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Jason Murphy, MA, LMFT, CADACII, ICAP
6 Hours 28 Minutes
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Jul 26, 2018
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Jason Murphy, MA, LMFT, CADACII, ICAP, is a consultant and educator with extensive experience over the last 2 decades of working with youth and families as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and addiction medicine clinician. He is certified as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainer and holds a license as a certified addictions counselor. Jason has taught mindful awareness in a variety of settings both in the U.S. and internationally. He has implemented MBSR in educational systems, corporations, businesses and community organizations. Jason holds a specialized degree in behavioral sciences with an emphasis in psycho-pharmacology from the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) and a BA in interdisciplinary studies with emphasis in psychology, philosophy and anthropology. Jason has training in Vipassana (Insight) Meditation and is a teacher of this tradition. He has studied meditation and martial arts for the last 20 years.
Financial: Jason Murphy is the founder of Mindful Solutions and Mindfulness Recovery Counseling. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jason Murphy has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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- Establish the impact that mindfulness training can have on the therapeutic relationship and communicate how this information can be used to contribute to positive clinical outcomes.
- Assess differences between formal and informal mindfulness practices and communicate how they can be used in conjunction with one another to address the unique needs of clients.
- Characterize how mindfulness practices can be used with empirically supported treatments for trauma to relieve associated symptomology.
- Diversify available clinical techniques by utilizing mindfulness as an adjunctive therapy in treatment plans for depression and anxiety.
- Teach clients to use mindfulness to identify physical indicators of anger in-session and establish how this skill can be put to use in real world settings.
- Communicate how mindful awareness can be taught to clients with addictions to help them identify triggering situations and avoid relapse.
How to Teach Mindfulness Practices In-Session
Mindfulness for Trauma: Break the Rumination Cycle and Disempower Intrusive Thoughts
- Cultivation of attunement
- Tips for teaching clients about the senses
- The language of mindfulness
- Teaching compassion and awareness
- Informal vs. formal practices
Mindfulness in Your Treatment Plans for Addictions: Break the Habit Loop
- Somatic signals from the Autonomic Nervous System
- Foundational awareness/mindfulness
- Strategies that break the rumination cycle
- Guided meditations to disempower intrusive thoughts
- Grounding exercises – get back to now without suppressing thoughts
- Sample scripts
- Online resources for guided meditations
Pacify the Anger Response: Breathing and Self-Soothing Techniques That Work
- Co-occurring mood disorders
- Awareness vs. autopilot – relapse prevention
- Mindfulness for triggers
- Emotional regulation for cravings
- Kindness awareness and compassion
Anxiety and Depression: Mindfulness to Relax the Body and Mind
- Anger alarm – noticing anger in your body
- Breathe through anger
- Distraction and grounding techniques
- Self-soothe with calming words and imagery
- Cooling wisdom
- Big Sky Meditation
- The Emotional Fire Extinguisher
- Muscle tension releasing – exercises to counter fight or flight
- Guided visualizations that lower the stress response
- Movement strategies
- Multi-sensory regulation techniques
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals
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