You know how important it is for clients to have confidence in their clinician – to know the comfort of working with someone who’s invested extra time and effort to build the necessary skills to provide treatment at the highest level.
But standing out from the crowd can be tough. When clients have so many options, how do you differentiate yourself from your colleagues?
Watch this recording and dramatically improve your mindfulness skills for enhanced treatment of anxiety, trauma, shame, depression, addiction, chronic pain and more!
Get answers to your questions on organizing and leading a mindfulness practice with clients, learn to effectively use numerous core and advanced mindfulness skills and exercises, and get detailed instruction on incorporating them into treatment with plans for pairing them with the specific mental health disorders you see in your office each day.
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Rochelle Calvert, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D, is a clinical psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst in private practice in San Diego. Dr. Calvert has studied mindfulness for the past 15 years and offers mindfulness-based therapy to individuals struggling with life transitions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, pain conditions, as well as families of developmentally delayed children/adults. She facilitates professional trainings in mindfulness for clinicians and laypersons and has led classes, workshops, and retreats on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Six-Week Introductory Training in Mindfulness (SIT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Eating, Mindful Parenting, and the Mindful Workplace. She is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher and received certification through The Mindfulness Training Institute under teachers Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward. Dr. Calvert was preciously the professional training director for the University of California San Diego's Center for Mindfulness and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego.
Financial: Rochelle Calvert is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Rochelle Calvert is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Association for Behavior Analysis.
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Articulate how empirical support for the effectiveness of mindfulness can be used to enhance clients’ engagement in therapy.
Establish a consistent daily formal mindfulness practice with clients to help them improve well-being.
Characterize how mindfulness can be used in therapy to help clients better manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
Articulate how mindfulness training can enhance the cultivation of the therapeutic relationship.
Treat insomnia with diaphragmatic breathing techniques that can improve sleep outcomes.
Communicate how mindfulness can be used in treatment plans for anxiety to calm the arousal state.
Specify how clinicians can enhance chronic pain treatment with mindfulness exercises to help clients accept and reduce pain.
Teach clients how mindfulness can help them to better monitor their eating responses to challenging mental or emotional states.
Explore how mindfulness can be taught in the clinical setting to help depressed clients manage negative self-talk and motivation for well-being.
Analyze the differences between individual and group mindfulness practices.
Communicate how clinicians can create effective therapeutic environments for the unique needs of clients.
Formulate treatment plans for trauma that utilize clinical tools based in mindfulness and grounding to calm the biological stress response.
Diversify available clinical techniques, and individualize treatment, by integrating mindfulness as an adjunctive therapy.
Explore how mindfulness approaches can be used to stretch attention span and reduce impulsiveness in clients with ADHD.
Assess for situations that may contraindicate the use of mindfulness with clients.
Characterize how mindfulness can enhance addiction treatment and help clients identify triggers that could lead to relapse.
Establish how mindful sense awareness skills can be taught to clients to help them break bad eating habits.
Determine how mindfulness exercises can be used to help clients with anger issues choose to respond rather than react to anger inducing situations.
Strengthen Your Mindfulness Practice
Routine, meaning, and connection to support consistent practice
Mindfulness and nature practices
The four foundations in mindfulness
Transform barriers within your practice
Thoughts and emotions
Mindfulness Techniques to Build Trust and Connection with Your Clients
Affect regulation techniques for therapist and client
Techniques to create empathetic connection
Eliminate compassion fatigue with compassionate presence
Exercises to build clients trust in themselves
Enhance Motivation with Creative Mindfulness Strategies
Visuals, metaphors, and poetry to explain mindfulness
Motivate clients with neuroplasticity
Strategies to shift the ”Automatic Pilot”
Exercises to teach reacting vs responding
Start and Sustain: How to Lead Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practices
Embodiment of mindfulness
Options for posture, range of experience and types of practice
How to adapt practices to the unique needs of clients
Leading inquiry strategies for deepened experience of mindfulness
Mindful daily moments, brief practices and other informal practices
Mindfulness Techniques and Experiential Exercises for Enhanced Treatment of:
Anxiety & Stress
Exercises to increase awareness of stress response
Techniques to relax the arousal state
Reduce anxious thoughts with:
3-minute breathing practice
Mindful walking practice
Grounding and orienting techniques for felt safety
Somatic exercises for emotional regulation
Strategies to support overwhelm with breath and body practices
Shame and Guilt
Body awareness practices to soften shame and guilt
Care for shame with self-compassion
Mindful antidotes to self-judgement
Letting go exercises to shift attention and attitude
Mindfully be with the body in anger
Formal and informal practices to work with anger
Respond vs. react exercises
Diaphragmatic breathing to improve sleep
Interventions for challenging thoughts linked to insomnia
Mindful practice with technology
Manage negative self-talk with awareness of thoughts
Cope with limited energy through energy awareness practices
Nature meditations that boost well-being
Psychological well-being and chronic pain
Breath awareness practices to decrease acute pain and manage chronic pain
Loving kindness/compassion meditations for pain reduction
Mindful eating fundamentals
Sense awareness skills to shift bad eating habits
Mindful skills for responding to cravings
Awareness practices for satiety and hunger
Mindful awareness of triggers for relapse prevention
Urge surfing: mindfulness interventions to cope with urges
Taking in the good – noticing the good events in life
Stretch attention span with focus building practices
Mindful movement for controlled attention
STOP practices for reduced impulsiveness
Group and Individual Session Plans
To improve client outcome
Mindfulness-based group programs and emotional resonance
Identify opportunities in one to one clinical sessions
Determine which format is best for your client
Situations that may contraindicate applying mindfulness
Assessment, Growth and Support
Assess how practices are working for the client
Grow the path of practice for clients
Cultivate joy in mindfulness practice
Marriage and Family Therapists
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Other Mental Health Professionals
School Counselors and Other School-based Professionals
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