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How Culture Can Shape and Change Childhood Trauma: Learning Cultural Resilience Beyond the Pale

The training will address how our collective beliefs shape our perception of the world and how our biology responds. The brain perceives a cultural world that influences our health, longevity, and success. Although early emotional and physical traumas taint our expectations of our future, we have an inherent resilience that can be accessed with the right mind body tools. But since traumas are learned with our thoughts and emotions in cultural contexts, we cannot resolve them with linear reasoning because they are embodied experiences that require more than intellect.

Dr. Martinez's methods can trigger the causes of health and dormant resilience that we have developed as Homo sapiens for the past 150,000 years. Biocognition offers science of hope using a mind body code that can overcome challenges independent of when they traumatized and wounded our worthiness.

About Dr. Martinez:

Dr. Mario E. Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression co-emerge within a cultural history. Academic science continues to divide mind and body, as well as ignore the influence cultural contexts have on the process of health, illness and aging. For example, cultures that support growing older as a positive development associated with increased wisdom and abilities have higher numbers of centenarians living healthier lives, than cultures that view aging as a process of inevitable deterioration.

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) BBS CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Lincoln, Provider #4906.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued. 


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.


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