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Leveraging Implicit Memory Fundamentals to Turn the Tide of Trauma Work

  • Friday, April 26, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Viva Center | 1731 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20009


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Category 1 | CEUs: 2

Presenter: Dr. Julie Lopez |

Description: You know that point when treatment feels stuck? Goals are clearly outlined, the client “understands” the obstacles and is a willing participant in the work but results are stalled. At the heart of these difficult treatment moments is coding in implicit memory. At the heart of the solutions is working at re-working these implicit memory codes.


By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Gain an overview of the 3 types of implicit memory.
  2. Understand how, what and why material is encoded in implicit memory vs explicit memory.
  3. Be able to identify therapeutic approaches that are effective for pinpointing and changing implicit memory coding.
  4. Be exposed to a host of brain and body based therapies that speak the “language” of implicit memory.


Welcome and purpose - empowerment! (11:30-11:45) | Both clinician and client

Overview of brain anatomy (11:45-11:50)

Implicit memory (11:50-12:20)

  • 3 types and how they work
  • why something is stored in implicit memory
  • the “language” of implicit memory

Broad overview of effective treatments to short cut work with implicit memory. Overview table with web links for future exploration (12:20-12:40)

My personal investment with implicit memory (12:40-1:00)

Q & A (1:00-1:15)


Bessel van der Kolk, “How Trauma Lodges in the Body,” On Being, March 9, 2017, podcast, bessel-van-der-kolk-how-trauma-lodges-in-the-body-mar2017/.

Eric R. Kandel and Sarah Mack, Principles of Neural Science, 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, 2013).

Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2008).

J. Hain, “The Neuroscience of Behavior Change: Helping Patients Change Behaviors by Understanding the Brain,” Health Transformers (2017), the-neuroscience-of-behavior-change-bcb567fa83c1.

Julie Lopez, Live Empowered! Rewire your brain’s Implicit Memory to thrive in business, love and Life (Lioncrest Publishing, 2019)

K. Cherry, “What Is Brain Plasticity? How Experience Changes the Brain,” Very Well Mind (2018),

Kim Ann Zimmerman, “Implicit Memory: Definition and Examples,” Live Science, February 12, 2014,

Nancy Verrier, Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up (California: Verrier Publishing, 2004).
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