Neurobiology Matters

 
A Practical Approach to Applying Brain, Body and Mind Science to Clinical Practice
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Bringing Neurobiology

to life in your

clinical practice

Be engaged & inspired

Would you like to:
- explore and understand the neurobiological foundations that contribute to the whole person?  
- become more intentional, targeted and individualistic in the way you serve your clients?

Neurobiology explores the processes that occur within the brain, body and mind, which influence a person’s development, mental health, behaviour and well-being. 

This 12 hour online course provides a practical exploration of these processes. Real-world examples and storytelling are woven throughout to make the content memorable and meaningful.

 

No prerequisite knowledge of neurobiology is required to participate in this course.  You can attend each live session and watch recordings.

Captivating

Kim Barthel’s teaching style distils complex theories so they are accessible and engaging.
 

Paced

12 hour online course.

8 x 90 minute bite sized sessions over 4 days to allow time for implementation & reflection.

Flexible

Attend live sessions and full access to watch the recordings.

90 days online access to the entire course.

Inspiring

Transform the way you approach your work and launch your clinical reasoning and decision-making to a new level.

 

The importance of neurobiology is relevant to all humans, helping us understand the people we support, as well as ourselves!

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Presented by Kim Barthel

www.kimbarthel.ca

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12 HOURS OF ONLINE LEARNING

Course starts soon!
May 13 in N. America / May 14 in Australia/Asia

Learn at your own pace. Course access for 90 days.

CAD$
approx US$373
approx AUD$505
Scholarships & Team Group discounts available
(between 15% to 60% saving)
COURSE DATES / TIMES

4 half days (8 x 90 minute sessions)
Watch live sessions plus access a recording of each session online for 90 days.

Sandy Beach

AUSTRALIA

Australian Eastern Time

Saturday May 14

Saturday May 28

Saturday June 11

Saturday June 25

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2 x 90 minute sessions each day

9:30AM to 11 AM

11:30AM to 1PM

Breathtaking rice terraces in Vietnam

ASIA

For reference: Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia

Saturday May 14

Saturday May 28

Saturday June 11

Saturday June 25

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2 x 90 minute sessions each day

7:30AM to 9 AM

9:30AM to 11AM

Wooden Hut

NORTH AMERICA

Includes Pacific Time, Mountain Time, Central Time and Eastern Time

 

​Friday May 13

Friday May 27

Friday June 10

Friday June 24

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2 x 90 minute sessions each day

Pacific Time - 4:30PM to 6 PM & 6:30PM to 8 PM

Mountain Time - 5:30PM to 7 PM & 7:30PM to 9 PM

Central Time - 6:30PM to 8 PM & 8:30PM to 10 PM

Eastern Time - 7:30PM to 9 PM & 9:30PM to 11 PM

 

The knowledge gained in this course will transform the way you approach your work, and provide the springboard to launch your clinical reasoning and decision-making to a new level.

Why this course is unique?

 

This 12 hour (8 x 90 minute modules) learning journey through the brain, body and mind, will offer a rich understanding of how brain and body circuitry operates as an integrated network. We’ll explore how this contributes to a person’s sense of identity, well-being and their relationship to others and the world. 


Treatment models are based on brain-body science. Through exploring the neurobiological foundations that contribute to a person’s health and well-being, we can make decisions about what treatment model may be the most suitable, and meet people at their level.  It will help us to determine how to do what we do, and when.

Learning objectives

The following topics are covered, as they pertain to clinical reasoning within our practice. No prerequisite knowledge of neurobiology is required to participate in this course.

 

All modules will provide clinical examples about how to apply this new learning to clinical reasoning and practice 

Module #1  - Neurotransmitters: The Backdrop To It All 

May 13 or 14

 

Depending on time zone

This session will cover:

 

  • The role of neurotransmitters as a foundation of our brain, body and behaviour
    Identify the contribution of neurotransmitters to the creation of arousal states

  • Explain how neurotransmitters interact with each other throughout daily function

Module #2 - Autonomic Nervous System: Integrated with Movement Sensation: Impact on the whole body

May 13 or 14

 

Depending on time zone

This session will:

 

  • Summarize the autonomic nervous system’s role in the regulation of emotional and behavioural adaptations

  • Describe the significance of the autonomic nervous system upon the posture and movement system

  • Recognize the interplay between sensory processing and the autonomic nervous system

Module #3  - Thalamus: Hub of Sensation

May 27 or 28

 

Depending on time zone

This session will:

  • Define the general role of the thalamus in sensory processing and its contribution to  interoceptive bodily awareness 

  • Describe the specific role of the thalamus in visual processing and cognition 

  • Identify the distinct interaction between processing of sensory input  in the thalamus and emotional regulation 

Module #4 - Brainstem and Amygdala: The Seat of Emotion and Survival 

May 27 or 28

 

Depending on time zone

This session will:

  • Identify the role of the brainstem and amygdala interaction as the foundation for survival adaptations

  • Recognize the interaction between the brainstem and amygdala as it contributes to arousal and sensory processing

  • Summarize the interaction between the brainstem and the amygdala as it contributes to posture and movement

Module #5 - Basal Ganglia: Refinement and Precision

June 10 or 11

Depending on time zone

This session will:
 

  • Summarize the role of the basal ganglia in attention and executive functions 

  • Recognize the impact of basal ganglia dysfunction upon repetitive behaviours and micro-movements

  • Identify the role of the basal ganglia  in sensory processing and motor control

Module #6 - Cerebellum: Inhibition and Coordination

June 10 or 11

Depending on time zone

This session will…
 

  • Define the role of the cerebellum upon emotional regulation and mental health 

  • Identify the role of the cerebellum as an integrator of sensation 

  • Summarize the influence of cerebellar circuits upon executive functions and cognition

Module #7 - Insula/Anterior Cingulate: Interoception

June 24 or 25

Depending on time zone

This session will:
 

  • Describe the role of the anterior cingulate and insula in self-regulation

  • Summarize the interaction between the insula and anterior cingulate related to attachment and behavioural adaptations

  • Define the role of the insula and anterior cingulate related to interoception and mindbody practice

Module #8 - Right Prefrontal Cortex: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychotherapy

June 24 or 25

Depending on time zone

This session will…
 

  • Describe the role of the right prefrontal cortex in functions of attachment, self-regulation and co-regulation

  • Define the role of the right prefrontal cortex as an integrator of sensory processing and cognition 

  • Summarize the integration of the various neurological structures  discussed in this course, and their collective contributions to our practice 

  • Consolidation - pulling everything together.