As we learn more about the social nature of the brain, we discover what traditional notions of "mindfulness" mean in the context of human relationships. It is becoming ever clearer that it is the clinician's own level of neural integration that is at the heart of the therapeutic process. With Dan Seigel, this course will focus on how neuroscience can complement traditional contemplative practices and discuss how this is important in the consulting room.
What's Covered in A307 Psychotherapy from the Inside Out:
- The nine levels of neural integration and how to work at each level, both for yourself and with your clients.
- Recent findings about the mirror neuron system and how the circuits involved in emotional resonance and empathy can enhance your understanding of others and of your self.
- The role of "mindsight" -the interweaving of insight and empathy-and how it can improve your cleint's emotional self-regulation, communication, and mental well-being.
- Why it is important to establish integration within your own life so that you can create the interpersonal foundation for healing in others.
12 Audio MP3 Sessions:
Add 12 CE Credit Hours: $99
A307 Psychotherapy From The Inside Out:
The Brain Of The Mindful Therapist
- An Overview
- Neural integration of the therapist's own brain
- Healing relationships
- Integration of Consciousness
- How to develop receptive awareness
- Attentional focus and the "hub of the mind"
- Vertical Integration: The Embodied Mind
- Connecting the wisdom of the body and reflections of the mind
- Assessing nonverbal signals, somatic responses
- Insight and empathy
- Bilateral Integration
- Differentiated processes of left and right brain
- How to integrate separate elements of cerebral processing
- Memory Integration
- Implicit memory
- How the past biases present experiences
- Narrative Integration
- Passive or active as authors of our lives
- Deeper meaning of how our story is embedded in the brain
- State Integration
- Linking many different brain states
- How therapist opens to the states of the client's brain
- Temporal Integration
- Confronting the reality of time
- Embracing the reality of death
- Interpersonal Integration
- Therapist's history of relationship
- Early attachment experiences and healing intimate connections
- "Transpirational" Integration
- Neural basis of the unity of all things
- Beyond the bodily-define self
- Overview of Neural Integration
- Review of therapeutic applications of integrative processes
- Interpersonal neurobiology as a framework
- Insight and empathy to nurture healing in ourselves and others
Meet Presenter Daniel Siegel, MD
Daniel Siegel, MD, is an associate clinical professor at UCLA and author of The Developing Mind, a pioneering book about the neurobiology of human emotion and interpersonal connection. His most recent book, Parenting from the Inside Out, provides a practical guide to what the latest findings of neuroscience can teach us about how best to raise children.