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Digital Seminar

7 Practices to Greatly Improve Your Brain

Jonathan Jordan, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
1 Hour 39 Minutes
Mar 26, 2015
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Join neuroscience expert and author, Jonathan Jordan, MSW, LCSW, and discover 7 highly effective brain-based practices to ensure your brain remains healthy and operates with improved memory, reduced feelings of stress, increased cognitive reserve, and overall improved neurological functioning. Drawing on groundbreaking neuroscience research and 29 years of training clients, Mr. Jordan will teach you these simple evidence-based practices that you will be able to immediately apply and teach your clients.

  • Brain-friendly approaches to address anxiety, anger, depression, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders
  • Key neurological motivators to accelerate behavioral changes
  • Evidence-based techniques to reduce the risk of dementia and other brain-destroying disorders
  • Help your brain remain healthy and operate with improved neurological functioning for the rest of your life
  • Discover how to improve your memory as you age
  • Foods that boost your brain’s functioning
  • Simple movements that elevate your mood and reduce depression
  • Why being sleep-deprived is as dangerous as being drunk
  • Increase your cognitive reserves to fend off or delay dementia
  • Why attitude changes everything, especially your brain
  • How laughter causes the brain to reduce stress and improve mental well-being


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Jonathan Jordan, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, is a renowned licensed psychotherapist and clinical supervisor who has a love for both animals and neuroscience. For decades, he has combined these two loves by incorporating animal-assisted interventions into his brain-based professional practice. Over the years, Jonathan has trained several of his own dogs to be successful therapy animals. Not only does he integrate his therapy dogs into his own practice, Jonathan also works closely with a variety of other medical and mental health professionals to engage his therapy animals in their respective treatment modalities. He has co-developed a unique and evidence-based approach to animal-assisted intervention, the KADRA Model, which engages animals to enhance mindfulness in humans. Jonathan is a long-time member of the prestigious Society for Neuroscience and is a charter member of the Society for Social Neuroscience. Thus, he has extensive knowledge of both human and animal neuroscience research.

Jonathan is an international speaker and author on the topic of animal-assisted interventions motivating others to harness the power of the human-animal bond. He has trained thousands of professionals in his unique synthesis of East-West brain-based practices and AAT. Jonathan is currently writing a book about animal-assisted interventions that explains the incredible range of therapeutic benefits that come from the human-animal emotional bond. He serves as a faculty fellow of Florida State University and was engaged by the United States Senate to deliver brain-based professional development workshops to the entire Senate Staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jonathan Jordan is the President of Global Change Management, Inc. He receives royalties as a published author. Jonathan Jordan receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jonathan Jordan is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Society for Social Neuroscience.


  1. Articulate the difference between neuroplasticity and neurogenesis as it relates treatment.
  2. Implement “brain-based” approaches to address anxiety, anger, depression, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders.
  3. Determine the key neurological motivators that accelerate behavioral changes in clients.
  4. Integrate evidence-based techniques to manage symptoms of dementia and improve client functioning.


  • Two Primitive Brain Circuits that Dramatically Change Our Lives
  • Practice 1: Have a Nutritious, Brain-Friendly Diet
  • Practice 2: Do Multi-Sense, Don’t Multi-Task
  • Practice 3: Move More
  • Practice 4: Be Socially Active
  • Practice 5: Sleep Well, and Long Enough
  • Practice 6: Challenge Yourself Mentally
  • Practice 7: Have an Optimistic, Grateful, and Flexible Attitude

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Case Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Other Mental Health Professionals

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