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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.
Wednesday 29th April, 2020, 6.30-8.00pmHK$100
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/83761760681

CREATING SUSTAINABLE GOALS: How To Put an ‘S’ at the End of SMART Goals.
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.
Monday 11th May 2020, 6.30-8.00pmHK$100
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/83762069605

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.
Monday 25th May, 2020, 6.30-8.00pm
HK$100 TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/56778072744

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.
Monday 1st June 2020, 6.30-8pm HK$100
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/83762256163