Resilience: Understanding the Nervous System

Dr. Louis Cozolino, PhD & Dr. Mary Meador, MD

Presentation on Neuroscience and Interpersonal Biology

Resilience: Understanding the Nervous System to Foster Flexibility Over a Lifetime





Friday 3/2 @ noon – 2 pm at the new Redmond City Hall Civic Room 208, located at 411 SW 9th St in Redmond

Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. What factors allow some people to come back stronger than ever after being knocked down by life? Can we teach that skill to others, and to ourselves?

The answer is yes. Current neuroscience research reveals our brains are capable of constantly adapting to new challenges. We know that we can learn to influence those adaptations to be healthy and to positively impact our well-being. Furthermore, because our brain is a social organ, how we respond and interact with those around us can greatly impact and support resiliency.

Join Lou Cozolino, PhD and Mary Meador, MD in a discussion of the neuroscience of resilience. We will explore memory, hemispheric laterality, executive function, neuroplasticity, and neural integration to create a road map for building resilient individuals, and ultimately, strong and healthy communities. We can harness knowledge about our intricate and sophisticated brains to promote calm, creativity, and kindness.

Louis Cozolino, PhD, is a masterful presenter – wise, compassionate, and entertaining. He is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and a private practitioner. He is the author of Timeless: Nature’s Formula for Health and Longevity, The Healthy Aging Brain, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, and The Making of a Therapist. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Meador, MD, is a family physician with a private practice limited to mental and behavioral health here in Bend. She is skilled and insightful in her understanding of the human brain and relationships. Dr. Meador also teaches the Science of Interpersonal Neurobiology and chairs the Education Team for GAINS (the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies).