To My Dearest Hearts-Open-to-the-Universe Community Members,
Have you ever wondered how your partner’s brain type might be affecting your love life?
Oh, maybe you never thought about it quite like that…
But I guarantee you’ve had more than one moment, in the heat of passion, when you begged God and anyone else who might be listening, “What the hell makes this person tick?!!”
In those moments, our compassion fails us and we are dumped in the rapid waters of confusion and anger; feelings we particularly dislike.
Trust me, I’ve been there!
But after spending four years of my professional life as a research outcomes coordinator for the executive team, at the Amen Clinics Inc., those moments don’t have the same power to knock me off my center.
Dr. Amen has pioneered a method of psychiatric practice that focuses on using brain scans and SPECT technology to provide accurate diagnosis and integrative treatment for mental health problems, poor nutrition, and other obscure conditions.
He has been a guest on CNN, PBS, Dr. Oz, Entertainment Television, Dr. Phil, The View, TedX, Rachel Ray, Larry King, and more. Currently, he has a show, Lying on the Psychiatrist’s Couch on PBS.
Also the author of The Brain in Love, Dr. Amen has found it useful to think about the brain in five different systems that relate to human behavior.
The brain is very complex and there are, of course, more than five systems. However, these systems appear to be the “Big Bosses.” Each of these systems interacts with other areas of the brain to produce the effective or ineffective human behavior.
What we do, how we perceive the world, interpret other people’s actions and perceptions, process our bodily and sensory experiences–especially in LOVE and attachment relationships— are ALL a reflection of our brain function…and our brain function is a reflection of all these influences!
This is the heart of Mindfulness–as is within, so is without.
We must acknowledge the interrelationship between mind and body, which is the basis for understanding how one mind and body interacts with someone else’s!
It is the resiliency and plasticity of the brain and body that makes real therapeutic and life changing experiences possible.
To give you a taste of what we will explore in this months FREE WEBINAR on Brain Basics in Relationships…
I put together a little quiz and assessment to help you discover your partner’s brain type, based on Dr. Amen’s “Big Bosses” system.
In our webinar this month, Creative Arts Therapies and Brain Basics in Relationships, we will:
- Explore “The Five Big Bosses of the Brain” in the context of relationships.
- Conduct a self assessment.
- And create our own Brain Maps, to foster consciousness around our experiences of love.
We will also explore:
- 4 Deep versus surface structure communications
- 3 Dimensions of interdependency
- 3 Creative Arts Therapies Techniques for Affect Regulation and Communication
- And explore a “Heart-Soul” Mindfulness-based experiential and guided meditation, focusing on fostering empathy and compassion in relationships, through mirroring and entrainment.
We will be offering this LIVE Webinar twice this month, so pick the day that works best for you! Registration is FREE.*
*If you are an LCAT interested in CE contact hours: the course materials, learning assessment and certificate of completion will be made available for $35.
A LIVE Webinar
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 30th, 2017 @ 2pm
(1.5 Live event, continuing education contact hours available for LCATs in New York State and with the ATCB; $35 fee applies.)
We hope to see you there!
Briana MacWilliam ATR-BC, LCAT
Licensed and Board Certified Creative Arts Therapist
Author, Educator and Reiki Practitioner
If you have any problems or technical difficulties, please contact Briana MacWilliam at Briana@CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com.
CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. (#CAT-0014.)