Mind Over Matter: Using Self-Talk to Reframe Your Perspective.
We are often unaware of the stories we tell ourselves or allow to run in the background of our mind and how these subtlely colour the decisions and choices we make every day. Gaining perspective and taking charge of how these stories have been affecting your life can have a big impact.
Come learn about current theories of reframing with self-talk and how we can use our own thinking to change our future. We will give you basic grounding in cognitive restructuring and present some positive pathways to change for you or someone you care about in your life.
Mindful Awareness Eating: How to gain a foothold out of compulsive eating habits
Monday 4 or Wednesday 27th March, 2019: 6.30-8.00pm
Eating is a fundamental and necessary human activity and as such it is one of the more difficult issues to treat when eating becomes more than sustenance and general enjoyment. For those who practice restrictive eating practices or indulging more frequently than they would like, the balance of life can be thrown off-centre and it can be difficult to regain control of healthy eating habits. Having mindful awareness in our lives can support addressing this balance as an adjunct to regular therapeutic support and can be a strength in life generally. Come learn the basics of compulsivity, eating disorders, and strategies for helping yourself and others reframe feelings and food.
Neuroplasticity and Overcoming Addictions: Remembering to Rewire.
Wednesday 13 March or Wednesday 10th April, 2019, 6.30-8.00pm
Being addicted is not as easy as you may think. The process of becoming addicted is more than just having an ‘addictive personality’, or having no will power. Susceptible individuals may be genetically predisposed and research points to the immature teenage brain being the most fertile playing ground for any kind of addiction to set in. Addiction is more than a chemical or a behaviour – it involves changes in the major reward pathway in our brain in such a way that it can be nearly impossible for some to contemplate being free of their addiction. Come learn about current theories of addiction and how sensitisation of our neural pathways both help and hinder us in recovery. We will give you some basic grounding in addictions, current research findings about both chemical and behavioural addictions, and present some positive pathways to recovery for you or someone you care about in your life.
The Neuroscience of ADHD:
So what do we know today?
Wednesday 29th May, 2019, 6.30-8.00pm
Have a look at some cutting-edge research through the neuroimaging lens and connect some new dots in how you understand ADHD in yourself or others.
Come learn about current theories of ADHD and how they really cannot help it. We will cover all the basics to anyone can get up to speed quickly and swiftly move along to what the latest research says about what’s happening in the ADHD brain and how to best support these differentiated learners. You will take away some top tips to support yourself or someone you care about in your life.
Creating a Sustainable Goal: How to put the ‘S’ at the end of SMART Goals
Monday 3rd June, 2019, 6.30-8.00pm
It doesn’t get any better than this! Creating goals for change is one task but keeping changes in place is another. We often decide to make changes in our life, come up with a good plan, and then fall short on the carry through or continuance. Come discover what you can do to keep your dreams alive well beyond the initial flood of enthusiasm.
In this talk we will review the classic rubric for creating goals, the SMART acronym. There are many versions so we will be flexible with interpretation. Once we have established this, we will go through how to keep it going. This is especially critical for those whose goals involve life-changing aims such as smoking cessation, weight-loss, medication management, career change, and similar. It is also good to have this thinking style for every day goals too! No achievement is too small. You will take away some top tips to support yourself or someone you care about in your life.