Change your Brain! 10 Alternatives to Medication to Improve Depression and Anxiety-Neuroplasticity

Emma McAdam, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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27 Lessons (3h 23m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      6:29
    • 2. 1. Change How You Think

      10:46
    • 3. Black and White Thinking

      8:59
    • 4. Catastrophizing-How to Change Cognitive Distortion

      14:30
    • 5. 2. Nutrition-Feeding your Brain

      9:49
    • 6. 3. Light Therapy

      8:11
    • 7. 4. Exercise is Awesome for your Brain

      8:07
    • 8. 5. The Abundant Brain

      9:09
    • 9. 6. Managing Stress 1/3

      16:59
    • 10. Managing Stress 2/3

      9:04
    • 11. Managing Stress 3/3

      8:25
    • 12. Self- Regulation-Understanding the Nervous System

      3:15
    • 13. Perceived Danger vs Actual Safety

      2:46
    • 14. Self-Regulation: Diaphragmatic Breathing

      4:29
    • 15. Stress Release in 2 Minutes

      3:28
    • 16. Self- Regulation "The Yawn"

      2:31
    • 17. 7. Mindfulness: Learning how to be where you're at

      10:17
    • 18. 8. Sleep

      8:48
    • 19. 9. Journaling

      5:00
    • 20. 10: Connection

      11:24
    • 21. Bonus Video- Skills for Social Anxiety-Guided imagery

      16:33
    • 22. Course summary

      1:21
    • 23. Bonus Section: Turning off the Fight/Flight/Freeze Response

      6:46
    • 24. Grounding Activity: Breath Counting

      1:51
    • 25. Grounding Activity: Safe Place

      6:17
    • 26. Grounding Activity: Square Breathing

      3:30
    • 27. Grounding Activity: Straighten the Back

      4:16
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About This Class

Emma McAdam, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist walks you through the basics of how you can change your brain, improve your mental health, and become healthier and happier without medication. This course will help anyone with depression, anxiety, other mental illness to know what they can do to get healthier. 

At least 35% of people experience a mental illness like depression or anxiety throughout their lifetime. That means that you or someone you love needs resources to know how to feel better.  Many people have heard that “chemical imbalance” or genes can affect mental health, but most people don’t know that you can actually change your brain chemistry without medication. Your brain's ability to change is called Neuroplasticity. 

People want to improve their lives, they just often don’t know where to start. I’m making this course  because this is fundamental information that I want all my clients to know. I teach simple daily habits that research has shown to work better than Prozac at treating depression or anxiety. Many of these changes take only minutes a day.

By the end of this course you’ll know 10 ways that you can change your brain’s chemistry, structure and function. You’ll learn how to prime your brain to be healthier and happier.  

You’ll learn what modern imaging technology has taught us about neuroplasticity-your brain’s ability to rewire itself-about using your body to regulate your brain, what nutrient deficiencies to look out for, how to resolve the “scarcity brain”, techniques for resolving stress, and more  

And in my work as a therapist I’ve seen this information change lives, resolve depression and anxiety and help people be happier and healthier.  

 So if you or someone you loves experiences mental illness, or if you just want to know how to be happier, come join me!