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Personalizing Mindfulness Meditation Practice: Finding the Right Fit for Clients

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  • Welcome
    • Meditation Exercise
    • Overview of Objectives
      • Typology of Meditation and When to Use
  • Mind-Body Meditation Beginning
    • Meditation as Medicine
    • Emerging Era of Personalization
    • The Body-Mind
    • The Relaxation Response
    • Dawn of Mindfulness Meditation
      • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
      • Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive-Behavioral
  • How Can We Personalize Meditation Practice?
    • Starting with Basics
    • Brain Science
  • Meditative Styles
    • Attentional
      • Meta-Awareness
      • Narrowing, Open-Focused
      • Types
    • Constructive
      • Alterations of Thoughts and Emotions
      • Types
    • Deconstructive
      • Self-Inquiry and Insight
      • Types
  • Self-Help and Spirituality
  • Teaching Meditation and Personalization
    • Motivation
    • Listen to Client
    • Daily Progress Cards
    • 5 Basic Types of Meditation
  • Instructed Meditation Practice
    • Concentration Meditation
  • Questions & Comments
  • Demonstration Regarding Cognitive Dialogue


  • Explore the different families of practice, including attentional approaches that strengthen self-regulation, constructive approaches that enhance emotional wellbeing and healthy thinking, and deconstructive approaches that lead to insight
  • Explore what kind of practices are most useful with various clinical issues, including stress-related disorders, addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal struggles
  • Explore the distinctive clinical applications of concentration meditation, centering prayer, and mindfulness practices
  • Explore how to expand your personal understanding of meditation by directly experiencing a range of contemplative practices

Copyright : 03/24/2017

Mastering the Core Skills of Mindfulness: The Key to Developing a Consistent Mindfulness Practice

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  • Introductory Mindfulness Exercise
  • Welcome & Objectives
  • Mindfulness in Today’s Society
  • What is Mindfulness?
    • Transformation
  • Concepts within Mindfulness
    • Self-Directed Neuroplasticity
    • Goal of Enlightenment
  • Mindfulness Path for Growth
    • Transforming Negative States
      • Core Negative Beliefs
    • Cultivating Positive States
      • Deeper Connections
  • Five Core Skills of Mindfulness
    • Intentions
    • Awareness Witnessing
      • Three Foundations of Mindfulness
    • Self-Regulation
    • Attention
    • Loving-Kindness
  • The Circle of Liberation in Mindful Practice
  • The Mindful Practice Steps
  • Concluding Mindfulness Exercise


  1. Identify the deeper meaning in even the smallest experience.
  2. Establish how barriers to implementing mindfulness can be overcome using informal techniques clients can incorporate into their daily lives.
  3. Characterize how clinical tools that increase self-awareness can be used in therapy to help clients better manage their thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
  4. Articulate the importance of the connection between therapist and client in contributing to positive clinical outcomes, and delineate how mindfulness may enhance the therapeutic relationship.

Copyright : 03/26/2017

The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Discovering Inner Peace and Freedom

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  • Welcome & Introduction
    • Background
    • What is Mindfulness?
    • MBSR and Why Bother?
  • Teaching MBSR
    • Creating a Community
    • Movement and Yoga
    • Examining Stress
    • Integrating into daily life
  • What is Mindfulness
    • Moment by Moment with Awareness
    • Nonjudgement
    • Acceptance and Compassion
    • Continual Process
  • Exercise – Why Am I Here?
  • MBSR - Basics
    • Factors
    • Accepting and Acknowledging
    • Foundations
  • Exercise – Object & Senses Mindfulness
  • Why MBSR?
  • Body Scanning Demonstration
  • Sitting Meditation Exercise
  • The Body Scan
    • Unification
    • One Minute Scan
    • “Letting Be”
  • Walking Meditation Exercise
    • Focus and Attention
  • One Moment Meditation
  • Stress - Intention to Attention to Connect
    • The Brain
  • Unpleasant vs. Pleasant Events – Sensations & Thoughts
  • Coping
    • Emotion-Focused versus Attitude
  • Communication
    • Passive, Avoiding, Aggressive
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation Exercise


  1. Present the core beliefs of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as they relate to clinical treatment.
  2. Explore how clients can maintain greater balance and control in dealing with everyday stress
  3. Explore how clients can embrace the moment with mindfulness meditation to restore a sense of well-being
  4. Explore how clients can mobilize your deepest inner resources
  5. Explore how clients can use specific mindfulness-based practices to bring balance to their life

Copyright : 03/23/2017

Mindfulness for Children and Teens: A Practical Approach

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  • Introduction & Overview
  • Growing Mindful
    • Start with Ourselves!
  • What is Mindfulness?
    • Attention, Presence, Acceptance & Non-Judgement
  • Stress and Mindfulness
    • Regress vs. Progress
  • Breathing in Mindfulness
  • Adapting Mindfulness
  • Why Mindfulness?
    • Mindful Community
  • The Developing Brain
  • “Alphabreaths”
  • The Buy-In
  • Technology and Mindfulness
  • Roadmap for Resistance


  1. Articulate how to present mindfulness to help break through client resistance and maximize engagement in and out of the clinical hour
  2. Summarize how to use specific strategies to tailor mindfulness to inform clinical treatment interventions
  3. Compile practices that help children with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other behavioral disorders

Copyright : 03/25/2017

Healing Self: Integrating Mindfulness with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

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Attachment Injuries

Internalized Parts of the Self

Parts Can Be Useful

Extreme Beliefs and Emotions

Injuries Like a Virus

Goal of Therapy

Harmony and Integration

Use the One Mind of Integration

Mindfulness Approaches Allow the Noticing and Awareness of What Happens in Emotional Pain

Can be used to move away from pain without resolving it

Parts Work Results in Healing Legacy Burdens

Map of the Parts Territory

Vulnerable Parts that are hurt by Trauma


Exiles:  connect, witness, and retrieval: interact with adult part, and move to present time



Bring Protectors into Realization That They do not Have to Change Now

Can Ask How the Self Feels Toward Different Parts = Parts Detector  

Parts Protect the System

Recognizing These Parts

Parts Triggered in Relationship

Curiosity, Confidence, Compassion, Creativity, Courage, Calm

Connectedness and Clarity

Self Heals and Becomes the Absence of Parts with the Ability to Love Parts Under Stress


  1. Integrate the IFS model into your clinical practice and accelerate healing for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders.
  2. Develop a deep understanding of how neuroscience informs therapeutic decisions in IFS therapy.
  3. Explore methods for honestly and transparently handling situations in which clients are emotionally triggered

Copyright : 03/25/2017