It used to be thought that:
- Our brains and all its neurons and connections were a fix set that we were born with.
- That our neuroverse™, all the existing cells and connections in our brains, only changed with the degeneration of disease and the degradation of old age.
- That we could only lose neurons and their connections.
We now know differently! We know that our brains are influenced by everything around us, some of which are negative neuroinfluences™ and lead to the death and destruction of nerve cells and others which are positive neuroinfluences™ and cause the birth of new neurons and the sprouting of new connections.
We know that our brains are capable of undergoing a tremendous amount of change throughout one’s life.We also know that the power to implement those changes lies within us.
The brain’s ability to change is called Neuroplasticity.
Join the SWEET Institute and Dr. Philippe Douyon, an expert in the field of Neurology and Neuroscience, and learn:
- What is Neuroplasticity,
- The role neuroplasticity plays in neurological disorders,
- Actionable steps you can take to promote a healthy brain and how you and your loved ones may be able to heal after injury.
Dr. Philippe Douyon, MD
Philippe Douyon, MD is a board certified Neurologist whose devotion to improving the health and quality of life of his patients has led to a new practice model designed to enhance the patient experience. By combining traditional therapies to neurological diseases and individualized exercise regimens, Dr. Douyon has created a comprehensive treatment plan designed to heal the underlying disease process. His company, The Inle BrainFit Institute™, is a lifestyle medical brand, that not only uses medical treatments and exercise, but also technology to allow everyone to be more active players in the fight against neurological diseases. Dr. Douyon has recently launched an app, Dr. Douyon’s BrainFit™, which is a game that teaches people about the impact that nutrition and exercise has on their overall health and especially the health of their brains.
*This webinar series is for personal development, enrichment, and empowerment. No CEU credits are earned.
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Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator
Mardoche Sidor, MD is a Harvard-trained quadruple board certified psychiatrist who has worked both in the public and the private sector. He has done private work for eight years in three different states, and continues to consult with private practitioners throughout the US and abroad. He also has a background in leadership, management, public speaking, and program development. He also has experience in executive coaching, teaching, and writing. His overall goal is to help individuals, throughout the United States and globally. He is the CEO and President of the SWEET Institute, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and was previously Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for three different organizations. He speaks and writes fluently in four (4) languages—French, English, Spanish, and Creole, with intermediate proficiency in Portuguese and Italian.
Karen Dubin-McKnight, PhD, LCSW, is a Columbia-trained Social Worker with wide clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. She also has a background in management, mentorship, and leadership that spans almost 20 years. She has vast experience working in multiple systems bridging the gaps among different stakeholders including in the court, and community health, systems. Her added passion is in advocacy, coaching, public relations, and mediation. Her goal is to ensure that women feel empowered and have a voice “at the table.” Dr. Dubin-McKnight is the COO and Vice President for the SWEET Institute. As Executive, she has previously held positions of Court Operations Director, and two other directorships in different organizations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She also maintains a private practice, working with individuals who have experienced loss and trauma. She additionally provides clinical and management supervision.