I've had brains on my brains lately. Oddly, this is due to figuring out how and where I will pick up CEUs for my RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). I am attempting to make these CEUs count for more than just teaching yoga and apply to something that can also be used in therapy... perhaps, so to that end, I just purchased tickets to a workshop in New York on meditation and neurobiology. I also did some internet searching and found this useful site: Yoga Spirit. It provides lectures for download (some free) that count for CEUs. Again, I purchased some that will be useful for multiple purposes: The Power of Language in Relationships, Yoga for Depression, and Meditation, The Doorway to Who You Are. I love it when yoga stuff and therapy stuff overlap and it happens. All. The. Time.
However, my question to myself lately has been, "Self, is this yoga stuff good for marketing your little personage for a job or does it make you sound a little fruit loops?" Let's be honest, in certain circles, art therapy is already a little crunchy, so putting yoga on top of that may be a flying leap overboard on a resume to some places. Maybe. I don't know. But that's a little off topic. This post is about BRAINS!
So now that I am going to this thing in New York, which isn't cheap and requires some traveling and hoteling, I feel like I want to go into this with questions deeper than, "huh?" I need to beef up my brain on brains (and Jack Kornfield) so I have some self assigned reading and rereading before the end of April. I won't bore you with the details (feel free to bore yourself in the additions to the blog bibliography).
I will leave you with my advice for brain anatomy for the artistically-minded: The Anatomy of the Human Brain Coloring Book. Learn by coloring. It's still tough to memorize, but way funner than flashcards.
Page from my coloring book