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How The Brain Forms New Habits:
Why Willpower Is Not Enough
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ATLANTA: Monday, October 1
ATHENS: Tuesday, October 2
MACON: Wednesday, October 3
COLUMBUS: Thursday, October 4
TYRONE: Friday, October 5
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Why Willpower Is Not Enough
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How The Brain Forms New Habits:
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A 6-Hour Seminar for Health Professionals, Fall, 2012 $79
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How The Brain Forms New Habits:
Why Willpower Is Not Enough
A Seminar for Health Professionals
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How The Brain Forms New Habits:
Why Willpower Is Not Enough
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Why are habits so difficult to change? Habits govern how we think and
act. They influence who needs care and who stays well in medical, dental,
psychological, and educational settings. This 6-hour seminar describes
how the brain forms new habits and how to facilitate meaningful change.
Participants completing the program should be able to:
1) Name several characteristics of reward-centered habits.
2) Identify several evidence-based strategies for managing rewardcentered habits.
3) Describe how threat-based mental habits are connected to maladaptive
emotions and actions.
4) List one or more strategies for coping adaptively with threat-based
mental habits.
5) Identify several evidence-based principles for initiating and
maintaining health-promoting habits.
Reward-Centered Habits
• Understanding Reward-Centered Habits: overeating, drinking,
smoking and other risky behaviors; how do they become addictive?
• Neurotransmitters: pursuit of immediate gratification,
“wanting” and dopamine; “liking” and opiate peptides;
withdrawal and serotonin deficiency.
• Features of Addiction: compulsive reward-seeking, dependence,
withdrawal and reinstatement of craving.
• Addictive Features of Comfort Foods: dopamine and craving for
fatty foods; serotonin and craving for carbohydrates; opiates and
sweets; how feeling bad about weight can stimulate eating.
• Storehouse of Addictive Habits: how the basal ganglia recall skilled
movements associated with reward-based obsessions and compulsions.
• Changing Reward-Based Habits: how the frontal lobes can inhibit
old habits and initiate new ones by reprogramming the basal ganglia.
Using Your Brain To Form New Habits
• Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex: developing flexible plans of action
to set goals and handle lapses; cues to remind of adaptive habits.
• Ventral Striatum: preventing dopamine deprivation that results
in overvaluing unhealthy rewards; reward substitution strategies
through healthy pleasures and social support.
• Anterior Cingulate Cortex: maintaining motivation by learning
how to regulate mood and positive expectations; reassessing values
and goals to unlearn bad habits linked to situational triggers.
• Temporal Lobe Neocortex: applying cognitive behavioral therapies
to reinterpret events in a way that leads to meaningful change.
Threat-Based Mental Habits
• Stress-Based Habits: how stress can increase impulsivity and
negative emotions; how a sense of control can decrease them.
• Generalized Anxiety: exaggerated fear of physical or psychological
danger; fear conditioning and the amygdala.
• Recurrent Anger: persistent resentment over injustices across time,
place and person; the role of prefrontal cognitive distortion.
• Depression: persistent negative thoughts of self in relation to the
past, present and future, e.g., rumination and the central role of the
anterior cingulate gyrus.
• OCD: repeated alerting or doubting about safety; repetitive acts to
ward off danger and the role of the basal ganglia.
• Chronic Pain: fear of injury and compulsive avoidance of movement,
amplification of negative emotion, and the fight-or-flight response.
Overcoming Threat-Based Mental Habits
• Cataloguing Automatic Thoughts: a systematic approach to
identifying thoughts and situational triggers, counter-conditioning to
institute competing positive thoughts.
• Graded Exposure To One’s Fears: how this approach can reduce
threat-based signals originating from the amygdala and cerebral cortex.
• Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): testing automatic thoughts
for their accuracy, reframing maladaptive thoughts that trigger
anxiety, anger, sadness, and shame; using temporal lobe neocortex to
help revise prefrontal habit programming.
• Positive Psychology: how identifying and deploying strengths can
stimulate optimism, self-efficacy and, readiness to change, reduce
impulsivity and activate motivational circuits of the cingulate gyrus
and positive habits of gratitude, compassion and joy.
• Mindfulness: how focused awareness inhibits automatic thoughts
through subcortical circuits underlying attention; the power of
stopping to smell the roses; pathways to mindfulness.
Initiating And Maintaining Healthful Habits
• Preschool: early habits that affect the lifelong risk of addiction and
chronic disease, how to instill and reinforce positive habits.
• Repetition of Skilled Movements: how long a habit must be
practiced before becoming automatic, e.g., hand-washing, oral
hygiene, safety precautions.
• Temporal Habits: procrastination, scheduling physical activity, pilltaking, sleep hygiene, goal setting, self-monitoring.
• Spatial Habits: using reminders to simplify, reduce clutter,
and shape the environment to support goals.
• Habit Substitution: guidelines for adopting a new habit to
inhibit an old one.
• Mastering The Five Brain Challenges: taming immediate
gratification, valuing healthy pursuits, enhancing resilience
to stress, retraining addiction circuits, and empowering the
prefrontal cortex.
Brian E. King, Ph.D., (Bowling Green State University) is an
expert in Applied Biopsychology and has conducted research
that illuminates the role of social and biological factors that
affect habits. His acclaimed instruction emphasizes practical
approaches to working and living with people who are
resistant to change.
An outstanding and entertaining speaker, Dr. King also
performs as a stand-up comedian. Health professionals praise
his use of innovative teaching methods. In this presentation,
film clips and comedic dialogue will be used to characterize
ways to transform maladaptive habits. Audiences applaud his
insightful and practical presentations and enjoy his sense of
humor. In addition to Q & A sessions in class, Dr. King will
answer your questions during the second half of the lunch
break and by email after the program concludes.
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