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Mindful Aging: Finding Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy in Later Life



More than 100 million Americans are over the age of 50 today, and while research concludes we can grow and enhance our lives at every age, stereotypes about aging still plague our society, contributing to the boredom, isolation, depression, and decline we often see in older clients.

But don’t let the ominous perception of “aging” take control of your client’s life! In this recording, you’ll gain insight and practical tools to help older clients find fulfillment and truly understand that “age is just a number.” Andrea Brandt will provide you with mindfulness-based strategies to help your clients get unstuck from their past and embrace the future of possibilities. In addition to this, she will help guide you into asking the life-altering questions that your clients fear to face.

Watch this recording and take home strategies and techniques to use with your clients!


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.7
Faculty:
Andrea Brandt
Duration:
4 Hours 50 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
22 Mar, 2018
Product Code:
NOS095921
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


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.

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Faculty

Andrea Brandt Related seminars and products: 1

PhD, MFT


Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica, California. Andrea brings over 35 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management classes. 
Dr. Brandt is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger & aggression, anxiety & trauma, aging, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women’s issues. 
In her workshops, patient sessions and presentations, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself. She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical and emotional wellness. 
Upon pioneering a new approach to emotional healing, Dr. Brandt directed her attention to the study of anger management and conflict resolution. In her book 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness (W.W. Norton, 2013), Dr. Brandt examines strategies for overcoming a common yet debilitating response mechanism. In her second book, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom (W. W. Norton, 2014), Dr. Brandt explores methods to better understand and manage the powerful emotion of anger. 
For more information, visit www.mindfulangerworkshop.com 
Speaker Disclosures: 
Financial: Andrea Brandt maintains a private practice. She is an author for WW Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Brandt receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 
Nonfinancial: Andrea Brandt is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); and of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the efficacy of mindfulness-based practices to increase self-awareness and decrease reactivity in clients 50 and older.
  2. Articulate methods by which mindfulness-based approaches can be interfaced with psychotherapy practices to improve clinical outcomes.
  3. Explore strategies in a clinical setting to communicate and evaluate life-altering questions for clients 50 and older.
  4. Apply simple yet effective clinical interventions in session to help clients acquire a new perspective of aging and a more adaptive approach to managing feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  5. Point out the clinical implications of social connections to help promote client level of functioning.

Outline

Introduction
  • Debunking the Stereotypes Around Aging
  • Recognizing the True Potential for Post-Middle Age
  • The Therapist’s Responsibility in Helping Clients Approach Aging Mindfully
Mindfulness Practices for Increasing Self-Awareness and Decreasing Reactivity in Clients
  • Mindfulness as a Tool for Developing Inner Resources and Making Positive Change
  • Emotional Mindfulness as a Resource to Reactivity
  • Clinical Implications of the Body
  • An Exercise to Uncover Negative Beliefs about Aging and Reinforce Positive Ones
Strategies for Helping Clients Get Unstuck from Their Past and Embrace a Future of Possibilities
  • Using Emotional Mindfulness to Create the Psychological Safety Needed to Heal
  • An Exercise for Identifying Resentments and Regrets
  • 9 Simple Steps to Help Clients Feel Their Feelings and Process Old Wounds
Helping Clients Make New Choices That Can Energize Them
  • Using Self-Discovery Strategies for Clients to Create a Life Vision They Love
  • Challenging Clients’ Self-Limiting Beliefs about What Life Can Be
  • Helping Clients Convert Vision into Action to Transform Their Lives
The 6 Essential Ingredients for a Happy, Healthy Older Age…and the Implications for Client Treatment
  • The Benefits of Social Connections
  • The Benefits of Physical Exercise, Continuous Learning, and Creativity
  • The Benefits of Spirituality and Service
  • How Therapists Can Promote the Key Habits That Enrich Clients’ Lives
Strategies for Clients Facing Life-Altering Questions as They Approach Retirement
  • Increasing Tolerance for Ambiguity
  • Being Proactive and Resourceful in This Transitional Stage

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Total Reviews: 20

Comments

Ellen R - PHOENIX, Arizona

"Well done. Useful information"

Barbara W - Cambridge, Massachusetts

"Really enjoyed the seminar. Loved the presenter's openness and authenticity--it was inspiring."

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