The Convergence of Neuroscience and Mindfulness Insights and Practices that Improve Outcomes

Presented by Terry Fralich, LCPC on 12-11-2009 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m. Eastern)

In the late 1990s, a dramatic paradigm shift regarding the ability of the brain to change took place in neuroscience. As a result of this "new" neuroscience," we have a much better view of what is happening in the brain when we get stuck in such negative emotions as anxiety, anger, and depression, and a better view of we can work with these emotions in a way that actually changes the brain. Mindfulness offers practical techniques and practices for working with these negative emotions. The convergence of neuroscience and mindfulness is a powerful combination that can drive change: Neuroscience provides the view, and mindfulness provides the path.

In this 90-minute web conference, we explore the paradigm shift in neuroscience and its optimistic message about the brain's ability to change. In the process, we will consider the primary factors driving changes in the brain. We will then discuss specific mindfulness practices and techniques you can use right away to enhance clients' ability to nurture the healthy change they seek.

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Meet the Presenter

Terry Fralich, LCPC

Terry Fralich, LCPC

Terry Fralich is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor practicing in Maine and the author of Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness. Terry is also an attorney who practiced law in New York City and Los Angeles prior to becoming a counselor. Terry has studied extensively with leading Tibetan teachers, including the Dalai Lama, and with some of the pioneers of mindfulness work. He has taught more than 180 seminars nationwide for psychologists, social workers, and counselors in the application of neuroscience and mindfulness to a wide variety of client issues. He has pursued his own meditation and mindfulness practice for more than 30 years.

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