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The Brain’s Way of Healing: Clinical Applications of Neuroplasticity
September 18 @ 9:00 am - September 19 @ 4:30 pm$495
A decade ago, Norman Doidge’s bestseller, The Brain that Changes Itself, overturned the long-held belief that the brain’s circuits could not, under any circumstances, heal when damaged or diseased. In this new workshop, Norman Doidge will explore the extraordinary advances made in the last 10 years in clinical applications of neuroplasticity.
Dr. Doidge will introduce the latest ideas about what goes wrong in a range of emotional, psychological, psychiatric, and brain disorders, along with the five stages of neuroplastic healing and how to determine which stage needs clinical attention in your patient.
He will discuss neuroplastic approaches to a range of conditions, including ADD, learning disorders, autism, sensory processing disorders, PTSD, depression, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and MS, and explore how to lower the risk of dementia.
Using footage of films (including those he made for the CBC), he will explain, in depth, how people who were told they would never get better have recovered lost functions or developed new ones they had never had. Workshop participants will learn how mental experience, activity, and sensory stimulation of the senses (which are “transducers” and can convert energy of one form into the electrical patterns of energy of the brain) can alter the plastic brain. This workshop will cover basic neuroscience and detailed case histories, and will open you and your clients up to improvements that used to be thought impossible.
- September 18 @ 9:00 am
- September 19 @ 4:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Ontario, Workshop
- The Listening Centre
- Scotiabank Theatre
259 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M6 Canada + Google Map