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MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) - Intensive Workshop

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Diane Renz, MA, LPC
13 Hours
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May 08, 2017
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  • An experiential and conceptual training to take you deeply into MBSR
  • Give your clients the skills to live in the present, and put stress and pain in new context!
  • Learn from an MBSR expert trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn

A note from your speaker

If you are reading this, I know you are interested in healing.

As a clinician, you know that exploring the various treatment modalities to facilitate that healing upholds the rigor of our profession.

For me, it became very clear that over many decades of that same pursuit, that the symptoms presented by my clients could become their ally - if they learned how to relate to them differently.

Whether the problem is stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or catastrophic illness, that presenting problem is the gateway to healing. It is dependent upon the quality of awareness and relationship applied to the perceived ‘problem’. Hence, my life’s work is creating conducive environments for the health of individuals. Mindfulness, and specifically the original template for mindfulness based interventions, MBSR, is teaching clients how to access their innate ability for healing through a new kind of awareness.

Join me in this restorative workshop to learn the original template for healing as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., leave with the tools that will transform your clinical practice – and help you with your own stress and burnout.

Here's to healing,




This online program is worth 13.0 hours CPD.



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Diane Renz, MA, LPC, has 37 years of Mindfulness experience, trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli at the Center for Mindfulness, UMASS.

Diane is a Neuroscience Practical Applications Facilitator, Licensed Psychotherapist, Workshop Developer, Mindfulness Instructor & MBSR Teacher, who founded Your Gateway to Healing™, a worldwide counseling, coaching, and consulting service.

Utilizing the latest neuroscience studies that show our capacity for changing our brains & biology through focused attention, she presents a variety of somatic and mindfulness based practices to help people affect positive state & behavioral changes, that are detailed in her upcoming book on anxiety, based on her current trademarked workshop, “Healing Beyond Anxiety™: Body as Ally.”

With over 30 years in human services, trained in Transpersonal & Contemplative Psychology, philosophy, religious perspectives, as well as, extensive post graduate studies in Trauma and Somatic psychology, her work is a confluence of various schools of thought and personal experiment, and is fueled both by professional training and personal exploration.

She has studied with Dan Siegel, MD, in the field of neuroscience and Interpersonal Neurobiology, Jon Kabat Zinn in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and integrates the teachings of numerous other thought leaders in the field of Somatic research and Neuroplasticity. Diane’s view of a person’s inherent health guides her work; each symptom becomes opportunity for healing. Both her professional and personal experience has proven that you can turn ‘pain into possibility™’ as it becomes your Gateway to Healing™.


Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Diane Renz is the Founder of Your Gateway to Healing™. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Diane Renz is a member of UMASS Center of Mindfulness.


  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 methods of guided meditation utilized to decrease stress and improve symptomology.
  4. Teach clients how to integrate specific mindfulness interventions into their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve level of functioning.
  5. Consider the use of a “mindful pause” 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 of 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.


Foundational Principles
  • The Origin of MBSR
  • Goals and Principles
  • Populations Served
  • Assessment and Orientation
  • MBSR Ground Rules
  • Teacher Competencies
The Curriculum—Themes
  • Class 1-3 Grounding Mindfulness in the Body
  • Class 4-5 Stress Reaction versus Response
  • Class 6-7 Communication and Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • Class 8 Summation and Bringing Mindfulness Home
  • All Day Session
Establishing Mindfulness Practices
  • Defining Mindfulness
  • Introduce Mindfulness Experientially and Verbally
  • 7 Essential Attitudes in Establishing Mindfulness
Establishing Intention and Commitment to Practice
  • How Intention Determines Outcome
  • Language to Guide - Top Down v. Bottom Up
  • Reality of the Road to Mindfulness Practice - Overcoming Obstacles
Guidance in Formal Mindfulness Practices
  • The Body Scan
  • The Sitting Meditation with Awareness of Breath
  • Yoga
  • Walking Meditation
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Practice in Leading a Mindfulness Meditation
Applying Mindfulness to Daily Life
  • Creating Home Practices
  • Use of Homework
  • The S.T.O.P.
  • The Three Minute Breathing Space
  • Awareness Exercises
Clinical Issues: Working with Difficulties
  • The Integrative Functions of MBSR
  • Working with Feeling
  • Working with Pain and Stress
  • Working with Anxiety and Panic
  • Application of Neuro-Science Research
Extract the Principles of MBSR for Application with:
  • Anxiety/trauma
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Mindfulness as Context, Content and Diagnostic
Inter-personal Mindfulness and Communication
  • Why Relationship is Number One Stressor
  • What is Mindful Communication?
  • Aikido as Metaphor in MBSR
  • Perceptual Awareness of the Body
  • Implicit Bias and the Brain
Limitations of Research and Potential Risks
  • Various definitions of mindfulness
  • Research validity and reliability
  • Client may experience initial increase in symptoms
  • Special considerations for severe mental illness

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 1


Sandy C

"Great presentation. The actual applications were wonderful!"

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