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13 Nov 2013: Neuroplasticity and Addiction

Jenny Morrow
 is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, and has worked for the last six years helping people overcome addictions, among other things. She has been researching and incorporating ideas of neuroplasticity and how it can be helpful with day-to-day living. 

Prior to opening a private practice, Jenny did therapy for ARCH (Addiction Resource Center for Healing), & Family Services in Logan. She has run groups for Youthtrack and the Family Institute. Jenny is currently a member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.

You can learn more about Jenny and her work here

Below are some links to get you thinking about addiction and the brain in preparation for our discussion:


  1. Thanks to Jenny for her great presentation. And for John, also a professional therapist for his insights. Below is a list of recommended books from Jenny:

    "The Dark Side of Light Chasers" by Debbie Ford
    "The Wise Heart" by Jack Kornfield
    "Transformation through Intimacy" by Robert Augustus Masters
    "Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us From What Really Matters" by Robert Augustus Masters
    Jon Kabat-Zinn has some good books on Mindfulness
    "Loving What Is" by Byron Katie may be helpful for exploring thinking


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