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Advanced Mindfulness Techniques that Change the Brain: Rewire Depression, Anxiety and Toxic Lifestyle Habits


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Occupational Therapy
Faculty:
Donald Altman
Duration:
5 Hours 27 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Aug 02, 2016
SKU:
POS044115
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

  • The newest brain research about mindfulness and the brain
  • Mindfulness-based techniques to use with clients right away
  • A deeper understanding of how mindfulness works for clinical disorders

Attend this cutting-edge seminar and learn the latest neuroscience supporting the benefits of mindfulness. Gain a deeper understanding of how mindfulness works for clinical disorders including depression, anxiety and toxic lifestyle habits. Join mindfulness expert and best-selling author, and trainer, Donald Altman and take away the core mindfulness skills to enhance your practice. You will be immediately able to utilize mindfulness interventions to help your clients improve their lives.

Donald Altman will show you how mindfulness creates new brain pathways – and how lasting change happens from the inside out. You will leave the day with new mindfulness techniques and how to best teach them to your clients. Donald is known for his engaging way of blending humor, video, case studies and experiential teachings, and methods to work with diverse clients.

OUTLINE

Cutting Edge Research on Mindfulness

  • Effective as anti-depressants
  • Keeps the mind from wandering
  • The quantum brain and other new brain and mindfulness research

Advanced Mindfulness Vocabulary

  • Traditional terms of mindfulness
  • Meeting the client with a broader view of mindfulness
  • Brain integration

The Four Core Mindfulness Practices

  • Breathing awareness
  • Mind awareness
  • Body scan
  • Movement awareness

Get Unstuck from Depression

  • Stress regulation
  • Mindful laughter

Overcome Anxiety

  • Use nature’s engaging power to restore focus
  • Mindful walking to manage the uncertainty of transition
  • Retrain the mind to be kind, compassionate, and balanced

Toxic Lifestyle Habits

  • Getting aligned with values and meaning
  • Embracing gratitude and affirmations
  • The “G.L.A.D.” technique
  • Finding peace with “Be the Pebble” practice

OBJECTIVES

  • Utilize the newest brain research about mindfulness and the brain to improve therapy with anxiety, depression, and toxic life style habits.
  • Discuss the 4 core methods of developing a mindfulness practice that works.
  • Identify mindfulness strategies that act as interventions for anxiety, depression and toxic lifestyle habits.
  • Explain how to restore the brain’s energy when depleted.
  • Recognize how clients can be empowered through intention an attention to make new choices and break toxic lifestyle habits.
  • Use the main mindfulness skills that enhance any mindfulness-based therapy.

 

 

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. 



Handouts

Faculty

Donald Altman's Profile

Donald Altman Related seminars and products: 2

MA, LPC


Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, teacher and an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He is also a faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University and teaches various classes blending mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology.

A prolific writer whose career spans more than 25 years, Donald has authored several pioneering books on mindfulness, beginning with his 1998 Art of the Inner Meal (HarperOne, 1999). His book, The Mindfulness Code (New World Library, 2010) was named as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” He has also authored The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Building Compassionate Connections (PESI, 2018), Stay Mindful & Color: Find Calm, Clarity and Happiness (PESI, 2016), Meal By Meal (New World Library, 2004), Living Kindness (Moon Lake Media, 2009), One Minute Mindfulness (New World Library, 2011), The Joy Compass (New Harbinger, 2012), The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain (PESI, 2014) and 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day (PESI, 2015).

In addition to his books, Donald was a staff writer for an EMMY-Award winning children’s television show (“The Magic Door,” CBS Chicago), won an American Medical Writer’s Association Award, co-created the first interactive comic strip on America Online, and has had articles appear in New Age Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and Independent Business Magazine, among others.

Donald reaches out to the professional community by serving as the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating. Donald works extensively with mindful meditation in his own life, as well as offering these tools to others through his books and classes. He teaches mindfulness and spiritual values around the country. He is dedicated to bringing these ancient practices in tune with modern living and to invite wellness into our stress-filled lives. Donald is also a member of the Burma Buddhist Association. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoys riding his motorcycle along the beautiful Oregon coast.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Donald Altman is in private practice. He is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology Program at Portland State University. Mr. Altman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Donald Altman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain, please visit our product store.

To order the book, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day, please visit our product store.


Target Audience

Counselors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Incorporate up-to-date mindfulness practices in to your treatment plans
  2. Communicate how lifestyle changes can alter the damaging effects of stress at the cellular level.
  3. Practice the stress-reducing transition skills of mindful movement and mindful walking with your clients
  4. Utilize the latest clinical research on mindfulness and the brain to inform clinical treatment interventions for clients with anxiety, depression and toxic lifestyle habits.
  5. Integrate the 4 core mindfulness pracatices into clinical practice to improve client level of functioning.
  6. Articulate methods by which Mindfulness can be interfaced with psychotherapy practices to improve clinical outcomes.
  7. Recognize how clients can be empowered through intention and attention to make new choices and break toxic lifestyle habits.

Outline

Mindfulness and Cutting-Edge Research
  • Mindfulness as a metacognitive skill
  • Negative effects of a wandering mind
  • Breathing reduces rumination and anxiety
  • Useful (and free) web resources
Advanced Mindfulness Vocabulary
  • Traditional terms of mindfulness
  • Meeting the client with a broader view of mindfulness
  • Brain integration
The Four Core Mindfulness Practices
  • Breathing awareness
  • Mind awareness
  • Body scan
  • Movement awareness
Get Unstuck from Depression
  • Stress regulation
  • Mindful laughter
Overcome Anxiety
  • Use nature’s engaging power to restore focus
  • Mindful walking to manage the uncertainty of transition
  • Retrain the mind to be kind, compassionate and balanced
Toxic Lifestyle Habits
  • Getting aligned with values and meaning
  • Embracing gratitude and affirmations
  • The “G.L.A.D.” technique
  • Finding peace with “Be the Pebble” practice

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