Resilience: Learning to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster A seminar with Linda Graham
Dealing effectively with life’s challenges and crises is at the core of resilience and well-being. Helping clients develop flexible and adaptive strategies for coping with everyday disappointments and difficulties, even extraordinary disasters is at the heart of the therapeutic process. At this seminar with Linda Graham, we consider neuroscientific evidence and focus on the ways in which our clients can harness the brain’s processes to rewire their defensive / dysfunctional coping strategies. Modern neuroscience has shown how we can use the brain’s innate neuroplasticity to modify coping behaviours, even when these appear to be seemingly ‘stuck’ or intractable. At this seminar, we will look at the tools and techniques that work best when we want our clients to: Reverse the impact of stress and / or trauma Come out of anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness, guilt and / or shame Deepen self-compassion and empathy that connects them to inner resources Strengthen their resonant relationships that foster perseverance and Shift their perspectives through mindful awareness Linda helps us identify therapeutic techniques that can be applied across modalities. Specifically, we look at: The Neuroscience of Resilience: Impact of attachment conditioning, including early developmental trauma on brain functioning and resilience Somatic Intelligence: Body-based tools that help regulate the nervous system’s automatic survival responses and return the body-brain to its natural physiological equilibrium; Use of the brain’s social engagement system to manage surges of emotions, generate a neuroception of safety, and prime the brain’s plasticity-receptivity to learning Emotional Intelligence: Practices of mindful empathy and self-acceptance as an antidote to the brain’s negativity bias, healing toxic shame and retiring the inner critic; Cultivating positive, pro-social emotions to shift the functioning of the brain out of contraction and reactivity to more openness and receptivity Relational Intelligence: helping our clients balance autonomy with intimacy; Skills of resonant relationships: reaching out for help, setting limits and boundaries, repairing ruptures, resolving conflicts and negotiating change that allow them to navigate their world with skill, trust, and love Reflective Intelligence: Practices of mindfulness – knowing what you’re experiencing while you’re experiencing it - that strengthen the brain’s flexibility for therapeutic change; Tools to create the coherent narrative of experience that leads to post-traumatic growth Lifestyle Choices that protect the brain and avoid compassion fatigue  About the speaker Linda Graham is an experienced psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of the forthcoming The Resilience Handbook: Powerful Practices to Bounce Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster (September 2018, New World Library) and Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, winner of the 2013 Books for a Better Life award and the 2014 Better Books for a Better World award. She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her international trainings on resilience and well-being. She publishes a monthly e-newsletter and weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience, archived at About the Video Recording Total Run Time: 2 Hours Qualifies for CPD: Yes Delivery method: recordings are sent on a memory stick, to your postal address, along with notes for the day Delivery time: 14 working days from date of order

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