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John Arden is internationally recognised as an expert on Brain-Based Therapy and is a leading author.  His workshops focus on optimal brain health providing audiences with the essentials to function at your peak.  John is an engaging and interesting speaker who is highly sought after

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 “John Arden’s new book is an important contribution to the health literature particularly for the focus on applying neuroplasticity principles in conjunction with preventative positive health behavior. His command of the scientific literature across a broad range of areas is impressive, as is his ability to communicate findings in a clear and accessible way for both professionals and individuals interested in this topic. In essence John Arden has provided a systematic approach to enhancing neurological functioning as we age as well as optimizing our health. If everyone followed this book as a guide there would be dramatic reductions in cognitive decline, mental health problems and health problems saving the health care system billions of dollars a year. I commend this book to health care providers and people interested in caring for our most important organ, the brain, which embodies the sum total of who we are in life.”
Dr Matthew Bambling. University of Queensland  

”If you want to redefine the aging process to be what you want instead of what you have observed, read this book, to have ample guidance for healthy longevity.”
Charlotte A Tomaino, PhD, author of Awakening the Brain: The Neuropsychology of Grace  

“This book translates the latest developments from the abstruse world of the neurological sciences into accessible, real-world guidance for those who are sharp enough to choose to remain sharp. Essential reading for helping professionals and their clients.”
John Soderlund, Publishing Editor, New Therapist  South Africa  

“John Arden is one of our most inspiring speakers and his trainings have received excellent evaluations. His integration of the latest knowledge in neuroscience and its clinical applications is impressive, and he conveys this with warmth, humor and clarity.”
Liz Shean, Editor of Psychotherapy in Australia, Melbourne Australia
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John Arden's Biography

 

John Arden is internationally recognised as an expert on Brain-Based Therapy and is a leading author.  His workshops focus on optimal brain health providing audiences with the essentials to function at your peak.  John is an engaging and interesting speaker who is highly sought after.  

John Arden, Ph.D. has over 35 years of experience providing psychological services and directing mental health programs. Since 1999 he has served as the Director of Training for Mental Health for the Northern California Region in a world renowned HMO.   He has developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States. In this capacity he oversees more than 100 interns and postdoctoral psychology residents in 22 medical centers. Prior to this he served as the Chief Psychologist for his current employer.  

Dr. Arden’s study of neuropsychology has inspired him to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy, synthesizing the biological and psychological into a new vision for psychotherapy: Brain-Based Therapy. His work incorporates what is currently known about the brain and its capacities, including neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, with psychotherapy research, mindfulness, nutritional neuroscience and social intelligence. He conducts seminars on Brain-Based Therapy throughout the United States and abroad.  

Dr. Arden’s most recent book, The Brain Bible  is based on recent developments in neuroscience and health psychology.  It is a self-help book consistent with his Rewire Your Brain which offers the general public down to earth advice based on new developments in neuroscience.  

Instead of a gimmicky quick fix, this book offers a formula of the five main factors shown to contribute to brain health.  You can remember those five by using the mnemonic “SEEDS.”  The SEEDS formula represents the important healthy brain factors that you need to “plant” now and cultivate through the rest of your life.  The research behind each factor of the formula is rich with new developments from neuroscience that overthrown many of our preconceived beliefs about longevity and indeed about the brain.  

Dr. Arden is the lead author (with Dr. Lloyd Linford) of two volumes for the practitioner entitled Brain-Based Therapy: Adults and Brain-Based Therapy: Children & Adolescents. His first book, Consciousness, Dreams, and Self, was awarded the 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice, a publication of the American Library Association. An international panel of jurists nominated his second book: Science, Theology, and Consciousness, for the CTS award funded by the Templeton Foundation. Arden explored the degradation of the fabric of American society with America’s Meltdown: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society. His seven self-help books are: Surviving Job Stress, Improving Your Memory for Dummies, Stop Spoiling that Man, Conquering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (with Dr. Victoria Beckner), Heal Your Anxiety Workbook, and Heal Your OCD Workbook (with Dr. Daniel DalCorso), and Rewire Your Brain.

Speaking Topics Include

Rewire Your Brain: Learn how to “rewire” your brain based on well researched principles that work.

This seminar will help you to:

  • learn what to do to change your brain so you can change your life
  • learn how to deal with normal anxiety and feeling ‘down’
  • learn how to minimize those periods and get the most out of life
  • learn healthy habits to enhance your brain’s longevity
  • maximize a vibrant life free of self-imposed limitations
  • understand how diet effects and can improve your brain

This talk is based on recent developments in Neuroscience and Evidence-based treatment (treatments that have been found to work best).  It is based on his book Rewire Your Brain and is a companion to the professional books: Brain-Based Therapy: Adult and Brain-Based Therapy: Child.  These two books, address how the developments in Neuroscience and Evidence-based treatment can be applied in therapy.

This talk describes how to “rewire” your brain based on well researched principles that work.  The presentation will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life.   Simply put, you cannot change how you think and feel without changing your brain.

You’ll learn how to deal with normal anxiety and feeling down in the dumps.  The fact is, we all feel a little anxious or down at times.  You’ll learn how to minimize those periods and get the most out of life.   You’ll also learn healthy habits to enhance your brain’s longevity and to maximize a vibrant life free of self-imposed limitations.


Professional Workshops:

Brain-Based Therapy:  A cross-cultural and trans-theoretical integration

Recent advances in the neurosciences have increased our knowledge of how and why people change and have produced a sea change in psychotherapy. This seminar will examine which aspects of prevailing theoretical orientations are therapeutic and which ones are counter-therapeutic. Brain-Based Therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment, and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model.  Using this model, treatment strategies for depression and anxiety disorders will be examined.  Participants will develop a new way of conceptualizing the therapeutic process and move beyond the traditional theoretical school approach.


Other Topics of interest:

  • Improve brain longevity
  • Maximizing mental health
  • Applying neuroscience to improve thinking and emotions
  • Improving memory
  • Applying neuroscience to psychotherapy
  • Stress reduction