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The Woman who Changed her Brain at Auckland Writers and Readers Festival 12 and 13 May 2012

FYI: Barbara Arrowsmith Young, author of “The Woman Who Changed Her Brain” will be talking at the Auckland Writers Festival this weekend about learning disabilities and brain plasticity.



Saturday, May 12, 2012 10 to 11 a.m.
2012 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities
Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre
The Canadian Arrowsmith Program is founded on the philosophy that it is possible to treat learning disabilities by identifying and strengthening cognitive capacities. Based on the personal experience of its developer, Barbara Arrowsmith Young, the program uses a series of exercises designed to strengthen weak cognitive capacities and improve associated learning dysfunctions. In this presentation designed for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities, Arrowsmith Young, whose autobiography The Woman Who Changed Her Brain was published this year, will outline the principles and practices of her program.

Sunday May 13, 2012 4 to 5 p.m.
2012 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Until recently, theories of neuroscience have posited that the brain cannot be changed but the emerging field of neuroplasticity is challenging this view. In The Woman Who Changed Her Brain (2012), Canadian Barbara Arrowsmith Young reveals how she developed a series of innovative brain exercises to conquer her severe learning disabilities. She speaks with Michael Corballis about overcoming major brain dysfunction and some of the clinical mysteries and fascinating stories she has encountered in her research.

Scholarships available!

Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health) (Level 4)

Mind and Body Learning and Development in association with Te Pou are currently taking applications for scholarships for their Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health), Level 4. This is an NZQA approved course developed specifically for peer support workers to meet the needs of their role.

The cost of the Certificate is $2900 excl GST

They are offering scholarships of $2000 excl GST per person

Dates of Course: October 17th to November 22nd 2011
Days: Monday and Tuesday weekly for 12 weeks
Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Venue: 395A Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

These courses provide key competencies for Peer Support Workers in Mental Health and Addiction Settings, and all our training is in line with the seven “Real Skills” in Let’s get real, the Ministry of Health’s framework for mental health and addictions workforce development.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 16th September 2011

Contact Nicky Grant nicky@mindandbody.co.nz or Philippa Watt philippaw@mindandbody.co.nz for an application.

More information on their website! www.mindandbody.ac.nz