Wired to Connect: The Surprising Link Between Brain Science and Strong, Healthy Relationships
The Crestview Country Club
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6 CE Contact Hours
Amy Banks, MD
The ability to change the structure and function of the central nervous system is critical to any successful mental health treatment This workshop will introduce practitioners to the C.A.R.E. Program, which combines Relational-Cultural Theory, Relational Neuroscience, and the rules of neuroplasticity - “use it or lose it” and “neurons that fire together wire together” - into a practical guide to help people use their brains to change their relationships, tame their symptoms, and create more fulfilling lives.
Learning Objectives - at the end of this workshops, participants will be able to:
- Name the “five good things” in a growth fostering relationship.
- Describe the three pathways of the autonomic nervous system.
- Describe how healthy, mutual relationships lead to a feeling of calm.
- Describe the connection between physical pain and social rejection.
- Administer the CARE Relational Assessment.
- Name two activities that can strengthen their mirror neuron system.
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Schedule and Course Outline
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Crestview Country Club, Agawam, Massachusetts
|8:00 AM - 8:30 AM||Registration and Coffee|
|8:30 AM - 10:15 AM||
|10:15 AM - 10:30 AM||Break & Refreshments|
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||
Four Neural Pathways for ConnectionB. Social Pain Overlap Theory
A. The Smart Vagus Nerve
C. The Mirror Neuron System
D. The Dopamine Reward System
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Lunch at the Crestview, included with your registration|
|1:00 PM - 2:30 PM||
|2:30 PM - 2:45 PM||Break and Refreshments|
|2:45 PM - 3:45 PM||
Building your CARE Plan – exercises to strengthen your pathways for connection and improve your relationships
|3:45 PM - 4:00 PM||Questions and Answers|