Hardwiring Recovery with Mindfulness and Neuroscience: Applications for Mood, Trauma, & Addictions

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Hardwiring Recovery with Mindfulness and Neuroscience: Applications for Mood, Trauma, & Addictions

Debra Alvis, PhD

Join Dr Debra Alvis for a day of cutting-edge, contemplative and brain-based interventions to address a spectrum of clinical disorders. With the seminar’s focus on clinician self-care, conclude the day feeling renewed, energized, and ready to apply these new approaches.

Course Dates

Sydney: 17 June 2019, SMC Conference & Function Centre
Melbourne: 19 June 2019, Bayview on the Park
Perth: 21 June 2019, Wollaston Conference Centre
Adelaide: 24 June 2019, Next Gen Memorial Drive
Brisbane: 26 June 2019, Mantra on Queen

During recent decades, revolutionary research has evidenced that the brain continues to grow and change over the lifespan. Through repeated challenging experiences, brain chemistry, neural pathways, and anatomy can maladaptively shift to sustain depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma related responses. Based on neuroplasticity principles, scientists have discovered that adaptive brain changes can be directed through mindfulness based, clinical interventions and solidified through continued, self-directed practice. Understanding the specific ways in which the brain has maladapted and how to engage the brain’s capacity to self-direct neural change provide a cutting-edge foundation for facilitating mental health recovery and long-lasting change.

This seminar provides an understanding of brain maladaptations contributing to and sustaining specific mental health disorders. Easy to implement mindfulness interventions demonstrate how to rewire the brain to support recovery from mood disorders, addiction, and trauma and how to wire in resiliency, good mood, and emotional regulation.

Debra’s unique program integrates the research findings of renowned neuroscientists, the proven clinical methods of mindfulness, and mindfulness based cognitive therapies. The results are a broad-based integrative framework providing a multi-modal approach for hardwiring clinical change.

Through case studies, small group work, and brief lectures, learn how to individualize these strategies and apply them for the treatment of mood disorders, trauma, and addictions. Practice guiding others and be guided through mindfulness applications supporting neuroplasticity with Debra’s expert supervision. Take home detailed handouts allowing immediate incorporation of these new strategies into clinical work.

 

Join Dr Debra Alvis for a day of cutting-edge, contemplative and brain-based interventions to address a spectrum of clinical disorders. With the seminar’s focus on clinician self-care, conclude the day feeling renewed, energized, and ready to apply these new approaches.

  • 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 4 CPD points by participating in this activity
  • PACFA: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity

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