How Does One Access the Brain for Making Changes?


Facilitator:       Howard Nornes, 482-8584, hnornes@gmail.com
Dates:              Tuesdays, Sept. 11– Oct 30, 2018
Time:               9:30 AM - 11:30 A M
Text:                The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, Viking Press, 2015                         Presentations: Required

The study will focus on how to access and induce changes (neuroplasticity) in the brain and also provide insights into how the brain works in healing and normal living. New discoveries of the brain show that its structure and function change by experiencing and acting in the world and in thinking and imagining about the world. The course will review human stories and case studies. These studies show how non-invasive energies (light, sound, electrical stimulation, movement) pass through our sensory systems and how the mind (thoughts and imagination) activate dormant or divergent networks in the brain to promote healing. These neoplastic strategies will be reviewed in the context of clinical applications for stroke, pain, Parkinson’s disease, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, autism, traumatic brain injury and dementia. They also provide insights into how to enrich one’s normal life.