The Neurobiology of Connecting

The DVD recording of fhis webinar will introduce participants to the third branch of the autonomic nervous system, the smart vagus nerve. We will explore in depth the role this neural pathway plays in taming the stress response system so that we can find and maintain healthy human connection. Through interactive discussion, this webinar will explore the ways that society can shape this neural pathway and how this neural pathway then helps shapes society. - Abstract

Amy Banks, M.D. is director of advanced training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute. She is the co-editor of The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women, author of PTSD, Relationships and Brain Chemistry, a user friendly manual for both clients and clinicians, and Relational Treatment for Trauma Survivors. Her areas of expertise include therapy and psychopharmacology for trauma survivors, the neuroscience of human connection and lesbian parenting.

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