Mental Health and Neuroplasticity: Change your Brain
At least 35% of people experience a mental illness like depression or anxiety throughout their lifetime. That means that you or someone you love needs resources to know how to feel better. Many people have heard that “chemical imbalance” or genes can affect mental health, but most people don’t know that you can actually change your brain chemistry without medication! Your brain’s ability to change is called Neuroplasticity.
People want to improve their lives, they just often don’t know where to start. I’m making this course because this is fundamental information that I want all my clients to know. I teach simple daily habits that research has shown to work better than Prozac at treating depression or anxiety. Many of these changes take only minutes a day.
By the end of this course you’ll know 10 ways that you can change your brain’s chemistry, structure and function. You’ll learn how to prime your brain to be healthier and happier.
what modern imaging technology has taught us about neuroplasticity-your brain’s ability to rewire itself
about using your body to regulate your brain
what nutrient deficiencies to look out for
how to resolve the “scarcity brain”
techniques for resolving stress
And in my work as a therapist I’ve seen this information change lives, resolve depression and anxiety and help people be happier and healthier.
So if you or someone you loves experiences mental illness, or if you just want to know how to be happier, come join me!
Principle 1: Change How you Think
Principle 2: Nutrition: Feeding your Brain
Section 3: PhotoTherapy: Using Light to improve your energy
Section 4: Exercise (Watch this segment even if you hate exercise!)
Section 5: Gratitude
Section 6: Relaxation- Treating Anxiety, Stress, and Muscle Tension
Section 7: Mindfulness- Learning how to be where you're at
Principle 8: Sleep
Section 9: Journaling-Becoming a Student of Life
Section 10: Connection-Soothing our deep brain and creating a meaningful life
Many people experience social anxiety, or stress in social situations. This video teaches 15 anxiety resolving techniques in about 15 minutes. Many of them stem from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT, and CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Bonus Section: Turning off the Fight, Flight or Freeze Response
As essential skill to manage anxiety, resolve stress, and thereby treat exhaustion and depression is to learn how to "be grounded" these skills are basically a continuation of the self-regulation skills from earlier, they train you to turn on your parasympathetic nervous system, create a sense of calm and return your mind to a place of safety.