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Energy to Mind

Neuroenergetics and how energy impacts cognition and emotional regulation

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To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Feb 28th, 2024.

About the Course

What is energy? What is the mind? How does energy make the mind possible? By addressing these questions, this new 6-hour webinar breaks new ground. Previously, the terms “energy” and “mind” had nebulous and often confusing meanings. This seminar clears up the confusion. It describes how biological energy effects mental health. Through the emerging field of metabolism we have learned how fluctuations of energy significantly impacts cognition and emotional regulation. And based on these discoveries and new developments in neuroscience we can make sense of the fluid process that we refer to as the mind. This seminar begins by describing how each of our cells, including brain cells, contain energy factories called mitochondria. In fact, our brains are disproportionally among the highest energy consumers in our body. So, it is no accident that our brain cells contain a relative abundance of these energy generators. They comprise the backbone for our metabolism and produce our primary energy source called ATP—to remember them think “All that power.” The health of these energy powerplants not only plays an indispensable role in whether we live or die, but also whether we can maintain immunity to illness and enjoy mental health.

Energy fuels the feedback loops between our DNA, the strength of our immune system, and uniquely adapted brains. Which together contribute to the emergence of our sense of self. The webinar further explains how our brains are endowed with mental operating networks from which emerge states of mind that interact through feedback loops and give us the fluid experience we call the mind. Fundamentally, our coherent sense of self, mind, and our mental health all depend on constant supply of energy.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Energy to Mind created by John Arden, PhD, ABPP in 2022.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Aug 2022

Course Creator and Author

John Arden, PhD, ABPP
John Arden, PhD, ABPP, is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward Psychotherapy Integration. Brain2Brain, The Brain Bible, as well as Rewire Your Brain, and Brain-Based Therapy with Adults and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents. He previously served as Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente in the Northern California region. He oversees the training programs in 24 medical centers where over 150 postdoctoral residents and interns are trained each year. He has presented seminars and workshops in over 30 countries and in all US States. He also has written books on anxiety, OCD and PTSD as well Improving Your Memory for Dummies; Consciousness, Dreams, and Self: A Transdisciplinary Approach (winner of the Choice 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award); and Science, Theology, and Consciousness.

Disclosures He receives royalties as a published author, and receives recording royalties for this presentation.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the interactions between energy, the immune system, genes, brain dynamics, and mental health
  2. Describe how our mitochondria must take in the right amount of oxygen and glucose to generate ATP (energy).
  3. Analyze how the metabolism is intricately connected to brain systems
  4. Distinguish between various health conditions and psychological disorders and metabolic factors
  5. Evaluate how changes in metabolism can contribute to long-term chronic health and mental health.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: John Arden, PhD, ABPP

He receives royalties as a published author, and receives recording royalties for this presentation.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103227
5 CE credit hours
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