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The Science of Mindfulness and Compassionate Presence with Christopher Willard, PsyD

Objectives

  1. Determine the basic neuroscience underlying mindfulness and other contemplative practice
  2. Articulate the fight/flight responses as they relate to mental health and mental illness

Outline

  • Basics of neuroscience and science regarding the benefits underlying mindfulness practice
  • Fight/flight responses as they relate to mental health and mental illness and how mindfulness impacts these
  • Understand how mastery of understanding the science of mindfulness enhances therapeutic presence in the teaching of it
Copyright : 11/13/2016

Cultivating Presence through Mindfulness and Compassion with Christopher Germer, PhD

Objectives

  1. Implement skills of self-compassion during psychotherapy to enhance emotional resonance.

Outline

  • Understand the science, components and benefits of self-compassion
  • Demonstrate skills of self-compassion
  • Implement skills of self-compassion in clinical work
  • Enhance emotional resonance

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Objectives

  1. Implement skills of self-compassion during psychotherapy to enhance emotional resonance.

Outline

  • Understand the science, components and benefits of self-compassion
  • Demonstrate skills of self-compassion
  • Implement skills of self-compassion in clinical work
  • Enhance emotional resonance

Copyright : 11/13/2016

Being Present with Pain with Ronald Siegel, PsyD

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the neurobiological effects of mindfulness practice on experimentally induced pain
  2. Present cognitive, affective, and behavioral components of chronic pain cycles
  3. Specify how mindfulness practice can help to interrupt chronic pain cycles

Outline

  • Neurobiological effects of mindfulness practice on experimentally induced pain
  • Cognitive, affective, and behavioral components
  • Presence arising from teaching oneself and clients to flexibly relate to pain
  • Interrupt chronic pain cycles
Copyright : 10/17/2016

Therapeutic Presence via the Mindful Communication Sequence (MCS): A Mindfulness-Based Communication Method for Clinicians with Mitch Abblett, PhD

Objectives

  1. Evaluate evidence-based mindfulness and here-and-now relationship management interventions for maximizing effective intervention timing, avoiding perceptual bias and error, and intervening based on all the available and relevant clinical information
  2. Develop skills for understanding and skillfully maintaining flexible and effective thinking and clinical decision-making, managing countertransference reactions to clients, and cultivating skills for compassionate perspective-taking and communication.
  3. Implement skills for to coaching clients in session to bring the Mindful Communication Sequence (MCS) to bear in their real-world interactions with others.

Outline

  1. Mindfulness and here-and-now relationship management interventions
    1. Maximize effective intervention timing
    2. Avoid perceptual bias and error
    3. Intervene based on available and relevant clinical information
  2. Demonstrate skills
    1. Skillfully maintaining flexible and effective thinking
    2. Clinical decision-making
    3. Manage countertransference reactions
    4. Cultivate skills for compassionate perspective-taking and communication
  3. Skills for coaching clients in session to bring the Mindful Communication Sequence (MCS)
Copyright : 10/17/2016

The Art of Equanimity with Susan Pollak, MTS, EdD

Objectives

  1. Examine, both cognitively and experientially, how to begin to cultivate equanimity.
  2. Practice how to return to a state of equanimity when knocked off balance.
  3. Determine the phrases of equanimity.
  4. Practice, experientially, the key equanimity meditations.
  5. Utilize equanimity and how it can enhance presence.

Outline

  • Defining and cultivating perspective on the relevance of equanimity in clinical work
  • Cognitively and experientially begin to cultivate equanimity
  • Return to a state of equanimity when clinical work prompts imbalance
  • Phrases of equanimity
  • Practice, experientially, the key equanimity meditations
  • When to utilize equanimity - how it can enhance presence
Copyright : 10/17/2016

The Boundless Universe of Presence with Charles Styron, PsyD

Objectives

  1. Determine how presence represents a gateway into the discipline of mindfulness meditation altogether.

Outline

  1. From Tibetan Point of View, Presence provides a holographic view of the Dharma.
  2. There is a Ground, a Path, and a Fruition.
    1. Ground:
      1. kindness, gentleness, straightforwardness
      2. discipline and joy
      3. freedom from hope and fear
      4. unpredictability or inscrutability
    2. Path: What is being communicated or taught
    3. Fruition: Transmission, which goes beyond the written or the spoken word.
Copyright : 11/13/2016

Cultivating Presence through Mindful Self-Care Tom Pedulla, LICSW

Objectives

  1. Create an understanding of connection between mindfulness, self-care and therapeutic presence.
  2. Utilize simple mindfulness exercises to enhance presence and practice better self-care.

Outline

  • Connection between mindfulness, self-care and therapeutic presence
  • Mindfulness exercises to enhance presence
  • Mindfulness exercises to practice better self-care

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Objectives

  1. Create an understanding of connection between mindfulness, self-care and therapeutic presence.
  2. Utilize simple mindfulness exercises to enhance presence and practice better self-care.

Outline

  • Connection between mindfulness, self-care and therapeutic presence
  • Mindfulness exercises to enhance presence
  • Mindfulness exercises to practice better self-care

Copyright : 11/13/2016

Presence in the Face of Unwelcome Uncertainty and Insecurity with Paul Fulton, EdD

Objectives

  1. Specify alternative approaches to the nature of personal & professional insecurity, and how it interferes with our ability to become and remain fully present in the clinical encounter.

Outline

  • Demonstrate alternative approaches to the nature of personal and professional insecurity
  • Understand and demonstrate skills for resting in the reality of discomfort for both client and clinician
  • How not cultivating flexible relationships with uncertainty interferes with ability to become and remain fully present with clients
Copyright : 11/13/2016

Creating the Inner Holding Environment in Meditation with Bill Morgan, PsyD & Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS

Objectives

  1. Determine the three core elements of the inner holding environment for practicing mindfulness meditation.
  2. Establish the three inner holding environment elements during a practice meditation session.
  3. Practice monitoring, adjusting and re-establishing these core elements during meditation practice.

Outline

  • Three core elements of the inner holding environment
  • Demonstrate a practice meditation session
  • Presence skills from cultivating a sound foundation of formal meditation practice
  • Monitor, adjust and re-establish core elements

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Objectives

  1. Determine the three core elements of the inner holding environment for practicing mindfulness meditation.
  2. Establish the three inner holding environment elements during a practice meditation session.
  3. Practice monitoring, adjusting and re-establishing these core elements during meditation practice.

Outline

  • Three core elements of the inner holding environment
  • Demonstrate a practice meditation session
  • Presence skills from cultivating a sound foundation of formal meditation practice
  • Monitor, adjust and re-establish core elements

Copyright : 10/17/2016

The Buddha's Wife: The Power of Relational Mindfulness in Clinical Practice with Janet Surrey, PhD

Objectives

  1. Maximize your understanding of the guidelines for relational mindfulness
  2. Communicate how to tailor the practice to clinical relational situations -- especially deep listening and wise speech
  3. Establish how mindfulness practiced in relationship can help clients with relational / interpersonal difficulties

Outline

  1. Understanding the nature of the relational field in psychotherapy
  2. Guidelines for relational mindfulness
  3. Tailor relational mindfulness practice to clinical situations
    1. Deep listening skills
    2. Wise speech skills
  4. Practicing mindfulness in relationships

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Maximize your understanding of the guidelines for relational mindfulness
  2. Communicate how to tailor the practice to clinical relational situations -- especially deep listening and wise speech
  3. Establish how mindfulness practiced in relationship can help clients with relational / interpersonal difficulties

Outline

  1. Understanding the nature of the relational field in psychotherapy
  2. Guidelines for relational mindfulness
  3. Tailor relational mindfulness practice to clinical situations
    1. Deep listening skills
    2. Wise speech skills
  4. Practicing mindfulness in relationships

Copyright : 11/13/2016