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Neuroscience and the art of changing minds- April 13/14


Melissa Tiers and Shawn Carson are delighted to announce the upcoming workshop Neuro-plasticity and Neuro-science for Coaches and Hypnotists.
In this experiential hands-on, brains-on and minds-on workshop Melissa and Shawn will discuss the latest advances in self-directed neuroplasticity and neuroscience and what these mean for coaches, hypnotists, and others involved in change work. While we will discuss the latest research into these areas, this is a practical class where the theory will be translated into practical techniques and patterns which you can actually use with your clients, or indeed yourself (please feel free to bring down your compulsions, bad habits, fears and anxieties, comfortable in the knowledge that you can leave them behind at the end of the course!).
There are just a few of the topics that we will discuss:
  • A brief introduction to your brain. How your brain and your mind interact. How changing your mind, changes your brain. The role of neuroscience in coaching, hypnosis, and change work.
  • How Jeffrey Schwartz' research, demonstrating OCD sufferers have the ability to change the actual physical structure of the mind simply by thinking about the problem in a different way, can be translated into a powerful and tested hypnotic pattern to deal with compulsions and habits.
  • How your brain seeks to maintain your behaviors, all of them including the bad ones, and how to use Schwartz' theory of 'mental notes' to prevent this.
  • The role of mindfulness in changing brain structure, and how to find mindful activities in any situation.
  • How the mind feels compassion, how compassion activates positive brain chemistry, and how to use this to help heal childhood trauma.
  • What Joseph LeDoux's work on the 'amygdala hijack' tells us about the structure of fears and phobias and how to deal with them.
  • What the principle of reconsolidation tells us about changing negative memories and experiences.
  • The physical location of 'identity' within the brain, how to find your client's identity, and what to do with it when you do.
  • The role of mirror neurons and how to use them in your coaching work.
 Times: 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14th
 The Center for Integrative Hypnosis
Location: 135 W. 29th St., Suite 604
Investment: $200
RSVP to Shawn at or Melissa at
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