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New Brain Science and NeuroDiversity

Introducing The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM)

1. New Brain Science Interviews; 2. Trauma Treatment Series; 3. ANS expansion introduction 4. FlexAware

See also:  Dr. Amen Brain Health E-Center | Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics | Kinesthetic Medicine | FlexAware -- Neural & Skeletal remodeling | Temple Grandin - Brain Hero | HANDLE & Neurodevelopmental Differences | Craniosacral Therapy | Functional Medicine | AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging | Biofeedback | Biological Dentistry and Depression etc. | Dr. McKenzie and resources for PTSD/Schizophrenia and more | Science and Spirituality

See below: Video introduction to Dr. Porges' Autonomic Nervous System interview | Incognito: Dr. Eagleman's insights on ShrinkRapRadio | FlexAware neuro-structural rehab and fitness | Moonwalking With Einstein | AcuGraph and Emotions [part of my video on Functional Health Imaging] 

Other sites: Blake Charlton and Defining My Own Dyslexia, and NYTimes Essay | Dr. Paul Swingle and Neurofeedback -- A) Interview on ShrinkRapRadio | B) Dr. Swingle's site


I am deeply impressed with the insights behind the work of Ruth Buczynski, Ph.D., founder of The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM). Below are two screen pictures from their website describing their recent series of talks on Brain Science, and the upcoming one on Treating Trauma. Clicking on the pictures will take you to those pages and the excellent videos about insights into behavior and treatment. [Note: Below those is a video about Dr. Porges' presentation, and also a link to a recent disclosure of the value of laboratory testing to guide targeted nutritional supplementation to protect from a devastating "obvious" diagnosis.]

Access to interview series:

Extra: See picture below of The Road to Recovery--Inside the Warrior Mindset. Click there [or here] to register to watch the video introduction about how the Warrior Mindset is a wakeup call to all of us about how we can see life differently.

1. New Brain Science interviews, 2011. Introducing New Brain Science. [link to video]. See more below. I feature that one because the picture includes my comment posted on their online foerum.

2. New Brain Science interviews, 2012. "How Brain Science is Changing the World" [link to video]

3. Treating Trauma's Wounds interviews [link to video]. See more below.

4. Mind-Body Medicine interviews [link to description]

Additional Resources:

> Psychotherapy Networker with yearly Symposium. Dr. Siegel, Dr. Buczynski and Dr. Amen have presented there.

> Shrink Rap Radio with David Van Nuys, Ph.D. Superb interviews with psychologists and mental health specialists.

Added December, 2012: My blog presentations with videos -- Reverse Engineer Your Brain: Dr. Panksepp's Research and more


Working Definition of the Mind

Added January 2014: Here is an interview in January 2014 of Dr. Daniel Siegel by Dianne Rehm; "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain" -- click here for WAMU interview. Extra: Dr. Siegel's index page for that and other excellent interviews: Click here.


The video below is a detailed presentation by NICABM lecturer Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., to the School of Personal Growth at Google University. His work is a superb explanation of what the Mind is.  [his site] about the brain and the mind and regulating health. We are hard-wired for Relationships. Our mind can be used to change the brain's way of functioning. [Also see: Dr. Siegel's "Wheel of Awareness" audio sessions.)

Click on the picture to go to the NICABM site and log in to view the video. [Original intro for psychotherapists]

1. New Brain Science: You are invited to visit the pages on Dr. Buczynski's site and watch Dr. Buczynski describe the very important findings that were discussed in the interviews. Purchasing access to the archived sets of spectacular interviews:  The different series of excellent interviews are available for instant access, including downloadable transcripts of the presentations; instructions are on those pages. 


From 2011 Interviews with New Brain Science Leaders:

Norman Doidge, M.D.: The Neuroplasticity Revolution and Its Implications for Health Practitioners--The Brain that Changes Itself

Dan Siegel, M.D.: Why Relationships Are so Critical to the Developing Mind

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: Guiding Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: A Mindfulness Investigation

John Ratey, M.D.: Exercise and the Neuroplasticity Revolution

John Arden, Ph.D.: Rewire the Brain: Think Your Way to A Better Life

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.: Epigenetics: The New Frontier of Brain Science

When you sign up for access to the archived interviews, bonus interviews are currently available (as of May 5, 2011):

Daniel Amen, M.D.: The Magnificent Mind - The Brain Healthy Way To Improve Our Lives

Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD, ABPP-CN: How to Jump Start the Executive Brain

Larry McCleary, MD: Why the Brain-Belly Connection is the Secret to Achieving an Optimal Weight


Screen Pictures from NICABM Brain Science Series, 2011

[Click image to view the 2011 video and learn about signup -- for clinicians as well as interested general public]

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2. Unlocking the Secret of Healing Trauma's Wounds [click here or on image below to view the page]
-- this page includes my supportive comment about 2/3 of the way from the top -- 

Interviews with Trauma Treatment Leaders:

Peter Levine, PhD: How to Learn from the Unspoken Voice of Trauma

Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD: Psychological First Aid -- Diagnosis and Prevention of PTSD

Allan N. Schore, PhD: Mind-Brain-Body Healing of Trauma -- The Neurobiology of Attachment

Pat Ogden, PhD: Body-Mind-Spirit Integration -- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Treating Trauma

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW: Rethinking PTSD -- A Blueprint for Treating Complex Trauma

Stephen W. Porges, PhD: The Polyvagal Theory for Treating Trauma

Bonus interviews with Gold Subscription:

Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD: A Hands-On Approach to Treating Trauma and Building Resilience

Carol Look, LCSW: Trauma Healing with EFT

Christine A. Courtois, PhD: How to Heal the Trauma Caused by Incest, Rape, and Other Events


Screen Picture: Unlocking the Secret of Healing Trauma's Wounds -- What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

[For clinicians as well as interested general public]


Screen Pictures from NICABM Treating Trauma's Wounds Series

[Click image to view video and learn about signup -- for clinicians as well as interested general public]



-----------------further down the page: Comments on this series----------------
This is a video about my hope for study of brain-emotion correlations and the AcuGraph technology:

3. A sample video, plus Dr. Amen's new book and DVD; plus a classic that I've enjoyed. [More on Dr. Amen's Educational Center]

Dr. Amen introduces the new community for self-help.
The Amen Soloution @ Home: Improve Your Brain Health Today
[Use discount code: ECENTER42]

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and "Generation Mars" [his site]
-- My blog on Autonomic Science & Brain Mapping/QEEG, etc.--
Dr. Amen has used Brain Mapping and neurofeedback.

I am proud to have seen patients in the office of Dr. Tom Budzynski and Dr. Helen Kogan Budzynski:

Buzz Lightyear with Neurofeedback telemetry

4. Dr. Porges [introduction on my teaching website]
Stephen Porges, Ph.D.: The Three-Level Autonomic Nervous System
Expanded ANS model now being taught in some medical schools.

A) Polyvagal theory, Webinar introduction: Transcript - pdf [NICABM site]

  B) Dr. Porges' new book: The role of intention and mental function in the function of the body is receiving increasing attention. Dr. Porges' important research points out that the "Social Engagement System" is crucial in advancing beyond the outdated model of the ANS being only a battleground between the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic branches of the Autonomic Nervous System.

C) Link to interview with Dr. Porges about the PolyVagal Theory--click picture:

Below is the graphic about the three levels of the ANS which includes Dr. Porges. It is also on my teaching website.

Below is from the interview: How Your Nervous System Sabotages Your Ability to Relate
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
By neuroscientist David Eagleman, who gives great credit to Dr. Porges

"Most of what you do, think and believe is generated by parts of your brain to which you have no access.  Here's the expose' about the non-conscious brain and all the machinery under the hood that keeps the show going." [From the dust jacket:] "If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—is just the tip of the iceberg in the brain, what is all the rest doing?  Neuroscientist David Eagleman plumbs the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising questions: Why can your foot jump halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead?  Why do strippers make more money at certain times of month, even while no one is consciously aware of their fertility level?  Is there a true Mel Gibson? What do Odysseus and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common?  How is your brain like a conflicted democracy engaged in civil war?... The subsurface exploration includes waystops in brain damage, drugs, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, the future of artificial intelligence, and visual illusions—all highlighting how our perception of the world is a hidden and awe-inspiring construction of the brain."

Dr. Eagleman is in the Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, U. of Texas Houston Medical School. He directs the Laboratory of Perception and Action, Baylor College of Medicine.

Interviews of Dr. Eagleman
1. Interview by psychologist, David Van Nuys, of [link]
2. NPR Interview [link]

I was very impressed when I heard Dr. Eagleman state clearly that in his opinion a truly scientific approach could not definitively rule out the possibility of Creation. I hope that his open minded stance will help many more people choose to look at the new brain science that is helping to unravel what were formerly mysteries about human behavior. [See: My writing on Science and Spirituality.]

[From my FlexAware insights page:]

I am deeply impressed with the insights behind FlexAware®. Steven Shafarman is the founder of this powerful educational and coaching program. FlexAware® is a technique that can be practiced during other activities, as well as being a major rehabilitation-support activity on its own. FlexAware builds fine coordination and confidence, and helps remold nerve pathways and structural health due to altered muscle use patterns. Please visit the FlexAware website for more in-depth information and to watch descriptive videos. I am recommending it for general fitness, but it also can be very beneficial as a supplement to treatment for TBI trauma cases and neurological reintegration and skeletal rehabilitation programs. Consistent with New Brain Science.

Click here or on the picture to the right go to YouTube and start viewing my presentation about my practice fast-forwarded to the important section where I show the clip of Steve Shafarman.

Stephen M. Levin, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon who has developed a powerful library of visual and written information about the dynamic nature of living tissue. He has taught at FlexAware class.
[His Biotensegrity site]

[His companion site, Macintosh based, is an extensive network of essays and links]

Note: You are encouraged to purchase his DVD: Biotensegrity and Dynamic Anatomy.


Love Creates Pioneers (in medicine)

Laboratory screening test can now avert tragic delay in
obtaining targeted nutritional supplementation
to change the course of "untreatable" conditions.

See article with link to NPR program
about heroic measures of loving parents whose
dedication helped their children because
they refused to accept an "obvious" diagnosis.

Brain Games - Lumosity
Moonwalking With Einstein

A memory enhancement book.

A fascinating demonstration of human potential when harnessed.

See/buy Book on Amazon

See/buy Kindle version on Amazon

[Note, you can download a free Kindle reader that will work on a PC computer. This thus allows you to access a lot of books made for the Kindle reader.]