Seminar Detail

Mindfulness in Motion: Using Qigong, Acupressure & Meditation for Healing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & Pain in Clinical Practice

Where:
WOBURN, MA
When:
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

In this seminar, you will explore an integrated approach that incorporates the latest advances in neuroscience and accessible mindfulness skills that enhance coping skills and produce healthy change. You will delve deeper into mindfulness as a foundation nurturing awareness in yourself and your clients. Elana Rosenbaum, a long time teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction and practicing psychotherapist, will discuss practical insights, language and techniques that will benefit you by enhancing resiliency and strengthening your professional and personal effectiveness. The seminar will provide you with an enhanced experiential sense of mindfulness, as well as specific tools you can use right away in working with a broad range of clients. Take home cutting-edge information on the interface between neuroscience and therapy.

This seminar is designed to provide you with specific resources and tools for working with a broad range of client issues. If you have meditation experience, this seminar will enable you to refine and deepen your practice. If you are new to meditation, you will learn practical meditative techniques you can use right away in your work with your clients. Elana will utilize experiential exercises throughout the day to enhance your learning.

Objectives:
  1. Define mindfulness.
  2. Identify the core skills of mindfulness.
  3. Describe the latest developments in neuroscience related to effective counseling.
  4. Explain the dynamics and effects of the brain’s survival and alarm system.
  5. Demonstrate easy-to-understand mindfulness skills and practices to clients.
  6. Identify foundational meditative techniques and their relationship to mindful living.
  7. Examine and strengthen your own mindfulness.
  8. Apply specific mindfulness skills and practices in both your personal and professional lives.
OUTLINE

Part I – Conceptual Foundations

Review of Mindfulness
  • Critiques of mindfulness as technique
  • Role of the body in mindfulness practice
Practical Neuroscience
  • You are not (just) your brain
  • Disorders of over-activity
  • Role of autonomic nervous system
  • Cerebellum and emotional balance
  • Basal ganglia: fluidity of thought & feeling
Mind and Body: A Necessary Unity
  • Advances in mind-body research
  • Embodied cognition
Part II – Experiential Learning

Acupressure Self-Massage
  • 15 important acupuncture points
  • Managing eye gaze
  • Two types of acupressure tapping massage
Qigong and Taiji Movements
  • Standing and balance: centering
  • Restoring energy, dispelling stress
  • Four walking meditations
Body-Focused Sitting Meditations
  • Alignment, posture
  • Placing awareness “in” the body
  • Adjusting face, tongue, hands feet
Breath and Beyond the Breath
  • How to teach diaphragmatic breathing
  • Alternate breathing
  • Letting go of the breath – “just natural”

ROBERT ROSENBAUM, PH.D.

Robert Rosenbaum, Ph.D., has 30 years’ experience as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist and behavioral medicine specialist. In addition to his numerous journal articles and book chapters on brief psychotherapy, he is also the author of the books Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy; Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching and co-editor of What's Wrong with Mindfulness (and what isn't). He is entrusted as a Zen teacher by Sojun Roshi of Berkeley and San Francisco Zen Centers and as a senior teacher of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong by Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu School.

Dr. Rosenbaum worked for over 26 years at Kaiser Permanente clinics in California, where at various times he was chief psychologist, head of the neuropsychological assessment program, developed the mindfulness-based behavioral portion of the chronic pain management program in Kaiser Oakland and started the first programs of Dayan Qigong (which subsequently spread to medical clinics throughout California). He also did research on brief psychotherapy, single-session therapy and psychotherapy integration.

In addition, he has been a Fulbright Professor at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India, the director of the doctoral training program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a consultant on brief psychotherapy to clinics and academic institutions in Australia, Japan, and Canada. Whenever he can, he spends several months a year hiking in the Sierras and the Himalayas.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Rosenbaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Robert Rosenbaum has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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