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MBSR - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Intensive 2-Day Workshop


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Mindfulness
Faculty:
Elana Rosenbaum
Duration:
2 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Jun 16, 2016
SKU:
POS049360
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

A note from Elana Rosenbaum

I remember working as a psychotherapist in a non-profit HMO, seeing client after client. They were anxious, panic-attack prone or just unable to cope with stress. They had seen physicians with little success. I was of no help. I was stuck in a rut treating symptoms and focusing on what was wrong rather than treating them as an individual and reinforcing what was right.

Desperate to find something better for myself and my clients, I walked into a meditation class with the most amazing, dynamic and confident teacher. After one session I was more energetic, better able to cope, and found myself more attentive with my clients.

This caring and incredible instructor was Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

That was 30 years ago and since then, along with the help of Jon Kabat- Zinn, I have been able to transform my life and my practice, using these very principles I discovered at that yoga class back in Worcester, Massachusetts. I became an instructor alongside Jon, started my own practice, and was beginning to see incredible treatment outcomes with my clients. I was feeling energetic and confident in myself and my clinical work.

Then in 1995 I was diagnosed with cancer. I put Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to the test and experienced first-hand how to handle the pain and stress of chemotherapy and all that goes with a stem cell transplant. My personal and clinical experience with this evidenced-based approach led to the development of mindfulness-based interventions for bone marrow transplants at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Emory University, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction changed my life and has changed the life of many of my clients. I want to share these strategies with you. This work will transform the psychic and physical pain in your clients’ lives.

Objectives

  1. State core beliefs of MBSR.
  2. List the seven attitudes needed in cultivating mindfulness.
  3. Describe the themes and essential components of the eight week MBSR curriculum.
  4. Practice in defining mindfulness and introducing it in everyday language.
  5. Practice guiding a body scan mindfulness meditation.
  6. Practice guiding a sitting meditation with awareness of the breath.
  7. Practice guiding a sitting meditation with open awareness.
  8. Demonstrate experience in practices that integrate MBSR into daily life.
  9. Explain the use of a mindful pause (S.T.O.P.) to refocus attention and interrupt negative thoughts and ruminations.
  10. Practice in the process of inquiry and its use in cultivating insight to reduce stress.
  11. Practice the use of interpersonal mindfulness in facilitating communication and deepening awareness.
  12. Explain the applicability of neuroscience research to stress reduction.
Outline
Foundational Principles
  • The Origin of MBSR
  • Goals and Principles
  • Populations Served
  • Assessment and Orientation
  • MBSR Ground Rules
  • Teacher competencies
The Curriculum—Themes
  • Class 1-3 Grounding Mindfulness in the Body
  • Class 4-5 Stress Reaction versus Response
  • Class 6-7 Communication and Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • Class 8 Summation and Bringing Mindfulness Home
  • All Day Session
Establishing Mindfulness Practices
  • Defining Mindfulness
  • Introducing Mindfulness Experientially and Verbally
  • 7 Essential Attitudes in Establishing Mindfulness
Establishing Intention and Commitment to Practice
  • Language —Using Gerunds and the Vernacular
  • Leading an Awareness Exercise: The Raisin
Guidance in Formal Mindfulness Practices
  • The Body Scan
  • The Sitting Meditation with Awareness of Breath
  • Yoga
  • Walking Meditation
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Practice in Leading a Mindfulness
  • Meditation
Applying Mindfulness to Daily Life Creating Home Practices
  • Use of Homework
  • The S.T.O.P.
  • The Three Minute Breathing Space
  • Awareness Exercises
Clinical Issues: Working with Difficulties
  • The Process of Inquiry including Role
  • Playing and Practice in Inquiry
  • Working with Feeling
  • Working with Pain and Stress
  • Working with Anxiety and Panic
  • Application of Neuro-Science Research
Adaptations of MBSR for:
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Children and Adolescents
Inter-personal Mindfulness and Communication
  • Akido for MBSR
  • Use of Dyads
  • Group Process
  • Interface with Psychotherapy
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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 12.5 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 12.5 continuing education credits. 



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Faculty

Elana Rosenbaum's Profile

Elana Rosenbaum Related seminars and products: 2

MS, LICSW, Senior Teacher. Mindfulness Coach


Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW, has been integrating mindfulness with psychotherapy for over 30 years. She is a leader in the clinical application of mindfulness meditation to cancer care and is a pioneering teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is the author of The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A MBSR Guide for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2017), Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness (Satya House Publications, 2007) and Being Well (even when you're sick): Mindfulness Practices for People Living With Cancer and Other Serious Illness (Shambhala, 2012).

Elana has a private practice in psychotherapy in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a sought after mindfulness coach, teacher, speaker, workshop leader, and research consultant. She has been featured in "Chronicle" on CBS and mentioned in many magazine articles including Yoga Journal, Health, Coping, and the PBS audio series, "Walking through the Storm". She is currently working on another book, a workbook of mindfulness exercises for optimal living.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Elana Rosenbaum maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for Shambhala and Satya House Publications. Ms. Rosenbaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Elana Rosenbaum has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists Addiction Counselors, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nurses, Case Managers, Other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Present the core beliefs of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as they relate to clinical treatment.
  2. Ascertain the meaning of mindfulness and provide psychoeducation to clients regarding its use for reducing stress and improving mental health.
  3. Implement various mindfulness practices utilized to decrease stress and improve symptomology.
  4. Teach clients how to integrate specific informal mindfulness interventions into their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve level of functioning.
  5. Utilize breathing exercises as an intervention to refocus attention and interrupt negative thoughts and ruminations.
  6. Practice the process of inquiry and evaluate its ability to enhance client insight and reduce stress.
  7. Articulate the effectiveness of MBSR techniques in treating pain, stress, anxiety and panic in clients.
  8. Evaluate the use of interpersonal mindfulness in facilitating effective communication and increasing awareness in the client.
  9. Appraise the applicability of neuroscience research to stress reduction and ascertain its clinical implications.
  10. Determine specific adaptations of MBSR practices that can be utilized to treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma.
  11. Establish MBSR practices that are developmentally appropriate and effective for children and adolescents.
  12. Articulate the methods by which MBSR can be interfaced with psychotherapy practices to improve clinical outcomes.

Outline

Foundational Principles

  • The Origin of MBSR
  • Goals and Principles
  • Populations Served
  • Assessment and Orientation
  • MBSR Ground Rules
  • Teacher competencies
The Curriculum—Themes
  • Class 1-3 Grounding Mindfulness in the Body
  • Class 4-5 Stress Reaction versus Response
  • Class 6-7 Communication and Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • Class 8 Summation and Bringing Mindfulness Home
  • All Day Session
Establishing Mindfulness Practices
  • Defining Mindfulness
  • Introducing Mindfulness Experientially and Verbally
  • 7 Essential Attitudes in Establishing Mindfulness
Establishing Intention and Commitment to Practice
  • Language —Using Gerunds and the Vernacular
  • Leading an Awareness Exercise: The Raisin
Guidance in Formal Mindfulness Practices
  • The Body Scan
  • The Sitting Meditation with Awareness of Breath
  • Yoga
  • Walking Meditation
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Practice in Leading a Mindfulness
  • Meditation
Applying Mindfulness to Daily Life Creating Home Practices
  • Use of Homework
  • The S.T.O.P.
  • The Three Minute Breathing Space
  • Awareness Exercises
Clinical Issues: Working with Difficulties
  • The Process of Inquiry including Role
  • Playing and Practice in Inquiry
  • Working with Feeling
  • Working with Pain and Stress
  • Working with Anxiety and Panic
  • Application of Neuro-Science Research
Adaptations of MBSR for:
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Children and Adolescents
Inter-personal Mindfulness and Communication
  • Akido for MBSR
  • Use of Dyads
  • Group Process
  • Interface with Psychotherapy
Limitations of Research and Potential Risks
  • Various definitions of mindfulness
  • Research validity and reliability
  • Client may experience initial increase in symptoms
  • Special considerations for severe mental illness

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