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Cultivating a Resilience Mindset: Rewiring Old Patterns for New Growth

Linda Graham, MFT
1 Hour 52 Minutes
Jan 25, 2021
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When overwhelming anxiety or loss leaves your clients feeling stressed, or worse—traumatized—there’s a way not only to help them bounce back, but bounce forward. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have given us specific tools to facilitate posttraumatic growth, allowing clients to engage with virtually any challenge as an opportunity. In the process, clients can change old coping patterns, shift perspectives, and discover new possibilities. In this experiential recording, you’ll discover how to: 

  • Use body-based tools of breath, touch, movement, and visualization to restore equilibrium in the nervous system 
  • Help clients manage disruptive emotions and cultivate positive ones to shift brain functioning from states of contraction to openness and learning 
  • Adapt mindfulness practices to help clients identify dysfunctional coping patterns and uncover new, healthier behaviours 
  • Use brain-based techniques to transform mistakes and losses into opportunities for learning and empowerment 


- 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 2 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Linda Graham, MFT, is an experienced psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, bestselling author and international speaker. She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her worldwide trainings. She is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, winner of the 2013 Books for a Better Life award and the 2014 Better Books for a Better World award. She publishes a monthly e-newsletter, Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness and weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience. For more information visit


Linda draws on her own experiences of healing and awakening as well as more than two decades of integrative study, practice and teaching of transformational psychotherapies, vipassana meditation, life coaching, and facilitating groups and workshops to become a skillful guide interweaving many paths of compassionate, conscious connection. She is passionate about integrating the paradigms and practices of modern neuroscience, Western relational psychology and Eastern contemplative practice.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Linda Graham maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She presents professionally and receives compensation, and she receives royalties as a published author. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Linda Graham has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Appraise the science behind neuroplasticity. 
  2. Determine the role of the body in helping restore equilibrium to the nervous system. 
  3. Demonstrate how post-traumatic growth tools can improve clinical outcomes. 
  4. Determine how mindfulness practices can shift clients’ attitudes and behaviour. 


  • Explain the science behind neuroplasticity. 
    • Neurons that fire together wire together; repeat an experience, repeat the neural firing; create new neural circuity 
    • Mechanisms of brain change: conditioning (the brain’s default), new conditioning (installing new patterns of response), re-conditioning (re-wiring old patterns of response) de-conditioning (the “play space” of imagination and visualization) 
  • Explore the role of the body in helping restore equilibrium to the nervous system. 
    • Traditional model of autonomic nervous system 
    • Application of polyvagal theory to restoring equilibrium 
  • Illustrate how post-traumatic growth tools can improve clinical outcomes. 
    • Resourcing with other people 
    • Resourcing with the positive 
    • Finding the silver lining in any adversity 
    • Coherent narrative to integrate trauma into life story 
  • Describe how mindfulness practices can shift clients’ attitudes and behaviour. 
    • 7 basic steps of mindfulness 
    • What story am I believing now? Change every should to a could. Shifting common mental patterns, etc. 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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