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Brain Care: Applying the Neuroscience of Well-Being to Help Clients

Even as we look to the latest brain research for techniques to apply in our therapeutic work, we too often neglect the damaging impacts of stress, poor lifestyle choices, and overstimulation from digital devices on our brains and bodies. In this recording, you’ll learn empirically-validated techniques to calm your client’s nervous system, help your client come to clarity in decision-making, heal toxic shame, and cultivate your client’s courage to take growth-enhancing risks.
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Faculty:
Linda Graham
Duration:
4 Hours 54 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 22, 2017

Description

Even as we look to the latest brain research for techniques to apply in our therapeutic work, we too often neglect the damaging impacts of stress, poor lifestyle choices, and overstimulation from digital devices on our brains and bodies. In this recording, you’ll learn empirically-validated techniques to calm your client’s nervous system, help your client come to clarity in decision-making, heal toxic shame, and cultivate your client’s courage to take growth-enhancing risks.

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Outline

  • Brain structure, overlapping areas of physical pain, emotional pain and temperature
  • Modalities impacting brain structure

            Multiple approaches, experiences change the brain

            Consciousness remains unexplained

            Mindfulness, compassion

  • Burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Macro and micro approaches to self-care
  • The impact of exercise on brain chemistry and development

            Telomeres, longevity, types of movement

  • The impact of sleep and rest on brain chemistry and development

            Cognitive impairment, depression

            Sleep improvement strategies

            Brief restorative strategies

  • Nutrition supports for brain function

            MIND diet

            Neurotoxins

            Impact of obesity

  • The role of play in sustaining healthy brain function
  • Social relationships and well being
  • The four intelligences of well being
  • Body based tools for healing trauma

            Reactivity and healing

            Emotional regulation

  • Priming the neuroplasticity of the brain
  • Relational intelligence
  • Mindful awareness

            Modifying perceptions and reactions

  • Exercise:  Increasing somatic intelligence
  • Exercises:  Breath, posture and movement
  • Positive psychology and neuroscience research

            Contraction and reactivity

            Resilience and health

            Ability to shift perspective

            Mindful self-compassion and acceptance

  • Exercise: Hand movement, mindfulness and emotion
  • Exercise:  Visualization and self-compassion
  • Exercise:  Moments of kindness
  • Exercise:  Guided visualization toward self-acceptance
  • Exercise:  Playing Parts and self-integration
  • Exercise:  Integrating the inner critic

Faculty

Linda Graham, MFT Related seminars and products: 6


Linda Graham, MFT, is an experienced psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, bestselling author and international speaker. She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her worldwide trainings. She is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, winner of the 2013 Books for a Better Life award and the 2014 Better Books for a Better World award. She publishes a monthly e-newsletter, Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness and weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience. For more information visit www.lindagraham-mft.net.

Linda draws on her own experiences of healing and awakening as well as more than two decades of integrative study, practice and teaching of transformational psychotherapies, vipassana meditation, life coaching, and facilitating groups and workshops to become a skillful guide interweaving many paths of compassionate, conscious connection. She is passionate about integrating the paradigms and practices of modern neuroscience, Western relational psychology and Eastern contemplative practice.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Linda Graham is in private practice. She is an author for New World Library and receives royalties. Ms. Graham receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Linda Graham is an author of monthly e-newsletters.