Brain Science 2012 New

Breakthroughs in neuroscience have helped transform the lives of thousands of patients around the world and could enhance results
with your patients

Dear Colleague,

We've pulled together the leading neuroscientists for this all-new webinar series. They'll be revealing some of the most astounding and life-changing approaches that you can use immediately with your patients.

Here’s a look at what you’ll get:

Norman Doidge, MD The Brain that Changes Itself

Neuroplasticity: The Possibilities and Pitfalls

Norman Doidge, MD (As seen on PBS®)

New York Times bestselling author of The Brain that Changes Itself, Faculty at the University of Toronto and Columbia University
  • How psychotherapy can change the brain
  • Neuroplasticity and the anxious brain
  • Two brains in love: A case study in neural reorganization?
  • The process of unlearning – an often underutilized approach to change
  • How relationships foster changes in the brain
  • Why neuroplasticity isn’t always a good thing and what you need to know to prevent unintended consequences

Daniel Amen, MD

Mind/Body Healing and the Brain

Daniel G. Amen, MD

Medical Director of Amen Clinics, Inc., New York Times bestselling author of Use Your Brain to Change Your Age
  • Brain and behavior: A new way of looking at failure
  • Six types of ADD and why the wrong treatment can spell disaster for a child
  • Seven types of anxiety and why identifying which one to treat can drastically improve patient outcomes
  • What the NFL can teach us about improving our brains no matter what has happened to them
  • The Dinosaur Syndrome? How weight affects brain function

Dan Siegel, MD

Bringing the Best Out in Kids: Strategies for Working with the Developing Mind

Dan Siegel, MD

Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, Co-Director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, Author of The Whole-Brain Child
  • How relationships affect the developing brain
  • How to integrate both sides of the brain for optimal child development
  • Strategies for teaching kids to handle their emotions
  • How to help a child learn to pay attention to their inner self
  • The importance of the social brain: Teaching empathy to kids

Sharon Begley

The Emotional Life of the Brain

Sharon Begley

Senior Health & Science Correspondent at Reuters, Author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain
  • The six emotional styles of the brain and what that means for your clients
  • Emotional types involved with autism and depression
  • Techniques for working with the brain’s emotional style
  • The power of neuroplasticity for treating stroke and Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Three interventions to strengthen neuroplasticity

Marsha Lucas, PhD

How to Mindfully Rewire the Brain for Love

Marsha Lucas, PhD

Licensed Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, Author of Rewire Your Brain for Love
  • Why rewiring the brain can help improve sex and regulate the body
  • Four obstacles to rewiring the brain
  • What happens in the brain when we’re afraid
  • How your vagus nerve can help you project peace and safety to the people around you
  • One simple practice that can rewire the brain for peace and serenity instead of fear and over-reactivity

David Linden, PhD

The Neurobiology of Pleasure

David J. Linden, PhD

Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology, Faculty at Johns Hopkins University, and Author of The Compass of Pleasure
  • Why we need pleasure
  • How stress sets up the potential for addiction
  • The surprising similarity between the brain of a politician, a CEO and an addict
  • Why addiction involves learning and what this means for treatment
  • Fats, sugars, and the pleasure circuit
  • Why ideas can be pleasure-inducing

Ruth Buczynski, PhD

Joan Borysenko, PhD

Bill O'Hanlon, MS

Talk Back Session

Ruth Buczynski, PhD, Joan Borysenko, PhD and Bill O’Hanlon, MS

At the end of each of the six sessions, I’ll be interviewing Joan Borysenko, PhD and Bill O’Hanlon, MS, in what has become known as the TalkBack segment. The entire goal of this section is to focus your attention on how to apply what you’ve just heard to your clinical setting. What kinds of questions will be covered in these TalkBacks? Here are some examples:

  • Why the very act of listening to a patient’s story can transform their brain
  • How to use novelty to trigger higher levels of dopamine and liven long-term relationships
  • How to manipulate the environment to help patients with addiction
  • Practical exercises to build mindful appreciation of eating
  • A simple and effective way to co-create a narrative with children that can enhance their acceptance of painful circumstances
  • How to implement “connect and redirect” to help steer patients to a new understanding of their life condition
  • How to use the five senses to get out of emotional ruts
  • A simple technique to dissolve anxiety
  • A quick exercise to shift brain patterns from fear to compassion
  • How to use oxytocin-releasing techniques to get out of old habits
  • Two ways to create emotional resilience
  • How clinicians can magnify their patients’ strengths and the right moments to do so

This series is valued at $585 but when you register today you can save $288 and sign up for $397!

Take advantage of our special Gold Package:

  • Downloadable videos of each webinar in the series
  • Downloadable recordings that you can listen to on the go
  • Professionally formatted PDF transcripts of each interview for you to refer to and even personalize with your own notes
  • 3 additional bonus sessions

With this Special Gold Package, you’ll have the valuable advantage of repetition. Watch or listen as often as you like and refer back whenever you want – all of the videos, recordings, and transcripts are yours to keep permanently in your professional library. Practitioners have told us over and over again how repetition is the key to integrating knowledge and application into their work.

Your Best All-Access Option

The Most Information-Packed and Practitioner-Friendly!

What you get with the Gold Package:

6 Downloadable videos to watch each interview at a time that’s convenient for you. $180 Value
6 Downloadable audios for listening on the go $120 Value
6 Professionally-formatted transcripts of each interview $90 Value
3 Extra bonus session videos and audios enhance and complement the main 6 interviews $150 Value
3 Extra bonus session transcripts $45 Value
Total Package $585Value


This series is valued at $585 but when you register today you can save $288 and sign up for $397!

with your Gold Subscription


Richard Restak, MD

How to Improve Your Brain’s Performance At Any Age

Richard Restak, MD

Neuropsychiatrist, Author of Think Smart, Faculty at George Washington University
  • Can video-games help improve the brain?
  • How to enhance the creative brain
  • Does multitasking work?
  • How to optimize the mature brain

Gary Small, MD

Techniques for Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Gary Small, MD

Director of UCLA’s Center on Aging, Author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program
  • The aging memory isn’t all bad
  • The 4 most common types of memory failure and how to combat them
  • The impact of anxiety and depression on memory
  • The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease: How much is genetics?
  • Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease outside of genetics
  • Alzheimer’s disease: Treatment and prevention

Gary Wenk, PhD

Your Brain on Food

Gary Wenk, PhD

Author of popular blog Your Brain on Food, Faculty at Ohio State University, Author of Your Brain on Food
  • What’s good for your brain is not necessarily good for your body
  • How chemicals control our brains
  • Why obesity is so difficult to tackle
  • How to keep your brain healthy…using food

Do you have a patient who is stuck in a rut and struggling desperately to get out?

Or perhaps you’re working with someone who doesn’t really believe that change is possible . . . at least not in their life.

Or maybe you’ve been working on the same issues for so long that you’re both feeling worn out and losing hope that your interventions will really make a difference.

For many of us, this scenario is all too familiar.

But this doesn’t have to be the end of the story. . .

Many practitioners have found that the latest breakthroughs in brain science can have a profound impact on frustrating situations like these.

Unlock the Mind

For decades, we were told that the brain was fixed at an early age, and that it deteriorated with age.

Turns out, this was not true, but this myth fundamentally influenced the way we practiced.

The latest findings are telling a completely different story, and it’s good news.

In the past few years, we’ve been discovering how the brain is plastic – constantly learning, changing, and growing (or shrinking, depending on how we treat the brain).

That’s right – we have the potential, not only to strengthen the brain, but even to grow and develop some of its most essential parts.

But this kind of thing won’t happen on its own. Without specific interventions, the natural trajectory of the brain is decline.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

Doidge and Ruth

With skillful intervention, our patients can move toward the life they’ve barely dared to dream of.

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, the latest brain science can mean new hope for:

  • kids with learning disabilities
  • fighting couples cycling through the same arguments
  • people struggling with depression
  • returning veterans with PTSD
  • patients working to break free from addiction
  • aging clients who can’t remember as well as they used to
  • anyone who wants to stay sharp and healthy as they age

Brain science unlocks potential for all kinds of people – but only if we know how to use it.

That’s why we’ve created this 6-part webinar series to give you the latest, most up-to-date ways to use neuroplasticity in your work.

You’ll hear from the experts who are paving the way in our field. What’s more, you’ll get concrete ways to implement what you hear immediately.

And If the Brain Can Change…Anyone’s Life Can Change

Here’s what practitioners said about last year’s Brain Science Series

“Thank you for another excellent reminder of the power we have to control our brain and our mind…Thanks again for a wonderful series.”

Laurence Drell, MD
Washington, DC

“After taking part in this series I became much more adept at explaining neuroscience and its application in daily life to my patients. I’ve incorporated the information and many of the tools that were shared in the series into my individual and group process with patients. And the best part is that I often receive positive feedback from my patients about how they are using the information in their lives.

Linda Mickle, MSN
Ben Lomond, CA

“Another great seminar. So many topics resonated with me as I recalled instances in therapy where this greater understanding of brain plasticity and particularly mindfulness and the specific means of applying them came clear.”

Art Zambrano, PhD , Psychotherapist
South Dakota


Hippocampus in the brain

The hippocampus is crucial for memory and making mental maps of our environment, but . . . a lot of things can hurt the hippocampus. It shrinks with:

  • age
  • stress
  • depression
  • trauma

This is a tragedy, but you don’t have to accept it willingly – there are things you can do about this.

The good news – you can prevent your hippocampus from shrinking and even re-grow it. The bad news – if you don’t take the right actions today, you’re at risk for a shrinking hippocampus.

Over the period of one year, participants in a study done out of the University of Illinois grew their hippocampi by 2%. While that may not sound like much, people who were in the control group had their hippocampi shrink by 1.5% over that year.

Imagine that happening year after year. Don’t let this happen to you, the people you love, or your patients.


Neuroplasticity can take your patients to new levels of emotional and physical health, even overcoming traumas that may have been haunting them for years

We’ve seen practitioners fall short of achieving their goals with patients… and we’ve also seen practitioners succeed.

And the difference? Practitioners who succeed:

  • continue to learn
  • listen to experts at the forefront
  • tune-in and update their skills on a regular basis
  • build new skills and gain confidence

“I was very enthusiastic about this series so I ordered also all transcripts in order to be able to read the material again, reflect on it and integrate it better in my work! It helped me a lot to deepen my knowledge about the mind and the brain. I am positive that it helped me personally to improve my own brain-habits and also my patients! Many thanks!”

Ela Amarie, Mind/Body Intervention Coach
Zurich, Switzerland

“The Expert Speakers are truly leaders in their fields sharing their knowledge and practical experience in ways which creates a wonderful learning community. I find the learning experience and information invaluable to my work and personal life. Thank you!”

Cynthia Beanblossom, M.Ed., LPC

“This series of seminars was extremely informative and exciting. Each seminar provided an opportunity to learn about the topic from some of the leaders in the field. As always. Ruth did a wonderful job with her interviews and asked so many of the questions that we would all want to hear the answers. Being in Australia, It was extremely helpful being able to listen to the replays in my own time and to later have access to the written transcripts when I came across a situation in my practice where this knowledge was relevant. Thank you so much for a great series. I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting to understand more about how the brain works and how it changes. This knowledge is vital for anyone working with clients to help them make changes in their lives.”

Dawn Vincent, Social Work
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

“I will be using the information from the teleseminar to grow my private practice and to provide information to the public about the relationship between emotional disorders, addictions, nutrition and energy healing. I will also be using the information to write blogs and ebooks. The information was presented in an interesting and practical manner that communicated easy to understand ideas that could be easily implemented.”

Alan Simberg, PhD In Counseling Psychology, Marriage And Family Counselor
Houston, TX

What Your Colleagues Have Found

If you haven’t taken part in this global event before, you might be wondering what your peers and colleagues have found.

Last year, practitioners told us again and again how participating in this series:

  • Built their confidence in explaining to patients how the brain works
  • Empowered them with new possibilities for healing
  • Added credibility to methods – it can be so helpful to reference experts when explaining a new or unfamiliar technique
  • Motivated clients, helped convince them that change is possible, and even improved compliance!
  • Helped strengthen relationships
  • Equipped them with new tools for their practice (and helped to keep private practice from growing stale)


A Better Brain Can…

Brain flow chart


So many practitioners have told us what a difference it makes to be able to explain how the brain works to their clients. Just this one small step led to:

  • Belief that change IS possible, even in the most stuck areas of their lives
  • More motivated and empowered clients
  • Better compliance and willingness to do homework
  • New hope for healing

Many patients, especially men and teenagers, need to understand why certain interventions can work before they are convinced. In fact, they find the evidence compelling.



“This series has served to increase my skills and confidence in using and recommending mindfulness as a powerful means of healing and impacting brain plasticity. Having more of the science to back it up is so important to the work that I do and to the clients I serve. While It was sometimes difficult to make the calls, I always benefitted from making it a priority. I highly recommend purchasing the series to listen in your own time, and repeatedly as needed.”

Lucinda Taylor, MSW
Nelson, BC

“It helped me understand (and explain to clients in simple terms) what was happening when they were gripped by old pain and reacted irrationally. This understanding helped them to place things in perspective and to work constructively in the therapy towards healing.”

Michelle van Dusseldorp, Integrative Psychotherapy
The Netherlands

“I was moved to tears. This was a great call! Thank you both so much. I will use it to validate my work in whole brain integration using movement, relaxation and intention setting with young children.”

Diane Williams, Stress Management
Nanaimo, BC

“I was teaching a mindfulness class immediately after the broadcast that is part of a research project and I shared some of the information with the participants and it made for a very interesting class! Love to see the science supporting what many have known for so long.”

Lenore Flynn, Nurse/Hospice Education
Albany , NY



Practitioners often ask, “How can I get the most from a series like this? How can I take full-advantage?

The answer is really simpler than you think. We’ve all heard it before, and not because it’s a bit of a cliche, but because it’s true: Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

And when you come right down to it, this just means commitment. When you make a commitment to be present. . . when you make a commitment to take action immediately. . . when you make the commitment to use these new approaches to foster neuroplasticity, that’s when you’re going to get the best results.

Just another reason why so many practitioners decided to sign up for the Gold Subscription. They wanted:

  • Permanent access to the video and audio interviews to watch and listen as often as they liked and whenever it was most convenient
  • Professionally-styled PDF transcripts of each interview
  • Special bonuses that gave unlimited access to additional interviews beyond the main series

Brain Doctor

So you might be wondering about us, the ones behind-the-scenes? Why are we bringing this New Brain Science Series to you?

In a nutshell, it’s about NICABM’s commitment and to the best of professional development to the practioners we serve.

Together we can change the way medicine is practiced.

When we presented our first Brain Science Series in 2010, we had no idea how empowering it would be or even how many practitioners it would attract.

But the interest and response was overwhelming, and even as the series unfolded, we realized how much more there was to uncover and make available to you.

So that’s why we ramped-up our Series this year to a whole new level.

Don’t delay. . . Sign up NOW!

"The New Brain Science Series"

Regular Price for 9 Sessions: $585
(with recordings and transcripts)
Today’s Price: $397


Ruth Buczynski, PhD
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Ruth Buczynski