NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.
You will learn the newest research about the neuroscience of mindfulness, in addition to a deeper understanding of how mindfulness works for clinical disorders. Mindfulness expert, Donald Altman, will teach the core mindfulness skills that enhance any mindfulness-based therapy. Then you will be able to utilize mindfulness interventions with clients to overcome depression, anxiety, and other toxic lifestyle habits.
This seminar recording is different because it will help you to meet clients where they are at, as you deepen and broaden your own mindfulness practice during the day. Donald Altman will show how mindfulness creates new brain pathways—and lasting change from the inside out. This workshop will get you thinking in new ways about how to utilize mindfulness to your patients. Donald is known for his engaging way of blending video, humor, handouts, case studies, experiential teachings, and diverse methods for working with clients.
Utilize the newest brain research about mindfulness and the brain to improve therapy with anxiety, depression, and toxic life style habits
Experience the 4 core methods of developing a mindfulness practice that works
Identify mindfulness strategies that act as interventions for anxiety, depression and toxic lifestyle habits
Explain how to restore the brain’s energy when depleted
Recognize how clients can be empowered through intention an attention to make new choices and break toxic lifestyle habits
Use the main mindfulness skills that enhance any mindfulness-based therapy
Cutting Edge Research on Mindfulness
Effective as anti-depressants
Keeps the mind from wandering
The quantum brain and other new brain and mindfulness research
Advanced Mindfulness Vocabulary
Traditional terms of mindfulness
Meeting the client with a broader view of mindfulness
The Four Core Mindfulness Practices
Get Unstuck from Depression
Use nature’s engaging power to restore focus
Mindful walking to manage the uncertainty of transition
Retrain the mind to be kind, compassionate, and balanced
Toxic Lifestyle Habits
Getting aligned with values and meaning
Embracing gratitude and affirmations
The “G.L.A.D.” technique
Finding peace with “Be the Pebble” practice
Donald Altman, MA LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, and teacher. 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, and his newest book One Minute Mindfulness.
In addition to his books, Donald was a staff writer for an EMMY-Award winning children’s television (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.
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