The growing popularity of Mindfulness has brought not only an increased awareness of its power to deepen the therapeutic conversation, but also a host of new questions about how best to apply it within the therapeutic context.
That’s why we invited Mindfulness experts Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Ron Siegel, Connirae Andreas, and Christopher Germer to join us for 6 lively conversations on the nuts-and-bolts of integrating Mindfulness-based approaches into your clinical practice.
Mindfulness Meets Clinical Practice: A New Paradigm for Healing is a 6-session online course that will help you deepen your understanding of how and why Mindfulness works in clinical practice and introduce you to the Mindfulness-based approaches and tools that can transform your practice—and your life.
What’s the Promise of Mindfulness for Your Clinical Practice?
Imagine your practice evolving as you integrate Mindfulness-based practices with your current approaches. Think about the benefits to your clients—relief from stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. Envision increased positive outcomes as you customize Mindfulness-based approaches to your clients’ specific needs. Imagine talking to your clients about the benefits of Mindfulness in ways they can really understand.
This all-new online course—Mindfulness Meets Clinical Practice—offers the information and insight you need to transform your practice. It covers:
- A wide variety of Mindfulness-based approaches available to use in your clinical practice
- Which approaches are most effective for specific situations and symptoms
- Powerful tools for increasing clients’ capacity for living more fully in the present moment
- Correcting the misperceptions and distortions that have accompanied the extraordinary explosion of interest in Mindfulness
- The role of Mindfulness practice as an antidote to digital overstimulation and cybertrance
- How to handle clients’ questions about spirituality in the ordinary context of clinical treatment
- Best practices for making sure that changes experienced in clinical settings transfer into clients’ everyday lives
Here’s What You’ll Learn from These Mindfulness Leaders
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Explore how to extend the power of fully engaged awareness in your life and work with the leading figure in the Mindfulness movement. The topics covered will include:
- Debunking popular myths about Mindfulness
- Distinguishing Mindfulness as an experiential practice as opposed to a spiritual concept
- Understanding the role of “mind wandering” and the “default mode network” in our ordinary consciousness
- How to reclaim our lives from our limiting identity stories as we embrace our embodied awareness in the present moment
Jon Kabat-Zinn is internationally known for his work as a scientist, bestselling author, and Mindfulness meditation teacher. He’s professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic and its Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.
Discover new ways to address the larger issues of purpose and meaning that often lie at the edge of the therapeutic conversation by incorporating rituals that invoke life’s larger mysteries. One of the field’s most respected Buddhist practitioners will discuss how to:
- Use rituals to enhance the experience of safety, communion, and soulfulness in therapy
- Introduce grounding and cleansing practices as well as a variety of spiritual traditions to deepen the impact of trauma treatment
- Bring poetry, myths, and storytelling into the therapeutic conversation
- Address issues of morality and virtue issues in the treatment room
Connirae Andreas, Ph.D.
Here’s a chance to experience an alternative to traditional meditation that’s helped people with insomnia, relationship issues, difficult emotions, and much more. You’ll learn:
- Concrete, step-by-step practices for dissolving the ordinary sense of self
- Exercises that help clients achieve deep relaxation and a resetting of the nervous system
- A process that naturally melts away many issues that previously seemed like intractable problems
- Techniques for achieving greater access to natural wisdom, compassion, humor, and creativity
Ron Siegel, Psy.D.
Explore a provocative alternative to our everyday self-absorption that offers practical applications of the Buddhist concept of anatta, or not-self, to enable clients to:
- Develop a broader sense of self, challenging the role of “authenticity” and “being true to oneself” as therapeutic goals
- Transform the fundamental nature of their internal conversations and personal identity
- Embrace “insignificance” as a way of both dealing with loss and entering more fully into life and the present moment
- Understand the of pitfalls of bringing anatta into the therapy room, including the dangers of the bypassing emotional vulnerability
Tara Brach, Ph.D.
The alternative reality that the digital world has created has altered our relationship with our senses, bodies, and the very notion of who we are. Explore how to help clients both deepen their awareness of their relationship to the cyberworld and challenge its powerful grip on them by:
- Enhancing their ability to pause and deepen their experience of presence in the world
- Recognizing the trancelike quality of digital reality and how to awaken from it
- Exploring the psychology of boredom and how it keeps us from being fully connected to the moment
- Developing a cyber-diet to guide your daily use of digital technology and maximize its positive benefits
Christopher Germer, Ph.D.
Explore the growth of the self-compassion movement as a complement to the role of traditional Mindfulness in therapeutic practice. You'll learn:
- How to distinguish mindfulness from self-compassion and self-compassion from self-pity
- The fundamental principles and practices of self-compassion training, especially as an antidote for shame
- How to help clients develop alternatives to the unholy trinity of self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-absorption
- How to create a culture of heartfelt kindness in the consulting room and equip clients with concrete tools to make therapy more portable between sessions
Hugh Byrne, Ph.D., and Ron Siegel, Psy.D.
Are you ready to bridge the gap between the promise of Mindfulness and its application in your clinical practice? You Can.
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- Customizing Mindfulness with Ron Siegel
Mindfulness practice is increasingly being integrated into psychotherapy, but it is not a one-size-fits-all remedy. In this bonus, Ron Siegel offers a range of Mindfulness tools and what work best with whom, and why.
- Bringing the Felt Sense into the Consulting Room with Joan Klagsbrun
When clients get stuck in their emotions—reactive anger, overwhelming sadness, frantic worry—engaging them in a body-oriented felt sense of their experience can guide them toward healing, movement, and growth. Learn how in this bonus session.
- Using Mindfulness to Deepen Emotional Experience with Diana Fosha
Emotion is more than a feeling—it’s a whole body experience. In this bonus, you’ll learn how to help your clients connect to their own vitality by engaging them in experiential practices designed to integrate mind and body.
- Suggesting Mindfulness with Michael Yapko
Just how different is Mindfulness from hypnosis? Find out in this bonus session with Michael Yapko as he reveals valuable structural similarities between Mindfulness and clinical hypnosis, and how to help clients focus on and develop inner resources.
- Has Mindfulness Been Over-Sold? with Ron Siegel & Michael Yapko
Is Mindfulness a passing trend or here to stay? Look at contrasting perspectives on the growing impact of Mindfulness practices on therapy today in this lively dialogue featuring Ronald Siegel and Michael Yapko.
- When Mindfulness Isn’t Enough with Dick Schwartz
Are there therapeutic limitations of meditation techniques? In this bonus session, Dick Schwartz explores the therapist’s role in different self-healing methods and concrete strategies to build on meditation to help your clients.
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