24 Aug Brain Therapy for Improved Memory
The impact of digital dependency – reduced capacities of attention, concentration and memory, has become a pressing mental health concern that therapists are just beginning to address. In the digital world we are all overwhelmed by the overload of information, constant interruptions, pop ups, having to remember multiple passwords and various components of computer programs that are constantly updated which require that we need to remember them all over again. This results in shorter attention span and memory problems which is frustrating and sometimes embarrassing.
The more we understand about how the brain functions, the more techniques we have to improve and increase our memory.
Join Dr John Arden, an internationally renown author of 15 books on neuroscience and brain health, and enjoy this fun webinar that brings together principles of brain science with participatory exercises that will keep your memory in tip-top shape for everything from remembering names, passwords, and faces to keeping on track when speaking in public or in team meetings.
You’ll learn (and remember!) how memories are formed, the difference between implicit and explicit memory, how the senses are linked to memory, and how to tweak your diet and exercise routines to strengthen memory. We’ll explore and rehearse a variety of cognitive exercises and techniques (including visualization, use of novelty, and “chunking”) to keep memories from fading, organize them in your mind, and maintain easy access to both the memories of a lifetime and the details of everyday life.
- Review the differences between memory systems
- Understand how memory can be manipulated
- Learn about habits and substances that can inhibit memory
- Practice combining amygdala and hippocampal inputs to memory
- Learn to use the Loci system
- Learn tagging, serializing, and chunking
- Learn to use mnemonics
- Practice bizarre associations
John Arden, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. He is widely known as an entertaining speaker and is talented at integrating diverse fields. Author of 15 books, including Brain2Brain, The Brain Bible, Rewire Your Brain, Brain-Based Therapy with Adults and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents. His new book is entitled Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward the Integration of Psychotherapy.
He presents workshops on brain-based therapy internationally and in the United States. Dr Arden has written books on anxiety (The Brain-Based Anxiety Workbook), OCD (The Brain-Based OCD Workbook) and PTSD (Conquering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, with Dr. Victoria Beckner) as well Improving Your Memory for Dummies; Consciousness, Dreams, and Self: A Transdisciplinary Approach (winner of the Choice 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award); and Science, Theology, and Consciousness. Dr Arden’s study of neuropsychology has inspired him to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy, synthesizing the biological and psychological aspects into a new vision for psychotherapy: Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward the Integration of Psychotherapy.
His work incorporates what is currently known about the brain and its capacities, including neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, with psychotherapy research, mindfulness, nutritional neuroscience and social intelligence. He has presented in all US States and in 30 countries around the world.
This online workshop will give you instant access to 4 sessions of video content, accessible via streaming on our website. You can view the course content in your own time. Please note that access will expire 12 months after purchasing the course.
The duration of this workshop is 4 learning hours. A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short evaluation quiz. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.