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Brain Based Interventions


Mon 21 May 2018, 9:00am–3:00pm

Where: Ascot Park Hotel, Tay Street and Racecourse Road, Invercargill, Southland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $245.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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When people work on eliminating unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns from their life, the process can feel like a battle against their own brain. This is due to the multi-directional interactions which go on between their thoughts & emotions, negative past experiences, current behaviour, epigenetics, immune system, and the brain.

We have learnt more about the workings of the human brain in the last 15 years than at any other time in history and the most recent advances in brain research have increased our knowledge of how and why people change, often contradicting many long-held practices that helping professionals, therapists, and educationalists have viewed as best practice.

This training will explore a suite of brain-based interventions that create the potential to re wire specific pathways in the brain by synthesizing neuroscience, memory research, developmental psychology, and evidence-based interventions into a hybrid therapeutic model that can positively influence thinking, mood and behaviour.

Some of the key content areas John will discuss include:
- Working with the brain’s innate processes to reinforce progress and achieve healthier, more positive outcomes regardless of age, gender or situation.
- Brain based principles for working more effectively with Anxiety, Depression, and stress.
- How the two hemispheres of the brain process emotion differently and how to balance their activity. Rewiring the brain, taming the amygdala and creating new brain habits
- The latest science on the long- term impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on the social and emotional parts of the brain and what can be done to undo the effects.
- Which traditional mainstream interventions are counter therapeutic from a brain based perspective and why.
- Epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, nutritional neuroscience, and gut bacteria
- Ideas for client education that assist to frame problems and behaviours in a neuroscience context with the goal of increasing insight and and facilitating positive change.

John Arden Ph.D., is a Psychologist, author and international trainer. He was the Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California where he oversees the training programs for over 150 postdoctoral residents and interns every year. His work incorporates the latest research about the brain and its capacities, with psychotherapy research, mindfulness, nutritional neuroscience and social intelligence.

John is an award-winning author and has written multiple books, including the soon to be released “Mind-Brain-Gene” as well as “Brain2Brain-Enacting Client Change through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience” Johns vast neuroscience knowledge, when combined with his interactive and engaging teaching style mean that this seminar will be of benefit to anyone who works to facilitate change in the lives of others.