Hardwiring Happiness: Psychodrama Meets Neuroscience & Mindfulness
Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Rafael, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Bay Area Moreno Institute is offering an open session on July 26 in San Rafael with Sylvia Israel & John Olesen
In his book, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence, Psychologist and Buddhist Teacher Rick Hanson suggests that the taking-in of positive experiences changes brain structure, from an innate survival based negative bias to one of a sense of worth and realistically optimistic outlook.
Drawing from Hanson’s model, we will use guided imagery and psychodrama to increase positive thinking, feeling and believing. Drawing from Hanson’s model, we will use guided imagery and psychodrama to increase positive thinking, feeling and believing. We will learn new tools to deal with life challenges that will help us live with more contentment, calm, and confidence. Join us for an evening of building new neural pathways in our brains! Everyone is welcome. No experience needed.
Questions: John Olesen 415/695-9732
Registration Required: Contact Minna Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org Or sign up online.
Continuing Education: Approved for CEUs for MFT, LCSW (BBS947) Sylvia Israel, MFT, RDT/BCT, TEP Provider. (Additional $10 fee). Hours may also be applied for Drama Therapy), Psychodrama (Recognized by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy) and MFT licensure (Approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences)
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Sylvia Israel & John Olesen
Sylvia Israel, MFT (mfc #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, is a nationally certified Psychodrama Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP), Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer (RDT/BCT) and Founder/Director of IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing, Founder/past-Director of Bay Area Playback Theatre and Founding member of Bay Area Moreno Institute. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and has presented at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and at professional gatherings nationally and internationally. Sylvia is past President of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Drama Therapy. Her work blends verbal therapy, psychodrama and other expressive arts. Sylvia specializes in grief and loss, blocks to creativity, trauma and childhood abuse recovery. She maintains a private practice in Marin and San Francisco working with individuals, couples and families.
John Olesen, M.A., Nationally certified Psychodramatist/Trainer (TEP), teaches in the INSAM (Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatics and Action Methods) certificate program at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. He is the former chair of the National Board of Examiners for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. He has been active in HIV work since the mid-1980s.