Explore the Wonders of Neuroplasticity
When I was in graduate school we were taught that by adulthood we had the amount of brain cells and neurons that we would get for our lifetime and that our best strategy was not to lose them. Now, through multiple avenues of research, including brain scans, we know that neurons and cells can continue to grow in the brain and nervous system.
We can actually see changes in the brain. When we learn a new skill, behavior or way of thinking the cells in our brains actually begin to reorganize. With enough practice, new neural pathways are formed. Our choices and opportunities actually influence brain change.
We can even train our brain and nervous system to become less stressed, more optimistic, less stuck on overthinking, and happier. This is the practice of positive neuroplasticity. There is a significant body of science demonstrating that we can learn happiness, resilience and optimism skills. Practicing positive neuroplasticity doesn’t mean nothing bad will ever happen in your world. Friendships change, grief happens, unexpected life events challenge our abilities to cope.
Positive neuroplasticity isn’t about pretending these things don’t happen, but it can be part of your healing process that helps you recover. Working with positive neuroplasticity as a set of new skills to learn helps your life satisfaction, ability to participate meaningfully in relationships, and grow your own resiliency.
The Positive Neuroplasticity Program
You can learn how to create self-directed positive neuroplasticity. Dr. Gordick trained under Rick Hanson, Ph.D., the founder of the Positive Neuroplasticity program. The Positive Neuroplasticity Program is designed to help you:
The Positive Neuroplasticity course includes:
The MindBrain Institute of Atlanta is delighted to share these skills with you.
Join our next series starting October 16th!
The Essence of Positive Neuroplasticity
Having, Enriching, and Absorbing Beneficial Experiences
Linking Positive and Negative Material
Growing Strengths for Feeling Safer
Growing Strengths for Feeling More Satisfied
Growing Strengths for Feeling More Connected
Frequently Asked Questions
Certainly! Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that may provide you with helpful information.
The course schedule changes each quarter, so if the current availability doesn’t work for you, check back later.
Each week has a 3 hr lesson that includes a presentation and guided practice. In addition, you will get the most benefit if you can practice the skills throughout the week. The training lasts for six weeks.
The Positive Neuroplasticity course is an educational program for the general public, with special benefits for coaches, counselors, educators, healthcare professionals, and human resources trainers. The Positive Neuroplasticity course is NOT psychotherapy, nor treatment for any physical or mental health condition. Participants take responsibility for their own experience in the program. The Positive Neuroplasticity course could be a useful resource for normal range experiences of anxiety, blue mood, stress, loneliness, and interpersonal conflicts, including for people in psychotherapy for these concerns. If you are engaging in psychotherapy while engaging this program, please tell your therapist. They are likely to notice changes in your abilities that improve your growth in therapy. Last, if you have serious psychological issues or a history of suicidality, complex trauma, psychosis, or other severe mental health issues, you should consider not participating in the Positive Neuroplasticity course without your own individual therapist as it could stir things up for you. The course isn’t designed to provide that level of individual support. Your difficulties can improve and we want you to have the best opportunity for growth and resilience.
We believe no one is too wounded to improve. It is really just about finding the practices that work for you. The Positive Neuroplasticity course certainly has the potential to be of value to anyone – regardless of their history.
If the program has not been used, or only the first week of lessons used participants will have had a good opportunity to evaluate whether this type of program is something they are interested at this time. There is a 7 day refund period.