Breaking the Depression Code

Presented by Elisha Goldstein, PhD on 03-28-2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Breaking the depression code involves identifying the necessary steps to nourish the anti-depression brain. This treatment model has been inspired by some of the most current research on neuroscience and depression as well as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), created by Zindel Segal; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), created by Jon Kabat-Zinn; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), created by Steven Hayes; and research by Brene Brown and others.

In this web conference, you’ll learn how to nurture the brain's natural antidepressants, provide individuals relief from symptoms of depression, improve emotional resilience, and provide guidance on how people can protect themselves from depression. Conference participants will gain the following skills, drawn from compassion-based cognitive therapy (CBCT):

  • Utilize mindfulness to lay a foundation for the antidepressant brain.
  • Discuss how self-compassion can be used as an antidepressant technique.
  • Apply meaning, compassion, and purpose to develop a deeper understanding of resiliency and well-being.
  • Recognize how making happiness a habit can reclaim play in your life and how play can be mastered to bring about natural antidepressants.

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

  1. Describe what mindfulness is and how it helps interrupt the depressive cycle;
  2. List three practical, formal ways to integrate mindfulness-based theory and practice when working with clients;
  3. List three current neuroscientific studies showing the relationship between mindfulness and depression;
  4. List and practice key self-compassion practices to use for self-care and to practice with clients in creating healing and forgiveness around pain.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

Event Reviews from Members

Elisha Goldstein is incredibly knowledgeable, well read, and at ease presenting. - Risa Giordano, LCSW

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Knowing the way you think and where you place your energy allows you to step away from the various stories and mind traps that don't serve you and enter the space of awareness where you can consider alternatives for creating a more flexible, healthier mind. So what we don't have with a depressed mind is flexibility; it's more rigid or chaotic. And what we're trying to do is create a more open, flexible, healthier type of reactivity. - Elisha Goldstein, PhD

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Meet the Presenter

Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is an author, speaker, and psychologist who combines traditional psychotherapy with mindfulness for mental and emotional healing. He believes that we all have the innate ability to transform cycles of stress and trauma into greater peace and emotional freedom, and he provides the skills necessary to cultivate freedom and self-acceptance. Dr. Goldstein's ability to take complicated concepts and simplify them in an easy to understand format has opened doors to many national and international speaking opportunities for mental health professionals, business leaders, lay audiences, and educators.

Dr. Goldstein is a bestselling author who has published several books, including The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and the co-author of A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook. You can find a complete list of his books here. He currently lives in Southern California where he has a private practice as a licensed psychologist. Dr. Goldstein is also a mindfulness instructor at InsightLA. For more information about Dr. Goldstein and his work, please visit

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