Generating Ease in Troubled Times: Lessons from Neuroscience

ID: 1012WEB

During this pandemic, all of us are facing challenges and stressors we never imagined we would experience in our lifetime. We need simple, quick “hacks” to regulate our stress response and bring us to a calmer place. This webinar will provide just that: a review of breakthroughs in neuroscience that give us tools to rewire and regulate our body-brain (and those of our clients) for reduced stress, greater well-being and improved relationships. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice empirically validated techniques that activate brain states of calm, relaxation, compassion and gratitude.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD, MSW
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Differentiate the functions of the brain stem, the limbic system and the neo cortex
• Explain the difference between the parasympathetic and the sympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system
• Describe the stress response and its effects on physical and mental health
• Define neural plasticity and how it can assist us to regulate our own nervous system and those of our clients
• Demonstrate a variety of mind-body practices that will assist in regulating the nervous system

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

9:40 am Overview and Agenda for the Day

11:00 am PowerPoint Presentation and Discussion
• Brain Basics: the brain stem, the limbic system and the neo cortex
• Nervous System Basics: sympathetic and parasympathetic
• The Stress Trajectory
• Neural Plasticity

11:00 am Practicing Mind-Body Techniques Proven to Regulate the Nervous System

12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Lori R. Schlosser, PhD, MSW, has over 25 years of administrative and policy related experience in the public mental health field. In 2008, she retired from the position of Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of State Hospital Management in the NJ Division of Mental Health Services. During her years in the Division of Mental Health Services, Lori was intimately involved in the areas of quality improvement, program evaluation, risk management, supervision, and team building. Since 2008, Dr. Schlosser has created and conducted a variety of lively, experiential continuing education programs for helping professionals for many human service organizations. Lori has a doctorate and Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a part-time lecturer at the Rutgers School of Social Work, teaching courses in mental health policy, health care and aging and social welfare policy. Dr. Schlosser has a certificate of specialization in gerontology and special expertise in wellness, recovery, self-care and resilience. She is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, owner of Touch Talk Transform LLC.

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