Odyssey: Healing After Loss—Translating Brain Dysfunction to Effective Intervention

The experience of loss is explored from the perspective of brain function, where the brain reflexively protects us and sustains function during the worst of times. Importantly, understanding loss from this perspective not only normalizes the experience, but also informs our choice of therapeutic interventions. This workshop explores the interrelationships between brain function, individual experience and counseling interventions. Three themes will be developed: 1) how the brain defaults to protective survival responses and defense mechanisms, 2) how brain function disconnects memory content from emotion, and 3) how brain function results in problems with perception and communication. This innovative workshop features presentations by a neurologist (Lisa Shulman) and palliative care counselor (Fabio Lomelino), including insights on the brain's response to loss, candid interviews with Dr. Shulman about her experience with loss ("Before and After Loss: A Neurologist's Perspective on Loss, Grief and Our Brain"), and practical tools to develop targeted interventions.

916.217.01 via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $210 (six sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. Unfortunately, you cannot register online and receive the discount. All registration inquiries, please contact: bhebron@jhu.edu.