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2-Day: Mindfulness Certificate Course
2-Day: Mindfulness Certificate Course

When:  Monday, March 27, 2017 - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Course Description:

Join in for this breakthrough Mindfulness Certificate Course to develop a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to help your clients incorporate brain-changing mindfulness practice into their daily routine.

You will be able to utilize concrete strategies that will provide greater healing for your clients who suffer from:
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Relationship challenges
  • Toxic habits or beliefs
You will learn effective clinical techniques from mindfulness expert Terry Fralich, LCPC, who has trained over 12,000 mental health professionals nationally and internationally. From his experience with the Dali Lama and Jon Kabat-Zinn he will teach you how to master the art of applying mindfulness insights, skills and techniques to a variety of clinical populations. Join him for this transformational experience as he reveals the latest advances in mindfulness and neuroscience to get the skills you need to succeed!

Through experiential exercises, interactive discussions, case studies and reproducible handouts, you will take away practical mindfulness strategies to use immediately with any client. Leave this certificate course armed with tools you can use in your very next session.

Don’t miss out – this course will fill up fast!
Objectives:

  1. Understand how early attachment experiences impact the child’s emerging brain.
  2. Identify clients’ mental models and core negative beliefs.
  3. Explain the paradigm shift in neuroplasticity.
  4. Understand the mindfulness path for growth.
  5. Learn and apply the five core skills of mindfulness.
  6. Describe the essential nature of mindfulness practice in treating and transforming anxiety, depression, anger and unhealthy patterns.
  7. Teach brain-changing mindfulness skills and practices to clients.
  8. Apply ways for clients to practice mindfulness outside the session.
  9. Demonstrate fundamental meditation techniques.
  10. Select and practice experiential exercises to use with clients.
  11. Cultivate ways to counsel “in the flow” and avoid burn-out.
  12. Integrate mindfulness more fully into your personal and professional lives.
OUTLINE

MASTER THE CORE SKILLS OF MINDFULNESS

Treatment Concepts
  • Introduction of mindfulness to clients
  • Mindfulness as self-directed neuroplasticity
  • Mindfulness as a skill-based path
  • Reconsolidation of neural networks through mindfulness practice
Experiential exercise: self-regulation techniques

Strengthening Therapeutic Presence
  • Benefits of therapeutic presence: presence, attunement, resonance, trust
  • Stabilize the mind: the foundation of focus
  • Self-regulation: the foundation of settledness
  • Spaciousness: the foundation of openness
Five Core Skills of Mindfulness
  • Clarify, set and re-affirm intention
  • Cultivate witnessing awareness: metacognition
  • Stabilize attention
  • Strengthen self-regulation
  • Practice loving-kindness for self and others
Experiential exercise: stability of attention and awareness

Neuroscience and Mindfulness
  • Effective drivers of neuroplasticity
  • Interpersonal neurobiology: importance of early experiences
  • Formation of mental models: core negative beliefs
  • Neuroception and the operation of the brain’s survival mechanisms
  • Explicit and implicit memories
  • Adaptive safety strategies: negative side effects
Experiential exercise: cultivate an inner refuge

Mindfulness Practices that Change the Brain
  • Themes in beginning mindfulness practice
    • Am I focused or distracted?
    • Am I settled/grounded or tight/churning
  • Mindful transitions: a practice for new clients
  • Stop-breathe-reflect-choose practice
  • Development of client self-talk, scripts and mantras
  • Positive visualization practice
  • Cultivate a new vision of self: transform core negative beliefs

TRAUMA, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, RELATIONSHIPS, ANGER, STRESS AND SEX

Mindfulness for Trauma
  • Cultivate safety and groundedness
  • Retrain the dysregulated nervous system
Experiential exercise: positive visualization

Mindfulness for Anxiety
  • Witness the anxious mind
  • Get unstuck from anxious rumination
Experiential exercise: self-regulation practices for anxiety

Mindfulness for Depression
  • Transform core negative beliefs that power depression
  • Cultivate motivation and action
Experiential exercise: develop behavioral plans with the client

Mindfulness for Relationships
  • Clarify intentions that work in relationships
  • Transform unhealthy patterns
Experiential exercise: cultivate positive experiences/exchanges

Mindfulness for Anger
  • Understand the source of anger energy
  • Identify the anger storm
  • Clarify the practice when anger arises
Experiential exercise: rehearsal of the Stop-Breathe-Reflect-Choose practice

Mindfulness for Stress
  • Educate the client about the impact of stress
  • Change the stress reaction through practice
Experiential exercise: strengthen awareness of stress response, shifting to relaxation response

Mindfulness for Sex
  • Create conditions for healthy and mutually satisfying sex
  • Open to the full power of sexual intimacy

AVOIDING BURN-OUT

Mindfulness for the YOU
  • Approach each session as meditative practice
  • Counsel “in the flow”
  • Have more fun in counseling
  • Waste less energy
Experiential exercise: path to enjoying our work more meditation practice

TERRY FRALICH, LCPC

Terry Fralich, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a private practice in Southern Maine and a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Southern Maine Graduate School. He also is an attorney who practiced law in New York City, Los Angeles and Portland prior to becoming a counselor. During that time, Terry studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, other leading Tibetan teachers and with some of the American pioneers of mindfulness. Inspired by their teachings and his own study of psychology, mindfulness and meditation, he earned a masters degree in clinical counseling, left the practice of law and began his counseling and teaching activities. Terry is the author of The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy and Love and Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness.

Terry is a co-founder of the Mindfulness Retreat Center of Maine. He has led more than 300 seminars and retreats at the Center, at Omega Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, nationwide and in Australia in mindfulness, meditation, emotional intelligence, stress reduction, and the latest developments in neuroscience. In addition, he taught mindfulness, meditation and behavioral change for six years at Maine Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program and the Cancer Community Center in Southern Maine.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Terry Fralich is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Terry Fralich has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 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 12.5 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: Application for MN BBHT continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at 800-844-8260 or info@pesi.com for the status of LPC CE hours.

WISCONSIN COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association, 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.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

MINNESOTA MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: An application has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists. Credit is pending.

WISCONSIN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 12.5 credit hours.


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.

This activity qualifies for 12.5 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 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 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 12.5 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 12.5 (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 12.5 continuing education hours.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 760 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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