SEPT 12TH – A Way Out. Exploring Our Brain’s Desire for More: The Pleasure Circuit

A Way Out. Exploring Our Brain's Desire for More: The Pleasure Circuit

This informative and supportive event about exploring our brain’s desire for more is being held at the Aspen Institute for free. Learn why we often want MORE. What is the mechanism that tells us, it’s not enough, even when it is? AND, how can we quiet the brain’s nagging for more and find peace and well-being with what is?  Please join A Way Out for a compelling morning symposium including breakfast at the Aspen Institute on September 12th. RSVP to: [email protected]

SYMPOSIUM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH | Aspen Institute Doerr Hosier Building
8:30AM – 12:30PM | Free Breakfast at 8:00AM | CEU’s Provided | Parking in Garage at Aspen Meadows Resort | 845 Meadows Road, Aspen, Colorado

NEVER ENOUGH – HOW AFFECTIVE HOMEOSTASIS CREATES ADDICTION: MARIJUANA & OPIATES

Dr. Judith Grisel, Ph.D., is a behavioral neuroscientist with expertise in pharmacology and genetics. Author of the recent book, Never Enough, Dr. Grisel identifies innate factors that contribute to the rewarding effects of abused drugs. A professor at Bucknell University in the field of neuroscience and psychology, Dr. Grisel’s scientific papers contribute to the increased knowledge of the neurobiology of addiction.

HEALING PAST RELATIONAL WOUNDS BY MINDFULLY & COMPASSIONATELY EMBRACING THE PRESENT

Dr. Jon Caldwell, DO, Ph.D., is a psychiatrist who specialized in the treatment of relational trauma & addictive behavior. He is the Medical Director at Meadows Behavioral Health. His clinical approach has become increasingly flavored by contemplative psychology and the practice of mindfulness & self-compassion.

MINDFULNESS IN RECOVERY MYTHS AND BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS IN ADDICTION TREATMENT

John Bruna is author of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life and is co-founder of the Mindful Life Program and Mindfulness in Recovery. John has 34 years of continuous recovery, has been an addictions counselor and teacher and spent six years as an ordained Buddhist monk. He is a leading voice in the field of mindfulness, leading workshops and trainings across the US.

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