NeuroMeditation Workshop

StressTherapy Solutions is proud to offer a brand-new, innovative workshop:


December 2nd-4th, 2016

CrownPlaza Ceveland South

5300 Rockside Road

Independence, OH 44131

Jeffrey Tarrant, Ph.D, BCN

Instructor: Jeffrey Tarrant – Ph.D, BCN

Total CEs: 14 Hours

Despite the obvious appeal and increased accessibility of meditation training with programs such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), it remains a significant challenge for many individuals to maintain a consistent practice (Brandmeyer & Delorme, 2013). Early meditators often complain that they do not know if they are “doing it right” or give up before realizing any significant benefits. By providing the meditator with immediate feedback on their brainwave state, a neurotherapist can help define and refine the process, potentially increasing motivation, interest and impact. Incorporating neurofeedback into a meditation practice can potentially help with these concerns. In addition, because meditation and neurofeedback are both involved in the training of mental states, it seems obvious that these practices could be used to enhance each other, either in an attempt to achieve deeper states of meditation or by combining them as a treatment intervention for specific mental health conditions such as ADHD, anxiety or depression (Brandmeyer & Delorme, 2013).

In this three day workshop, we will explore four different styles of meditation practices based on the role of attention, intention, brainwave states and brain regions involved; these four styles include Focused Attention, Open Monitoring, Automatic Self-Transcending and Loving-Kindness/Compassion (Cahn & Polich, 2006; Lutz et al., 2004). Using this information, we can identify which practices might be best suited for particular goals (Tarrant, 2016). In this way, it is possible to link each style of meditation with specific mental health concerns as a therapeutic intervention. For example:

Focused Attention (Concentration) practices impact the brain networks in ways that specifically encourage improved concentration and reduced distractability.

Open Monitoring (Mindfulness) practices have the greatest impact on stress and anxiety.

Loving kindness/Compassion targets mood concerns and empathy building.

Automatic Self-Transcending (think TM) may be ideal for addictions, affect regulation, and personality based concerns.

This workshop will help attendees learn how to select a meditation style based on client presenting concerns and provide a host of practical strategies to approach each of the meditative styles. As part of this workshop, you will receive standard and sLORETA neuromeditation protocols for each meditation style and have opportunities to practice with each one. You will also have the opportunity to practice using HRV biofeedback in conjunction with certain meditative techniques. The approaches to NeuroMeditation taught in this workshop can be used immediately to achieve deeper states of meditation or as a treatment intervention for mental health conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders or addictions.

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Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

[Day 1] – Friday December 2nd

6:30pm – 9:30pm – Introduction to the NeuroMeditation Workshop

  • Getting the Equipment up and running
  • NeuroMeditation demonstration by Jeff Tarrant

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[Day 2] – Saturday December 3rd

9:00am – 10:00am – Your Brain on Meditation – 1CE

  • Meditation Changes the Brain
  • The 4 types of Meditative Practices
  • Matching Meditation with Mental Health
  • Choosing a NeuroMeditation style
    • Self-Assessment

10:00am – 1:00pm – ADHD: Strategies to Increase Focus & Self-Monitoring – 3CEs

  • The Unfocused Brain
  • Focused Attention Meditation
    • Tips and Strategies
    • Guided Practice
    • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice
  • Breathing Pacers and HRV protocols and practice

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 5:00pm – Anxiety: Strategies to Manage & Address Judgment and Over-Thinking – 3CEs

  • Anxiety and Stress: the Link
  • Thoughts are not facts!
    • Automatic Pilot
    • Mindfulness Wedge
  • Challenging the Storyteller
    • Observe and Challenge
    • Cognitive Distortions
    • Staying in the Present
  • The Anxious Brain
  • Strategies to Quiet the Brain
    • Open Monitoring Meditation
      • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice
      • Mindfulness in Nature (Virtual Reality)
      • Mandalynth
      • RSA Breathing

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[Day 3] – Sunday December 4th

9:00am – 11:00am – Depression: Strategies to Shift Perspective – 2CEs

  • The Depressed Brain
  • Accessing Positive Emotions
    • Appreciation
    • Gratitude
  • Deepen the Positive
    • Taking in the Good
  • Loving Kindness/Compassion Meditations
    • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice

11:00am – 1:00pm – OCD and Personality Disorders: Strategies to Quiet the Mind – 2CEs

  • The Brain and Self-talk
  • Automatic Self-Transcending Meditations:
    • Transcendental Meditation
    • Zen
    • Open Focus
  • Entrain the Brain: Increase Alpha
  • Time in Nature
  • Strategies to Shift Perspective
  • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Personalizing NeuroMeditation protocols – 2CEs

  • Using Z-Builder for NeuroMeditation
  • Create individualized protocols
  • Practice

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Final Comments – 1CE

  • Questions/Concerns
  • Final Practicum

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