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Breaking Bad Habits: The Neuroscience and Psychology of Personal Transformation

Most people have some kind of habit in their lives that they’re either trying to change or want to change. Just because they’ve entrenched in a particular habit doesn’t mean it’s forever. The key to transforming a person’s relationship with exercising, productivity, eating, meditating, and even with stronger addictive behaviors is understanding their habits and changing their relationship to them.

In this 90-minute online workshop, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., will explore the neuroscience and psychology behind why people do the things they do that keep them stuck. Participants will be shown how to identify cues that trigger a subconscious habit loop and present specific mindful methods to help individuals break free from bad habits. Everyone can learn to open up to opportunities for healthier habits.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how the habit loop works and what role the basal ganglia and dopamine play in the automatic engagement of bad habits.
  2. Discuss why the brain uses thoughts and cravings as a way to avoid pain and the practical application of mindfulness as a way to regulate urges to engage in the bad habit.
  3. Practice mindfulness and self-compassion as a way to change your relationship to cravings and urges and rediscover the wise voice inside.
  4. Utilize strategies to guide and stay connected to the full program of skills and meditations you need to not only break your bad habits, but open up to a new set of healthier habits that ignite a happier life.

Presenter: Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

90 Minutes

1.5 Homestudy CE Credits ($10): Optional and sold separately. More Info Here

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Ordering Information:

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $10. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resourcesMore Info Here

About Elisha Goldstein
Dr. Goldstein is the co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles and has published extensively and is author of numerous articles, chapters, and blogs. These include Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, the bestselling book The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and MBSR Everyday: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

He has also created several mindfulness-based programs including the Mindfulness at Work program for eMindful.com recognized by the National Business Group on Health for its success in stress management, Basics in Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program and co-developed CALM – Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness with his wife Stefanie Goldstein, PhD.

Dr. Goldstein’s unique ability to make complex concepts simple has led him to be invited to speak nationally and internationally with mental health professionals, educators, business leaders and lay audiences.

Continuing Education Information:

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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