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Advanced Mindfulness: Effective Strategies for Hardwiring Recovery

  • Integrate the latest on neuroscience into your practice
  • Hardwire recovery from anxiety and depression
  • Promote emotional regulation
  • Address anxiety and insomnia with relaxation

Advances in mindfulness and neuroscience have led to revolutionary breakthroughs in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and age related functional declines. Explore these cutting edge discoveries and corresponding mindfulness strategies designed to build depression and anxiety recovery skills in your clients. You will learn how to individualize these strategies, applying them to the treatment of various clinical diagnoses and to diverse populations. Learn why these approaches reduce relapse probability and how to teach relapse prevention skills. Take home specific interventions to promote and sustain client recovery from anxiety, depression, and limiting lifestyle habits.

A portion of the seminar will focus on mindfulness approaches for anger management, forgiveness, gratitude, and effective decision making. Difficulties in these four areas are among the strongest predictors for anxiety and depression and increase the likelihood of relapse. You will learn innovative skills to help your clients manage anger, forgive appropriately, build gratitude and make wise choices.

This recording consists of highly engaging, experiential learning and gives you the tools to immediately incorporate these new interventions into your daily work. With emphasis on clinician self-care, you will end the recording feeling renewed, energized and inspired. 


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Debra Alvis, Ph.D.
5 Hours 52 Minutes
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Jun 13, 2014
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD.



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Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over 25 years of clinical experience in supporting clients’ recovery from shame, trauma, anxiety, depression and relational concerns. A seasoned international presenter and consultant, Dr. Alvis is a therapeutic yoga educator and retired as faculty from the University of Georgia where she developed and led the Mind/Body Program. The program included a clinician training program integrating contemplative approaches in psychotherapy. A thirty-five year personal contemplative practice, research experience, and a deep understanding of applied neuroscience, Polyvagal Theory, and compassion resiliency further enrich her presentations. She draws upon this unique background to provide effective and easily applicable skills designed for immediate integration into clinician’s practices.

Speaker Disclosures:
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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  • Incorporate cutting edge neuroscience into psychotherapy.
  • Describe how to promote lasting clinical changes.
  • Utilize the three steps for hardwiring recovery.
  • Identify mindfulness strategies for addressing anxiety, depression and limiting lifestyle habits.
  • Demonstrate how to restore the brain when its energy has been depleted.
  • Apply a five step approach for increasing clinician compassion.


Explore Cutting Edge Mindfulness Research

  • More effective for depression than CBT
  • Enhance the ability to focus
  • Decrease rumination
  • Hardwire clinical changes

Emotional Regulation

  • Hone core mindfulness practices – awareness of body, breath & mind
  • Stop the chain reaction
  • Grounding practices
  • Open the heart
  • Return to the true self
  • Minimize reactivity
  • Visual meditations

Anxiety and Depression: Deepen Skills, Hardwire Recovery

  • Self-compassion – kind words towards self and other
  • Move through troubling emotions
  • Identify healing narratives
  • Reset the nervous system after trauma
  • Identify false sanctuaries & underlying beliefs
  • Overcome conflict and risk avoidance
  • Deep Relaxation – addressing anxiety, decreasing insomnia

Build Effective Decision Making Tools

  • Guide choices through values clarification
  • Choosing and consulting ‘advisors’
  • Tap into inner knowledge

Cultivate Patience

  • Recognize impatience – enhance mind/ body awareness
  • Support patience through contemplative practices
  • Establish and honor limits

Cool the Flames of Anger

  • Simple gestures for working with anger
  • Develop awareness of underlying emotions
  • Step out of the trance of anger – telling a new story
  • Mindful walking for working with intense energy
  • Ask for help

Forgiveness of Self and Others

  • Understand forgiveness
  • Forgiveness as a process
  • Gain clarity – assign responsibility
  • Tools for developing compassion

Age Mindfully

  • Jump start the aging brain
  • Overcome the fear of aging
  • Enjoy the elder years
  • Prepare for death through mindfulness

Mindfulness Strategies for Therapists

  • Integrate role and soul
  • Enhance therapeutic presence
  • Buffering from burnout
  • Increase compassion towards clients

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants and other Mental Health Professionals



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