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Mind Body and Brain
Connirae Andreas • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: Blue room
If you’ve explored Eastern spirituality, you’ve probably heard phrases like “The small self is an illusion: realize that you are a vast Self” and “Enlightenment comes through loss of the ego.” Continue reading
Rubin Naiman • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 200E
While we tend to think of night dreaming and daytime waking states as mutually exclusive, both are expressions of the same consciousness. In fact, dreaming doesn’t just happen during nightly REM periods—it takes place throughout the day.
Jean Kristeller • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM
We all eat mindlessly at times, but bringing a state of mindful awareness to the sensations of hunger, taste, and satisfaction—as well as to the thoughts and feelings associated with eating—can transform our relationship to food and to ourselves. Continue reading
Patrick Dougherty • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM
Qigong, an ancient Chinese mindfulness practice derived from Taoist traditions, is a simple but powerful way of balancing one’s energy to reduce stress, promote good health, slow the aging process, and enhance emotional well-being.
JonathAn Foust • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CAPITOL ROOM
While we may intellectually understand that our beliefs shape our reality, inquiry meditation can move our clients and us beyond the world of concepts to a more embodied, awakened presence. Continue reading
Lisa Mitchell • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CALVERT ROOM
Spend the day getting lost in the flow of art and the art of therapy. This hands-on workshop will immerse you in easily accessible experiences—including drawing, collage, and mixed media—that emphasize the parallels between therapy and art. Continue reading
Amy Weintraub • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT
We often think of yoga as physical postures and breathing exercises, forgetting that it also serves to clear the mind and calm emotions. In this workshop, we’ll spend the day learning restorative practices you won’t find in regular yoga classes.
Ronald Alexander • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM
Given the repetitive wear and tear of clinical practice, we’re all at risk for falling into a rut that dulls us to new possibilities in our life and work. Spend the day developing your Mindstrength—a combined mindfulness and trance practice designed to access, heighten, and harness your creative resources. Continue reading
Linda Graham • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE PRE-FUNCTION ROOM
By tapping into the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to reduce stress, regain equilibrium, perspective, and resilience, we can avoid compassion fatigue and burnout and recover the rejuvenating creativity and flow of our work.
Daniel Leven • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM
Our minds tend to follow our bodies, whether we’re feeling tense and heavy or energetic and light. Since we spend so much time listening to our client’s troubles, it’s not surprising that we sometimes feel our creative juices drying up and our capacity for feeling joy, happiness, and inspiration diminishing. Continue reading
Jessica Dibb & Jim Morningstar • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROOM
We live, therefore we breathe–but few of us are aware how to use the way we breathe to help us regulate our emotional state, relax our over-stimulated brains, increase our energy, and improve Continue reading
Amy Banks • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM
Clinicians must be able to translate what they know about brain science into practical techniques for helping clients change and heal. In this workshop, you’ll learn exercises to help clients strengthen four important neural pathways used to form healthy human connection. Continue reading
Charlotte Reznick • Friday All Day
locATION: BLUE ROOM
In today’s fast-paced, complicated world, mindfulness, meditation, and imagination (MMI) practices offer enormous potential for providing children with compelling experiences in therapy that enable them to access their inner wisdom.
Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM
Recent discoveries in neuroscience have revealed that memory reconsolidation is the core process that’s in play whenever deep transformation occurs. It’s the brain’s innate process for unlocking and erasing an ingrained emotional learning. Continue reading