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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 2017 Caribbean Cruise for Clinicians
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 2017 Caribbean Cruise for Clinicians

When:  Sunday, February 5, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Mindfulness Cruise has VERY limited availability.

Call Higgins Travel for the most up-to-date availability.
Please contact Heidi DesJarlais at or 1-715-834-2686.
Program Description:

PESI is once again offering the incredible continuing education cruise experience in February 2017! Imagine yourself sailing through the Eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, as you earn continuing education credits. It’s a learning atmosphere most clinicians only dream about, but now it’s your time to relax, earn credit and enhance your therapeutic skills.

While on the ship, you will attend three continuing education sessions with Elana Rosenbaum, a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) expert. Elana was trained directly from Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Each session will focus on transformative power of MBSR skills.

Gain skills for your clients to live in the present and leave behind their stress and pain! Learn how MBSR can:
  • Move the client from reactivity to responsiveness
  • Shift the client from habits of negative perception to meaning and sense of agency
  • Manage anxiety, depression, pain and stress related symptoms
  • Significantly improve physical, mental and emotional conditions
  • Increase resiliency and well being
  • Strengthen self-regulation and stabilize attention & focus

The schedule leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the exciting ports of call: take excursions and experience the distinctive fusion of European, African and Latin American influences. Take in the breathtaking backdrops of palm trees, beaches and bright turquoise waters. Leave feeling excited about your Eastern Caribbean adventure, as well as re-energized and refreshed about your profession! Register now for this amazing opportunity, staterooms sell out quickly!

Exciting Ports of Call:
  • Amber Cove
  • St. Thomas
  • St. Kitts
PESI Caribbean Cruise 2017 – 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
on Princess Cruises Regal Princess
(Daily Itinerary Subject to Change)
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Sunday, February 5, 2017, Depart 4:00 PM
  • Amber Cove, Dominican Republic: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Arrive 7:00 AM; Depart 3:00 PM
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Arrive 10:00 AM; Depart 10:00 PM
Regal Princess
  • St. Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis: Thursday, February 9, 2017, Arrive 8:00 AM; Depart 5:00 PM
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Sunday, February 12, 2017, Arrive 6:00 AM
  1. Inside Cabin (IB) – $1,340 per person SOLD OUT!
  2. Balcony Cabin (BB) - $1,610 per person SOLD OUT!
  3. Mini-Suite (MB) – $2,000 per person SOLD OUT!

Note: Pricing includes seminar fee.

Please contact Heidi DesJarlais,, 715-834-2686 at Higgins Travel Leaders for the most up-to-date availability. Pricing is based on double occupancy. Single, triple and quad accommodations are subject to availability.

Course Schedule:

Monday, 2/6/17, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MBSR Foundations, Goals, Principles
  • The Origin of MBSR
  • Populations Served
  • The MBSR Curriculum - Themes
  • What Mindfulness is and is not
  • Introducing Mindfulness experientially and verbally
  • 7 essential attitudes in establishing Mindfulness
  • Practice in an awareness exercise: The Raisin
  • Grounding Mindfulness in the body: The Body Scan
  • The practice of inquiry based in the present moment
  • Assigning and using home practices

Friday, 2/10/17, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Applications for MBSR
  • Working with “the full catastrophe”, depression, anxiety, pain, addictions
  • Yoga
  • An examination of stress, causes and effects
  • Stress reaction versus response
  • Attitudes – what helps, what hinders
  • Understanding emotions and modulation of affect
  • Coping skills
  • Attention regulation and impulse control

Saturday, 2/11/17, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

MBSR in Action
  • Demonstrate styles of communication and their effect
  • Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • Review of practices
  • Adaptations of MBSR for different populations and institutions
  • Loving kindness meditation
  • Class 8 summation and bringing Mindfulness home
    1. State core beliefs of MBSR.
    2. List the seven attitudes needed in cultivating mindfulness.
    3. Describe the themes and essential components of the eight week MBSR curriculum.
    4. Provide a definition of mindfulness and practice awareness exercises.
    5. Describe how to introduce mindfulness into everyday language for clients.
    6. Experience a body scan mindfulness meditation and describe its applicability to stress reduction.
    7. Experience and describe the benefits of a sitting meditation practice and how to involve awareness of the breath.
    8. Demonstrate mindful movement, walking meditation and yoga.
    9. Define and practice a three minute breathing space that can be used throughout the day to relieve stress.
    10. Define the term stress and how mindfulness is used to decrease reactivity and improve coping skills.
    11. Demonstrate types of communication styles and the use of interpersonal mindfulness to deepen awareness.
    12. Define ways to integrate MBSR into daily life.
    13. Explain the use of a mindful pause (S.T.O.P.) to refocus attention and interrupt negative thoughts and ruminations.
    14. Explain the applicability of neuroscience research to stress reduction.
    15. Demonstrate the use of compassion and loving-kindness meditations.


    Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW, has been integrating mindfulness with psychotherapy for over 30 years. She is a leader in the clinical application of mindfulness meditation to cancer care and is a pioneering teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has authored, Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness and Being Well (even when you're sick): Mindfulness Practices for People Living With Cancer and Other Serious Illness.

    Elana has a private practice in psychotherapy in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a sought after mindfulness coach, teacher, speaker, workshop leader and research consultant. She has been featured in "Chronicle" on CBS and mentioned in many magazine articles including Yoga Journal, Health, Coping, and the PBS audio series, "Walking through the Storm". She is currently working on her third book, a workbook of mindfulness exercises for optimal living.

    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Elana Rosenbaum maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for Shambhala and Satya House Publications. Ms. Rosenbaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

    Nonfinancial: Elana Rosenbaum has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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    This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.0 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.

    This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 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.

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    This activity consists of 720 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.

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    This activity qualifies for 12.0 contact hours.

    PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.0 contact hours or 1.20 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.

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