The Anti-Depression Professional: Continuing Professional Education and Certification: MODULE 4: Brain-Healthy Physical Training Module

The Anti-Depression Professional: Continuing Professional Education and Certification: MODULE 4: Brain-Healthy Physical Training Module

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'' I help my client or patient to train physically to overcome excessive stress or depression ''

Some forms of physical training radically alter the brain. They have powerful short-term and long-term effects on cognitive, emotional, and health states. They are essential for mass production of neurotransmitters and hormones that allow neuroplasticity. On the other hand, the effects of training depend, among other things, on the type of exercise, its intensity, duration, and its level of difficulty depending on the physical condition of the individual.

What are the neurophysiological repercussions of different types of training such as stretching, cardiovascular or bodybuilding? What significant changes are occurring in various types of neurotransmitters, brain growth factors, stress and sexual hormones ... depending on the type of exercise, its duration, intensity and frequency? How to choose the best type of training for your client or patient and to explain to him the benefits expected at the cerebral and mental levels? How to ensure safety in training and compliance? How to create a tailor-made workout to get the most brain benefits in the least amount of time? How can you use the ‘’Healthy Brain’’ tool to visualize progress?

Duration: 5 to 10 hours in total, including online modules (videos, readings and tests) and in person.

Dates: In-person training, in Montreal, on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 13:00 to 15:00.

Prerequisites: The online module must be completed before attending the in-person training.

Available online as of January 30th, 2019. The purchase can be made in advance, but the content will be accessible from that date.


Francine Therrien, Ph.D., has spent ten years researching non-drug methods in the treatment of major depression at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Sherbrooke. Since 1990, she has been an active consultant in Organizational Health and the Prevention of Absenteism in the workplace. Since 2001, she has been acting as a private coach in neuroperformance for professional athletes and people looking for excellence, as well as as part of an integrative approach to mental and cognitive health.

She holds diplomas in Kinesiology (B.Sc.), Physical Education (B.Sc.), Global Health Kinesiology (M.Sc.), Clinical Research (Ph.D.), Naturopathy (N.D.), Ergonomics, Biofeedback, Heart Rate Variability, Neurofeedback (certified Mentor EEG-BCIA), Reconnective Healing (Level 3) and has numerous trainings in Anti-Aging Medicine, Neurocoaching and other complimentary approaches.

She has authored a book published in French: ‘’reConstruisez votre cerveau… pour être aux commandes de votre efficacité mentale et de votre pleine santé psychologique’’ (‘’Rebuild Your Brain… To Be in Command of Your Mental Efficiency and Total Mental Health’’) (Mento Communications Inc., 2012) and of the Public Speaking Talk ‘’Brain Ready for Work: Transformative Life Habits’’  (Optimum OHS, 2004).