For grieving clients, the present moment can be terrifying. Painful and uncomfortable emotions push them to avoid their grief or rush past it without truly feeling it.
But when your clients can’t accept being with their grief in the now, they don’t just “get over it.” Those emotions keep coming back. Each time a little more powerful, a little more painful, and with a little more self-judgement.
Without sitting with their grief, willingly experiencing and processing it, healing can’t begin.
Mindfulness-based interventions give you the tools you need to help clients be with their grief – allowing them to better accept loss, experience their’ feelings without judgement, and transform their perspective so they can discover glimmers of joy amidst the sadness and open themselves to new possibilities, meaning and purpose.
Watch international mindfulness expert and trainer Dr. Debra Alvis as she shares the exercises and techniques she’s found most effective in over 25 years of practice so you can help your grieving clients:
PLUS you’ll get scripts and clear instructions on guided meditations making it easy for you to incorporate these strategies into your grief work and use them right away!
Don’t miss this chance to add these valuable tools to your treatment toolbox so you can help clients be present with their grief, fully process it, and rediscover a life worth living!
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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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