Aspen Strong

Changing Brains, Changing Lives

Changing Brains, Changing Lives is a collaborative effort with valley wide partners to provide the Roaring Fork Valley with an educational opportunity for community members, professionals, and mental health workers to increase their emotional literacy and empower their understanding and awareness of mental health for them self, family, and community. The symposium focuses on the neurosciences of the brain providing education and strategies to support and enhance our ability to be present in this moment and resilient to future challenges.

Past speakers include:

  • Keyon Dooling is a retired professional basketball player who enjoyed thirteen exciting seasons in the NBA. Mr. Dooling served 8 years on the NBPA’s Executive Committee in numerous roles, including 6 years as a Union VP, 3 years as 1st VP and a role on the NBA’s Competition Committee.Keyon is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, certified life coach and author of “What’s Driving You? How I Overcame Abuse and Learned to Lead in the NBA”.
  • Georgie Wisen-Vincent, LMFT, RPT-S is the Managing Director and Head of Faculty for The Play Strong Institute, a continuing education and training organization for professionals and parents.
  • Cherise Northcutt, PhD a clinical psychologist specializing in working with young children, birth to five, and children and their families who have experienced significant struggles and vulnerabilities.

Images from the 2019 Changing Lives, Changing Minds Symposium.