Norman Doidge, The Brain's Way of Healing 2015;
Michael Moskowitz and Marla Golden, Neuroplastic Transformation, 2013;
Rick Hanson, Hardwiring Happiness 2013,
In this workshop I will describe the aspects of neuroplasticity which make it a potentially powerful tool for change. Therapeutic approaches utilizing neuroplasticity are increasingly being used in the fields of Chronic Pain, Mood, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. The fundamental principals may be generalizable to many mental and physical health conditions and may explain the mode of action of common effective psychotherapeutic treatments. I will describe several of the new approaches and provide experiential examples of some of the strategies. Although the efficacy research is lagging behind clinical use, many patients are hearing about and using the strategies. Awareness will enable you to read further and be able to respond to patient's questions.