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Neuroplasticity - Louisiana Hypnotherapy Organization

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 7/13/2019
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 Hypnotherapist Mark Babineaux, gives a lecture on "Neuroplasticity."

Neuroplasticity: The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.

Brain reorganization takes place by mechanisms such as "axonal sprouting" in which undamaged axons grow new nerve endings to reconnect neurons whose links were injured or severed. Undamaged axons can also sprout nerve endings and connect with other undamaged nerve cells, forming new neural pathways to accomplish a needed function.

For example, if one hemisphere of the brain is damaged, the intact hemisphere may take over some of its functions. The brain compensates for damage in effect by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons. In order to reconnect, the neurons need to be stimulated through activity.

Neuroplasticity sometimes may also contribute to impairment. For example, people who are deaf may suffer from a continual ringing in their ears (tinnitus), the result of the rewiring of brain cells starved for sound. For neurons to form beneficial connections, they must be correctly stimulated.

Neuroplasticity is also called brain plasticity or brain malleability.

Mark Babineaux is a Mediation and Collaborative Issue Resolution trained attorney from Lafayette, Louisiana who is Certified as a Forensic Hypnotist.He is a member of A.C.H.E. and Texas Association for Investigative Hypnosis, a Certified Instructor with IHF, Certified Master Trainer with IACT, Life Diplomate with IMDHA and President of the Louisiana Hypnotherapy Organization. He teaches several hypnosis related curriculae and his hypnosis practice includes helping individuals and groups eliminate destructive habits and reinforce helpful habits.
Library: East Bank Regional Library    Map
Location: Jefferson Room
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 5048898143
Presenter: Chris Smith