Course curriculum

  • 1
    PART 1 - THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK
    • Info
  • 2
    Understanding the brain's role can bring depth, power and strategy to our interventions
    • Introduction
    • A first example: re-interpreting anxiety through the functional networks
    • A second practical example: not all is at it seems all is not as it seems, the case of perceived pain
    • Using the Hub - Internal links
    • The advantages of reasoning for networks and hubs
  • 3
    Why do we focus on networks?
    • A relevant question
    • General characteristics
  • 4
    The central role of integrative processes
    • Understanding the brain to help the mind
    • 6 practical examples of integration
  • 5
    Stress networks & Hubs: a great example of interconnection
    • An overview
    • Under non-stress conditions
    • Under conditions of stress
  • 6
    Rethinking the mind-body connection
    • The networks’ perspective
    • The Emotional Networks: from adaptation to plasticity, why we need an integrative approach
  • 7
    From physiology to pathology
    • Why we need to develop and strength networks and hubs
    • Physiology
    • Brain and mental disorders
  • 8
    PART 2 - THE HUBS: MECHANISMS & PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
    • Info
  • 9
    Brain hubs: functions, characteristics and practical indications
    • Introduction
  • 10
    Brain Stem - Self-regulation starting from scratch
    • Overview
    • Hierarchies of influence and two guiding principles
    • The principle of gradual mediation
    • Aim at the function, not at the behaviour
    • A practical reminder
    • Cross-references
  • 11
    Amygdala - Emotions, but also attention, awareness, adaptation, exploration, and more.
    • Overview
    • Emotional stimuli, timelines, attention and awareness
    • A practical reminder
    • Cross-references
    • Threat assessment, exploratory, adaptive and development behaviours
    • A practical reminder
    • Cross-references
    • The amygdala and the bi-directional relations between mind and body (AKA Amygdala & Psychosomatic)
    • Cross-references
  • 12
    Thalamus - Story & Identity through sensorial and temporal integration
    • Overview
    • Active integration and self integrity
    • A practical reminder + Cross-references
    • Stories, representations and flexibility
    • A practical reminder
    • Cross-references
  • 13
    Hippocampus - Information, (Visual) Narratives and Plasticity
    • Overview
    • Neural networks and related biochemical processes
    • The hippocampus as compass in space, time and body : functions and problems
    • Cross-references
    • How to favour temporal functions and narratives 
    • Cross-references
  • 14
    Insula - Integration of cognitive, emotional and sensory-motor domains
    • Overview
    • Favouring the times and cycles of the insula
    • New and old patterns for integration, awareness and mastery
    • A practical reminder
    • Cross-references
    • Bodily and sensory maps: between emotions and cognition
    • Cross-references
    • From the inside out: processing risks, attention and affections
    • Cross-references
  • 15
    Prefrontal Cortex - Integration and complexity hub
    • Overview: functions, schemes, overlapping
    • Cross-references
    • dlPFC: working memory and not only
    • Cognition-Emotion-Motivation: developing interaction and synergy 
    • Cross-references
    • Stress, memory and sense of control
    • Cross-references
    • Potential and plasticity of the PFC
    • A practical reminder + Cross-references