Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a physician, double-board certified psychiatrist, teacher and eight-time New York Times bestselling author. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to everyday clinical practice. Dr. Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach and San Francisco, California; Bellevue, Washington; Reston, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and New York City.
Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling 80,000 scans on patients from 90 countries.
Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, he also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.
Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Drs. Mark Hyman and Mehmet Oz, Dr. Amen is also one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church’s “Daniel Plan,” a 52-week program to get the world healthy through religious organizations.
Dr. Amen is also the host of seven popular shows about the brain, which have raised more than $45 million for public television. He is the author of 55 professional articles, five book chapters, and over 30 books, including the co-author of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry’s chapter on Functional Imaging in Clinical Practice. Dr. Amen’s work has been featured in Newsweek, Parade Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan.
In December 2013, Dr. Amen is releasing two more books in addition to The Daniel Plan: An updated and revised version of Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program that Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types of ADD along with Unleash the Power of the Female Brain in paperback.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Brains run the stock market and the local grocery. They run huge corporations
and the family run business down the street. Brains run banks, hotels, dry cleaners,
professional sports teams, internet dating services and universities. Your brain runs you. Yet even though the brain is involved in everything we do at work, at home and at play, we rarely think about or honor the brain. There is no formal education about the brain in MBA programs; no brain-training in customer
service or management programs, and no real practical education about the brain in school. The lack of brain education is a mistake because success in all you do starts with a healthy brain.
Based on Dr. Amen’s ground breaking best-seller, this presentation will show
you how you can change your brain to change your life. Drawing on over 20 years of unparalleled clinical success utilizing one of the most sophisticated brain imaging tools in medicine, Dr. Amen will give you an intimate look into the “working brain” and how to optimize it for ultimate success. Participants will boost productivity by learning how to dramatically enhance focus, memory, flexibility, communication, judgment, and creativity. It just takes 7 steps:
1. Brain excellence is your competitive advantage
2. Motivation is the fuel for change
3. Practical neuroscience boosts success
4. Learn what to avoid to stop hurting your brain
5. Engage in regular brain healthy habits
6. Build resilience and creativity
7. Create a Brain Smart culture
Change Your Brain, Change Your Body
Learn how to use your brain, to get and keep the body and mind you’ve always wanted. Dr. Amen will give you 10 very simple “Brain-Based” steps that will help you live longer, look younger and dramatically decrease your risk for depression, Alzheimer’s’ disease, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke. Without a healthy brain you can never be your best, physically or emotionally and you are robbing your chances of being more creative and open to new ideas.
Here are the 10 Steps Dr. Amen will discuss to give you a better brain and body:
1. Boost your brain and develop brain envy
2. Focus on your motivation everyday
3. Know your important numbers
4. Know your brain type
5. Use food to heal your mind
6. Science of craving control and behavior change
7. Kill the ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) that make you
fat,depressed, and feebleminded
8. Overcome the barriers holding you back
9. Targeted supplements to boost your brain and body
10. Influence others to be thinner, smarter and happier too
Firestorms in the Brain: An Inside Look at Violent Behavior
In the 1990s our understanding of the brain and behavior has taken a giant leap forward. Firestorms In The Brain brings you the latest research on the biology of violent behavior, along with hopeful new treatment protocols. Dr. Amen shares new insights from the brain through case studies from his own forensic psychiatry practice of people who have committed murder, rape, armed robbery, assault and stalking (along with the actual brain images). His brain imaging work with this population has provided new insights that are having an impact on the criminal justice system. There will also be a discussion of the correlation of substance abuse, untreated attention deficit disorders (ADD) and other psychiatric illnesses with criminal behavior.
Understand the biological vulnerability to violence
Understand the functions of the anterior cingulate gyrus and it’s contribution to violence
Understand the prefrontal cortex and its contribution to violence
Understand the functions of the temporal lobes and their contribution to violence
The Breakthrough Program that Allows You to See and Heal the Six Types of ADD
ADD is the most common learning and behavioral problem in children. It is also one of the most common problems in adults, leading to job failures, relationship breakups, loneliness, drug abuse and a tremendous sense of underachievement.
Unfortunately, many myths and misconceptions about ADD abound in our society. Many people say that ADD is the designer disease of the nineties, even though it has been described in the medical literature for more than hundred years. Others say that ADD is overdiagnosed, even though ADD affects between 5-8% of the population and only 2-3% of people are being treated. ADD is often said to be only a minor problem, ignoring the facts that 35% never finish high school; 52% of untreated teens and adults have problems with drug abuse; 43% of untreated aggressive hyperactive boys will be arrested for a felony by age 16; and 75% have interpersonal problems.
Why are there so many myths and negative reactions about ADD, when physicians know so much about it? The answer is simple. Until now you couldn’t see ADD. Children, teens and adults with ADD look like everyone else. Sure they may be more distractible, more impulsive and more restless, but unless you know the story of an ADD person’s life you couldn’t see that they have ADD. Until now!
Healing ADD puts to rest the debate over whether or not ADD is real by showing the ADD brain. Through stunning new brain imaging research, conducted by neuropsychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, the ADD brain has been uncovered. ADD is more deeply understood now than at any time in history. Based on his research with more than 6,000 ADD patients using brain SPECT imaging (one of the most sophisticated functional brain imaging studies in the world) Dr. Amen has been able to see where ADD resides in the brain and why it has such a negative impact on behavior. By actually seeing ADD the myths fade away and a new era of understanding and effe
Coaching Yourself to Success
A Step-by-Step Guide for Identifying and Achieving Your Goals
This program, based on Dr. Amen’s book COACHING YOURSELF TO SUCCESS, will teach you how to:
Have empowering attitudes, every day of your life and avoid the “mind set of the victim”
Develop your own “One Page Miracle” and have “superfocus in your relationships, work and personal life)
Stop worrying about what others think you, because they aren’t thinking about you anyway
Learn from every failure you have
Overcome the thoughts patterns of failure and learn the mind games of success
Surround yourself with the “right” people for success
Mold and shape the behaviors of others
Overcome the fears that hold you back from getting what you want
Healing the Hardware of the Soul
How Making the Brain-Soul Connection Can Optimize Your Life, Love, and Spiritual Growth
Your brain is the hardware of your soul. It is involved with everything you do. How you think, how you feel, how you act, and how well you get along with other people is intimately tied to how your brain functions. When your brain works right you can work right. When your brain doesn’t work right, it is very hard for you (or your patients) to act and feel in top form.
Your brain even determines the kind of person. It determines whether you are a firm and loving parent or you raise your children in an erratic, harsh, or rigid manner. Your brain influences whether you are a thoughtful, empathic, effective professional or you are someone who is constantly late, disorganized, and ineffective. You cannot separate your brain’s function from your everyday function or from the function of the people you are trying to help. Yet, few mental health professionals get adequate training on how the brain works or how to optimize it in clinical practice.
Utilizing the latest, most sophisticated brain imaging technology in medicine, physician and clinical neuroscientist Daniel Amen will give you an intimate look into a “working brain.” Based on his brain imaging work with over 9,000 patients, Dr. Amen will teach you what specific parts of the brain do, and graphically show what happens when things go wrong, illustrated by many case histories and a number of the actual brain images. He will correlate different brain patterns with specific feelings and behaviors, such as moodiness, irritability, conflict avoidance, worrying, impulsivity, and temper outbursts, along with certain common psychiatric disorders such as depression, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, dementia, and substance abuse. Dr. Amen is among the first physicians in the country to apply the brain imaging information to daily clinical practice. The principles in this lecture go years beyond present knowledge and give us a glimpse of future remedies for these