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Applied Mental Imagery - Applied neuroscience for optimising client outcomes.

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters Lydia Ievleva for The Professional Development People
Description The application of mental imagery in personal and professional development will be presented in innovative and practical ways.
Mental imagery is a widely utilised evidence-based tool in health and performance, and is an effective intervention to enhance personal effectiveness in the attainment of a broad range of goals. The approach provides individuals with a strategy for generating better self-images, sustaining positive change, and increasing capacity to pursue their potential.
The workshop material draws upon insights from neuroscience, as well as health, performance and positive psychology -- providing tools applicable in a wide variety of settings, across the spectrum of human endeavour and challenge.
Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
1.Understand the neuroscience of mental imagery.
2.Understand the importance of mental imagery in wellbeing and behaviour.
3.Apply mental imagery to enhance achievement of personal and professional goals.
4.Apply mental imagery to creating lasting change.
Case studies will be featured to demonstrate imagery applications. Participants will also be provided the opportunity to practice and discuss how they might incorporate imagery strategies in their lives and work.
Building the Case for Mental Imagery
 What Mental Imagery is and is not.
 Benefits and limitations of mental imagery in practice.
 Mental imagery links to Performance and Positive Psychology.
Activity 1: Guided imagery exercise.
How mental imagery works - the evidence
 Mechanisms for imagery effectiveness.
 Neuroscience of Mental Imagery.
 Practical Implication.
Mental imagery for facilitating change
 From reacting to creating and responding effectively.
Activity 2: Guided Imagery Exercise .
Applications for Mental Imagery
 Mental Imagery in personal and professional contexts.
 Information processing and decision-making.
Activity 3: Guided Imagery.
Guidelines for developing a mental imagery script/protocol.
 Step by step guide and tips
 Troubleshooting problems
Activity 4: Creating mental imagery script.
Activity 5: Mental Imagery Exercise.
About the presenter(s) Lydia Ievleva is a psychologist with over 25 years experience in practice and teaching. In addition to personal and group coaching, counselling and psychotherapy her specialties include: applied positive psychology, health and wellness, mind/body relationship, sport and performance psychology, and relationship related issues. Lydia is a former president of the APS College of Sport Psychologists and has extensive experience working with clients seeking health, wellbeing, relationship, performance and professional goals, including Olympic and professional athletes, dancers, musicians, artists, writers, corporate clients, and others seeking to fulfil their potential. Much of her training and practice draws upon Behavioural Medicine that recognizes the mind/body/spirit and links to health and wellbeing. Lydia is currently coordinator for the Happiness and Positive Psychology course within the Masters of Wellness program at RMIT University.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue Aerial UTS Function Centre
Level 7, 235 Jones Street,, Ultimo

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 18 Nov 2012
Time 9am - 5pm
Cost Early bird $198 including morning and afternoon tea and lunch
Notes Students and New Graduates may apply to register for half price at
Organiser The Professional Development People
Contact Name Carmen Nicotra
Telephone 1300 887 622