Your work as a therapist can be so rewarding, seeing patients return to their normal lives and activity. Yet, there are days when you’re not as locked in to each patient, where the emotional toll of their behaviour can hinder your progress and your go-to strategies just aren’t as effective.
Revitalize your practice and take your clinical effectiveness as a therapist to the next level using mindfulness.
Mindfulness isn’t a buzzword; the principles and practices are proven to work! Learn to use these time-tested techniques to improve therapy outcomes while simultaneously reducing the overwhelming stress you face daily as a healthcare professional.
Gain effective clinical techniques from physical therapist and certified mindfulness facilitator, Clyde Boiston, who has utilized mindfulness in his clinical practice for over two decades.
You’ll become proficient at applying foundational mindfulness techniques and practices to a variety of clinical populations – simultaneously improving your assessment of and treatment outcomes with patients.
Watch him in this transformational recording as he reveals the latest advances in mindfulness and neuroscience to improve your work as a therapist and open the door to becoming a more centred human being.
Full of experiential exercises, interactive discussions, and other resources, you will take away practical mindfulness strategies you can immediately integrate into your practice and your daily life.
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 6 hours CPD.
CLYDE BOISTON, PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience who has worked in multiple therapy settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. In addition to his continuing clinical work as a PT, he and his wife own and operate Bel Wellness, a mind-body wellness studio in Riverside, CA which offers classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness and meditation. Mr. Boiston is a mindfulness teacher and meditation instructor who presents retreats, workshops, and mindful living classes to both corporate and healthcare employers as well as the general community. His clients include Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, UC Riverside, and the Riverside County Office on Aging. He received his certification as a Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF) from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) in 2017 after completing their yearlong teacher training program. MARC is part of the UCLA Medical School’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Mr. Boiston graduated with a BS in PT from California State University Long Beach in 1997 and has been Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2004. He is also a certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
Financial: Clyde Boiston is the owner of Be Everything in Life. He has an employment relationship with Kaiser Permanente Home Health. Mr. Boiston receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Clyde Boiston has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Define the mind-body connection and explain how mindful awareness practices can improve both clinical effectiveness and personal well-being.
Articulate what recent scientific research has discovered which validates the use of mindfulness in therapy.
Discuss the concept of neuroplasticity and discover how mindfulness meditation can change the structure and function of the brain in positive ways.
Identify 3 components of burnout suffered by healthcare professionals and articulate why the rates of each are significantly higher than the general working population.
Demonstrate the connection between healthcare provider burnout and the resultant decrease in quality of patient care and clinician effectiveness.
Discover techniques to improve your own mind-body awareness and use this as a resource in designing more effective interventions in your patient’s treatment plan.
Develop mindful speaking and listening strategies that will help you become more actively engaged with your patients and improve their clinical outcomes.
Design a plan to incorporate both formal meditation practice and informal mindfulness activities into your daily life after the course concludes.
MASTER THE CORE SKILLS OF MINDFULNESS
Research and Treatment Concepts
How mindfulness can benefit you
Current state of research on mindfulness
Neuroscience and mindfulness: how we can retrain our brain to be more resilient and compassionate clinicians
Demystifying meditation – what it can and cannot do
How mindfulness can help ward off the symptoms of burnout:
Low sense of personal accomplishment
Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)
Three core skills of mindfulness every therapist should have
Experiential exercise: STOP and RAIN practices
Techniques of Informal Mindfulness Practices
Mindfulness vs. mindlessness
Findings from the ‘Harvard Study’
Experiential exercise: eating meditation
Connecting formal and informal mindfulness practices
Experiential exercise: walking meditation
MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES
Mindfulness for Chronic Pain
Cultivate awareness of our physical bodies
Exercise infused with mindfulness
Experiential exercise: mindful movement
Jon Kabat Zinn and MBSR – “Leaning In” to touch the pain
Experiential exercise: body scan meditation
Mindfulness for Aging and Death
Help your patients make peace with the “human condition”
The unique dilemma of hospice care partners
Strategies for mindful aging
Experiential exercise: lighting rounds
Mindfulness for Better Assessment and Treatment
Key to improving patient-therapist relations: incorporate relational mindfulness strategies
Mindful speaking and listening
Authentic, truthful speech
Deep listening with full attention (80/20 rule)
Experiential exercise: introducing the dyad
MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES TO COMBAT STRESS AND BURNOUT
How to Start Your Own Personal Practice
Everything you need to know about sitting meditation
Overcoming the obstacles to formal meditation practice
Essentials for nurturing your own mindfulness practices
The synergistic relationship between formal and informal mindfulness practice
The importance of consistency, patience and forgiveness
Support for your practice after today
Resources in your community
Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance
The 8-role circle for conscious goal setting
How to look within – heart-body-mind triad
The importance of self-nurturing
Find greater emotional stability
Cultivate more acceptance, tolerance, and compassion
Learn how to use vulnerability and sensitivity as your greatest strengths
Take Home Lessons for Immediate Application
Become a better listener by truly “hearing” your patients
Connect with the positive qualities of your patients
Become less reactive by reframing your perceptions
Accept all criticism as opportunities for learning
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