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Save the date – June 8th CEU workshop, “Transforming Trauma Treatment”!

Please join me for a day of learning as a I host the upcoming workshop: Transforming Trauma Treatment: Positive Neuroscience Techniques for Recovery and Resilience

This 6-CEU approved, one-day workshop is offered to LPCs and LMFTs interested in learning new skills to enhance their work with trauma clients. Attend this highly experiential workshop to learn:

• 7 key neuroscience-based strategies that promote post traumatic growth that you can begin using tomorrow!
• Why the best evidence-based trauma therapies can fail, and how to improve their effectiveness.
• The newest neuroscience research on trauma, emotion regulation, and resilience.
• How to rewire a traumatized brain to promote healing and resilience.

Workshop specifics:
The workshop will be offered on June 8th from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Union Plaza Business Center (3030 NW Expressway, OKC, OK 73112). The early bird fee for the workshop is $99 up until May 31st, after which time the rate will be $115.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so register today  (select the Transforming Trauma Treatment link) to reserve your seat!

I look forward to seeing you there!


Want to be successful? Focus on EQ, not IQ!

When we think about how to be successful, we often overemphasize the value of a high IQ. Did you know that the strongest predictor of workplace is not IQ (or any other largely immutable trait), but EQ? While it takes time and concentrated effort to raise EQ, there are evidence-informed strategies that can take you to the next level. Mind Works, in conjunction with Bendure & Associates CEO Business Consulting and Coaching, offers emotional intelligence training to individuals and organizations looking to improve EQ (and their bottom line!). With more than 45 combined years of experience, CEO coach Bill Bendure and Dr. Sweeton share key skills in the domains of self-awareness, social awareness, self-regulation, and relationship management!

To learn more about EQ and how it can impact personal and workplace success, check out these articles:

Chesapeake Energy Corporation Interviews Dr. Sweeton

Chesapeake Energy Corporation has a reputation for being dedicated to employee wellness. In their “Your Life Matters” video series, they provide personal stories and information about a variety of mental health issues. In September of 2013, Chesapeake interviewed Dr. Sweeton about how to recognize the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.

What is Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)?

CFT is a very promising, new treatment approach that has gained popularity (and research backing!) in Europe and Australia. Developed by Dr. Paul Gilbert at University of Derby in Derby (England), CFT integrates knowledge about emotions, trauma, neuroscience, and mindfulness to help clients recover from trauma, reduce guilt and shame, and increase compassion. This brain-based psychotherapy is commonly practiced at Mind Works!

To learn more about CFT, refer to the below websites: