CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion
*(Please note that our May event is being hosted at Evans Incorporated in Falls Church, as opposed to our previous venue in Tysons Corner. See details below.)
Topic: You are Not Your Brain (Jeffrey Schwartz & Rebecca Gladding)
Description: Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help identify negative thoughts and change bad habits for good.
A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions.
Schwartz works with psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding to refine a program that successfully explains how the brain works and why we often feel besieged by overactive brain circuits (i.e. bad habits, social anxieties, etc.) the key to making life changes that you wantâto make your brain work for youâis to consciously choose to “starve” these circuits of focused attention, thereby decreasing their influence and strength.
You Are Not Your Brain carefully outlines their program, showing readers how to identify negative impulses, channel them through the power of focused attention, and ultimately lead more fulfilling and empowered lives.
Facilitator: Kori Diehl
Bio: Kori is a life-long learner with a deep interest in understanding what it really takes to change—everything from simple habits to major transformations in our personal and professional lives. She earned a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University and is currently serving as the President of the ICF Metro DC Chapter. Kori has an extensive federal coaching practice across numerous pay grades and agencies and is certified in many tools including Hogan, Leadership Circle Profile, Resilient Leadership, among others.
One of her favorite quotes from the book we will discuss is “Don’t believe everything you think!”
Event Venue: Evans Incorporated, 3110 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 1100, Falls Church, VA 22042
Parking: Free parking in the garage. From the garage, follow the covered walkway into the building.
Once inside: The JavaWorks on the main floor by the entrance opens at 7:30am and is a great place to grab coffee or a snack. The Evans Incorporated suite is on the 11th floor. Bathrooms are located just outside the suite by the elevators and on the main floor.
Please note that the Waze app may direct you to the north side of Fairview Park Drive that is north of Rt. 50, though Evans is just south of Rt. 50 (across from the Marriott).
Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.
*Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.