About This Course...

This video course gives you the essence of the 5 key areas every health professional should be giving attention to. John Arden talks with Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz about these 5 areas and some of the details that have a significant impact on both our mental and physical health. This course also has a number of supplementary articles from The Neuropsychotherapist.

  • What are the 5 areas every therapist needs to be monitoring with their clients.

  • How these 5 areas interact and intertwine with one another.

  • The impact of contemporary Western lifestyle on mental health and brain health.

  • Our Social Brains by Louis Cozolino

  • Mental Health Through Exercise: How to Incorporate Physical Activity into Psychotherapeutic Treatment by Christina Hibbert

  • The Body-Mind and Health by John Arden

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Introduction

  • 2


    • Introduction to SEEDS

    • SEEDS Activity Log

    • Test your learning

    • Social

    • The Social Brain

    • Social Quiz

    • Exercise

    • Mental Health Through exercise

    • Exercise Quiz

    • Education

    • Education Quiz

    • Diet

    • Diet Quiz

    • Sleep

    • The Body-Mind and Health "Think With Your Whole Body"

    • Sleep Quiz

    • Bonus: Creating Cognitive Reserve

  • 3

    Give us some feedback...

    • Before you go...


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Senior Instructor

John Arden

John Arden, Ph.D., is the author of 14 books including Mind-Brain-Gene (2019, W.W.Norton & Company). He has a background in neuropsychology and is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California. In this capacity, he oversees one of the largest mental health training programs in the world, operating in 22 different medical centers throughout Northern California. Dr. Arden also practices part-time at Kaiser Permanente in Petaluma and San Rafael, and he served for several years as the chief psychologist at Kaiser Vallejo. He has taught in colleges, professional schools and universities.