This Friday evening session includes a 30 minute membership meeting and annual election of OSCH Executive Board followed by a one hour introductory presentation on understanding habit change by Dr. David Alter.
OSCH is honored to invite Dr. David Alter to Portland to present on curiosity and habit. This one-hour, introductory presentation to Saturday’s workshop, will focus on the relationship between the tension between curiosity and habit. Both curiosity and habit are biologically-based processes. Symptoms and health-constraining conditions tend to be maintained by over-reliance on habit-based patterns. Learning how to reactivate the hunger for novel experience that is at the core of curiosity will be this introductory workshop's main theme.
This Friday evening session is approved by ASCH for 1 CE unit.
Dr. Alter has significant experience as a clinical health psychologist and neuropsychological consultant. He provided training for the public and professionals over 15 years.
Dr. Alter is the Co-founder and Clinical Director at Partners in Healing of Minneapolis as well as the Institute for Brain-Behavior Integration (IBBI). He is a Diplomate in both Clinical Health Psychology and in Clinical Hypnosis and has co-authored several publications including his most recent book Staying Sharp: the 9 Keys for Maintaining a Youthful Brain through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom. Emmons, H. & Alter, D (2015). Simon & Schuster, New York
Dr. Alter has been in a variety of leadership roles with the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH) and with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). He has served on the faculty for both MSCH and ASCH many times, served on the Executive Board for both societies and is a Past-President of MSCH.