Neuroplasticty: Practice Makes Perfect

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Neuroplasticity is the brain’s amazing capacity to change and adapt throughout our lifetime, and it refers to the connections among the cells in our brains to reorganize in response to our changing needs. This is the “muscle building” part of the brain; the things we do often we become stronger at, and what we don’t use fades away.

And how is this related to psychotherapy? We know that psychotherapy effects
a change in the mind. And if it is effective in doing so, it will lead to lasting changes in conscious content, and potentially in the process of consciousness itself. Few other human endeavors seek so systematically to produce predictable enduring variation in emotion, cognition, behavior and somatic perceptions; changes which can persist for many years beyond the end of therapy.

In her presentation, Dr. Wong will discuss how she was inspired by the bestsellers "The Brain That Changes Itself" and "The Brain’s Way of Healing" by Dr. Norman Doidge, and what this means to those practicing psychotherapy.

Dr. Vanessa Wong is a psychiatrist with 18 years of experience and has been in private practice since 2014. As well as going through conventional medical training, she has embraced an integrative approach to mental health, and is passionate about holistic care to optimize overall well-being.