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Mon, Mar 23


Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore Cou

CEU: Taming Amy(gdala), Neuroplasticity and more! A Two Day Workshop for Long Term Anxiety Relief (12 CEUs)

Refreshments (healthy and not-so healthy) are served throughout the day. Each Day training will take place from 10:0am-4:45pm with a 45 minute lunch break. The training will take place on March 23rd and then again on March 26th (2 days only).

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CEU: Taming Amy(gdala), Neuroplasticity and more! A Two Day Workshop for Long Term Anxiety Relief (12 CEUs)
CEU: Taming Amy(gdala), Neuroplasticity and more! A Two Day Workshop for Long Term Anxiety Relief (12 CEUs)

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – Mar 26, 2020, 4:45 PM

Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore Cou, 10302 Grand Central Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA

About the Event

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Does your therapeutic tools box need new and creative instruments? How often do you encounter a client suffering from anxiety who does not respond to the usually therapy approaches? Do you desire a comprehensive formula that provides guidance rather than abstract theoretical paradigms? Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan’s seminar offers a clinical blueprint that is concise and practical; highlighting a cutting-edge treatment plan for clinicians to treat various types of anxiety disorders. This unique 6-step approach describes a distinctive arrangement of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that reduce symptomology common to the experience of chronic anxiety, panic and worry. Each step highlights core skills necessary for symptom relief and consequent long-term resiliency. Lastly, this model provides an outline for a comprehensive maintenance plan to assure lasting positive change. You will leave the seminar with competence in using this 6-step treatment plan and the skill to add innovative tools from neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, CBT, ACT, and logotherapy.

Event Outline:

1. Creating Calm in the Nervous System by Taming Amy(gdala)

  • Understanding the brain structures and neurological processes involved in the experience of anxiety
  • Neuro-counseling as an empowerment tool for clients
  • The power of Neuroplasticity
  • The role of the autonomic nervous system
  • Six principles to reduce the chronic fight or flight response
  • Weekly routine to calm sympathetic nervous system activation
  • Practice: Letting Go of SNS arousal
  • Practice: Let’s Breath: A review of breathing techniques
  • Practice: Body Scan

2. Introducing and Reinforcing Self-Compassion

  • Self-esteem vs Self-Compassion
  • Quieting the inner critic
  • Establishing an interior ally
  • Mindful acceptance of self
  • Inner-child-work to encourage forgiveness of self
  • A case for self-care
  • The role of boundary setting in self-care
  • Practice: Inner Child Guided Imagery
  • Practice: The Bridge – A Boundary Parable
  • Practice: Internal Family Member, Anxiety

3. Applying Mindfulness-based Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions

  • Decentering as a way of disengaging from self-criticism, rumination, and negative thinking patterns
  • Identifying and diminishing unhelpful thinking styles
  • The healing power of awareness: seeing thoughts as creations of the mind
  • Reconnecting & befriending feelings
  • Narrative/Default Network and Direct Experience Network of the Mind
  • The use of coping thoughts
  • The compassionate use of exposure therapy
  • Composing Fear Ladders
  • Practice: Applying Cognitive De-Fusion
  • Practice: What glasses am I wearing today
  • Practice: Worry time, Worry Planning & 7 steps to end Rumination

4. Alleviating Attachment Anxiety

  • The Neuroscience of Attachment
  • Activation of Attachment Anxiety
  • Attachment through the lifespan
  • Addressing unmet attachment needs
  • Therapist, a secure attachment figure?
  • Case Study: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Practice: Adult Attachment Inventory
  • Practice: Hand on Heart
  • Practice: Loving-Kindness Meditation

5. Determining Values, Purpose and Meaning

  • Logotherapy
  • Exploring one’s value-lifestyle congruence
  • Formation of a spiritual identity
  • Existentialism, worldview & legacy
  • The use of metaphor to facility meaning-making
  • Practice: Value Card Sort
  • Practice: Listen to My Values
  • Practice: Existential Contemplation

6. Establishing and Executing a Maintenance Plan

  • Shifting perspectives through gratitude practice
  • Positive Neuroplasticity to rewire the brain for resiliency
  • Meditation, formal & informal
  • Nature-based mental health
  • Acceptance and Commitment Practices
  • Mindful Engagement
  • Practice: Inventory of your day
  • Practice: The Power of Gratitude
  • Practice: Thich Nhat Hanh technique for difficult emotions

Handicap Accessible, Free parking. The Library is Located in the same building as the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). The Parking Garage is located just past the building when coming from Painters Mill Road. Park on the 3rd level of the garage. Trainings are on the third floor of the building.

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