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MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Intensive Online Course

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Present the core beliefs of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as they relate to clinical treatment.
  2. Ascertain the meaning of mindfulness and provide psychoeducation to clients regarding its use for reducing stress and improving mental health.
  3. Implement various mindfulness practices utilized to decrease stress and improve symptomology.
  4. Teach clients how to integrate specific informal mindfulness interventions into their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve level of functioning.
  5. Utilize breathing exercises as an intervention to refocus attention and interrupt negative thoughts and ruminations.
  6. Practice the process of inquiry and evaluate its ability to enhance client insight and reduce stress.
  7. Articulate the effectiveness of MBSR techniques in treating pain, stress, anxiety and panic in clients.
  8. Evaluate the use of interpersonal mindfulness in facilitating effective communication and increasing awareness in the client.
  9. Appraise the applicability of neuroscience research to stress reduction and ascertain its clinical implications.
  10. Determine specific adaptations of MBSR practices that can be utilized to treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma.
  11. Establish MBSR practices that are developmentally appropriate and effective for children and adolescents.
  12. Articulate the methods by which MBSR can be interfaced with psychotherapy practices to improve clinical outcomes.

Outline

Foundational Principles

  • The Origin of MBSR
  • Goals and Principles
  • Populations Served
  • Assessment and Orientation
  • MBSR Ground Rules
  • Teacher competencies
The Curriculum—Themes
  • Class 1-3 Grounding Mindfulness in the Body
  • Class 4-5 Stress Reaction versus Response
  • Class 6-7 Communication and Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • Class 8 Summation and Bringing Mindfulness Home
  • All Day Session
Establishing Mindfulness Practices
  • Defining Mindfulness
  • Introducing Mindfulness Experientially and Verbally
  • 7 Essential Attitudes in Establishing Mindfulness
Establishing Intention and Commitment to Practice
  • Language —Using Gerunds and the Vernacular
  • Leading an Awareness Exercise: The Raisin
Guidance in Formal Mindfulness Practices
  • The Body Scan
  • The Sitting Meditation with Awareness of Breath
  • Yoga
  • Walking Meditation
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Practice in Leading a Mindfulness
  • Meditation
Applying Mindfulness to Daily Life Creating Home Practices
  • Use of Homework
  • The S.T.O.P.
  • The Three Minute Breathing Space
  • Awareness Exercises
Clinical Issues: Working with Difficulties
  • The Process of Inquiry including Role
  • Playing and Practice in Inquiry
  • Working with Feeling
  • Working with Pain and Stress
  • Working with Anxiety and Panic
  • Application of Neuro-Science Research
Adaptations of MBSR for:
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Children and Adolescents
Inter-personal Mindfulness and Communication
  • Akido for MBSR
  • Use of Dyads
  • Group Process
  • Interface with Psychotherapy
Limitations of Research and Potential Risks
  • Various definitions of mindfulness
  • Research validity and reliability
  • Client may experience initial increase in symptoms
  • Special considerations for severe mental illness

Copyright : 06/16/2016

The Power of Mindfulness as Practice: Making It Real Right Now with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Objectives

  1. Discover how mindfulness practices can serve as a regular source of renewal and reinvigoration in your life
  2. Describe the benefits and possibilities of making the daily effort to tune the instrument of your awareness
  3. Examine the question, “What’s missing in the world that only I can complete?”
  4. Summarize mindfulness meditation from the inside out, as a way of being and a way of seeing

Outline

  • Overview of mindfulness meditation from the inside out
    • Learn how mindfulness can lead to renewal and reinvigoration in your life
    • Explore mindfulness as a way of being and a way of seeing
  • Experiencing meditation
    • Discover the experience of not having to get someplace else
    • Focus on living life as if it really mattered right now
    • Discuss the question, “What’s missing in the world that only I can complete?”
  • Concluding remarks from the presenter
    • Techniques to use mindfulness within therapy sessions
    • Taking mindfulness and heartfulness into daily life

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Discover how mindfulness practices can serve as a regular source of renewal and reinvigoration in your life
  2. Describe the benefits and possibilities of making the daily effort to tune the instrument of your awareness
  3. Examine the question, “What’s missing in the world that only I can complete?”
  4. Summarize mindfulness meditation from the inside out, as a way of being and a way of seeing

Outline

  • Overview of mindfulness meditation from the inside out
    • Learn how mindfulness can lead to renewal and reinvigoration in your life
    • Explore mindfulness as a way of being and a way of seeing
  • Experiencing meditation
    • Discover the experience of not having to get someplace else
    • Focus on living life as if it really mattered right now
    • Discuss the question, “What’s missing in the world that only I can complete?”
  • Concluding remarks from the presenter
    • Techniques to use mindfulness within therapy sessions
    • Taking mindfulness and heartfulness into daily life

Copyright : 03/27/2015