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Advanced Mindfulness: The Practice of Compassionate Presence

  • Apply 7 specific mindfulness interventions in both your personal and professional life
  • Teach clients to calm overwhelming emotional states
  • Help your clients manage anger, depression, anxiety
  • Teach easy-to-understand mindfulness practices to clients
  • Relax your body and quiet your mind
  • Move through your day with calmness and clarity

This best-selling seminar will provide you with practical strategies for the implementation of mindfulness techniques to help your clients manage anger, depression, anxiety and calm other overwhelming emotional states. In addition, you will be able to use effective mindfulness techniques to enhance your clinical skills and become more mindful in both personal and professional situations.

Watch this recording and increase your understanding of the relationship between mindfulness, attunement, attachment and the healing process. You will also take home specific client interventions employing non judging present moment awareness. These skills will increase focus, clarity and effectiveness in the therapeutic relationship. Theoretical material, an extensive reading list and descriptions of the exercises in the workshops will be available in your handbook which is included with your registration.


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Dennis Gaither, M.D., O.M.C. |  J. David Cole, CC, CHT
6 Hours 06 Minutes
Audio and Video
Oct 31, 2012
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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 4.75 hours CPD.



Dennis Gaither, M.D., O.M.C. Related seminars and products:

Dennis Gaither, M.D., O.M.C. has a psychiatric practice, is an ordained ministerial counselor and a teacher of classes and workshops in Hakomi, mindfulness, and the healing power of forgiveness. He brings a strong intention of mindfulness, humor and loving presence to his work and life. Dennis finds purpose in learning, teaching and healing in the deepest, truest sense and loves being outdoors in natural settings, in the company of friends and his two sons.

He is a board certified psychiatrist, trained at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute in San Francisco. He trained in the Hakomi method of psychotherapy with Ron Kurtz and Donna Martin, and is a certified Hakomi therapist, teacher and trainer.

J. David Cole, CC, CHT Related seminars and products:

J David Cole, CC, CHT is licensed in Washington state as a Certified Counselor in private practice and Licensed Massage Practitioner. He is also a Certified Hakomi Therapist, Teacher and Trainer, a founding member of the Hakomi Educational Network and member of the Hakomi Institute. David teaches ongoing Hakomi workshops in the Seattle area as part of the Seattle Hakomi Educational Network

He began practicing mindfulness in 1976 and has continued to practice and study a variety of meditation practices over the past thirty years. He studied Hakomi with Ron Kurtz and Donna Martin and Internal Family Systems with Richard Schwartz. He has been leading experiential workshops and seminars since 1980.

He is the co-author with Carol Ladas Gaskin of Mindfulness Centered Therapies: An Integrative Approach, (c 2007) a book with a companion DVD It describes and illustrates the integration of three relational and mindfulness-based approaches to counseling: Hakomi Body Centered Psychotherapy, Internal Family systems, and Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy. David brings to his mindfulness workshops a spirit of levity, clarity, and attunement.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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  • Discover the relationship between mindfulness and compassion.
  • Share easy-to-understand mindfulness practices with clients.
  • Identify three essential elements of mindfulness.
  • Explain the usefulness of mindfulness in the therapeutic process.
  • Apply seven specific mindfulness interventions in both your personal and professional life.
  • Describe the recent developments regarding attachment and its relationship to attunement and the practice of mindfulness.



  • Relationship of mindfulness to compassion
  • Basic elements
  • Origins and history of Mindfulness
  • Practice in everyday life
  • Effects on health, stress reduction
  • Use in clinical practice
  • How to present mindfulness to clients
  • Exercise: Using the breath for mindfulness and learning
  • Exercise: Body scan

Mindfulness of Non-Verbal Behavior

  • Importance of tracking self and others
  • Tracking non-verbal context and verbal content
  • Non-verbal indicators and their uses
  • Noticing the quality of connection
  • Acknowledging present moment experience
  • Exercise: Naming

Mindfulness and Attachment

  • Distinctions between alignment, attunement, and resonance
  • Optimal/sub-optimal styles of attachment
  • Earned status in adults
  • Alignment skills (acknowledgement)
  • The benefits of attunement in clinical practice
  • Developing and maintaining resonance in ongoing therapy
  • Exercise: Being With*

Receptivity and Nourishment for Therapists

  • Self-nourishing practices
  • Practicing presence
  • Finding something nourishing in another
  • Receptivity to non-verbal communication
  • Relational mindfulness in clinical practice
  • Reducing stress and burnout
  • Exercise: True Colors*

Mindfulness in Practice

  • Setting up mindfulness slowing the session down
  • Jumping out of unproductive systems
  • Recognizing organizing principles
  • Experimenting with organizing principles
  • Exercise: Creating experiments in mindfulness

Mindfulness as Self-leadership

  • Internal Family systems model
  • Identifying parts (self-states)
  • Introducing parts language
  • What is the self in parts theory?
  • Un-blending from strong emotions
  • Productive questions for working with parts
  • PowerPoint with video clips of live therapy sessions

*Created by Ron Kurtz founder of Hakomi

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals



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