Bouncing Back: The Neuroscience of Resilience and Well-Being


About the Event

Linda Graham is an experienced psychotherapist in private practice and the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being. She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology into her nationwide training's. Ms. Graham will discuss how resilience can be developed in our clients in terms of 6 C's of Coping:

  • Calm: managing disruptive emotions, tolerating distress, and down-regulating stress to return to a baseline equilibrium that allows them to "keep calm and carry on."
  • Compassion: especially self- compassion; care, concern, understanding for problems and blocks that de-rail resilience and empathy for others; staying open to skillful behaviors in response to difficulties and differences.;
  • Clarity: mindfulness or focused attention training that improves cognitive functioning and academic performance, and also leads to self-awareness, self-reflection, shifting perspectives, discerning options, and choose wise actions.;
  • Connections to Resources: accessing the relationships and practices that will best counterbalance the brain's innate negativity bias and strengthen a person's inner secure base, the pre-requisite for resilience, thriving, and well-being.;
  • Competence: the empowerment that comes from not only learning how to change old coping strategies that don't work so well and encode new coping strategies that work better, but learning that "I am somebody who CAN do this.";
  • Courage: working with the nervous system, using signal anxiety as a cue to take risks, try something new, and persevere to achieve life goals.;

The brain learns from experiences and rewires itself through interactions with parents, teachers, counselors, coaches, peers, and lifelong partners. Modern neuroscience is teaching us which tools and techniques will create the experiences that will most safely, efficiently and effectively rewire our brains to be more flexible and resilient.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the precise mechanism of self-directed neuroplasticity the brain uses to encode and re-write patterns of response, including resilient coping strategies.
  • Implement at least three empirically validated techniques to help student resource, regulate, and/or reflect on themselves, to expand their response flexibility. 
  • Demonstrate the applications of mindfulness and empathy to shift perspectives and create options.

Coming Up

2015-04-10 9:00 AM 2015-04-10 4:00 PM America/Chicago Bouncing Back: The Neuroscience of Resilience and Well-Being Momentous Institute

106 E. 10th St., Dallas, TX 75203

Event Details

  • Audience: Mental Health Professionals and Educators
  • Attendance Hours Provided: 6.00 Credit hours
  • Individual: $90.00
  • Student: $70.00
  • Group: $80.00