[VIRTUAL] Positive Neuroplasticity Training: Turning Everyday Experiences into Lasting Inner Strengths

[VIRTUAL] Positive Neuroplasticity Training: Turning Everyday Experiences into Lasting Inner Strengths

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Tony Zipple + Jim McNerney

Positive Neuroplasticity Training teaches ways to make the most of beneficial experiences, to promote happiness, self-worth, resilience, and motivation. Using evidence-based strategies, this six-week course is designed to help people become mindful of the many positive experiences occurring in their lives at every moment and convert these passing moments into lasting neural traits that they can use repeatedly.

Participants learn the basics of positive neuroplasticity and skills to improve their ability to meet their needs to feel safer, more satisfied, and more connected. Often, we experience conditions that create stress, hurt, and challenges in our lives. While we cannot always change those conditions, we can build inner resources to rise to these challenges more effectively and experience a level of wholeness and joy.

The program is based around the HEAL process, an acronym for: have a positive experience; enrich the experience; absorb the experience; and link the experience to negative material. It teaches practical skills that can be used to increase calm strength, confidence, and joy, as it links mindfulness and gratitude practices with current learnings from psychology and neurology.

Each three-hour, interactive session will cover a specific skill: basics of positive neuroplasticity and how to overcome the brain's bias toward negativity; strategies for having positive experiences that are enriching and absorbing; how to link positive and negative experiences to heal wounds and build inner strength; developing inner strengths to feel safer; to feel more satisfied; and to feel more connected to others.

Session recordings will be available so that registered participants who miss a week can still learn and practice the content.

Anthony (Tony) M. Zipple, Sc.D.,  is a licensed psychologist who consults, teaches, and coaches in areas related to personal happiness, resilience, and organizational health. Believing  that we all deserve authentic happiness, he applies research in positive psychology to help clients achieve higher levels of purpose, joy, and productivity. He is executive in residence at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, a practice leader with the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center at Rutgers University, and a psychology professor at Eastern Kentucky University.

Tony received his doctorate from Boston University, MBA from the University of New Hampshire, and graduate and bachelor’s degrees  from the University of Notre Dame. He holds multiple certifications in positive psychology, coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy, and positive neuroplasticity. He is widely published and has delivered hundreds of professional workshops, and trained and consulted with organizations across the U.S., as well as in Pakistan and Singapore. He is a recipient of the Hall Render Leadership in Healthcare Award.

Jim McNerney is a professional health coach, mind-body eating coach, and positive psychology coach, with a focus on  helping emotional and binge eaters make peace with food. Jim is also an adjunct professor at Bay Path University. He has taught health, wellness, nutrition, and mindful eating courses in the Health and Nursing Department since 2015.

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This program is cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Dr. Alison Estabrook, a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon currently Professor of Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She was founder and chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai West, in New York City, and co-founder of Breastlink New York, an affiliate of Radnet.

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