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Heart to Heart

This link connects you with Dr Doug Weiss' office where you can find a ton of resources.

Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment

This link is a short assessment of your personality type based on Myers-Briggs.

Belief Systems

This is a free resource to begin working on and understanding belief systems.

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Ever wonder how you find purpose?  Take this 5 minute assessment to see how your spiritual gifting could benefit you in your search.

Demystifying Neurotransmitters: Serotonin, Dopamine, and Beyond
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Doc Snipes

Demystifying Neurotransmitters: Serotonin, Dopamine, and Beyond

Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes looks at 6 of the most important neurotransmitters including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Each neurotransmitter has a role in our physiology and behavior, and understanding their function is key to understanding the brain and nervous system. In this video, we'll discuss each neurotransmitter's role in brain function and behavior, and discuss some of the diseases and conditions that can affect neurotransmitter function. Doc Snipes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor. She received her PhD in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida in 2002. In addition to being a practicing clinician, she has provided training to counselors, social workers, nurses and case managers internationally since 2006 through AllCEUs.com What are #dopamine, #serotonin, norepinephrine, glutamate, #GABA, acetylcholine? What does dopamine do? 📢SUBSCRIBE and click the BELL to get notified when new videos are uploaded. 💲 AllCEUs.com Unlimited continuing education CEUs $59 💻 Online course based on this video can be found at AllCEUs.com/NEURO-CEU https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/96/c/ ⭐ Specialty Certificate Programs for Case Management and Counselor Certification beginning at $89 https://AllCEUs.com/certificate-tracks Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAE3JJi8tX7gfhZEXCUGd_A/join NOTE: ALL VIDEOS are for educational purposes only and are NOT a replacement for medical advice or counseling from a licensed professional. Video by Dr. Dawn Elise Snipes on integrative behavioral health approaches including counseling techniques and skills for improving mental health and reducing mental illness. AllCEUs.com provides multimedia counselor education and CEUs for LPCs, LMHCs, LMFTs and LCSWs as well as addiction counselor precertification training and continuing education on many of the videos on this channel. Unlike other providers like CE4Less, AllCEUs includes a weekly LIVE Stream Webinar with your unlimited continuing education and professional development membership. Objectives ~ Define Neurobiology ~ For the following neurotransmitters, Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine, identify ~ Their mechanism of action/purpose ~ Where they are found ~ Symptoms of excess & insufficiency ~ Nutritional building blocks Dopamine ~ Mechanism of action/purpose ~ movement ~ memory ~ pleasurable reward ~ behavior and cognition ~ attention ~ inhibition of prolactin production ~ sleep ~ mood ~ learning Norepinepherine ~ Function ~ Fight or flight excitatory neurotransmitter ~ Implicated in motivation ~ Symptoms of Insufficiency ~ When faced with severe stress, the stress response system activates raising norepinephrine and stress hormones ~ This increases arousal, increases insomnia, anxiety, depression, irritability, or emotional instability. ~ Prolonged stress leads to underactivity of the stress response system (desensitization) ~ This lowers arousal and can result in low energy, daytime fatigue, concentration/focus issues, and general apathy. Glutamate ~ Is an amino acid (present in most high protein foods) ~ Most prevalent excitatory neurotransmitter ~ Used to make GABA (teeter-totter) ~ Facilitates learning and memory GABA ~ Mechanism of action/purpose ~ Anti-anxiety, Anti-convulsant ~ GABA is made from glutamate ~ GABA functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter ~ GABA does the opposite and tells the adjoining cells not to “fire” ~ Where is it found ~ Close to 40% of the synapses in the human brain work with GABA and therefore have GABA receptors Summary ~ There are a variety of different neurotransmitters involved in addiction and mental health disorders ~ It is not always about increasing a neurotransmitter. Sometimes you need to decrease it. ~ Human brains try to maintain homeostasis and too much or too little can be bad ~ A balanced diet will provide the brain the necessary nutrients in synergystic combinations Think about ~ A client who presents with apathy/loss of pleasure, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating TIMESTAMPS 00:00 What is neurobiology and why do we care 06:20 Functions of Dopamine 10:20 Symptoms of too much or too little dopamine 14:40 Foods to increase dopamine 22:35 FUnctions of norepinephrine 25:10 Foods to increase norepinephrine noradrenaline 26:10 What is glutamate 27:47 What is GABA 29:45 Foods to increase GABA 32:15 What is serotonin and what does serotonin do 33:40 Symptoms of too much serotonin -- Serotonin syndrome 36:00 Foods to increase serotonin 37:55 Serotonin receptors 45:35 What is acetylcholine
Podcast 321: How trauma impacts your attachment style + how to develop a secure attachment style
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Dr. Caroline Leaf

Podcast 321: How trauma impacts your attachment style + how to develop a secure attachment style

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this week’s podcast I speak with attachment theory expert and psychotherapist Thais Gibson on how our past experiences impact our relationships, how we can use the different attachment styles to better understand ourselves and connect with our partners, why we need to communicate our needs and desires, and how we can reprogram past traumas and heal our relationships. Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -LMNT Electrolytes (my-go to!): Claim a free LMNT Sample Pack at http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf -BiOptimizers: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order. -InsideTracker: Get up to 25% off their entire store at https://insidetracker.com/drleaf ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:30 How Thais got her unique name 2:00 How Thais struggled with and overcame her addiction to painkillers 5:07 What is the personal development school? 7:30 What are the different attachment styles, and why are they important? 28:50 Relationships and the different attachment styles 30:00 How to reprogram patterns of thought and heal core wounds
Podcast 261: How to use the Neurocycle to break toxic family cycles & heal generational trauma
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Dr. Caroline Leaf

Podcast 261: How to use the Neurocycle to break toxic family cycles & heal generational trauma

Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to use the Neurocycle to break the toxic cycles we have in our lives, whether these come from our own past or are a pattern that is inherited as generational trauma.I also discuss how the Neurocycle changes genes, and I explain how epigenetics works! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-break-cycles-heal-generational-trauma-end-toxic-family-patterns-how-the-neurocycle-influences-epigenetics-changes-genes OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BLUBlox Glasses (the BEST glasses to help black damaging artificial blue light!): To get up to 15% off your BLUblox products use the code DRLEAF20 at checkout: Blublox.com. -NED (the CBD company I use & recommend): To get 15% off your first order or 20% off your first subscription order and free shipping, visit helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:30 How to break generational trauma patterns 2:35 Why you can never escape your mind—your mind is always in action! 3:00 What mind management is and why it is so important 4:00 How we can change our genetic code with our thinking 5:30 What happens when we don’t manage our minds 9:20 How your perceptions become a part of who you are 15:30 How our past experiences impact our present memories 16:06 What is generational trauma and how to use the Neurocycle to overcome inherited toxic cycles 16:30 How our mind, that is our ability to think, feel and choose, impacts our genetic expression 25:56 How to reconceptualize generational patterns and trauma 36:00 Why your past does not have to be your destiny ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!
3 Quick Steps to Stop Negative Thinking Now! | CYBCYL with Daniel Amen and Tana Amen
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Dr. Daniel Amen

3 Quick Steps to Stop Negative Thinking Now! | CYBCYL with Daniel Amen and Tana Amen

Download mp3 of this episode: http://bit.ly/1DIOwFL Join Daniel's 140k+ FB fans: http://bit.ly/DAmenFB Tweet Daniel: http://bit.ly/DAmenTW Follow Daniel on Instagram: http://bit.ly/DAmenInsta Connect with Daniel on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/DAmenLI Subscribe to Daniel's iTunes Podcast: http://bit.ly/DAmenPod Visit my Website: http://bit.ly/DDAMD --- Summary --- It’s possible to think positively if you KILL YOUR ANTS! We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with fear and bad news that triggers our automatic negative thinking—ANTS! Need proof? Just turn on the TV or cruise through the net. Doom and gloom stories dominate the headlines—because fear makes us pay attention. In fact, our brains are wired to focus on the negative in order to avoid things that might hurt us. Fear definitely serves a purpose, but what happens when all we seem to focus on are negative thoughts? Bad things. Take a look at these compelling facts: Every thought you have releases chemicals in the brain. Hopeful thoughts release chemicals that help you feel happy and calm. Negative thoughts release chemicals that make you feel stressed and sad. If what you bring your attention to determines how you feel and act, focusing too much on negative thoughts can lead to destructive behaviors—behaviors that can ruin your important relationships and ruin your mind. Enough of the bad news. There is good news! You can learn how to kill your automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) and focus on the positive. Here’s how… In this short video, Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife, health and wellness expert Tana Amen, discuss how to challenge and kill your own ANTs in three easy steps. 3 steps to kill those ANTs Write it down. When those automatic negative thoughts start tumbling around in your mind, write them down to clearly identify them. Investigate. Ask yourself, are these thoughts even true? Uninvestigated thoughts can lead us to act in harmful ways. Talk back. If you discover that these negative thoughts are false, talk back to them! Tell these thoughts you know they aren’t true! Practice these steps each time you feel automatic thoughts entering your brain. By labeling, investigating, and then talking back to your automatic negative thoughts, you’ll turn your mind into "an ANT ghost town." Amen Clinics has helped thousands of people manage stress, depression, and anxiety. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at any of our six clinics, nationwide. We want you to become a brain warrior for life. Call us at 1-844-203-4703.
7 Strategies to Overcome Grief and Loss | Dr. Daniel Amen
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AmenClinics

7 Strategies to Overcome Grief and Loss | Dr. Daniel Amen

Dealing with grief and loss is an unescapable fact of life. As much as we don't want to think about it, having smart strategies for dealing with the emotional trauma of loss can make a huge difference in how we live our lives going forward. In this video, Dr. Daniel Amen gives his top 7 strategies for processing and healing from losing something or someone dear to us. These strategies will not only help us to be healtheir, but will also help us process loss in an emotionally resonant way. SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE BRAIN HEALTH NEWS & TIPS https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=amenclinic If you or someone you know would like more information about Amen Clinics, please call us or visit https://www.amenclinics.com/schedule-visit/. Within the U.S. call 1-888-288-9834 Outside the U.S. call 1-949-266-3700 http://www.amenclinics.com/ https://www.brainmdhealth.com/ Follow Amen Clinics on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amen_clinics/ Follow Amen Clinics on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amenclinics Like Amen Clinics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmenClinic Follow Amen Clinics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Amen_Clinics Follow Amen Clinics on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/AmenClinicsLinkedIn Follow Dr. Daniel Amen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doc_amen/ Follow Dr. Daniel Amen on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@docamen Like Dr. Daniel Amen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drdanielamen Follow Dr. Daniel Amen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/docamen
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