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Radical Acceptance with Tara Brach, Ph.D.: Integrating Meditation to Heal Shame and Fear in Clinical Practice


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric
Faculty:
Tara Brach
Duration:
Full Day
Original Program Date :
14 Oct, 2016
SKU:
POS049930
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Imagine what it would be like for your clients to be without anxiety about their imperfections. World renowned meditation teacher, clinician and best-selling author Tara Brach, Ph.D., will teach you the specific practices your clients need to become more mindful and compassionate toward the “unforgivable” parts within themselves -- and how to help our clients free themselves from “the prison of shame and self-aversion”. Radical acceptance is the path to freedom your clients seek.

Tara Brach has taught clinicians around the globe how to effectively combine therapy with meditation and mindfulness to transform their practice. Therapy helps us to recognize and accept our patterns and imperfections, while meditation gradually opens us to the confidence that we have an inner refuge, a way to hold our lives in our own caring and healing presence. This is the groundwork for deeply enriching clinical practice and offering strategies to clients that increase self-trust, self-compassion, confidence, understanding and resilience.

You will spend the day engaged in guided meditations, experiential exercises and conversation that will teach you specific meditations to heal fear, judgement and unforgiving behaviors. Radical Acceptance is the capacity to see clearly what is happening in the moment, and accept what we see. In this workshop you will explore how the practices of mindfulness and compassion allow us to genuinely embrace our lives, and connectedness with others.

One of the deepest forms of suffering is the pain of feeling that “something is wrong with me”. The feeling of falling short, like a toxic gas we continually breathe, makes it difficult to be truly intimate with others and at home in our own body, heart and mind. Whether in the shape of chronic self-judgment, depression, anxiety or gripping shame, feelings of deficiency prevent us from living and loving fully.

OUTLINE

Radical Acceptance and Meditation Overview

  • Cause of the pervasive sense of personal deficiency in contemporary culture
  • Practice - establishing intention, quieting mind, sensory awareness
  • Understand the cause of emotional suffering from the perspective of
  • Buddhist psychology
  • Western psychology - attraction, aversion
  • Evolutionary psychology- negativity bias
  • Preponderance of shame in western culture

Meditation for Emotional Resilience, Emotional Intelligence and Deep Transformation

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Shifting from “Fight Flight Freeze” to “Attend and Befriend”
  • Present centered non-judgmental attention
  • Cultivate concentration and quiet mind
  • Develop resource states (love, relaxation, peace, etc.)
  • Counter dissociation – cultivate sensory-based attention
  • Current research - efficacy of mindfulness and therapeutic healing
  • Practice & Discussion: Guided exercise in embodied presence.

Radical Acceptance: Cultivate the Two Wings of Awareness

  • Basic principles and components of
  • Buddhist mindfulness meditation
  • Role of concentration in cultivating mindfulness
  • Objects of concentration (audio, kinesthetic, visual)—differential uses of objects
  • Working definition of mindfulness
  • Radical Acceptance: The two wings of awareness
  • Practice & Discussion: The two wings - “yes” meditation

The RAIN Model: Apply Meditation to Emotional Suffering

  • A model for how we get locked into shame and fear
  • Transform shame and fear- pathways of reconnecting
  • Introduce RAIN: recognizing, allowing, investigating, nurturing
  • Introduce version of RAIN with additional resourcing
  • Comprehensive case review
  • Practice & Discussion: RAIN for self-compassion

Releasing Armor: Cultivate a Forgiving Heart

  • Research on forgiveness
  • The process of forgiving- recognizing stories, contacting vulnerability
  • Need for clinical support
  • Sequence of attentional strategies
  • Case study
  • Practice & Discussion: Classical forgiveness

Evolving our Capacity for Compassion

  • The alchemy of arousing compassion
  • Working with both dissociation and the tendency to get flooded
  • Practice & Discussion: Compassion Meditation

Positive Neuroplasticity - “Seeing the Good”

  • The gift of mirroring
  • Deepening intimacy and connection- in our individual and collective psyche
  • Practice & Discussion: Cultivating loving kindness

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify basic principles of Buddhist psychology and explain their relevance in evaluating treatment options for anxiety and depression.
  2. Examine the role and mediating mechanisms of meditation practices in healing emotional suffering.
  3. Utilize mindfulness and compassion practices in addressing fear, grief, anger and shame.
  4. Recognize the contra-indications of various attentional strategies in addressing traumatic fear.
  5. Explain meditative strategies that address interpersonal conflict.
  6. Differentiate the components of varying attentional strategies.

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, please visit our product store.

To order the book, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, please visit our product store.

To order the CD, Finding True Refuge: Meditations for Difficult Times, please visit our product store.

To order the CD, Mindfulness Meditation: Nine Guided Practices to Awaken Presence and Open Your Heart, please visit our product store.


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.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


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Marriage & Family Therapists (Self-Study)

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Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

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Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Social Workers - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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Social Workers - Minnesota (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


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Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio (Self-Study)

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Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors - Florida (Self-Study)

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Handouts

Faculty

Tara Brach Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D.


Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, an internationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation, and the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She is author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, and leads accredited workshops for mental health professionals interested in integrating meditation into the practice of psychotherapy. Tara offers meditation retreats at centers in the United States and in Europe. Her podcasted talks and meditations are downloaded about a million times each month. In addition to her public teaching, Tara is active in bringing meditation into DC area schools, prisons and to underserved populations, and in activities that promote racial justice.

Speaker Disclosure

Financial: Tara Brach is the found of Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Tara Brach has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Target Audience

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

Objectives

  1. Identify basic principles of Buddhist psychology and their implications for treating anxiety and depression.
  2. Examine the role of meditation practices in helping clients improve therapeutic outcomes.
  3. Utilize mindfulness and compassion practices in addressing fear, grief, anger and shame in session.
  4. Recognize the contra-indications of various attentional strategies in addressing traumatic fear in session.
  5. Explain meditative strategies that help clients address interpersonal conflict.
  6. Differentiate the components of varying attentional strategies to improve clinical outcomes.

Outline

Radical Acceptance and Meditation Overview

  • Cause of the pervasive sense of personal deficiency in contemporary culture
  • Practice - establishing intention, quieting mind, sensory awareness
  • Understand the cause of emotional suffering from the perspective of
  • Buddhist psychology
  • Western psychology - attraction, aversion
  • Evolutionary psychology- negativity bias
  • Preponderance of shame in western culture

Meditation for Emotional Resilience, Emotional Intelligence and Deep Transformation

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Shifting from “Fight Flight Freeze” to “Attend and Befriend”
  • Present centered non-judgmental attention
  • Cultivate concentration and quiet mind
  • Develop resource states (love, relaxation, peace, etc.)
  • Counter dissociation – cultivate sensory-based attention
  • Current research - efficacy of mindfulness and therapeutic healing
  • Practice & Discussion: Guided exercise in embodied presence.

Radical Acceptance: Cultivate the Two Wings of Awareness

  • Basic principles and components of
  • Buddhist mindfulness meditation
  • Role of concentration in cultivating mindfulness
  • Objects of concentration (audio, kinesthetic, visual)—differential uses of objects
  • Working definition of mindfulness
  • Radical Acceptance: The two wings of awareness
  • Practice & Discussion: The two wings - “yes” meditation

The RAIN Model: Apply Meditation to Emotional Suffering

  • A model for how we get locked into shame and fear
  • Transform shame and fear- pathways of reconnecting
  • Introduce RAIN: recognizing, allowing, investigating, nurturing
  • Introduce version of RAIN with additional resourcing
  • Comprehensive case review
  • Practice & Discussion: RAIN for self-compassion

Releasing Armor: Cultivate a Forgiving Heart

  • Research on forgiveness
  • The process of forgiving- recognizing stories, contacting vulnerability
  • Need for clinical support
  • Sequence of attentional strategies
  • Case study
  • Practice & Discussion: Classical forgiveness

Evolving our Capacity for Compassion

  • The alchemy of arousing compassion
  • Working with both dissociation and the tendency to get flooded
  • Practice & Discussion: Compassion Meditation

Positive Neuroplasticity - “Seeing the Good”

  • The gift of mirroring
  • Deepening intimacy and connection- in our individual and collective psyche
  • Practice & Discussion: Cultivating loving kindness

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