A Scholarly Introduction to Affective Neuroscience
Affective neuroscience is the study of the neural mechanisms of emotion. This interdisciplinary field combines neuroscience with the psychological study of personality, emotion, and mood. Emotions are thought to be related to activity in brain areas that direct our attention, motivate our behavior, and determine the significance of what is going on around us.
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Letting Go and Living Fully,
Six Week Course, Starts May 15, 2014
A Six Week Online Video/Teleseminar Course
With Dr. Neil Kobrin,
12 CE’s available.
What is preventing you from living fully? What could you let go of in your life that would allow you to experience life in a more loving, joyous, meaningful way?
Dr. Neil Kobrin combines the ancient wisdom of mindfulness with his vast understanding of psychology to bring you an experience created to change your life. Through this six week video online and interactive process you will have an opportunity to engage in a journey that will challenge your “emotional status quo.” You will be given the tools to change the way you see the world, change your relationship with yourself and cultivate true emotional well-being.
Each week you will receive a video designed to fully involve you in a process of self-exploration. Each video will provide you with a “mindful way” exercise, a form of guided meditation that will help you quite the mind and connect with your inner-being. To deepen your understanding, you will also receive a workbook developed to enhance your experience by offering you an opportunity to explore questions related to the content of each video. And, each week, along with your fellow course participants, you will be provided with a live call with Dr. Neil to ask direct questions about the video content or related material, as well as have an opportunity to process what has emerged for you.
Separate audio of the videos and mindful way exercises will also be provided.
Course Dates: May 15th through June 24th, 2014
Here is an article discussing the challenges of maintaining an unbiased witness. When our ego takes over our witness, in times when we are emotionally triggered for example, it can be more difficult to be our own objective witness:
In her article, “Mindfullness: Has Your Ego Slipped Inside Your Witness?” Nancy Clier writes for Huffington Post:
Orange was the new black. Now mindfulness has trumped orange and is indeed, the newest black. Talk in social media is that everyone is practicing it, “doing” mindfulness, becoming spiritual. Sounds good! Becoming aware and conscious of what is happening in the present moment, both inside and outside our body, is a powerful and life changing skill.
Mindfulness involves learning to witness our own thoughts and feelings, to observe them as they pass by, like weather or clouds moving through an open sky. The process of becoming aware of the words that our mind rattles out, as well as the feelings and sensations it belches up… Read Article.