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iRest – February 15

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

Promoting Recovery in People With Chronic PTSD, Stroke or Spinal Cord Injury

Michael Kilgard, PhD – Interim Executive Director and Chief Science Officer at Texas Biomedical Device Center

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in therapy recently passed phase three clinical testing in the U.S. and U.K. Dr. Kilgard's talk explores ongoing studies that show VNS can enhance recovery in neurological injury, including spinal cord injury, ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Lessons from NASA’s Mars Mission

This President’s Day, celebrate the first day of BrainHealth Week with a special live-streamed event at our Family Fun Fair. Meet Steven Lee from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to learn about the Mars mission, his experience with Perseverance Rover, and how our curious brain loves exploration. If you are in the DFW area, you are also welcome to join us in person at Center for Brain Health.

Creating Leaders of Impact: How Brain Health Fits

Attend a virtual conversation about workplace culture, human-centered leadership and the power of community with Dr. Kara Allen, chief impact officer of Spurs Sports & Entertainment; Katie Edwards, chief impact officer of Dallas Mavericks; and Dr. Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College.

Good Disruption: Harnessing Brain Health for a Change​

Join a virtual fireside chat about the behavioral and cognitive science of human motivation, activation and resilience. Bob Gold, chief behavioral technologist and founder of GoMo Health, shares insights from his 20+ years of experience as a leader in population health and patient engagement solutions.

Path to Healthier Brains

Tom Insel, MD

Why, with so much progress in neuroscience, behavioral science and technology, are population mental health outcomes so dire? Dr. Tom Insel – neuroscientist, psychiatrist, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health and author – expands the approach to mental health from a narrow medical model to a recovery model based upon the three P’s – People, Place and Purpose.

Boosting BrainHealth is Key to a Flourishing Community

Noelle LeVeaux, publisher at D Magazine Partners, will lead a panel discussion with local leaders and changemakers, exploring and envisioning the impact of better brain health on our communities.

iRest – March 1

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

Differences in Social-Emotional Development and Mental Health

Alva Tang, PhD – Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas

How may individual differences in social and emotional development shape mental and physical health? Dr. Tang's talk delves into findings from her interdisciplinary research, investigating individual differences linked to temperament in children and adolescents (e.g., shyness) and exposure to early adversities (e.g. child maltreatment or neglect).

iRest – March 8

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – March 15

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – March 22

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

Staying Sharp

Sarah Lenz Lock, JD

Cognitive decline is NOT inevitable. Your brain changes as you live and age, and that is a good thing! Sarah Lock, AARP's senior vice president of policy and brain health, and executive director of their Global Council on Brain Health, shares insights on how to sustain brain-healthy behaviors.

Impairment in Memory and Cognition

Brendan Kelley, MD – Professor and Clinical Vice-Chair in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Kelley specializes in the evaluation and study of neurological causes of impairment in memory and cognition.

iRest – March 29

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – April 5

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – April 12

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

New Science for Women's Brains

Emily Jacobs, PhD

How do changing hormonal conditions shape the human brain? And what does healthy aging look like for women’s brain health? Dr. Emily Jacobs, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara, explains the structural and functional changes that occur as the brain ages – and what those changes mean for women’s health.

iRest – April 19

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

The Cerebellum in Cognition, Development and Disorders

Anila D'Mello, PhD – Assistant Professor and Jon Heighten Scholar in Autism Research in the Department of Psychiatry and O'Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern

Dr. D'Mello also serves as faculty with the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Dallas, an external fellow of UTD's Center for Vital Longevity, and an affiliate of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.

iRest – April 26

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – May 3

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – May 10

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

The Brain-Heart Connection

Mitch Elkind, MD, MS, FAHA

What does science tell us about the connection between heart health and brain/mind health? As a practicing neurologist and chief clinical science officer at the American Heart Association, Dr. Elkind is a leading authority and trusted voice on enhancing well-being by building healthy hearts, brains, and minds.

iRest – May 17

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – May 24

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – May 31

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – June 7

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – June 14

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – June 21

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – June 28

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – July 5

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – July 12

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – July 19

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – July 26

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – August 9

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – August 16

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – August 23

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

iRest – August 30

Integrative Restoration (iRest®) is a research-based, trauma-informed guided meditation. The practice can work to reduce stress and build resilience for meeting life’s persistent challenges. There is nothing to “do.” Just get comfortable and listen. Invite a sense of wholeness, the feeling of being rested and restored. iRest sessions at Center for BrainHealth are led by certified teachers through the Warrior Spirit Project.

Risk and Resilience for Seniors

Jeff Cummings, MD, ScD; and Kate Zhong, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

This husband-and-wife team of Alzheimer's researchers advocate for the advancement of neurotherapeutic tools to promote dignified aging. Dr. Jeff Cummings and Dr. Kate Zhong, scientists and professors at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Department of Brain Health, have a long history of working to improve clinical trials and develop new therapies for Alzheimer's disease.