Exploring the Neuroscience of Well-Being
To best serve our clients we must be able to master and share practices that promote well-being outside the therapy room. Luckily, neither therapists nor clients need to fly across the world to remote beaches to restore their sense of calm: we can rejuvenate right inside our own heads. By tapping into the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to reduce stress and regain equilibrium, we can help clients become more resilient and achieve better outcomes. In this experiential workshop, you’ll explore:
- Doable micro-practices involving exercise, sleep, nutrition, learning, play, and social interactions that foster brain health
- Ways to access gratitude, kindness, and joy to counterbalance the brain’s negativity bias as well as build resources for resilient coping
- Brain-based techniques to help clients transform mistakes and losses into opportunities for enhancing learning
- Guided visualizations and process journaling that enhance the brain’s capacity for response flexibility, discernment, planning, and creativity
Linda Graham, MFT, is a psychotherapist who integrates relational psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience in her international trainings. She’s the author of Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster.