Seminar Detail

2 Day Certificate Course: MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
2 Day Certificate Course: MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Monday, March 5, 2018 - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

A Note From Your Speaker

If you are reading this, I know you are interested in healing.

As a clinician, you know that exploring the various treatment modalities to facilitate that healing upholds the rigor of our profession.

For me, it became very clear that over many decades of that same pursuit, that the symptoms presented by my clients could become their ally – if they learned how to relate to them differently.

Whether the problem is stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or catastrophic illness, that presenting problem is the gateway to healing. It is dependent upon the quality of awareness and relationship applied to the perceived ‘problem’. Hence, my life’s work is creating conducive environments for the health of individuals.

Mindfulness, and specifically the original template for mindfulness based interventions, MBSR, is teaching clients how to access their innate ability for healing through a new kind of awareness.

Join me in this restorative 2-day workshop to learn the original template for healing as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., leave with the tools that will transform your clinical practice – and help you with your own stress and burnout.

Here’s to healing,

Diane
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
  • Introduce Mindfulness Experientially and Verbally
  • 7 Essential Attitudes in Establishing Mindfulness
Establishing Intention and Commitment to Practice
  • How Intention Determines Outcome
  • Language to Guide – Top Down v. Bottom Up
  • Reality of the Road to Mindfulness Practice – Overcoming Obstacles
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 Integrative Functions of MBSR
  • Working with Feeling
  • Working with Pain and Stress
  • Working with Anxiety and Panic
  • Application of Neuro-Science Research
Extract the Principles of MBSR for Application with:
  • Anxiety/trauma
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Mindfulness as Context, Content and Diagnostic
Inter-personal Mindfulness and Communication
  • Why Relationship is Number One Stressor
  • What is Mindful Communication?
  • Akido as a Metaphor in MBSR
  • Perceptual Awareness of the Body
  • Implicit Bias and 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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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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.


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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