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February 07th 2013:Hijacked By Your Brain with Co-Authors Dr. Julian Ford and Jon Wortmann

When we experience a stressful event, our minds and bodies can seem to spin out of our control, no matter how many coping skills we've been taught. Why? According to Dr. Julian Ford, a clinical psychologist at the University of Connecticut, it's because we're trying to fight the biology of our brains. Dr. Ford and life coach Jon Wortmann explain what's happening in the brain when it encounters a stressful event, and provide a simple, practical approach to focusing the mind that can stop the body's response before stress takes over.

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Julian Ford, Ph.D.

Julian Ford, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Director of the University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic and Center for Trauma Response Recovery and Preparedness, and CEO of Advanced Trauma Solutions. He has counseled hundreds of children, adolescents, and adults of all backgrounds suffering from traumatic stress. Because of his unique approach, numerous agencies including the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Disease Control have consulted with him on the treatment and prevention of traumatic stress. Julian has co-edited three re
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Jon Wortmann

Jon Wortmann is a non-profit leader, an executive and communication coach at Muse Arts, LLC, a corporate trainer at Thought Leaders, LLC, and mental coach for the University of Connecticut golf team. A graduate of Carleton College with a masters from Harvard University, he began his career as a leader in hospitals, spiritual communities, and non-profits. Every organization he served at least doubled its participation and fundraising. He began his training and coaching career in 2005, and has worked with individuals and teams from organizations like Time Warner, ING, and Habitat for Humanity. He blogs for Huffington Post's GPS for the Soul. Jon is the co-author of two books, Mastering Comm
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