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Mindfulness Toolkit: A Practical Experiential Workshop of Mindfulness Skills to Teach Your Clients
Author: Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media 2012
Length: 4 DVD(s)
Media Type: Seminar on DVD
Duration: 6 hours, 5 minutes
Item: RNV044255

Price : $169.99

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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

This seminar recording will teach you 11 specific mindfulness skills to use with your clients. It will give you personal experience with the process of doing each of the skills and processing your own results that you can apply to your work with your own clients. You will learn a proven 4 step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice. You will learn the neurobiology behind why mindfulness works. This seminar recording will focus on experiential learning and will include PowerPoint slides, and case examples.

  • Describe the neurobiology behind why mindfulness works
  • Identify when mindfulness will be most effective
  • Apply 11 specific mindfulness skills
  • Implement a proven 4 step process to integrate mindfulness into your practice
  • Improve treatment outcomes for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, chronic pain, sleep disorders and more
  • Identify and address obstacles and resistance to mindfulness in clients


Overview of Mindfulness
  • What mindfulness is
  • The neurobiology of why mindfulness works
  • Mindfulness research

Strategies for Using Mindfulness Skills For Specific Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • ADHD
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress
  • Anger management
  • PTSD
  • Chronic Mental Illness, DID?

4 Steps to Integrate Mindfulness in Practice
  • Techniques to increase client use of mindfulness at home
  • How to do the exercises with your client
  • Strategies for processing what happens with your client
  • How to identify and overcome obstacles and resistance

Mindfulness Skills To Teach Your Clients – We’ll do These Exercises Together
  • Mindfulness of breath
  • Present moment awareness
  • Mindfulness of thoughts
  • Mindfulness of feelings
  • Mindfulness of physical body
  • Mindfulness of relationships
  • Mindfulness of tasks
  • Mindfulness of words
  • Mindfulness of intention
  • Mindfulness of intuition
  • Mindfulness of motion

Using Mindfulness to Effect Change
  • Incorporating mindfulness into your life
  • Incorporating mindfulness into your practice

Case Studies
  • Adult intensive outpatient program
  • Children


Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as ‘The Brain Lady’, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in neurofeeback. She is a national speaker and author and has provided outpatient psychotherapy, neurofeedback and substance abuse counseling to clients for over 20 years.

Debra incorporates mindfulness skills in all areas of her practice. She initially became interested in mindfulness to deal with a chronic illness (now thankfully healed). She found it so helpful in her own life that she started teaching her clients the skills she was using. She went on to develop clinical material on various mindfulness skills and created a 4 step process for working with clients using mindfulness that she perfected in her private practice and in an intensive outpatient program. Debra applies mindfulness strategies to ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, sleep, cognitive function, memory, relationships, and traumatic brain injury and added neurofeedback to her psychotherapy practice in 1999. Her clients have shown her that mindfulness skills improve the rate and quality of treatment outcomes.

Besides her private practice Debra also worked at the Child Guidance Clinic, Family Services, the Child and Family Agency, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. In April 2011 she taught an all day workshop in Chicago at a national Neurofeedback Clinical Interchange Conference.

Debra is currently writing a book containing a practical toolkit of mindfulness skills and strategies for using them to improve depression, anxiety, and overall wellbeing. She is also the author of A Holistic Approach to Successful Children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder – A Home Study System for Parents, a 14-step solution to help parents unlock their child’s potential.


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