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The Practical Neuroscience of Buddha's Brain: Happiness, Love and Wisdom

Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

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May 20, 2013: 9am-5pm EDT

May 23, 2013: 9am-5pm EDT

Featuring Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist & author of the best-selling book Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom

  • 4 steps to internalize positive experiences and heal pain and dysfunction
  • Learn from the “Olympic athletes” of brain training (lessons from 2,500 years of contemplative practice)
  • Understand the brain’s negativity bias, the greatest challenge in psychotherapy
  • Work with the brain’s 3 motivational systems (Approach, Attach, Avoid)
  • Strengthen the neural circuits of contentment, belonging and peace
  • Teach clients self-directed neuroplasticity

Today’s unprecedented meeting of modern brain science and ancient contemplative wisdom offers you powerful new tools for changing the neural wiring and neurochemistry of the brain.

In this seminar, learn how to use contemplative neuroscience in down-to-earth ways to...

  • Weave positive experiences into the fabric of the brain and self
  • Stimulate and strengthen the neural circuits of empathy
  • Help clients become more mindful

OUTLINE

The Promise of Self-Directed Neuroplasticity

  • How the mind changes the brain
  • Lessons from 2,500 years of meditative practice
  • Neural circuits of self-compassion
  • Getting on your own side
  • Virtue, mindfulness and wisdom—resting on the neural functions of regulating, learning and selecting

The Challenge of Evolution

  • Chasing carrots and dodging sticks
  • The negativity bias of the brain
  • How that bias undermines psychotherapy

The Power of Implicit Memory

  • Memory systems, explicit and implicit
  • The importance of inner resources
  • Factors of neuroplasticity

Taking in the Good

  • Turning good facts into good experiences
  • Savoring positive emotions and perspectives
  • Priming implicit memory systems
  • Working with children
  • Why it’s good to feel good
  • Living gratefully

Clearing Old Pain

  • Exploiting the “weak link” in memory consolidation
  • Pairing positive experiences with old pain
  • Special considerations for trauma

Natural Happiness

  • The resting state of the brain: Calm, contented, caring
  • The brain’s three motivational systems: Approach, Attach, Avoid
  • The reactive mode of greed, heartache and hatred (broadly defined)
  • How to build up the neural circuits of the responsive mode of gladness, love and peace

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe major mechanisms of neuroplasticity.
  • Explain how to build self-compassion into the brain.
  • Describe the evolutionary basis of the brain’s negativity bias.
  • Summarize the three basic steps of “taking in the good” (TIG).
  • Integrate the fourth step of TIG to heal painful experiences.
  • Explain how to activate contentment, belonging and peace.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom (in 20 languages) and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (in 8 languages). Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S News and World Report, and O Magazine, and he has several audio programs with Sounds True. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter - Just One Thing - has over 35,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. Dr. Hanson is a trustee of Saybrook University and served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years.

For more information, please see his full profile at www.RickHanson.net.


To order the book, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, please visit our product store.


 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses and other Mental Health Professionals

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CMI Education would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 800-844-8260.


Credit Information

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. Additional certificates are available for $19.99. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Continuing Education Information:  This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact CMI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CMI is offering this activity for 6.0 live or 6.5 self-study hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 6.25 live or 6.5 self-study (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this activity after successful completion of the post test/evaluation form. Course Level: All Levels.

FLORIDA SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. No self-study credit hours available.

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NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This activity qualifies for an approved continuing education offering for New Jersey Social Workers. The New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this activity for 6.0 (Clinical) credit hours. No self-study credit hours available.

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CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. No self-study credit hours available.

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CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #:  OS-03-036-1013. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. No self-study credit hours available.

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ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:  168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.  No self-study credit hours available.

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

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This activity qualifies for 6.0 live or 6.5 self-study contact hours.

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IOWA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. No self-study credit hours available.

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Faculty

  • Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
    • Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist with 25 years of experience in outpatient mental health. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, he founded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and teaches at universities and meditation centers in Europe, Australia and North America. His work has been featured on the BBC and in Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report and other major magazines. Rick's book is Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (with Rick Mendius, M.D.; foreword by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.), which has been praised by numerous therapists and teachers, including Tara Brach, Ph.D.; Roger Walsh, Ph.D.; Sharon Salzberg and Fred Luskin, Ph.D. Considered an expert on self-directed neuroplasticity, his articles have appeared in Tricycle Magazine, Insight Journal and Inquiring Mind, and his Your Wise Brain blog is on PsychologyToday.com and other major websites. He has a chapter ”7 Facts about the Brain That Incline the Mind to Joy” in Measuring the Immeasurable, as well as several audio programs with Sounds True. His first book is Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships (Penguin, 2002). Rick is currently a trustee of Saybrook University, after serving on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years; he was also president of the Board of FamilyWorks, a community agency.

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