418 Catalyze Brain Change

Linda Graham • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: suite 225e

Linda GrahamDifferent kinds of neural activity underlie different levels of client functioning and different paths of therapeutic change. Teaching clients what’s happening in the brain in all its modes can help us guide their therapeutic growth, whether a client is stuck in repetitive defensive patterns, struggling to stabilize a coherent sense of self, progressing incrementally toward new resilient behavior, or experiencing quantum breakthroughs.

In this workshop, you’ll learn to integrate catalysts for neuroplasticity for each of four different learning mechanisms in the brain into your preferred approach. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create the “left shift” that counterbalances the brain’s negativity bias and installs new habits into implicit memory
  • Use memory deconsolidation-reconsolidation to heal toxic shame and retire the inner critic
  • Strengthen the executive functioning of the prefrontal cortex to build resilience and coherence
  • Harness the mental play space of the default network to allow insights to break through

Linda Graham, MFT, has a private psychotherapy practice and leads trainings nationwide on the emerging integration of relational psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience. She’s the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience.

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