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Brain Based Interventions

Brain Based Interventions

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  • Mon 1 Apr, 9:00am – 3:00pm


Quality Hotel Plymouth International, Cnr Courtenay & Leach Streets, New Plymouth


All Ages

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  • General Admission: $240.00

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 speaker. He recently retired as the Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California where he developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the US.

His current work incorporates the latest research about the capabilities of the brain and the body, with psychotherapy research, synthesising the biological with the psychological to create an integrated vision for contemporary best practice. John is an award-winning author and has written 14 books, including “Mind-Brain-Gene Toward the Integration of Psychotherapy”, “Rewire Your Brain” and "Brain2Brain".

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