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The Advanced Mindfulness Toolbox for Rewiring the Brain: Intensive 2-Day Mindfulness Training for Anxiety, Depression, Pain, PTSD, and Stress-Related Symptoms
Audio CD
$269.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording (11 hours, 16 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
5/4/2015
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA048090
Objectives
  1. Describe and define mindfulness in a more broad way for the client.
  2. Summarize the basics lessons of Interpersonal Neurobiology and how mindfulness can rewire the brain.
  3. Explain the effects of stress and cortisol, and how diaphragmatic breathing turns on the parasympathetic nervous system.
  4. Demonstrate how to use stories as a way to shift awareness, enhance relationships, and recognize strengths.
  5. Use key mindful body practices that lead to better self-care and cognitive brain function.
  6. Describe multiple evidence-based methods for shifting attention that produce greater positive emotions moment by moment.
  7. Discuss the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ stress, and the 4-methods for reducing stress.
  8. Examine the damaging effects of stress at cellular level and how lifestyle changes can alter these.
  9. Demonstrate stress-reducing transition skills through movement and walking.
  10. Describe how to use guided meditations designed to help clients to better accept, reframe and manage pain.
  11. Effectively use the practice of constructive distancing to help clients get a broader perspective on any situation.
  12. Describe affirmations and methods for developing self-compassion and feelings of safety, trust, and forgiveness.
Outline

MINDFULNESS AND RESEARCH:

  • Cutting Edge Research and Resources
    • Mindfulness as a metacognitive skill
    • Negative effects of a wandering mind
    • Breathing reduces rumination and anxiety
    • Useful (and free) web resources
    • Free up-to-date mindfulness research
    • Free Cutting Edge Brain Research

INTRODUCE MINDFULNESS TO YOUR CLIENTS

  • Expand Your Mindfulness Vocabulary
    • Help clients understand mindfulness
    • Find the right metaphor
    • Using clients’ learning styles
  • Practice: Getting into the Present Moment

THE POWER OF SENSE GROUNDING

  • Anxiety reduction with sense grounding
    • Mindfulness for transitioning between activities
    • Physical grounding method of dropping into the body
    • Integrates progressive muscle relaxation
    • Good for spatial, visual, hands-on learning styles
  • Practice: Palm the Present Moment

BRAIN BASICS, METACOGNITION, AND INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY:

  • Emotional Regulation for Depression and Anxiety
    • Balance the brain’s default survival mode
    • Effects of cortisol on learning and immune system
    • Visual Brain Model for clients
    • The brain’s mindfulness module
    • Train the brain for calm response and metacognition
    • Navy Seals, arousal control & parasympathetic nervous system
    • Heart rate variability & relaxation response
  • Practice: The Power of Breath
    • Enhancing effectiveness of a breathing practice
  • Practice: Ask Clients the 3-Minute Question

THE BEHAVIORAL SIDE OF MINDFULNESS

  • Core lifestyle skills awareness training
    • Sleep hygiene
    • Managing sleep
    • Sleep rituals and strategies
    • Healthy eating/nutrition
    • Caffeine, protein, neurotransmitters, and the brain
    • Exercise
    • Manage Technology
    • How weapons of mass distraction may be rewiring the brain
  • Practice: Assessment of Technology and Time
    • Focus the mind (useful for ADHD)
    • Integrate breath with a word/image
  • Practice: Be the Pebble

MINDFUL LAUGHTER FOR DEPRESSION AND GRIEF:

  • Tools for the” terminally serious”
    • Research on laughter and mood
    • Biochemistry of laughter & human laughter response
    • Laughter yoga and laughter in therapy
  • Practice: The Lightness of Laughter

THE UPLIFTING POWER OF STORYTELLING

  • Storytelling to overcome depression and build relationships
    • Fredrickson’s Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions
    • Broaden attention; find resilience
    • Stories are fundamental to attachment
    • Build relationships through a story of strengths
  • Practice: Identifying Strengths & Strengths Journal

MANAGING MOODS THROUGH ATTENTION AND SELECTIVE MEMORY

  • Master attention and memories
    • Savoring of the present moment
  • Practice: Here and Now Pleasantness
    • Using selective memory to savor the past and future
  • Practice: Savoring Success: Past, Present, and Future

HARNESSING GRATITUDE TO INCREASE POSITIVE EMOTIONS

  • Managing depression with gratitude
    • Gratitude research
    • Four psychological reasons for gratitude
    • Techniques that make gratitude interpersonal and enhancing Supportive social networks
  • Practice: The G.L.A.D. Technique

HEALING EMOTIONAL PAIN THROUGH ACCEPTANCE, FORGIVENESS, AND COMPASSION:

  • Forgiveness for moving forward from trauma
    • Forgiveness is a skill
    • Research on compassion practice
    • Changes in brain function
    • Security priming for feelings of safety and trust
    • Develop positive emotions and resources
  • Practice: Loving-Kindness Affirmation
    • The Truth About Stress:
  • Cutting-edge mindfulness research
    • APA report on ‘Stress in America’
    • Biological markers of stress: telomeres and aging
    • Identify and assess client stress levels
    • Perceived Stress Scale
    • Epstein Stress-Management Inventory
  • Practice: Be a Smart Stress-Avoider

MINDFULNESS FOR ADDICTIVE CRAVINGS

  • Emotional Regulation for Cravings
    • Impulse Control and Craving Control Using Grounding
  • Practice: Take a Stress Pause (S-T-O-P Grounding Technique)

CHANGING THE PERCEPTION OF PAIN:

  • Mindfulness for Chronic Pain
    • Introduction to the Body Scan Practice
    • Research and history
    • Demonstrates how to pay attention non-judgmentally
    • Powerful grounding method; applications
  • Practice: Surf the Body (The Body Scan)

THE POWER OF SENSE GROUNDING TRAUMA:

  • Constructively distance from PTSD and negativity
    • Three kinds of sense grounding
  • Practice: Focusing on Favorites

REDUCING ANXIETY BY MINDFULLY MANAGING TRANSITIONS:

  • Managing transitions through movement and nature
    • Process orientation vs. outcome orientation
    • Attention Restoration Theory
    • Effects of nature on focus, moods, & healing
    • Slowing down with nature to get present
  • Integrated Tools-
  • Practice: Ground-Surfing (Mindful Walking)
  • Practice: Turning Down the Volume with Nature

RE-ENVISIONING AND REFOCUSING:

  • Working with difficult, unresolved life situations
    • Metacognition as a path to insight
  • Practice: Bear Meditation
    • Putting It All Together
  • Creating a mindfulness roadmap for clients:
    • Bundling practices together
    • Engage through learning styles
    • Maintaining skills
    • Follow-up and reinforcement
Author

DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC

Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, teacher and an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He is also a faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University and teaches various classes blending mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology.

A prolific writer whose career spans more than 25 years, Donald has authored several pioneering books on mindfulness, beginning with his 1998 Art of the Inner Meal. His book, The Mindfulness Code was named as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” He has also authored Meal By Meal, Living Kindness, One Minute Mindfulness, The Joy Compass, The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain and his newest book, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day.

In addition to his books, Donald was a staff writer for an EMMY-Award winning children’s television show (“The Magic Door”, CBS Chicago), won an American Medical Writer’s Association award, co-created the first interactive comic strip on America Online, and has had articles appear in New Age Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and Independent Business Magazine, among others.

Donald reaches out to the professional community by serving as the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating. Donald works extensively with mindful meditation in his own life, as well as offering these tools to others through his books and classes. He teaches mindfulness and spiritual values around the country. He is dedicated to bringing these ancient practices in tune with modern living and to invite wellness into our stress-filled lives. Donald is also a member of the Burma Buddhist Association. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoys riding his motorcycle along the beautiful Oregon coast.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Donald Altman is in private practice. He is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology Program at Portland State University. Mr. Altman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Donald Altman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Addiction Counselors
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Canadian Social Workers: PESI, Inc., #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. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 12.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this self-study package. Course Level: Intermediate. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

California Social Workers/ Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists: The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 12.0 hours of continuing education credit.

Florida Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors:
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Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.0 contact hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 14.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: December 31, 2017.

Ohio Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.

Pennsylvania Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. This course will qualify for 12.0 self-study credits. Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.


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Audience
Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals
Reviews
Mr. Altman's workshop was superb, wonderfully experiential, and filled with both excellent research and useful tools. Thank you!
- Richard, LCMHC (Burlington, VT)

Thank you! Program was comprehensive and provided ideas of thought for self-improvement/nourishment for self-care & also tangible suggestions to utilize with clients.
- Susan, OT (Fairbanks, AK)

Fantastic teacher. Real, practical, usable.
- Elizabeth, MSW (Raymond, NH)

Mind opening – so many things are taken for granted.
- Maura, LSCSW (Lawrence, KS)

GREAT information and I would recommend it to others.
- Tina, Counselor (Saco, ME)

Excellent & knowledgeable instructor with and important message.
- Michael, LPC (Anchorage, AK)

Excellent presenter & material.
- Roy, Psychotherapist (St. Louis, MO)

Outstanding.
- Louise, OT and Nutritionist (Piermont, NH)