process and going forward