The generations currently moving into their elder years enjoy greater health and longevity while often holding expectations for vibrant, healthy aging. Learn to meet the needs of these “new elders” through individualized treatment adaptations and evidence-based interventions to address mood, brain, grief, and chronic pain challenges. Draw from polyvagal theory and contemplative approaches integrating strategies to support your aging clients in accepting the inevitable losses of the elder years while increasing their resilience.
Join Dr. Alvis in this experiential seminar taking home new knowledge and skills to help your elder clients thrive. Take home brief interventions designed to enhance treatment outcomes. Read More
Issues to be discussed will include Understanding the New Elders, Risks and Limitations.
Brain & Cognitive Health – Engage Vagal System Support will consider:
– Movement & How it Helps – experiential
– Stem & reverse Post-Covid Decline
– Current Neuroscience & Clinical Application
Mood and Treatment for the “New” Aging – Leverage Polyvagal Wisdom
– Identify protective & risk factors.
– Assess attitudes to aging.
– Enhance outcomes with age-adapted, polyvagal informed CBT/Mindfulness
Overcome Grief and Loss – Reset the Vagal System with Mindful Grief
– How the nervous system reacts to loss.
– Accept uncertainty & impermanence.
– Loving Awareness Meditation
– Alone vs. Loneliness- Make Peace with Solitude, Establish New Connections
– Anticipatory Grief Therapy – peaceful acceptance, growth & transcendence
Living Well with Chronic Pain – Catalyze Nervous System Resilience
– Catastrophizing – Address & Individualize Treatment
– Create an Energy Allocation Matrix
– Reduce Co-morbid Anxiety & Depression
– RAIN-Work with Challenging Sensations & Emotions
Motivation for Change – Encourage & Sustain
– Link Behavioral Activation with Mental Imagery
– Mobilize willpower – Three steps.
Ageism & How to Debunk It
– Impact: workplace, families, & society
– Effective ageism interventions
– Increase Professional Ageism Awareness