Norman Doidge, M.D.

The Power of Thought:
Updates in Brain Plasticity

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne: May 2018

Extraordinary Advances in Neuroplasticity

In this new workshop, Norman Doidge will explore some extraordinary advances made in the last 2 years in clinical applications of neuroplasticity, including the first reversals of dementia symptoms. It will show how new insights on why we have two different brain hemispheres can enhance our understanding, and improve treatment of, patients with brain and emotional problems, and deepen our approach to psychotherapy with challenging patients who are rigid, concrete, or lacking self-reflective capacity. It will also show how a deeper psychological understanding of the dynamic nature of human mental rigidity gets in the way of people accessing their own neuroplasticity.

Weaving neuroscience, evolution, psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, great literature, and anthropological findings, with original films of people undergoing neuroplastic change, this workshop will update the attendee on the latest neuroplastic developments, reinforce basics, and teach principles on how to help oneself, and one’s patients, when caught in rigid patterns, to grow out of that rigidity, and make use of their neuroplastic potential. It will also provide attendees with new information about how to preserve their brain plasticity.

Norman Doidge in Australia
May 2018

BRISBANE

TBA

17 & 18 May 2018

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 ends 15 December 2017
  • KEEN: $770 ends 15 March 2018
  • EARLY: $880 ends 20 April 2018
  • STANDARD: $1100
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

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SYDNEY

Wesley Conference Centre

24 & 25 May 2018

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 ends 15 December 2017
  • KEEN: $770 ends 15 March 2018
  • EARLY: $880 ends 20 April 2018
  • STANDARD: $1100
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

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MELBOURNE

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

28 & 29 May 2018

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 ends 15 December 2017
  • KEEN: $770 ends 15 March 2018
  • EARLY: $880 ends 20 April 2018
  • STANDARD: $1100
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

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Training Information

TRAINING OVERVIEW

In this new workshop, Norman Doidge will explore some extraordinary advances made in the last 2 years in clinical applications of neuroplasticity, including the first reversals of dementia symptoms. It will also be of interest to psychotherapists. It will show how new insights on why we have two different brain hemispheres can enhance our understanding, and improve treatment of, patients with brain and emotional problems, and deepen our approach to psychotherapy with challenging patients who are rigid, concrete, or lacking self-reflective capacity. It will also show how a deeper psychological understanding of the dynamic nature of human mental rigidity gets in the way of people accessing their own neuroplasticity.

Weaving neuroscience, evolution, psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, great literature, and anthropological findings, with original films of people undergoing neuroplastic change, this workshop will update the attendee on the latest neuroplastic developments, reinforce basics, and teach principles on how to help oneself, and one’s patients, when caught in rigid patterns, to grow out of that rigidity, and make use of their neuroplastic potential. It will also provide attendees with new information about how to preserve their brain plasticity.

DAY ONE PROGRAM
Time Day One Topics
08:00am – 09:00am Day One sign-in
09:00am – 10:30am Opening. Why do we have two hemispheres? How they get imbalanced, leaving us devitalized, stuck in a rut, making us more rigid; how the hemispheres malfunction in psychiatric problems; how to reset the balance, enhance productivity, and vitality.
10:30am – 11:00am Morning Break
11:00am – 12:30pm An overview of the five stages of neuroplastic healing, and how the apply to psychiatric, psychological and neurological brain problems.
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm Correcting general cellular problems, and reversing Alzheimer’s disease (arguably the most important neurological breakthrough of the last 50 years); the first 200 cases who have reversed their symptoms; preventing Alzheimer’s, even in those with the Alheimer’s gene
3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm—4:30pm Parkinson’s, MS, PoNS, stroke update. Breakthrough in TBI treatment in the last two years. Hyperbaric oxygen breakthrough for stroke and TBI. Arrowsmith study. TMS breakthrough.
4:30pm Day One Close
DAY TWO PROGRAM
Time Day Two Topics
08:00am – 09:00am Day Two sign-in
9:00am – 10:30am The power of directed thought; helping rigid, concrete and egocentric “non-mentalizing” clients access their neuroplastic potential. Understanding the kind of thinking that drives neuroplastic change; the thought spectrum, from directed to undirected thought.
10:30 – 11:00am Morning Break
11:00am – 12:30pm Growth attitudes and circuitry, verses anti-growth attitudes and circuitry, in therapy and life: highlighting how these take hold in us, and our clients; anti-growth circuitry and it relation to depression, and “the dormancy tendency;” using the right hemisphere stimulation to access growth attitudes.
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm Listening Therapy Update, more autism breakthroughs; TBI update with complex cases; neuroplastic approaches to multiple chemical sensitivities and fibromyalgia.
3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm—4:30pm Review, Q & A.
4:30pm Day Two Close
Norman Doidge M.D.'s Biography

Norman Doidge, M. D.
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How is the training delivered?

The workshop will be delivered via a combination of lecture with accompanying handouts, review of clinical applications via session recordings, and audience questions.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING SUITABLE FOR?

These workshops are suitable for (but not limited to) mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counsellors, social workers, neuropsychologists, chiropractors, osteopaths, psychometrists, recreational therapists, occupational and physio-therapists and naturopaths.

There are no prerequisites to attending this workshop. Anyone interested in the workshop content is welcome to attend, however you do so under your own volition.

These workshops are aimed to bring you up to date with the very latest research and clinical implications from the field of neuroplasticity.

Are morning and afternoon tea included? What about lunch?

CATERING IS NOT AVAILABLE IN SYDNEY AND IS ONLY AN OPTION FOR MELBOURNE & BRISBANE WORKSHOPS

Morning/afternoon tea and/or lunch can be ordered separately from your actual workshop registration.

These optional refreshments are provided by the event venue in each city and by allowing participants to order them separately allows Byron Clinic to keep the cost of the workshop as affordable as possible.

Each venue is centrally located within easy walking distance of a number of food outlets and choices.

You can order morning/afternoon teas and/or lunch either simultaneously with your workshop registration or as a separate order at a later point in time.

For those who order them, morning/afternoon teas include tea, freshly-brewed coffee and juices, along with a selection of pastries.

Lunch will include the Chef’s daily selection of sandwiches, wraps and/or rolls, cake and/or biscuits, a selection of fruit, served buffet style along with tea and coffee.

Please note that vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. Other specialty dietary needs can not be catered for.

Tea and coffee will only be available at lunch to those participants at lunch time who have ordered lunch in advance.

Do I get a Certificate of Attendance? What about CPD hours/points?

Byron Clinic Pty Ltd provides a Certificate of Attendance to each workshop attendee. Certificates will be completed using the given name at the point of initial online registration and payment. These will be distributed as a hard copy to participants prior to the conclusion of the workshop. It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that they have their Certificate of Attendance at the time of distribution.

This workshop should accrue a minimum of 11 hours of learning. Certificates of attendance at this Professional Development activity will be distributed at the workshop. For CPD points for specific organisations, please see: APS, AASW, RANZCP, ANZCMHN.

Please ensure that you have received your certificate prior to the end of the workshop. Requests for duplicate certificates after this period will incur an administration fee.

What are the training terms & conditions?
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Does Byron Clinic offer Group or Student Discounts?
No, the only discounts available are our time-based booking windows: ‘keen’, ‘early’, ‘standard’ etc. The earlier you book, the lower the registration fee.

Any Further Questions?

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The brain is a far more open system than we ever imagined, and nature has gone very far to help us perceive and take in the world around us. It has given us a brain that survives in a changing world by changing itself.

Norman Doidge

Author, The Brain's Way of Healing, The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain’s Way of Healing is a stunner — the sort of book you want to read several times, not because it is difficult to understand, but because it opens up so many novel and startling avenues into our potential to heal. Norman Doidge enthrals us with a rich combination of lucidly explained brain research and pioneering … approaches to recovery. With an eloquence reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, Doidge bolsters the latest advances in brain science with a series of extraordinary case histories of people for whom all hope seemed to be lost, but who healed as a result of great personal courage, and by changing the ways their bodies and brains processed sensations and movement. This hopeful book demonstrates that a variety of sensory inputs — light, sound, electricity, vibration, movement, and thought —can awaken the brain’s attention processors, and thereby allow even the most afflicted to (re)gain ownership of their lives.

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Author of New York Times bestseller, The Body Keeps the Score

Only a few decades ago, scientists considered the brain to be fixed or ‘hardwired’ and considered most forms of brain damage, therefore, to be incurable. Dr. Doidge, an eminent psychiatrist and researcher, was struck by how his patients’ own transformations belied this and set out to explore the new science of neuroplasticity by interviewing both scientific pioneers in neuroscience, and patients who have benefited fromneurorehabilitation. Here he describes in fascinating personal narratives how the brain, far from being fixed, has remarkable powers of changing its own structure and compensating for even the most challenging neurological conditions. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.

Oliver Sacks

Neurologist, Author, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

Norman Doidge in Australia
May 2018

BRISBANE

TBA

17 & 18 May 2018

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 ends 15 December 2017
  • KEEN: $770 ends 15 March 2018
  • EARLY: $880 ends 20 April 2018
  • STANDARD: $1100
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

REGISTER NOW

SYDNEY

Wesley Conference Centre

24 & 25 May 2018

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 ends 15 December 2017
  • KEEN: $770 ends 15 March 2018
  • EARLY: $880 ends 20 April 2018
  • STANDARD: $1100
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

REGISTER NOW

MELBOURNE

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

28 & 29 May 2018

  • SUPER SAVER: $660 ends 15 December 2017
  • KEEN: $770 ends 15 March 2018
  • EARLY: $880 ends 20 April 2018
  • STANDARD: $1100
  • all prices in A$ & includes GST & admin fee

REGISTER NOW

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