Mindfulness seems to be everywhere these days. Unfortunately, often the intention underlying what we hear has more to do with marketing rather than its true origins and benefits.
This workshop will explore the concept of mindfulness from its historical influences to its introduction into mainstream culture. The benefits of a personal mindfulness practice will be reviewed, and as the best way to learn about mindfulness is by doing it, there will be ample time dedicated to practicing with a variety of formal and informal mindfulness exercises throughout these two days. A brief overview of mindfulness-based psychotherapies will be presented along with attention given to the clinical or professional rationale for having a personal practice if one intends to share these practices with clients, service users or patients. Finally, guidelines for setting up a personal daily mindfulness practice will be provided along with caveats for the implementation of mindfulness in clinical practice as well as recommendations for further training.
Since mindfulness is about being present, it will be requested that participants in this Zoom workshop keep their cameras on as much as is possible.
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Cancellations and Transfers
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Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Counselling Skills for Mental Health Certificate : Counselling Skills for Mental Health