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Brain Fitness Training for Trainers

We are very excit­ed to announce a work­shop host­ed joint­ly by the Osh­er Life­long Learn­ing Insti­tutes (OLLI) at Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley and San Fran­cis­co State Uni­ver­si­ty and Sharp­Brains (us!). We are offer­ing a three-day work­shop for edu­ca­tors and brain fit­ness prac­ti­tion­ers seek­ing instruc­tion­al cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in the Sharp­Brains course, Exer­cis­ing Our Brains.

Sharp­Brains has intro­duced the first sci­ence-based brain fit­ness cen­ter with infor­ma­tion and pro­grams to help peo­ple of all ages exer­cise their brains. They have offered the pop­u­lar Exer­cis­ing Our Brains course at SF State’s Osh­er Life­long Learn­ing Insti­tute (OLLI) since Octo­ber 2005.”

Are you see­ing all the arti­cles about Brain Fit­ness in the pop­u­lar press and wondering,“What is this all about?, “Can some­one help me nav­i­gate through all the pro­grams out there? “How is Brain Fit­ness rel­e­vant to me in my per­son­al life or at work?. As the lead­ing source of infor­ma­tion and edu­ca­tion on Brain Fit­ness, we have deliv­ered a series of cus­tomized train­ing ses­sions to com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions that com­bine mod­ules ‑includ­ing sci­en­tif­ic overview, the indus­try trends and key play­ers, fun team-build­ing exer­cis­es- that can be tai­lored to your orga­ni­za­tion’s spe­cif­ic needs. Ses­sions last from 1 to 6 hours, depend­ing on your group’s com­po­si­tion and agen­da and are deliv­ered either in per­son or via web con­fer­ence. If you want more infor­ma­tion on Sharp­Brains work­shops for your insti­tu­tion click on Work­shops.

Who should attend:

Edu­ca­tors and prac­ti­tion­ers who are seek­ing to teach the course Exer­cis­ing Our Brains. Ide­al can­di­dates are: edu­ca­tors who are work­ing in the area of psy­chol­o­gy, health, and well­ness, and who are ide­al­ly already affil­i­at­ed with learn­ing cen­ters eager to offer a brain fit­ness class.

Instruc­tor: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez

Sched­ule # 92621 CE 8782 Sec­tion N 01 What you will learn:

  • the sci­ence behind the four pil­lars for brain health, with spe­cial empha­sis on brain exer­cise
  • how to teach the class, com­bin­ing both the­o­ry with engag­ing group activ­i­ties
  • how to eval­u­ate the grow­ing num­ber of com­put­er-based brain fit­ness pro­grams in the mar­ket
  • how to answer the most fre­quent ques­tions on brain exer­cise and on the course

What you will take home:

  • the Sharp­Brains Instruc­tor Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion will enable you to use Sharp­Brains cur­ricu­lum and receive sup­port for 2 years
  • mate­ri­als you will need to teach the course Exer­cis­ing Our Brains includ­ing 150 Pow­er­Point slides
  • the 40-page guide Brain Fit­ness 101, by Alvaro Fer­nan­dez and Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg
  • access to Sharp­Brains grow­ing net­work of infor­ma­tion­al resources

To inquire about reg­is­ter­ing for this work­shop, con­tact Alvaro Fer­nan­dez by call­ing 888.742.7765 or by e‑mailing the Train­er Work­shop.

…the adult brain retains impres­sive pow­ers of ‘neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty’ the abil­i­ty to change its struc­ture and func­tion in response to expe­ri­ence.”
Sharon Beg­ley, Wall Street Jour­nal, Sci­ence Edi­tor

In the same way that phys­i­cal exer­cise pro­motes mus­cle growth, recent research has shown that tar­get­ed men­tal exer­cise pro­motes neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis”
Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg, neu­ro­sci­en­tist, author of The Exec­u­tive Brain and The Wis­dom Para­dox, and Chief Sci­en­tif­ic Advi­sor of Sharp­Brains

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