Busting Burnout and Chronic Stress with Brain Therapy: The Whole Body Self-Care Approach

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Busting Burnout and Chronic Stress with Brain Therapy: The Whole Body Self-Care Approach

John Arden, PhD, ABPP

This seminar will examine the use of Brain-Based Therapy to enhance outcomes with people who suffer from Chronic Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue. Dr Arden will show you how self-care behaviours have major effects on the immune system, the brain, and the body in general, and how these interactions have a profound effect on mental health.

Course Dates

Sydney: 10 March 2020
Melbourne: 12 March 2020
Brisbane: 14 March 2020
Adelaide: 17 March 2020
Perth: 19 March 2020

9:15am to 4:30pm

Registrations open soon

This seminar will examine the use of Brain-Based Therapy to enhance outcomes with people who suffer from Chronic Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue.

 

Dr Arden will show you how self-care behaviours have major effects on the immune system, the brain, and the body in general, and how these interactions have a profound effect on mental health.

 

There are now overwhelming numbers of people throughout the developed world plagued with health problems brought on by poor physical and emotional self-care, they suffer bidirectional causal pathways between acquired physical and psychological impairments.

 

The Centre for Disease Control estimates that health behaviours account for 50% of adverse health outcomes—as much as genetics (20%), the environment (20%), and access to health care (10%) combined. The statistics suggest that half of all health conditions are preventable by changes in self-care behaviour (Amara et al., 2003).

 

Research has also found that 40% of medical patients have a comorbid psychological disorder, while 75% of patients with a psychological disorder also suffer with a comorbid physical disorder. Essentially, health behaviours represent the interwoven natures of physical and mental health.

 

Because over half the population unknowingly suffers from self-inflicted immune system dysregulation, psychotherapy in the 21st century must promote lifestyle and behavioural health changes. This means that whole body self-care factors should be addressed as foundational factors to mental health. To conduct therapy without addressing these underlying factors is like building a house on a sandbar by a hurricane-swept beach.

 

Brain-Based Therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment, psychotherapy research, and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model and it envisions the therapeutic process as a method to change the brain in order to change mood and behaviour. The role that brain function plays in mood, memory and behaviour will be discussed, including the effect of diet and alcohol on the brain and mental health over the life span.   You will learn how to use Brain-Based Therapy to more effectively educate and treat clients with chronic stress and inflamation that enables stress, burnout and  disease.

 

Dr Arden will offer invaluable help in recognizing, controlling, and reducing chronic stress and preventing burnout and compassion fatigue. Since chronic stress may intensify the progression of other diseases or conditions, Dr. Arden will explore the interaction between chronic stress and medical problems including diabetes, thyroid conditions, Meniere’s Disease, and many more.

 

Throughout the workshop, he will offer helpful strategies that are based in the newest brain research and that will assist you to adapt to stress. There will be a discussion about medication and the common effects and the side effects. Dr Arden will also discuss nutrition including the major amino acids found in various foods and their effects on mood and cognition.

 

This is a fundamentally important workshop that will help you and your clients to cope with stress, to minimize its negative effects, and to protect your health and improve the quality of life.

  

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Calm the stress response through increasing predictability and control.
  2. Reduce intrusive thoughts and impulses through therapies involving the habit brain,
  3. Enhance social reasoning through the key interpersonal techniques.
  4. Relieve anxiety, elevate mood, and deepen sleep through cognitive approaches.
  5. Reduce pain in clients undergoing medical and dental treatment through mind-body therapies.
  6. Elevate positive emotions through the practice of positive psychology.
  • APS: Activities do not need to be endorsed by APS. Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • AASW: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • ACA: Members can accrue 5 CPD points by participating in this activity

A certificate of attendance will be emailed to participants following the workshop.