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The Advanced Mindfulness Toolbox for Rewiring the Brain: Intensive 2-Day Mindfulness Training for Anxiety, Depression, Pain, PTSD, and Stress-Related Symptoms


Faculty :
Donald Altman
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC048090
Brochure Code:
PLW54334
Media Type:
Live Webcast
Access:
Access for 90 day(s) after program date.


Description

In this in-depth, two-day workshop, national mindfulness teacher and author Donald Altman will demonstrate a variety of powerful clinical tools—from grounding and attention-focusing skills to metacognitive awareness and mindfulness skills—for helping clients to rewire the brain as they overcome clinical anxiety, depression, chronic pain, PTSD, addictive cravings, and stress-related symptoms. It’s no secret that over 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder, 25 million from clinical depression, and more 100 million from chronic pain that shatters their lives and relationships. This highly experiential workshop utilizes practical and evidence-based mindfulness tools that radically alter clients’ habitual and conditioned reactions to these and other forms of suffering.

Drawing upon brain science and concepts from Interpersonal Neurobiology, this workshop will make brain science easy to understand for your clients. You’ll be able to clearly demonstrate for clients how they can regulate emotions and rewire their brains through practices such as focused attention, selective memory, and strengths-based storytelling. In addition, you will learn how to adapt these many tools for different populations in order to create a clear roadmap to wellness for clients. In all, this two-day training will have you returning to your practice with a comprehensive menu of transformative mindfulness tools to draw from—and that clients can use to regulate emotions and find calm.

Donald is known for creating compelling experiential and participatory trainings. Whether you are experienced in mindfulness or are new to these techniques, this special two day workshop is certain to get you enthused and excited about experiencing and using mindfulness for joy, calm, and healing in your own life, as well as in your therapy practice. You won’t want to miss out on this unique mindfulness training opportunity.

OUTLINE

MINDFULNESS AND CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

  • Mindfulness as a metacognitive skill
  • Negative effects of a wandering mind
  • Breathing reduces rumination and anxiety
  • Useful (and free) web resources

INTRODUCE MINDFULNESS TO YOUR CLIENTS

  • Expand Your Mindfulness Vocabulary
    • Help clients understand mindfulness
    • Find the right metaphor
    • Using clients’ learning styles
  • Practice: Getting into the Present Moment

THE POWER OF SENSE GROUNDING

  • Anxiety reduction with sense grounding
    • Mindfulness for transitioning between activities
    • Physical grounding method of dropping into the body
    • Integrates progressive muscle relaxation
    • Good for spatial, visual, hands-on learning styles
  • Practice: Palm the Present Moment

BRAIN BASICS, METACOGNITION, AND INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY

  • Emotional Regulation for Depression and Anxiety
    • Balance the brain’s default survival mode
    • Effects of cortisol on learning and immune system
    • Visual Brain Model for clients
    • The brain’s mindfulness module
    • Train the brain for calm response and metacognition
    • Navy Seals, arousal control & parasympathetic nervous system
    • Heart rate variability & relaxation response
  • Practice: The Power of Breath
    • Enhancing effectiveness of a breathing practice
  • Practice: Ask Clients the 3-Minute Question

THE BEHAVIORAL SIDE OF MINDFULNESS

  • Core lifestyle skills awareness training
    • Sleep hygiene
      • Managing sleep
      • Sleep rituals and strategies
    • Healthy eating/nutrition
      • Caffeine, protein, neurotransmitters, and the brain
    • Exercise
    • Manage Technology
    • How weapons of mass distraction may be rewiring the brain
  • Practice: Assessment of Technology and Time
    • Focus the mind (useful for ADHD)
    • Integrate breath with a word/image
  • Practice: Be the Pebble

MINDFUL LAUGHTER FOR DEPRESSION AND GRIEF: TOOLS FOR THE "TERMINALLY SERIOUS"

  • Research on laughter and mood
  • Biochemistry of laughter & human laughter response
  • Laughter yoga and laughter in therapy
  • Practice: The Lightness of Laughter

THE UPLIFTING POWER OF STORYTELLING

  • Storytelling to overcome depression and build relationships
    • Fredrickson’s Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions
    • Broaden attention; find resilience
    • Stories are fundamental to attachment
    • Build relationships through a story of strengths
  • Practice: Identifying Strengths & Strengths Journal

MANAGING MOODS THROUGH ATTENTION AND SELECTIVE MEMORY

  • Master attention and memories
    • Savoring of the present moment
  • Practice: Here and Now Pleasantness
    • Using selective memory to savor the past and future
  • Practice: Savoring Success: Past, Present, and Future

HARNESSING GRATITUDE TO INCREASE POSITIVE EMOTIONS

  • Managing depression with gratitude
    • Gratitude research
    • Four psychological reasons for gratitude
    • Techniques that make gratitude interpersonal and enhancing Supportive social networks
  • Practice: The G.L.A.D. Technique

HEALING EMOTIONAL PAIN THROUGH ACCEPTANCE, FORGIVENESS, AND COMPASSION

  • Forgiveness for moving forward from trauma
    • Forgiveness is a skill
    • Research on compassion practice
    • Changes in brain function
    • Security priming for feelings of safety and trust
    • Develop positive emotions and resources
  • Practice: Loving-Kindness Affirmation

THE TRUTH ABOUT STRESS:

  • Biological markers of stress: telomeres and aging
  • Identify and assess client stress levels
    • Perceived Stress Scale
    • Epstein Stress-Management Inventory
  • Practice: Be a Smart Stress-Avoider

MINDFULNESS FOR ADDICTIVE CRAVINGS

  • Emotional Regulation for Cravings
    • Impulse Control and Craving Control Using Grounding
  • Practice: S-T-O-P Grounding Technique

CHANGING THE PERCEPTION OF PAIN: MINDFULNESS FOR CHRONIC PAIN

  • Introduction to the Body Scan Practice
  • Research and history
  • Demonstrates how to pay attention non-judgmentally
  • Powerful grounding method; applications
  • Practice: Surf the Body (The Body Scan)

THE POWER OF SENSE GROUNDING TRAUMA: CONSTRUCTIVELY DISTANCE FROM PTSD AND NEGATIVITY

  • Three kinds of sense grounding
  • Practice: Focusing on Favorites

REDUCING ANXIETY BY MINDFULLY MANAGING TRANSITIONS

  • Managing transitions through movement and nature
    • Process orientation vs. outcome orientation
    • Attention Restoration Theory
    • Effects of nature on focus, moods, & healing
    • Slowing down with nature to get present
  • Integrated Tools:
    • Practice: Ground-Surfing (Mindful Walking)
    • Practice: Turning Down the Volume with Nature

RE-ENVISIONING AND REFOCUSING

  • Working with difficult, unresolved life situations
    • Metacognition as a path to insight
  • Practice: Bear Meditation

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Creating a mindfulness roadmap for clients
    • Bundling practices together
    • Engage through learning styles
    • Maintaining skills
    • Follow-up and reinforcement

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe and define mindfulness in a more broad way for the client.
  2. Summarize the basics lessons of Interpersonal Neurobiology and how mindfulness can rewire the brain.
  3. Explain the effects of stress and cortisol, and how diaphragmatic breathing turns on the parasympathetic nervous system.
  4. Demonstrate how to use stories as a way to shift awareness, enhance relationships, and recognize strengths.
  5. Use key mindful body practices that lead to better self-care and cognitive brain function.
  6. Describe multiple evidence-based methods for shifting attention that produce greater positive emotions moment by moment.
  7. Discuss the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ stress, and the 4-methods for reducing stress.
  8. Examine the damaging effects of stress at cellular level and how lifestyle changes can alter these.
  9. Demonstrate stress-reducing transition skills through movement and walking.
  10. Describe how to use guided meditations designed to help clients to better accept, reframe and manage pain.
  11. Effectively use the practice of constructive distancing to help clients get a broader perspective on any situation.
  12. Describe affirmations and methods for developing self-compassion and feelings of safety, trust, and forgiveness.

 

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Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this activity. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

 


ADDICTION COUNSELORS

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


ADDICTION COUNSELORS - CONNECTICUT

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #: OS-03-036-1017. This course meets the qualifications for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. 


COUNSELORS - NATIONAL

This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


COUNSELORS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


COUNSELORS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS - SOUTH CAROLINA

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - ILLINOIS

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 credits. 


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - TEXAS

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


NURSES - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


NURSES - FLORIDA

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. 

**Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


NURSES - IOWA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 15.2 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS - APA

This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of . Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS - FLORIDA

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.

** Florida Particpants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


PSYCHOLOGISTS

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


PSYCHOLOGISTS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SOCIAL WORKERS

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


SOCIAL WORKERS - CANADIAN

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Course Level: Intermediate. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


SOCIAL WORKERS - COLORADO

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


SOCIAL WORKERS - ILLINOIS

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - KANSAS

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


SOCIAL WORKERS - MINNESOTA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


SOCIAL WORKERS - NEW YORK

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - OHIO

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS - PENNSYLVANIA

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association or ASWB. This course will qualify for 12.5 credits. Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.


SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Successful completion of this course meets the qualifications for 12.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS - FLORIDA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only:  To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Handouts

Faculty

Donald Altman Related seminars and products: 5

MA, LPC


Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, teacher and an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He is also a faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University and teaches various classes blending mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology.


A prolific writer whose career spans more than 25 years, Donald has authored several pioneering books on mindfulness, beginning with his 1998 Art of the Inner Meal. His book, The Mindfulness Code was named as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” He has also authored Meal By Meal, Living Kindness, One Minute Mindfulness, The Joy Compass, The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain and his newest book 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day.


In addition to his books, Donald was a staff writer for an EMM Y-Award winning children’s television show (“The Magic Door,” CBS Chicago), won an American Medical Writer’s Association Award, co-created the first interactive comic strip on America Online, and has had articles appear in New Age Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and Independent Business Magazine, among others.


Donald reaches out to the professional community by serving as the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating. Donald works extensively with mindful meditation in his own life, as well as offering these tools to others through his books and classes. He teaches mindfulness and spiritual values around the country. He is dedicated to bringing these ancient practices in tune with modern living and to invite wellness into our stress-filled lives. Donald is also a member of the Burma Buddhist Association. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoys riding his motorcycle along the beautiful Oregon coast.


Speaker Disclosure:


Financial: Donald Altman is in private practice. He is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology Program at Portland State University. Mr. Altman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial: Donald Altman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets, please visit our product store.

To order the book, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day, please visit our product store.

To order the book, The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain, please visit our product store.

To order the Growing Mindful Card Deck, please visit our product store.


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