Seminar Detail

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

When:  Monday, January 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Walk-ins Welcome, space permitting
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Course Description:

Is your client caught up in chaos, anxious thoughts, overwhelming depression or stress?

Your client comes to you to help them make progress and meaningful change in their life, but nothing seems to be working.

Take action today and help your client get their life back.

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the treatment approach that will transform your clients’ lives and your practice.

Don’t wait to join all the professionals across the country embracing this proven and much-applauded approach. Join Mindfulness expert and MBSR teacher Diane Renz, who trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, and learn how MBSR can:
  • Move client from reactivity to responsiveness
  • Shift the client from habits of negative perception to meaning and a sense of agency
  • Overcome anxiety, depression, pain and stress related symptoms
  • Dramatically improve physical, mental and emotional conditions
  • Increase resiliency and well being
  • Strengthen self-regulation and stabilize attention & focus

Reserve your seat today at the seminar that is taking the seminar-world by storm!!
Objectives:
  1. Summarize the foundational principles of MBSR.
  2. Describe the essential components of the MBSR curriculum.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to give guided instruction in Mindfulness Meditation Practices.
  4. Experience group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life.
  5. Review evidence-based research in MBSR including latest studies in neuroscience – the effect of meditation on the brain.
  6. Identify the six basic competencies needed for a mindfulness-based teacher of stress reduction.
OUTLINE

Foundational Principles of MBSR
  • History of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Theoretical Foundation for MBSR
  • The Psych-Educational Format of MBSR
  • Ethical and Moral Principles
  • The Mind/Body Connection
  • MBSR as Adjunct to Medicine and Psychotherapy
The MBSR Curriculum – Goals and Objectives
  • Core Skills in MBSR
    • Clarifying, Setting and Reaffirming Intention
    • Cultivating a Witnessing Awareness
    • Stabilizing Attention
    • Strengthening Self-Regulation
    • Stress Management and Symptom Control
    • Affect Regulation
      • Cultivating Loving-Kindness and Acceptance
    • Use of Homework
Establishing and Communicating Mindfulness in MBSR
  • Formal Mindfulness Practices in MBSR
    • The BodyScan
    • Sitting Meditation
    • Mindful Movement/Yoga Walking Meditation
    • Sensory Awareness
    • Loving-Kindness Meditation
    • Informal Mindfulness Practices in MBSR
    • Incorporating Mindfulness into Daily Activities
      • Establishing Mindfulness Cues for Daily Life
      • Use of S.T.O.P.
      • The Three Minute Breathing Space
    • Communication Tools in MBSR
      • Inter-Personal Mindfulness
      • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
      • Akido
      • The Process of Inquiry
Clinical Issues in MBSR
  • Benefits and Contraindications
  • Overcoming Anxiety
  • Working with Depression, Negative Cognitions and Ruminations
  • Working with Pain and Stress-Related Symptoms
  • Working with Addictions: Affect Regulation and Impulse Control
  • Interface with Psychotherapy Adaptations to Client-Specific Settings, Populations and Conditions
Evidence-Based Research on MBSR
  • Effect on Physical Conditions
  • Effect on Mental Functioning and Conditions
  • Effect on Emotional Functioning and Conditions
  • Neuroscience Research – Effect of MBSR on the Brain

DIANE RENZ, M.A., L.P.C.

Diane Renz, M.A., L.P.C., has 37 years of Mindfulness experience, trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli at the Center for Mindfulness, UMASS.

Diane is a Neuroscience Practical Applications Facilitator, Licensed Psychotherapist, Workshop Developer, Mindfulness Instructor & MBSR Teacher, who founded Your Gateway to Healing™, a worldwide counseling, coaching, and consulting service.

Utilizing the latest neuroscience studies that show our capacity for changing our brains & biology through focused attention, she presents a variety of somatic and mindfulness based practices to help people affect positive state & behavioral changes, that are detailed in her upcoming book on Anxiety, based on her current trademarked workshop, “Healing Beyond Anxiety™: Body as Ally.”

With over 30 years in human services, trained in Transpersonal & Contemplative Psychology, philosophy, religious perspectives, as well as, extensive post graduate studies in Trauma and Somatic psychology, her work is a confluence of various schools of thought and personal experiment, and is fueled both by professional training and personal exploration.

She has studied with Dan Siegel, MD, in the field of neuroscience and Interpersonal Neurobiology, Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and integrates the teachings of numerous other thought leaders in the field of Somatic research and Neuroplasticity. Diane’s view of a person’s inherent health guides her work; each symptom becomes opportunity for healing. Both her professional and personal experience has proven that you can turn ‘pain into possibility™’ as it becomes your Gateway to Healing™.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Diane Renz is the Founder of Your Gateway to Healing™. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Diane Renz is a member of UMASS Center of Mindfulness.
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate 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 the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

MINNESOTA COUNSELORS: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 6.25 hours of credit for LPC’s.

WISCONSIN COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the APA, ASWB or NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This activity meets the criteria for a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity PESI, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #: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. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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