AINC’s longest-running program, Year of Conversations presents topics related to the brain, the mind, and the body along with their application to mental health and well-being. These workshops emphasize experiential, non-verbal ways of knowing and learning. We gather in a spirit of sanctuary, community, and renewal to explore pathways to helping others heal and thrive. Presentations focus on the work of helping professionals but all are welcome.
CEUs are available free of charge for Austin IN Connection members, and $20 for non-Members. A list of our previous speakers can be found here.
February 7th, 2020
Kaizen: A Brain-Savvy Approach to Change
with Susan Keeler, LPC Intern
This workshop is about a counter-intuitive approach to personal and professional development known as kaizen. Kaizen is “brain-savvy” in that it bypasses the brain’s fear response by designing very tiny changes in order to stay below the amygdala’s radar. Kaizen is effective in supporting change efforts that can be large and transformative with less risk of self-sabotage, failure, and erosion of self-confidence.
• Participants will understand the background and rationale for the kaizen approach to making positive changes and evolving habits
• Participants will assess opportunities for development in their professional practice or personal wellness
• Participants will design a kaizen change practice to support their professional development or personal wellness
• Participants will create an accountability support system for their kaizen experiment
• Participants will enjoy opportunities for networking and interacting with their colleagues
• Participants will take home resources for learning more about kaizen and using it with clients
Susan Keeler (she/her) is a psychotherapist, coach, and group facilitator. Susan practices as a DEEP therapist using a relational, psychodynamic approach. She is also the creator and facilitator of the Project Lab, a group coaching program. Susan has an MA from the Seminary of the Southwest and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
January 10, 2020
February 7, 2020 – Susan Keeler
April 17, 2020 – POSTPONED to 7/17 due to COVID crisis
May 8, 2020 – Susan Gonzales
June 5, 2020 – Neathery Thurmond
July 17, 2020 – Claudine Lucena and Paola Ortiz
September 11, 2020
October 16, 2020 – Janet Kircher
November 13, 2020 – Peter Craig
Twin Oaks Library
1800 S. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78704