This course focuses on the clinical aspects of brain health, including detailed information about SPECT brain scans. Brain Health Coaching includes four modules that contain practical life tips regarding the neurology and neurobiology of the brain. Brain health impacts almost every aspect of a person’s life, from inward thoughts and emotions to outward actions. This is a resource that will add depth to any coaching or counseling practice.
BHC 101: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, and the Brains and Lives of Others
Brain health is essential to a healthy, happy life, yet millions of Americans deal with brain issues at some point in their lives. Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and obesity are rampant in today’s society, and they all have a common factor: brain health.
BHC 102: 9 Principles to Change Your Brain and Your Life
Dr. Daniel Amen devotes this session to talking about nine different principles that can help people understand the power of the brain to change lives. A healthy brain is essential to a healthy life, and even if the brain has been damaged in the past, there are ways to change the brain and gain back part of what was lost.
BHC 103: Brain Behavior Systems: Functions, Problems, and Solutions
In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Amen goes through the anatomy of the brain and describes the different sections and their functions. When damage occurs in different areas of the brain, the consequences can differ.
BHC 104: Subtyping ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, and Obesity
In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Amen identifies the different subtypes of ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, and Obesity and provides information regarding the best ways to treat each subtype.
BHC 105: Neuroimaging: Looking at the Brain Changes Everything
In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Amen will be breaking down the complicated process of neuroimaging and demonstrating the clinical significance of brain scans. Brain imaging has the potential to significantly change the face of psychiatry, as it allows clinicians to identify the neurobiological causes of different mental health issues.
BHC 106: Amen Clinics Method: Healing in the 4 Circles
Dr. Amen discusses the importance of taking a thorough examination of a client’s history through a variety of questionnaires and intake forms. These help make the correct diagnosis and properly interpret the brain scans. Brain SPECT imaging improves results and outcomes for clients and is extremely valuable in confirming diagnoses.
BHC 107: Brain Healthy Supplements
This presentation will describe the benefits and problems with supplements and provide detailed information about the different supplement options that are available and how they are used.
BHC 108: Boosting Brain Reserve
In this presentation, Dr. Amen will discuss things to avoid and things to pursue when working to improve your brain health. Ultimately, brain health is achievable as long as you focus on the goal, avoid the things that will hurt your brain, and work on maintaining a healthy diet and exercise.
BHC 109: Physical Exercise
In this module, Dr. Amen describes the positive effects of energy on mental health and the various other benefits that regular exercise can have on the body and brain. Like most things, exercise is best in moderation.
BHC 110: Brain Healthy Nutrition Principles
Dr. Amen focuses on high quality calories, smart carbohydrates, “clean foods,” and provides an overview of how gut health impacts the body. Proper nutrition is foundational to a healthy brain, and this presentation
BHC 111: Science of Change and Self-Control
In this presentation, Dr. Amen describes the importance of motivation. In order to get well, you have to understand why you want to get well.
BHC 112: Killing the ANTs: Directing Your Thoughts
In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Amen describes the different types of ANTs and how to go about defeating them. Multiple techniques are covered to challenge and defeat the automatic negative thoughts.
BHC 113: Innovative Treatments
This presentation describes some of the many innovative treatment options that are available for people with brain issues. Dr. Amen describes the seven categories of innovative treatment and goes into detail on several of the ones he has found particularly effective.
BHC 114: Decreasing the Risk for Brain Aging, Alzheimer’s, and Other Forms of Dementia
This presentation details the prevalence and types of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and then presents practical steps that people can do to prevent memory loss. With early detection and treatment, the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be significantly delayed.
BHC 115: Creating Brain Healthy Communities
In this presentation, Dr. Amen describes practical ways to create a healthy brain program and encourage your friends, family, coworkers, and clients to live out a brain-healthy life.
10.0 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.
10.0 IBCC CE Credits available.
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