Taming the Anxious Brain with Nature in Mind: The Power of Nature informed Mental Health
Are you interested in the new frontier of nature-informed therapy? Nature-informed (psycho)therapy explores nature-based methods of psychological healing, grounded in the belief that nature has profound mental health effects specifically for anxiety and stress-related mental health challenges.
This workshop will provide introductory knowledge of neuroscientific concepts of anxiety as well as nature-based strategies and exercises designed to successfully manage emotional de-regulation. This topic is particularly relevant as many individuals struggle with an uptick in anxiety in the aftermath...Read more of the Covid-19 epidemic. Less...
- Discuss the underlying neurological processes that impact a person's relationships with anxiety and effectively integrate nature into mental health approaches to decrease anxiety and stress.
- Explain nature-guided mind-body healing and how to engage clients in treatment using nature.
- Describe strategies for calming the nervous system in order to alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
Saturday, July 15, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC
Dr. Schreiber-Pan has worked with various organizations, schools and corporations to reduce stress on a communal level and to increase structural well-being through training in positive psychology as well as emotional intelligence coaching.
Dr. Schreiber-Pan has developed unique continuing education courses that combine established clinical methods such as CBT with innovative treatment approached including nature-based psychotherapy and neuro-counseling.
She is the author of Taming the Anxious Mind: A guidebook to relieve stress and anxiety.
11:00am – 12:00 pm Creating Calm in the Nervous System by Taming the Anxious Brain
- Introductions of presenter, experiences, and learning objectives
- Understanding the brain structures and neurological processes involved in the experience of anxiety
- The power of Neuroplasticity
12:00pm – 12:30pm How nature can help reset the sympathetic nervous system (SNS)
- Six principles to reduce the chronic fight or flight response
- Practice: Letting Go of SNS arousal with nature-informed visualization
- Practice: A review of nature-informed breathing techniques
1230 pm to 12:45pm Break
12:45pm – 1:30pm Applying nature-informed mental health interventions
- Psycho-evolutionary theory and the rise of self-criticism and negativity bias
- Identifying and diminishing unhelpful thinking styles
- The healing power of nature awareness
- Practice: Applying cognitive de-fusion with nature imagery
1:30pm – 2:05pm Decolonial approach to nature-informed mental health
- Racial complexities of outdoor spaces
- Code of outdoor therapy ethics
- Formation of a person’s eco-identity
- Practice: Cultural Wheel
2:05pm – 2:15pm Closing and Questions
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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