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15 Must-Have Mindfulness Techniques for Clinicians: Skills to Transform Your Treatment Plans for Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Trauma, Guilt and Shame


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Speakers:
Debra Alvis, PhD
Duration:
6 Hours 20 Minutes
Copyright:
Jul 22, 2021
Product Code:
POS058130
Media Type:
Digital Recordings - Also available: DVD


Description

From depression and anxiety to stress and trauma, mindfulness has demonstrated its ability to help reduce suffering. But there are hundreds of mindfulness interventions available to clinicians. With so many to choose from how do you decide on your “go-to” techniques?

Debra Alvis, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who developed the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience in treating clients by combining mindfulness principles, body-oriented principles and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. Now Dr. Alvis has distilled the sea of available techniques into the essential hands-on mindfulness skills and exercises you need to treat your clients.

Watch Dr. Alvis and learn to effectively use 15 mindfulness practices that she’s found most capable in shifting clients away from stress responses, intervening in the downward spiral of depression and anxiety, and cultivating safety and groundedness in traumatized clients. PLUS she’ll give you detailed instruction on her top mindfulness interventions to help your clients properly deal with guilt and shame and empower them to manage their anger and toxic emotions.

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your clinical practice and fundamentally improve the lives of your clients with mindfulness skills that work!

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Debra Premashakti Alvis, PhD, a licensed psychologist, developed the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia, providing clinician training on the integration of mindfulness and contemplative practices into psychotherapy. Her work as a professor at the University of Georgia included the supervision of doctoral students and co-leading a research team investigating mindfulness.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Alvis maintains a private practice and has more than 25 years of clinical experience in treating clients with a variety of conditions by mindfulness principles, body-oriented principles and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. She also has an over 30-year personal contemplative practice.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Debra Alvis maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the University of Georgia, PSIvet, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Twin Lakes Recovery Center, and Ridgeview Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Debra Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationships.  

 


Objectives

  1. Assess neurological processes and how mindfulness can be used to increase client’s motivation.
  2. Determine how mindfulness practices can be used to shift clients to a relaxation response.
  3. Integrate mindfulness interventions into your treatment plans to counter automatic patterns of negative thoughts.
  4. Demonstrate how mindfulness and breathing techniques can be practised in-session to increase emotion regulation.
  5. Analyze the neurobiology of the traumatized brain and implement grounding techniques and breathing exercises.
  6. Appraise the clinical utility of mindfulness-based therapies in regulating shame and guilt.

Outline

Reduce Stress with Mindful Coping Skills
  • Educate the client about the impact of stress
  • Practice makes perfect – transform the stress response
  • Exercises:
    • Strengthen awareness of the stress response
    • Shifting to relaxation response: cultivate a foundation of groundedness, settledness, and ease
    • Mindful transitions
  • Treatment limitations, risks and research
Manage Depression and Anxiety with Mindfulness Techniques That Work
  • The downward spiral and the brain’s default mode
  • Cultivate motivation and action
  • Witness the anxious mind
  • Get unstuck from anxious rumination
  • Exercise:
    • Self-regulation practices for anxiety
Mindfulness as the Antidote to Anger
  • Understand the sources of anger
  • The body’s anger response
  • Identify early signs of the anger forest fire
  • Clarify the practice: What am I trying to remember?
  • Exercise:
    • Rehearsal of the Stop-Breathe-Reflect-Choose practice
Calm the Traumatized Brain
  • Proceed with caution – avoid retriggering and retraumatizing
  • Retrain the dysregulated nervous system
  • Cultivate safety
  • Exercises:
    • Grounding techniques
    • Breathing techniques
    • Positive visualization
Transform the Inner Critic: Mindfully Deal with Guilt and Shame
  • Identifying primary core negative belief
  • Cultivating a healthy and true vision of self
  • Exercises:
    • The protective quality of mantras
    • Exercises that promote self-forgiveness

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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