Train Your Brain
How to Manage Your Tinnitus
with Dr. Peter Vernezze
Dr. Peter Vernezze
Dr. Peter is a licensed and accredited behavioral health therapist. He is on the national provider list for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT is endorsed by the VA & the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.)
He is also a teacher-in-training with the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness, 1 of only 2 institutes in the country to certify instructors of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Since being diagnosed with Tinnitus five years ago, Peter has come to embrace it as part daily life. Many have worse burdens, and he joyfully takes on the challenge of living a full life with tinnitus.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is typically described as ringing in the ears but can include other sounds, such as clicking, roaring, whooshing, or buzzing.
It can be heard in one or both ears, in your head, or outside of your head.
Some people hear multiple sounds, and the pitch and loudness vary between individuals.
How Stepstone Helps
Our 8-Week program uses evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Training to help you develop attentional flexibility, the ability to allow tinnitus to remain in the background while you redirect attention to more important aspects of life.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or simply CBT, is a common treatment for stress-related conditions.
CBT differs from most forms of therapy in that it is practical, short term, and evidence based.
CBT is based on the premise that it's not your tinnitus but how you respond to tinnitus that determines your emotional course.
Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose to what's happening in the present moment without being driven by negative thoughts and judgments.
Training helps you become more aware of thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed, you're better able to manage them.
“Many people with bothersome tinnitus spend a lot of time and energy searching for a way to quiet or eliminate the tinnitus. Unfortunately, there currently is no therapy that can safely and consistently reduce the loudness of tinnitus"
National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
Dr. Peter Vernezze
Train Your Brain is run by Dr. Peter Vernezze who has advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy is teacher-in-training with the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness, one of only two institutes in the country to certify instructors of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
1.5 Hour Mindfulness
The first 1.5 hour session is for the entire group of 24 and focuses on Mindfulness to increase your ability to focus awareness where we wish to focus it (not on the tinnitus). Mindfulness training has been shown to reduce emotional reactivity to external stimuli.
Small Clinician Ratio
We limit the class to 24 in order to preserve a personalized approach and provide individual techniques and feedback. Each week, you will attend 2 sessions, 1.5 hours with all 24 (Mindfulness) and 1.5 hours with just 12 (CBT).
8 Week Program
2 Sessions / Week
Our 8-Week program uses evidence based CBT and Mindfulness training to help you develop attentional flexibility, the ability to allow tinnitus to remain in the background while you redirect attention to more important aspects of life.
1.5 Hour CBT
The second 1.5 hour session is broken into 2 groups of 12 and uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy focusing on changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies.
Register Now - Save 20%
Book 'Train Your Brain' with Dr. Peter Vernezze today and save 20% off the 8-week course price. Dr. Vernezze has advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Mindfulness and has been working in the Tinnitus field for the past five years.