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Dr. Caroline Leaf : Cognitive Neuroscientist

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. 

During her years in clinical practice and her work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in her home country of South Africa, and in the USA, she developed her theory (called the Geodesic Information Processing theory) of how we think, build memory and learn, into tools and processes that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias, and mental ill-health issues. She has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their mind to detox and grow their brain to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university and the workplace.

Dr. Leaf teaches at academic, medical and neuroscience conferences, churches and to various audiences around the world. Dr. Leaf is also involved in the global ECHO movement, which trains physicians worldwide on the mind-brain-body connection. She runs the “Integrated Mind Network”, which is a panel of top neurosurgeons, neurologists, MD's, ob./gyn.'s, endocrinologists, MD’s and neuroscientists with whom she consults with, and does research and clinical trials with. One of the Integrated Mind projects that she is currently running through her research foundation, involves clinical trials with people suffering from anxiety and depression using her researched mind techniques. Various scales and qEEG technology are being used in the trials. She is part of a mental health initiative in Washington DC.

Dr. Leaf’s You-Tubes videos, podcasts, and TV episodes have reached millions globally. Her passion is to help people see the power of the mind to change the brain, and to see the link between science and spirituality through controlling their thoughts and emotions, learning how to think and learn, and finding their sense of purpose in life. Her work goes beyond mindfulness and the ‘quick fixes” of the current mental health system and technological age and takes you into the world of hard work, which is the only way to create effective change with lasting effects.

Dr. Leaf shows you that how you understand and use your mind is predictive of how successful you will be.

The Venue

Hilton Anatole

This Dallas hotel located in the Market Center and Design District is just 5 minutes from Uptown and Downtown Dallas, Texas, highlighted by the arts and entertainment districts of West End and Deep Ellum as well as Victory Park and American Airlines Center arena for live music, concerts and ballgames.

Boasting the largest hotel art collection in the US, with over 1,000 exotic pieces from around the world, along with a full-service health club & spa and a choice of eight restaurants and bars, the Hilton Anatole is a destination in itself. Complimented by over 600,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, this Dallas hotel's 1,606 beautifully detailed, Asian-inspired guest rooms and suites resonate the Anatole's amenable comforts and grand style.

The hotel’s redesigned Atrium II presents guests with a tranquil reflecting pool overlooked by a massive kinetic sculpture "Nebula", suspended 50 feet above and specially designed by Reuben Margolin.

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Conference Overview : THINK, LEARN, SUCCEED

How you understand and use your mind is predictive of how successful you will be. This conference is all about helping you understand how to use your mind to succeed in school, work, and life in general. This conference takes you beyond mindfulness, teaching you to develop a lifestyle of cognitive transformation that is both sustainable and organic—suited to your perfect you. Understanding your mind and mindsets is key to finding your vocation, your happiness, your identity, and your meaning in life.

Conference Sessions

Friday, November 30 Registration 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Session 1: Are You Succeeding or Just Surviving?

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Today, most people can access vast amounts of information, yet few people know how to process this information, using it to be successful at school, work, and life. How do we go from A, knowledge, to B, understanding?

In this Session I will discuss the current “think epidemic”, the rise of technology, and the roadblocks to our success in school, in the workplace and at life. I will speak about the nature of learning, the importance of mindsets, how we each have a unique way of thinking and how long-lasting, intentional and useful memory formation can help us go from survival mode to success mode.

Friday, November 30

Session 2: The Mindset Guide

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

A mindset is an attitude, or a cluster of thoughts with attached information and emotions that generate a particular perception. They shape how you see and interact with the world. They can catapult you forward, allowing you to achieve your dreams, or put you in reverse drive if you are not careful.

In this session, I will talk about the power of mindsets, and how to develop mindsets that will help you think, learn and succeed in life.

Saturday, December 1

Session 3: The Gift Profile

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In this session, you will learn how the Gift profile is a tool to find your customized thinking - the unique way you process information to understand how you think. Understanding how you think, will activate the power of mindsets, turning them from being “nice to know about,” into real driving forces of change in your life.

Saturday, December 1

Session 4: Mind Matters

10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Based on the TED talk concept, “Mind Matters” is a forum where medical and scientific professionals involved in my integrated mind network, will present a 15-minute talk on the mind-brain-spiritual connection in their respective fields. Dr. Peter Amua-Quarshie - MD, Dr. Mercy Amua-Quarshie - MD, Dr. Avery Jackson - Neurosurgeon, Dr. Lillian Lockett - OB/GYN, Dr. Irinel Stanciu - Endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Turner - Neurologist, Dr. Jason Littleton - PCP, Dr. Caroline Leaf, Lori Volkman, Dr. Peter Breggin - Psychiatrist

Saturday, December 1

Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Saturday, December 1

Session 5: Doctors Panel Discussion and Q&A

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The doctors will join me in a panel discussion to answer your questions. Questions will be based on the book THINK, LEARN, SUCCEED and the Mind Matters presentations. Questions will need to be submitted to by 2pm.

Saturday, December 1

Session 6: What is Learning? What is Memory? Going Beyond Mindfulness

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The brain is designed to grow constantly, and the power of mindsets can only energize sustainable, successful change when we think in our customized ways and build useful memory.

In this session, I will talk about the 5-step Switch on your brain process®, which builds this power into long-term sustainable change in the brain. I will explain how these three powerful tools (the mindset guide, the gift profile, and the Switch on your Brain with the 5-step Learning Process® can help you improve your memory, learning, cognitive and intellectual performance, work performance, physical performance, relationships, and emotional health.

Saturday, December 1

Conference Closing

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Mac and Dominique Leaf will close off the conference, discussing all the exciting news coming up in 2019, as well as next year’s conference and how to sign up for #TEAMLEAF

Saturday, December 1


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Introduction to #TEAMLEAF, how to get the most out of being on the team, event and idea planning workshop, meet other teams from around the world, and more!

Meet & Greet

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book signing and photos with Caroline and the doctors

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