From depression and anxiety to stress and trauma, mindfulness has demonstrated its ability to help reduce suffering. But there are hundreds of mindfulness interventions available to clinicians. With so many to choose from how do you decide on your “go-to” techniques?
Debra Alvis, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who developed the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience in treating clients by combining mindfulness principles, body-oriented principles and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. Now Dr. Alvis has distilled the sea of available techniques into the essential hands-on mindfulness skills and exercises you need to treat your clients.
Watch Dr. Alvis and learn to effectively use 15 mindfulness practices that she’s found most capable in shifting clients away from stress responses, intervening in the downward spiral of depression and anxiety, and cultivating safety and groundedness in traumatized clients. PLUS she’ll give you detailed instruction on her top mindfulness interventions to help your clients properly deal with guilt and shame and empower them to manage their anger and toxic emotions.
Don’t miss this change to enhance your clinical practice and fundamentally improve the lives of your clients with mindfulness skills that work!
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Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over twenty-five years of clinical experience. She specializes in an integrative approach bringing together polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic principles to treat trauma and co-morbid disorders.
Debra discovered that the polyvagal approach facilitates a mindful awareness of the biological reactions influencing the therapist/client relationship and the client's sense of safety in the world. Integrating physiological, brain-based, body-focused approaches with traditional psychotherapeutic orientations helped clients to recover more easefully and quickly from trauma. In addition, with an increased sense of safety and connectedness, clients more frequently practiced the strategies required through her work in private practice and as a clinical supervisor, educator, and consultant.
Dr. Alvis developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia where she now teaches health psychology graduate students to apply polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic approaches, serves as project director for federal grant focusing on integrative healthcare, and develops mindfulness-based research studies. A thirty-year personal contemplative practice and over a thousand hours training as a mindfulness and yoga teacher further enrich her presentations.
Financial: Debra Alvis is in private practice. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Debra Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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