Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain: Strategies for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD

Meditation works! Research clearly shows that meditation is beneficial for a range of mental health concerns and can significantly change the structure and function of the brain. In this workshop, you will learn the science behind meditation and understand that all meditations are not created equal. Different styles of meditation require different types of attention, intention and brain activation patterns. Based on this understanding we have identified 4 styles of meditation (Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, Quiet Mind) that can be matched with specific mental health concerns. In this workshop, we will explore these styles in depth with an emphasis on individualizing meditation interventions to fit the goals and needs of our clients.

Learn how and why certain meditative techniques are more effective than others at addressing symptoms of mood, anxiety, attention and “disorders of the self.” This seminar will go beyond traditional meditation practices to include mind-body strategies that intersect with other therapeutic approaches, such as biofeedback, mindfulness-in-motion, and nature-based strategies. You will leave with an expanded meditation-based toolbox to share with your clients or students, strategies to help you begin or sustain your own personal meditation practice and the ability to synthesize and prioritize these tools to enhance their effectiveness.

Cost: $95 Evergreen members; $150 non-members*

*It is still possible to become a member of EBHA and register at the reduced fee.  Please go to www.ebhaipa.org to find membership information.

6.25 CEU’s available: $10 Evergreen members; $15 non-members

Register for this workshop:

May 19, 2007
Corvallis, OR

 

 

Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Rewire the Brain

Mindfulness works! Learn how to bring it into your personal and professional life NOW. Join Dr. Jeff Tarrant as he connects the dots between the actual practices of mindfulness and the direct impact on the brain and daily functioning. Through active exposure to targeted mindfulness-based tools, as well as live demonstrations, you will leave with practical methods that can be used to help manage anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic pain, OCD and personality disorders.

Learn how and why certain mindfulness techniques are more effective than others at addressing symptoms of mood, anxiety, attention and “disorders of the self.” This seminar will go beyond traditional meditation practices to include mind-body strategies that intersect with other therapeutic approaches, such as biofeedback, mindfulness-in-motion, and nature-based strategies. You will leave with an expanded mindfulness-based toolbox to share with your clients or students, strategies to help you begin or sustain your own personal mindfulness practice and the ability to synthesize and prioritize these tools to enhance their effectiveness.

Register for this workshop:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Timonium, MD

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Columbia, MD

Friday, April 7, 2017
Fairfax, VA

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Santa Fe, NM

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Albuquerque, NM

Friday, May 5, 2017
El Paso, TX

Objectives

  • Define key concepts related to meditation including mindfulness and MBSR.
  • Explain how meditation changes the structure and function of the brain.
  • Describe 5 different types of meditation.
  • Distinguish which mindfulness practices might be ideal for certain mental health concerns.
  • Apply mindfulness skills to movement-based interventions.
  • List three ways that nature enhances health and well-being.
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EEG NeuroMeditation

In this workshop, we will explore four different styles of meditation practices based on the role of attention, intention, brainwave states and brain regions involved; these four styles include Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, and Quiet Mind. Based on client goals and concerns, we can identify which practices might be best suited for each individual. For example:

Focus practices impact the brain networks in ways that specifically encourage improved concentration and reduced distractability.

Mindfulness practices have the greatest impact on stress and anxiety.

Open Heart targets mood concerns and empathy building.

Quiet Mind may be ideal for addictions, affect regulation, and personality based concerns.

This workshop will help attendees learn how to select a meditation style based on client presenting concerns and provide a host of practical strategies to approach each of the meditative styles. As part of this workshop, you will receive standard and sLORETA neuromeditation protocols for each meditation style and have opportunities to practice with each one. The approaches to EEG NeuroMeditation taught in this workshop can be used immediately to achieve deeper states of meditation or as a treatment intervention for mental health conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders or addictions.

[Day 1] – Saturday April 22nd

9:00am – 10:00am – Your Brain on Meditation – 1CE

  • Meditation Changes the Brain
  • The 4 types of Meditative Practices
  • Matching Meditation with Mental Health
  • Choosing a NeuroMeditation style
    • Self-Assessment

10:00am – 1:00pm – ADHD: Strategies to Increase Focus & Self-Monitoring – 3CEs

  • The Unfocused Brain
  • Focused Attention Meditation
    • Tips and Strategies
    • Guided Practice
    • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice
  • Breathing Pacers and HRV protocols and practice

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 5:00pm – Anxiety: Strategies to Manage & Address Judgment and Over-Thinking – 3CEs

  • Anxiety and Stress: the Link
  • Thoughts are not facts!
    • Automatic Pilot
    • Mindfulness Wedge
  • Challenging the Storyteller
    • Observe and Challenge
    • Cognitive Distortions
    • Staying in the Present
  • The Anxious Brain
  • Strategies to Quiet the Brain
    • Open Monitoring Meditation
      • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice
      • Mindfulness in Nature (Virtual Reality)
      • Mandalynth
      • RSA Breathing

[Day 2] – Sunday April 23rd

9:00am – 11:00am – Depression: Strategies to Shift Perspective – 2CEs

  • The Depressed Brain
  • Accessing Positive Emotions
    • Appreciation
    • Gratitude
  • Deepen the Positive
    • Taking in the Good
  • Loving Kindness/Compassion Meditations
    • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice

11:00am – 1:00pm – OCD and Personality Disorders: Strategies to Quiet the Mind – 2CEs

  • The Brain and Self-talk
  • Automatic Self-Transcending Meditations:
    • Transcendental Meditation
    • Zen
    • Open Focus
  • Entrain the Brain: Increase Alpha
  • Time in Nature
  • Strategies to Shift Perspective
  • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Personalizing NeuroMeditation protocols – 2CEs

  • Using Z-Builder for NeuroMeditation
  • Create individualized protocols
  • Practice

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Final Comments – 1CE

  • Questions/Concerns
  • Final Practicum

Register for this workshop:

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Independence, OH

 

Mindfulness NeuroMeditation 6 Week Class

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    This 6-week class takes a scientific approach to the art and practice of meditation. Through the use of brain-based principles and tools, we can examine specific styles of meditation and use this information to help both beginning and experienced meditators build a more stable and peaceful state of mind.

    The Mindfulness style of NeuroMeditation helps us to engage in non-judgmental awareness of the present moment and non-attachment to thoughts, feelings, and sensations. This style generates nervous system balance and a calm awareness. It may be especially beneficial for addressing stress and anxiety.

    In this 6-week class, you will learn:
    * How Mindfulness NeuroMeditation affects the brain
    * A variety of seated and movement-based practices
    * Meditation tips, tools, and techniques
    * Using technology to enhance awareness
    * Strategies for conscious living

    When: Mondays, April 3rd-May 8th from 6:30-8:00 pm
    Where: 873 NW Grant Ave., Ste. A, Corvallis, OR
    Cost: $125 per 6 week series

    To Register: contact Dr. Tarrant at 573-268-7867 or dr.tarrant@hotmail.com

    INSTRUCTOR

    Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN is a Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified in Neurofeedback and founder of the NeuroMeditation Institute. His clinical work emphasizes the use of technology, such as EEG biofeedback, to train the brain. Dr. Tarrant is a long-term Meditator, as well as Qigong and MBSR instructor. His first book, “Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain,” will be available in May, 2017.