What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change – Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges


What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change program by Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges shows you how to use memory reconsolidation in daily clinical practice. 

Take over 4 hour training with the course What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change by Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges 

We may now accomplish therapeutic breakthroughs with previously unheard of consistency thanks to neuroscientific improvements in memory reconsolidation. To decommission implicit learnings that drive PTSD, obsessive behaviors, and insecure attachment, you’ll learn how to engage the brain process throughout this program, which will help. Bruce Ecker and Sara Bridges’ course, What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change, will show you how reconsolidation underpins the efficacy of several treatments and is essential to transformational change. Videos and live demonstrations will teach you how to unlock and shatter long-entrenched schemas, ego states, and emotional conditionings by mobilizing the brain’s power.


What you will discover in this training – What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change by Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges

  • Learn about the steps that make up the brain’s underlying process of profound unlearning.
  • Learn how to use a procedure that quickly identifies the emotional schemas that cause symptoms.
  • Learn how to bring together resource states and negative learnings to create a juxtaposition experience that leads to reconsolidation and transformational change.
  • Learn how to transform unconscious emotional learnings into fully felt, conscious transformation targets.

This Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges training program, What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change, is solely for mental health professionals and trainees.


The curriculum of What the Brain Needs for Transformational Change training program

    • Different kinds of change & memory reconsolidation: Counteractive & Transformational
    • Transformational change therapies: Common therapeutic factors across diverse approaches & Permanence of transformational change
    • Memory deconsolidation and reconsolidation: History and research
    • Emotional learnings: Nonverbal, implicit structure & Schemas and their self-protective function
    • The impact of competing the new learning: Brain circuits involved & Challenges of incremental learning and change
    • Schema and implicit memory erasure: Non-reactivation, Symptom cessation, & Effortless permanence
  • Change mechanisms and sequences across therapeutic approaches
    • Process for schema erasure: Reactivation, Guided contradictory experience, & Juxtaposition with target schema
    • Preparation for an intervention: Symptom identification, Retrieving underlying schema, & Finding contradictory experiences
  • Nonspecific common therapeutic factors
    • Verifying therapeutic outcome: Dissolution of schema & Evaluating presence of multiple schemas
    • Clinical case examples of transformational process: Therapist factors & Potential complications
    • Discovery techniques: Symptom deprivation, Overt statement, & Sentence completion
  • Summary and resources


Meet your course leaders Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges 

About Bruce Ecker

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The Coherence Therapy Practice Manual & Training Guide, and Depth Oriented Brief Therapy: How to Be Brief When You Were Trained to Be Deep and Vice Versa, were all written by Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT, one of the co-creators of Coherence Therapy and co-authors of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation, the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual & Training Guide, and Dept Bruce Ecker’s therapeutic career has been on elucidating how transformative change occurs, and he has made several contributions to the field of experiential psychotherapy by developing new ideas and procedures. According to his study, the essential process of transformative change occurs when memories are reconsolidated. He has used this brain research breakthrough to improve therapeutic efficacy and unify psychotherapy since 2006, and he continues to push the clinical sector in that direction. While living in New York City presently, Bruce has taught in clinical graduate programs and is a regular presenter at meetings and seminars all around the globe.


About Sara Bridges

Sara Bridges is an associate professor at the University of Memphis. She is the former president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (American Psychological Association Division 32), coeditor of the five-volume series Studies in Meaning, and author of the Coherence Therapy chapter in Sage’s 2016 graduate text, Contemporary Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy. She is a certified clinical psychologist who has spoken at international conferences and seminars and authored several articles in constructivist psychology, sex and marital therapy, couple therapy, multicultural psychology, and childhood education. Additionally, she has an outstanding record of academic and community service achievements, including the University of Memphis’ 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award.

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