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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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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Debra Premashakti Alvis
Duration:
5 Hours 51 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
13 Jun, 2014
Product Code:
POS046830
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

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Ph.D.


Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner who developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia that specializes in addressing anxiety, stress and depression in individuals with physical health concerns and co-morbid mental health issues.

In more than 25 years of clinical experience in treating clients with anxiety, Dr. Alvis has found that she can help clients recover from anxiety more quickly, and more effectively sustain the gains made in therapy, by combining brain-based principles, body-oriented techniques and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches.

Dr. Alvis lectures and leads retreats around the world. Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians to integrate the richness of contemplative practices and somatic psychotherapies with cognitive approaches for greater clinical effectiveness. Dr. Alvis maintains a private practice in Georgia where she treats clients with anxiety, trauma, shame, depression and relational concerns.

She also continues to work as a professor at the University of Georgia where she supervises the clinical work of doctoral students and co-leads a research team investigating mindfulness.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. She receives compensation as a Professor for the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  • 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.

Outline

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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