You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life

Led by Dr. Peter Van Houten

You Can Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life
Self-Transformation through Superconsciousness

2-day weekend

  • Oct 27 – 29, 2017

Nursing CEU Eligible: 5 hours CEU

Who do you want to be in 6 months? Learn how your brain can help you!

Benefits of this weekend

Thanks to new brain research, shared by our engaging and inspiring Peter Van Houten, M.D., you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how meditation and spiritual practices refine your brain
  • Learn specific practices proven to help self-transformation
  • Learn lifestyle changes to benefit and support your transformation
  • Understand how to make the most of the connection between your energy anatomy and your brain’s anatomy
  • Learn specific ways to move toward greater superconscious inspiration in your life
  • Feel greatly motivated to create a regular meditation practice

prefrontal lobes of the brain

One of the central keys to brain change is daily meditation, which develops the prefrontal lobes and quiets the primitive areas of the brain associated with negative emotions. In addition to bringing more happiness and success into your life, more prefrontal lobe development, as Dr. Peter will discuss, opens the doorway to superconsciousness, our highest potential as human beings.

Another key component of spiritual and personal development lies in our astral anatomy, our energy body. You’ll learn how your energetic body, including the chakras, relates to your physical brain and body, and how best to make use of this connection.

What is superconsciousness?

Superconsciousness is a joy-permeated, ecstatic reality available to every spiritual aspirant. The experience of superconsciousness can revolutionize your creativity, intuitive ability, and understanding of life and other people. It can dramatically increase your compassion and ability to love. In surperconcisousness boundless energy is yours.

Think big!

You’ll learn how to set large goals for yourself, while at the same time beginning with realistic small steps. Your brain will help you move from the small steps in the direction of your larger goal.

If you have friends who wonder why you are interested in meditation, this is the perfect way for them to learn the benefits of meditation—physically, psychologically, and spiritually. They will come away wanting to join you in your meditation practices! And your own commitment to meditation will be strengthened.

Basic schedule for the weekend

Friday evening – introductory talk on the brain and meditation by Dr. Peter plus instruction in meditation

Saturday morning— Class by Dr. Peter: How the brain changes according to how we use it; how meditation transforms the brain and develops the prefrontal lobes, seat of superconsciousness.

Saturday afternoon—Continuation of the morning topic.

Saturday evening – Time to relax with light entertainment.

Sunday morning— Class by Dr. Peter on the advanced anatomy of yoga, the energy body, as well as a guided goal setting exercise. 15-minute private consultation time for each student with Dr. Peter.

Dr. Peter Van Houten:

‘Dr. Peter’ is a graduate of University of California San Francisco Medical School and founder of an award-winning rural community medical clinic in Northern California. As the Clinic's Medical Director, Peter has been instrumental in bringing new and highly effective tools in Behavioral Health to patients in need. In 2009 Dr. Peter was awarded the Rural Champion award for the State of California. This prestigious award, given to one physician annually, was in large part for his pioneering work bringing behavioral health into the medical care setting. Dr. Van Houten is a long-time meditator, has co-authored several books on the use of yoga for health problems, and lectures on the effects of relaxation and meditation on the brain and behavior.

From previous guests:

"This course was just what I needed to get my life back on track. I'm very interested to hear about more brain updates."   —L.H., Castro Valley, CA

"This has been a wonderful experience. Enlightening and encouraging. The pace and depth of content has been just right. Peter's delivery has been great—wonderful, intelligent, humorous!" —Donal, San Leandro, CA

"I loved it. Dr. Van Houten's presentation exceeded my expectations—interesting, engaging, informative, and motivating." —Mary, St. Helena, CA 

 "I have found the Dr. Peter's course to be invaluable in my life and psycholody practice."  —Lee, Cobb, CA

"It was wonderful! All of the program was valuable and helpful"—Jerry, Ashland, OR

"It was an unbelievably excellent class. The information confirms what meditation can really do. The class was beyond my expectations. Dr. Van Houten is a blessing for all of us." —Edwin, Palo Alto, CA 

"Able finally to do meditation because I understand the science behind it. The subject matter is so fascinating! Liked Peter's presentation, style, humor, and heart." —Guest

"This program was extraordinary and probably life-changing. There was so much recent scientific information that was made easy to understand. I will be back again for another program, as I know it will be new and updated. This program will be helpful for my psychology practice, and I can share it with patients. Dr. Van Houten is wonderful—very bright and knowledgable, warm and engaging."
—Carol P.

"I got a huge amount of information, beautifully organized, that sorted out and prioritized my existing knowledge and added a whole batch of the latest discoveries I wasn't aware of. I especially loved the unfailing hope and faith that was constantly shared about the possibiliteis of work on our brains to change them for the better." —Corina, Reno, NV

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Costs (CYB)
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  • Oct 27 – 29, 2017
$278 $344 $476 $436 $618

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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