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Certificate Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): 2018 Alaskan Cruise for Clinicians
Cruise Ship
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018



Register for the Alaska Cruise Before June 15, 2018 and Receive

FREE 1-Day Seminar Tuition for future PESI, Inc. Seminar - Up to $229.99 Value!


Check Alaska off your bucket list!

PESI is once again offering the incredible continuing education cruise experience in September 2018! Imagine yourself sailing through the Inside Passage and into the Gulf of Alaska 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 by 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 course schedule leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the exciting ports of call, take excursions into the heart of the wilderness and socialize with fellow clinicians. Leave feeling excited about your Alaskan 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
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Ketchikan
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Victoria, British Columbia
PESI 7-Night Alaska Cruise Sailing from Seattle, WA on Princess Cruises
(Daily Itinerary Subject to Change)

Pier: Cruise Terminal Pier 91
Check In 1:00pm - 3:00pm (See Travel Summary for Progressive Check In Time)
  • Seattle, Washington: September 9, 2018, Depart 4:00 PM
  • At Sea: Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Ketchikan, Alaska: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Arrive 6:30 AM; Depart 3:00 PM
  • Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Arrive 5:00 AM; Depart 9:00 AM
  • Juneau, Alaska: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Arrive 12:30 PM; Depart 10:00 PM
  • Skagway, Alaska: Thursday, September 13, 2018, Arrive 6:00 AM; Depart 5:00 PM
  • At Sea: Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Saturday, September 15, 2018, Arrive 7:00 PM; Depart 11:59 PM
  • Seattle, Washington: Sunday, September 16, 2018, Arrive 7:00 AM
Standard Double Occupancy Rates:
  • Interior – $1,485 per person SOLD OUT!
  • Oceonview - $1,920 per person SOLD OUT!
  • Balcony - $2,205 per person
  • Mini Suite w/Balcony - $2,430 per person
Note: *** $300 Seminar Fee Already Added ***

Please contact Heidi DesJarlais,, 715-834-2686 at Higgins Travel Leaders for pricing and availability. Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single, triple and quad accommodations are subject to availability.

Final Payment is due by June 15, 2018.

Learning 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.

Course Schedule:

Monday, 9/10/18, 8:00 am – 12:00 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, 9/14/18, 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 affects
  • Stress reduction versus response
  • Attitudes – what helps, what hinders
  • Understanding emotions and modulation of affect
  • Coping skills
  • Attention regulation and impulse control

Saturday, 9/15/18, 1:30 pm – 5:30 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


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, Course 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.

Non-financial: Elana Rosenbaum has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and 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.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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 12.0 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.

Marriage & Family Therapists
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.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 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
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.0 contact hours or 1.2 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.

This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers
PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.0 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 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 720 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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