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Mental Health and Neuroplasticity: Change your Brain

10 Alternatives to Medication to Improve Mental Health - Research backed treatments for Depression and Anxiety
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 40m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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At least 35% of people experience a mental illness like depression or anxiety throughout their lifetime. That means that you or someone you love needs resources to know how to feel better.  Many people have heard that “chemical imbalance” or genes can affect mental health, but most people don’t know that you can actually change your brain chemistry without medication! Your brain’s ability to change is called Neuroplasticity. 

People want to improve their lives, they just often don’t know where to start. I’m making this course  because this is fundamental information that I want all my clients to know. I teach simple daily habits that research has shown to work better than Prozac at treating depression or anxiety. Many of these changes take only minutes a day.
By the end of this course you’ll know 10 ways that you can change your brain’s chemistry, structure and function. You’ll learn how to prime your brain to be healthier and happier.  
You’ll learn:
• what modern imaging technology has taught us about neuroplasticity-your brain’s ability to rewire itself
•about using your body to regulate your brain
•what nutrient deficiencies to look out for
•how to resolve the “scarcity brain”
•techniques for resolving stress
•and more!   
And in my work as a therapist I’ve seen this information change lives, resolve depression and anxiety and help people be happier and healthier.   
 So if you or someone you loves experiences mental illness, or if you just want to know how to be happier, come join me!

You will learn

✓ Neuroplasticity- You Can Change your Brain! Improve your mental health!
✓ 10 Natural ways to treat Depression and Anxiety that are backed by scientific research
✓ Hack your Nervous system by triggering the parasympathetic (calming) part
✓ Common nutrient deficiencies that mimic depression or anxiety
✓ How to turn on the “Abundant mindset” and foster Joy in your Life
✓ 5 Skills to Reduce Stress Levels, muscle tension, and anxiety
✓ Treat Depression using a comprehensive-whole-self approach


• Nothing-Just an desire to learn how to be happier.

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to have better mental health and be happier.
• Anyone with Depression, Anxiety or another mental illness
• Parents, friends or family members of loved ones struggling with emotions or mental illness
• Anyone who is paying for Therapy or Counseling and wants to get healthy faster
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Hi there! I’m Emma McAdam, I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I love helping people change. But I get it that understanding mental health can be confusing and stressful, but I also know that there’s hope-you can change your brain and resolve painful emotions- and I can walk you through that process.
I’ve been working in the field of change and growth since 2004. I got my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University and I’m currently licensed in the state of Utah. I’ve worked in settings like Juvenile Corrections, Adventure Therapy programs, High Schools, Wilderness Therapy programs, an Eating Disorder Treatment Center, a Residential Treatment Center, and Outpatient Therapy.
It can be so hard for so many people to access mental health resources. There’s big obstacles like cost, stigma, not knowing where to look or lack of high-quality local resources, and these make it hard for people to be able to get basic mental health services.
When my first child was born (I have three little girls), I wanted to spend as much time with them as possible when they were little, so I stopped seeing as many clients. But the calls kept coming. Faced with an overwhelming need, and an overactive mind, I decided to do one small thing- I started making videos on mental health topics in my wee-morning hours while my babies were asleep. In bite sized little nuggets, I make mental health skills more accessible through YouTube videos and Online Courses.
Therapy is this awesome process where two people sit down together and work through a challenge in a personalized, supportive environment of growth. And although these resources are education and not therapy, I’ve seen these videos make a positive impact on thousands of my viewers and students.
I love helping people change and I’m willing to be creative in how I help that happen. I take a solution-centered approach with an emphasis on learning skills to help people find love, purpose, and joy in life. In my spare time I enjoy exploring the world with my husband and daughters, spending time outdoors, photography, making stuff, and learning new things.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 40m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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