NAPT Special Event: Your Brain on Ink
Have you ever wondered why your very best intentions don't manifest nearly as often as your very worst behaviors under stress? That might be due, in part, to your magnificent brain's innate bias toward making negative experiences sticky, like Velcro, while positive experiences slide right off, like Teflon. In this workshop with Kathleen "Kay" Adams, LPC, PTR, and Deborah Ross, LPC, co-authors of Your Brain on Ink, Neuroplasticity and The Journal Ladder, we'll explore how writing can be used as a form of self-directed neuroplasticity to make the Teflon stickier. This is a structured and sequenced writing experience that is tightly timed. Please be in the Zoom room on time and prepared to write.
Kathleen (Kay) Adams, LPC, PTR is a psychotherapist and registered poetry/journal therapist based in Denver. In 1988, she founded the Center for Journal Therapy, now a global enterprise that teaches the healing art and science of journal writing to all who desire self-directed change. Kay has been a member of NAPT since 1992 and is past-president of NAPT, the Federation, and the former NAPT Foundation. As a mentor/supervisor, she graduated more than 25 CAPFs, CPTs and PTRs before returning full-time focus in 2008 to journal therapy training through her fully online Therapeutic Writing Institute. She now hosts graduates of journal and poetry therapy training as faculty at Journalversity, her personal growth expressive writing online school. Kay's latest book, Journal Therapy for Calming Anxiety, was released in June 2020.
Deborah Ross, LPC, is a Certified Journal Therapist and provides instruction both privately, in workshops, online, and in retreat format for those who wish to keep a journal in service of healing, personal growth and transformation. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor but retired from private practice psychotherapy in 2016 in order to focus on teaching Journaling/Expressive Writing. Deborah is a faculty member of both the Therapeutic Writing Institute and Journalversity, both wings of the Center for Journal Therapy. Deborah also teaches for INOVA's Life with Cancer program as well as for Brain Injury Services.
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