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How Mind-Body Techniques Are Changing Talk Therapy

A new vision of integrative mental health that goes beyond the "talking cure" and reflects our growing awareness of the inseparability of mind and body is emerging in our profession. These days our knowledge base must include a better understanding of the vital rolls that exercise, nutrition, spirituality, alternate healing, lifestyle issues, and a wide range of mind-body methods can play in addressing the increasing levels of anxiety and depression in our treatment populations. This highly practical webcast series will show you how to integrate a variety of new perspectives and methods into your current clinical approach in a way that will enhance your effectiveness and impact, while providing tools for your own self-care and renewal.

Join Rubin Naiman, Amy Weintraub, James Gordon, Leslie Korn, Elisha Goldstein, Richard Brown, and Patricia Gerbarg.

They'll teach you how to:

  • Move past the limitations of talk to more fully engage your clients in the process of change.
  • Deepen and enrich the quality of the healing experiences you can offer clients with more rapid results.
  • Extend the range of resources and clinical methods available to you in approaching challenging issues like depression, anxiety, and trauma.
  • Find fresh inspiration and bring new vitality into your practice.
  • Avoid burnout while deepening and enhancing your own capacity for self-care.

6 Leading Experts! 6 Information-Packed Sessions!

Session 1

The Rise of Integrative Mental Health

Rubin Naiman

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Widen your perspective on how to bridge the body-mind rift and enhance your clinical effectiveness by learning how to:

  • Take a transdisciplinary approach to problems like anxiety and depression.
  • Assess and treat lifestyle issues in clients’ life patterns.
  • Promote the body’s endogenous capacity to heal by recognizing the principles of functional medicine.
  • Evaluate for insomnia and other sleep problems, as well as other commonly underdiagnosed health issues.
  • Increase your knowledge of nutrition and food sensitivities, the importance of an anti-inflammatory diet, and the role of omega fatty acids in maintaining optimal mental health.

Session 2

Using Yoga in Therapy

Amy Weintraub

Amy Weintraub, M.F.A.

Go beyond basic mindfulness practices and discover how to incorporate elements of yoga into your work by:

  • Learning about practices that promote mood regulation and a sense of resilience.
  • Incorporating mantra tones and mudras that can refresh and increase clients’ energy stores.
  • Experiencing pranayama breathing techniques that can be used both in and between sessions.
  • Exploring mind-body methods that enable you to work more effectively across a range of clients from the most agitated to those with very low energy.
  • Developing powerful and effective strategies for your own self-care.

Session 3

A Mind-Body Approach to Depression

James Gordon

James Gordon, M.D.

Learn a wide range of techniques designed to help people with mood problems get unstuck by:

  • Understanding their depression not as a disorder, but as a spiritual journey and identity crisis.
  • Incorporating movement, physical exercise, shaking, and dancing into your work.
  • Recognizing the vital role that imagery and expressive drawings can play in treatment.
  • Exploring the roles of nutrition and herbal supplements as an alternative to psychopharmacology.
  • Employing complementary approaches like acupuncture, meditation, and relaxation training.

Session 4

Nutritional and Complementary Treatments for Mental Health

Leslie Korn

Leslie Korn, Ph.D.

Explore a range of too often neglected issues that are central to human wellness, including how to:

  • Match diet with the unique physiology of the individual and how to eat mindfully.
  • Educate clients about both nutritional trauma and the principles of good nutrition.
  • Understand the link between digestion and depression, as well as how to replace pharmaceuticals with nutritional interventions.
  • Evaluate the connection between adrenal, liver, gall bladder, intestinal health, and the clients’ presenting symptoms.
  • Reduce inflammatory processes by regulating one’s diet.

Session 5

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Your Practice

Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Explore methods for bringing more sanity, balance, and delight into your life by:

  • Learning how to handle difficult emotions without experiential avoidance.
  • Practicing STOP (Stop, Take a few breaths, Observe, and Proceed), as well as a variety of other walking and sitting mediation methods.
  • Understanding the Now Effect (Viktor Frankl) and the Triangle of Awareness.
  • Incorporating the body scan, self-care, and self-compassion into your daily routine.
  • Cultivating your beginner’s mind and the power of intention.

Session 6

Breathing Techniques in Psychotherapy

Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg

Richard Brown, M.D. and Patricia Gerbarg, M.D.

Enhance your ability to help clients regulate mood and anxiety by learning how to:

  • Integrate breath work with traditional psychotherapy, especially with anxious and depressed clients.
  • Incorporate breathing techniques to address problems of anger, control, and aggression.
  • Master coherent and foundational breathing, as well as a range of other breathing techniques to strengthen the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Use “Ha” breath to maximize oxygen intake and energize the nervous system.
  • Prevent your own burn-out and improve the quality of your own self-care.
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Have You Ever...

What's Really Going On?
  • Are you looking for simple tools and practices so you can teach your clients to self-regulate mood, anxiety, and energy level anytime--even between sessions?

  • Have you ever wondered if the food clients eat, their sleep habits, and other lifestyle choices play a part in the problems they bring to therapy?

  • Would you like to learn effective self-care shortcuts that let you be fully present for each client—no matter where they fall in your schedule?

  • Do you want one trusted source to sort out the most effective ways to integrate mindfulness practices, body techniques, yoga, and breathing exercises with talk therapy?

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New Developments Are Emerging All The Time.
Explore Them With Experts Working At The Leading Edge.

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., maintains a private psychology practice that focuses on sleep and dream health services and products. He served as the sleep and dream specialist at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, AZ, and as director of sleep programs for Miraval Resort.

Amy Weintraub, M.F.A., is the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. She’s a leader in the field of yoga and mental health, and offers evidence-based yoga certification trainings for mental health professionals.

James Gordon, M.D., is the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a clinical professor in the departments of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He’s the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression.

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., has a private practice in natural medicine, specializing in the treatment of mental health, cognitive function, chronic illness, and pain. She is the director of research at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, and the author of Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature, and the Body.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based therapies for stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. He’s the coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, and the author of The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life.

Richard Brown, M.D. and Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., combine their knowledge and their 25 years of clinical experience to develop unique treatments that are safe and effective for a range of disorders, from common everyday stress to rare neuropsychiatric diseases. They’re the authors of Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians and The Healing Power of the Breath.

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The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.