Filters and Associations: When the Brain Gets in the Way of Connection-WMHCA

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Recorded: Winter 2022 1 CE credit

The power of the brain is phenomenal. We rely on the speed and acuity of our mental processes for everything from brushing our teeth to doing our jobs. However, the same brain that can be so helpful can also get in the way of building deep connection. In this presentation, important features of the brain will be explained in a practical way so attendees can clearly see the problem. A list of tips will get them started with addressing this curious brain-based issue.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the distinction between left and right brain lateralization and why it matters
  2. Explain the top-down/bottom-up processing issue (The 13Ms Problem) and how it interferes in relationships and 3. Name at least two ways to address binary bias


I. Intro to the topic II. Understanding Lateralization III. The Process of Processing and the 213 Problem I V. Tips for What to Do

EPDC CE Hours: 1
Presenter: Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP (She/Her), is the founder of Potential Finders Network and is a book author and blog writer, coach/consultant, international board-certified group leader, and nationwide trainer from the Seattle area. She has extensive study and practice in neuroscience- informed clinical treatment and is certified in Interpersonal Neurobiology by the Mindsight Institute. Her experience, both personally and professionally, in the US and abroad, has allowed her to develop multi-modal, culturally competent, cutting-edge & relevant training programs. Hannah guest lectures in academic, clinical, and corporate settings around the US and globally. She has developed an engaging presentation style, making the learning of difficult information both accessible and fun! Her passion is to educate others on practical, whole-person approaches to life with the aim of helping those she works with reach their greatest potential!