Healthy Aging for Baby Boomers

Presented by Erica Goodstone, PhD on 09-24-2010 at 9 a.m. Pacific

In 2011, the first wave of Baby Boomers will turn 65 years old. Baby Boomers have reached an age of no return. We have passed the midlife crisis. We cannot go back and undo many of the choices and actions we have taken. Erik Erikson, renowned ego-psychologist and prolific author in the mid-twentieth century, defined later adulthood (60-75) as the years of wisdom, a time when an individual maintains his or her “integrity,” develops a sense of fulfillment about life and a sense of unity with self and others, or falls into a state of “despair” about what has not been accomplished. Some healthy baby boomers may even continue to fulfill Erik Erikson’s earlier stage, generativity vs. stagnation, thereby delaying the aging process.

Your body holds the secret to your own health and wellness. Your body doesn’t lie. If you listen to your body, paying attention to its subtle and sometimes not so subtle messages, you can maintain a state of health for many years to come. The gentle touch of somatic body psychotherapy, plus your own mindful awareness, enables your body to let go of habitual tension patterns as you become aware of sensations and express emotions you may not have been aware of before. As your body lets down and lets go, your brain is able to shift the way it processes old memories and current events, so that you can develop a more comprehensive and uplifting perspective on your entire life.

This workshop will reveal how introspection, life review, mindful awareness, and somatic body psychotherapy can facilitate and enhance the health and well-being of the baby boomer population as they continue to come of age in this decade and beyond.

This web conference is introductory instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify and critique the most common myths about aging in American culture;
  2. Facilitate introspection, life review, and mindful awareness in clients;
  3. Utilize the benefits of mindfulness, touch, and sexuality for healthy aging;
  4. Describe how somatic body psychotherapy is a catalyst and synergist for healing.

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    How the Web Conference Works

    In short, participants will have two options for participating in this event. Option one, listening to the event by calling into our teleconference center. Option two, listening to the event by calling into the teleconference and viewing the event online. Prior to the event all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to log in to the teleconference and video conference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.

    403.5CE hours and counting!

    All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

    Continuing Education (CE) Information

    1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

    GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

    GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

    Registration Information

    This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

    This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

    Meet the Presenter

    Erica Goodstone, PhD

    Erica Goodstone, PhD

    I am a baby boomer, and I am personally dealing with many of the common concerns of the generation, including those pertaining to health, wellness, aging, productivity, financial well-being, intimacy, and so on. I have maintained a successful private practice as a licensed mental health counselor and somatic body psychotherapist (specializing in The Rubenfeld Synergy Method and Polarity Therapy) for over two decades. During this same time period, I also served as a professor of health and physical education, teaching gymnastics, yoga, tennis and other physical activities as well as holistic health, stress management and human sexuality. To alleviate my own body aches and pains and injuries over the years, I made it my life’s work to study and combine a variety of body therapy modalities to overcome neuromuscular, emotional, and spiritual limitations. For more information about me and my practice, please visit my website.

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      GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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      This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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      GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
    • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.