Mindfulness offers a set of simple, powerful tools that can help heal past traumas and break cycles of depression, anxiety, addiction, and emotional dysregulation. In this recording, you'll practice real world applications of mindfulness that can open new doors for your clients. Discover how to harness the power of neuroplasticity through mindfulness practices (including meditation and non-meditation skills), direct growth in mindfulness and self-regulation skills with children and adults of all ages, and guide efforts in moment-to-moment resilience and non-reactivity. In addition to discussing mindfulness applications for numerous diagnoses, we will explore effective mindfulness-based solutions for many common scenarios, including school failure, delinquency, poor ability to keep jobs, unstable relationships, and many more.
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Manual - Calming the Brain through Mindfulness
Mark L. Beischel, EdD, is licensed psychologist, professor, speaker, and author with over 40 years of experience working with children and adults in a variety of clinical settings. Although technically “retired” from his post as Professor of Psychology in the Schools of Education and Professional Studies at Peru State College, he continues to teach brain-based graduate courses there as an adjunct professor. Over the years, he has also provided clinical services in the Nebraska State Penitentiary, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. Dr. Beischel has presented at numerous national and international conferences, and authored multiple books as well as articles in the Journal of Counseling and Development, the American Personnel and Guidance Journal, and Teaching of Psychology.
Financial: Mark Beischel is an adjunct professor for Peru State College. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Mark Beischel is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Nebraska Psychological Association.
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Identify how anxious children and adults have impaired brain development leading to mental health deficits, and how this informs the clinician's choice of treatment interventions
Summarize research on mindfulness practices, the relaxation response, and brain development and how the research informs clinical treatment interventions
Describe mindfulness-based skills and their applications for clinical therapy, including meditation and non-meditation alternatives
Demonstrate how practicing mindfulness can help clients reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, or emotional regulation disorders
Develop mindfulness-based solutions for real world client problems, such school failure, delinquency, poor ability to keep jobs, and unstable relationships
THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF MINDFULNESS
Our brains are social by nature
The foundation is set during the first year of life
“Relational trauma” according to Schore
The limbic system
Frontal lobe development
The “Executive” control center
INVESTIGATING THE SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS
Evolution of the cortex and survival
Fear and anxiety resolved through relationships including spiritual
Intimacy and the mirror neurons
The development of attunement
Communication of emotions
The neurobiology of mindfulness meditation
Emotional benefits of mindfulness
MINDFULNESS AND EMOTIONAL REGULATION
The evolutionary function of fear and anxiety
Fast and slow circuits
Fears and anxieties
Stress and hippocampal damage
ELICITING THE RELAXATION RESPONSE: RESEARCH OF HERBERT BENSON
Eastern meditation and visualization
Gains through Benson’s method
Genes expressed differently
Anxiety and depression
The relaxation response also elicited by:
Benson’s eight-step program for eliciting the relaxation response
MINDFULNESS IN MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
Mechanisms of action
Focusing on the present
Definition of Shapiro and Kubat-Zinn –self-regulation and self-management
Eight themes of Teasdale, Williams, and Segal
Rogers' mindfulness exercise
Mindfulness, spirituality, and cultural competence
The therapist's mindfulness attitudes:
Self-compassion and attunement
Empathy and attunement with others
EASTERN AND WESTERN MEDITATION
History of Eastern and Western meditation
The "Desert Fathers"
Evolution of meditation and contemplation
Neuroscience of meditation and contemplation
Maslow's self-actualizing characteristics and meditation
Attachment theory, meditation and self-actualization
Newberg's research on the "Centering Prayer" of Keating
MINDFULNESS TRAINING AND INTERVENTIONS FOR
Children and adolescents
Emotional regulation disorders
Mindfulness practices help penitentiary inmate form an intimate relationship and develop responsible parenting skills
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