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Dec 16 | Jim Owens: “Neuroplasticity, Neurogenesis, & Human Flourishing”
December 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jim Owens joins us to discuss the biological, neurological, psychological, and sociological aspects of addiction, especially as it relates to the formation (and re-formation) of the human will, and the dissonance between expressed values and actual behavior.
Beginning with a discussion of how the brain establishes and develops neural pathways, Mr. Owens will provide principles by which each of us can pursue lives of true human flourishing. He will touch upon issues related to addiction, the dangerous effects of technology saturation (especially in young people), and the relationship between the development of virtue and neurological health.
Jim Owens is a licensed professional counselor who holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Holistic Health. Jim is an adjunct professor of counseling and psychology for the Adrian Dominicans at Siena Heights University, where he teaches developmental psychology, ethics, and counseling skills to undergraduate and graduate students. He is married to Kim Owens (a high school science teacher) and together they have one son, Gabriel, who is a kindergartener at the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, MI.