Dr. John 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.

Dr. Arden's 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.

Author of 15 books, Dr. Arden conducts seminars on Brain-Based Therapy throughout the United States and the world.


Mind Brain Gene - Toward Psychotherapy Integration - Dr. John Arden


A New Book by Dr. John Arden

Through recent research in neuroscience and psychology, we now understand that the mind is not one thing, but is composed of ongoing interactions between mental operating networks. Our minds contribute to “self”-organization—the emergence of our sense of individuality and emotion as we co-evolve within families and other relationships. What we encounter and how we respond changes our brains, immune systems, and even turns on or off genes, resulting in mental health or ill health. Since mental health and physical health can no longer be compartmentalized as areas addressed by specialists, psychotherapists need to understand the mind-brain-body feedback loops. For example, chronic inflammation and autoimmune disorders are strongly associated with depression and anxiety. Dysregulations of immune system, diet, and even gut bacteria profoundly affect mental health.

“The Evolution of Psychotherapy points toward integration and this book leads the way.”
-Bill O’Hanlon, featured Oprah author of Do One Thing Different

Dr. John Arden, Author, Mind Brain Gene - Toward a Psychology of Integration


Author of 15 books, most recently: Mind, Brain, Gene: Toward Psychotherapy Integration

The evolution of psychotherapy in the 21st Century demands integration. Instead of choosing from the blizzard of modalities and schools of the past, Dr. John Arden believes that therapists must move toward finding common denominators among them. Similarly, today’s psychotherapy necessitates the integration of the mind and body, not the past practice of compartmentalization of mental health and physical health.

Through his research, Dr. Arden has developed the SEEDS formula, which 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 overthrow many of our preconceived beliefs about longevity and indeed about the brain.

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