Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Change your mind, change your brain" seminar in Denver

Stephanie West-Allen, a self-confessed idealawg, is giving a seminar on self-directed neuroplasticity as a Colorado Free University course:
"Brains On Purpose: Change Your Mind, Change Your Brain" here in Denver in February and again in April.
The dates are:

Tuesday, February 5 and 12, 6-8:15 PM


Wednesday, April 9 and 16, 6-8:15 PM

Mario Beauregard and I discuss self-directed neuroplasticity in The Spiritual Brain. Put simply, it means that changing your mind - and staying focused on the change - eventually changes your brain.

Mario and his team were, for example, privileged to help a group of women who dreaded spiders to overcome their fear through a guided learning process - and the neuroscientists were also able to watch their brains change in the process. (See pp. 136-40, The Spiritual Brain.) Similarly, West Allen's colleague, neuropsychiatrist Jeff Schwartz, observed the same process with obsessive-compulsive disorder (pp. 126-30).