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Narrative Therapy: Spirituality, Neuroscience, and Narrative - April 15

Objective

  • Explain the relationship of narrative to neuroscience
  • Demonstrate the use of evidence-based mindfulness techniques to become aware and let go of destructive stories
  • Describe how to identify and develop character strengths to help clients create more beneficial stories of identity
  • Describe the role of meaning and spirituality in creating belonging and connection

 

Upcoming Dates For This Webinar

04
15
Sat

This webinar runs from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time.

 

Course Description

There is a nobility in every client that often lies hidden behind stories of failure, addiction, or unworthiness. These diminishing narratives affect brain, nervous system, and emotions creating a negative spiral of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. Using mindfulness, short writing exercises, and evidence-based tools from neuroscience and positive psychology, you will learn how to help clients develop awareness of limiting narratives; use simple evidence-based tools to distance from old stories; and rewire brain and body with more adaptive and hopeful narratives about the trajectory of their lives.

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits

Instructor

Joan Borysenko Ph.D.

is a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in the international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Dr. Borysenko’s warmth and credibility- plus her lively sense of humor- is why she is such a sought-after presenter.

After graduating magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1967, Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School, where she completed post-doctoral training in cancer cell biology. Her first faculty position was at the Tufts University College of Medicine in Boston. But after the death of her father from cancer, she became more interested in the person with the illness than in the disease itself and returned to Harvard Medical School to complete a second postdoctoral fellowship, this time in the new field of behavioral medicine. Under the tutelage of Herbert Benson, M.D., who first identified the relaxation response and brought meditation into medicine, she was awarded a Medical Foundation Fellowship and completed her third post-doctoral fellowship in psychoneuroimmunology.

In the early 1980’s Dr. Borysenko co-founded a Mind/Body clinic with Dr. Benson and Dr. Ilan Kutz, became licensed as a psychologist, and was appointed instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Her years of clinical experience and research culminated in the 1987 publication of the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. The 20th anniversary edition, newly revised, was published in 2007. Author or co-author of 16 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special Inner Peace for Busy People, she is the Founding Partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

About This Webinar

The webinar is a live, interactive class. You will view the webinar in real time from your home or office on a computer, tablet (e.g., iPad) or phone. You will be able see the speaker and the slides, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polls. You will have access to the handouts, which you can view on your computer or download and print.

You will need to show up on time to receive credit, just like at an in-person class, but you can wear whatever you’d like! The class will run from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. There will be a morning and afternoon break and a break for lunch. At the end of the class you will need to take a post-test and receive a score of 75% or above to pass. You have up to three attempts to pass the post-test. Most people pass on their first attempt. After two attempts to pass the post-test you will need to contact our office and you will be provided with one more attempt to pass the post-test. The post-test will only be available at the end of the class. Once you pass the post-test, you will complete an evaluation online and then you will receive your Certificate of Attendance online, which you can view and print.

Registration Information

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the webinar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the webinar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS webinar. No refunds will be given.

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