Brain Therapy: Planting SEEDS for a Healthy Brain and Better Mental Health

Brain Therapy: Planting SEEDS for a Healthy Brain and Better Mental Health

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  • Improve treatment outcomes through neuroscience, and evidence-based treatment
  • Learn which traditional psychotherapy methods are effective and which are counter-therapeutic
  • Discover how to talk to clients about their brain
  • Apply brain-based proven treatments for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Develop Mental Connections That Promote Good Habits and Shut Off Those that Support Bad Habits
  • Assist Your Clients to Become Calm and Energised by Making New Connections Between the Neurons

Recent advances in neuroscience have increased our knowledge of how and why people change and what they need to change in their lifestyles in order to maintain good health and prevent relapse. When people work on eliminating harmful thoughts and behaviour patterns, the therapeutic process can feel like a battle against their own brain due to multi-directional interactions which are going on between negative past experiences, existing behaviour, thoughts & emotions, gene expression, and the brain. This seminar offers down-to-earth and practical suggestions on how to apply new developments in neuroscience in order to achieve positive client outcomes effectively and fast.


This training examines the use of brain-based interventions that enhance outcomes for clients and facilitate the effectiveness of existing intervention modalities. Brain-based interventions view the therapeutic process as a channel to re-wire specific pathways in the brain in order to positively change mood and behaviour, synthesizing neuroscience, memory research, developmental psychology, and evidence based treatments into a hybrid therapeutic model. By bringing on awareness of neuroscience into the treatment practitioners can teach clients to work with their brain’s innate processes to reinforce progress and achieve healthier, more positive outcomes regardless of their age, gender or situation. The recent research in neuroplasticity has overthrown many of our preconceived beliefs about mental health and the brain. By explaining to clients new developments from neuroscience you can boost their motivation and follow-through.


You will also learn how the brain and body may become bogged down in bad moods and compromised cognition by self-destructive lifestyle practices. On the other hand, brain healthy behaviours can be remembered by using the SEEDS formula which represents the important healthy brain factors that your clients need to “plant” now and cultivate through the rest of their life in order to remain high functioning and in good mental health.


This seminar focuses on the revolution and sea change occurring in psychotherapy. It describes how to conceptualize psychotherapy based on an integrative model that discards the need for the “schools of psychotherapy.” Special attention will be on how to talk about the brain in therapy to motivate clients to try evidenced-based interventions.

  • Learn about brain architecture and the roles that different parts of the brain can play in both the creation and resolution of emotional distress.
  • List Brain- based principles for working more effectively with mental disorders, addictions and stress.
  • Understand the latest science on the long term impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the social and emotional brain and what can be done so that the epigenetic changes can switch back to promote better health.
  • Learn which traditional therapeutic interventions are counter therapeutic from a brain based perspective and why.
  • List ideas for client education that assist to frame problems and behaviours in a neuroscience context with the goal of increasing insight and increasing motivation for positive change.
  • Identify five major components and radical lifestyle changes that will assist in:
    • Improving wellbeing
    • Mood stabilization
    • Reduced risk of cognitive decline and diminished rumination
    • Protecting the brain from rapid aging
    • Improving memory consolidation.

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 BrainBrain-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 DummiesConsciousness, 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 6+ hours of video content, accessible via streaming on our website. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


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.