How Relationships Wire the Embodied Brain & The Role of Reflection


In this workshop, we will look at the science of how relationships shape the brain and nervous system, and the hopeful science of how people can change attachment patterns. 

A powerful predictor of how well children turn out is that they’ve had secure attachment with at least one person, and the best predictor of parents being able to offer secure attachment is that they have made sense of their own story.  Relational experiences, positive or negative, create mental models and neural connections, which then determine how we function in current relationships with significant others, family, friends, and children.  In this workshop, we’ll explore attachment styles, what they have to do with relationships, neural integration, nervous system arousal, social engagement circuitry, and the way people narrate their story.  We’ll also explore practical ways to assess attachment styles and to help increase attachment security. By understanding experiences through an attachment-style lens, we can gain transformative insight into patterns of functioning, as well as how to help ourselves and others change from the inside out. 

This workshop will be led by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author (with Dan Siegel) of THE YES BRAIN as well as two New York Times bestsellers -- THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE.  She is also a mom, psychotherapist and the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California.

Date & Time: February 23, 2018,  9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Audience: This workshop is for clinicians. 
Location: 1021 E. Walnut, Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91106

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The cost for this workshop is $175. To reserve your spot, email Space is limited, so register soon! (But don't worry, if you can't make it, we will record the workshop and make it available as a downloadable link in the future for $125.)