Dr. John Arden
John Arden, Ph.D. has over 35 years of experience providing psychological services and directing mental health programs. Since 1999 he has served as the Director of Training for Mental Health for the Northern California Region in a world renowned HMO.
He has developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States. In this capacity he oversees more than 100 interns and postdoctoral psychology residents in 22 medical centers. Prior to this he served as the Chief Psychologist for his current employer.
Dr. Arden’s study of neuropsychology has inspired him to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy, synthesizing the biological and psychological into a new vision for psychotherapy: Brain-Based Therapy. His work incorporates what is currently known about the brain and its capacities, including neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, with psychotherapy research, mindfulness, nutritional neuroscience and social intelligence. He conducts seminars on Brain-Based Therapy throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Arden’s most recent book, The Brain Bible is based on recent developments in neuroscience and health psychology. It is a self-help book consistent with his Rewire Your Brain which offers the general public down to earth advice based on new developments in neuroscience. Instead of a gimmicky quick fix, this book offers a formula of the five main factors shown to contribute to brain health. You can remember those five by using the mnemonic “SEEDS.” The SEEDS formula represents the important healthy brain factors that you need to “plant” now and cultivate through the rest of your life. The research behind each factor of the formula is rich with new developments from neuroscience that overthrown many of our preconceived beliefs about longevity and indeed about the brain.
Dr. Arden is the lead author (with Dr. Lloyd Linford) of two volumes for the practitioner entitled Brain-Based Therapy: Adults and Brain-Based Therapy: Children & Adolescents. His first book, Consciousness, Dreams, and Self, was awarded the 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice, a publication of the American Library Association. An international panel of jurists nominated his second book: Science, Theology, and Consciousness, for the CTS award funded by the Templeton Foundation. Arden explored the degradation of the fabric of American society with America’s Meltdown: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society. His seven self-help books are: Surviving Job Stress, Improving Your Memory for Dummies, Stop Spoiling that Man, Conquering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (with Dr. Victoria Beckner), Heal Your Anxiety Workbook, and Heal Your OCD Workbook (with Dr. Daniel DalCorso), and Rewire Your Brain.