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PDS1684: Rewiring the Brain Using Mindfulness Based Practices
February 6, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$90
There is increasing research supporting the neuroplasticity of the brain. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to reorganize itself throughout our life due to environment, behavior, thinking and emotions. Neural Darwinism or neural pruning speaks to the idea that “neurons that fire together wire together” so the more we do of something the more habitual it becomes. We can learn strategies soften the negativity bias that we are born with. Brains that are impacted by trauma and addiction can heal. This workshop will review science around the mind-body connection through discussion of polyvagal theory, neuroscience of meditation, and helping clients develop trauma sensitive internal resources through a variety of mindfulness based practices that help to rewire the brain. Mindfulness based clinical approaches such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, EMDR, DBT, compassion based practices, and meditation and yoga will be discussed.
Instructor: Nathalie Edmond, PsyD, RYT
CE Credits: 6 Clinical