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.
•Explore how to enhance therapy by taking advantage the brain’s innate experiential and relational learning styles.
•Learn about one-minute mindfulness techniques that help clients get profoundly in touch with their body and emotions.
•Help clients increase awareness of their thoughts and gain mastery over attention.
•Learn how to access client strengths through the power of story.
•Discover powerful tools to overcome pervasive life and workplace stressors that produce anxiety and depression.
One-Minute Mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology blends two exciting and emerging fields for effectively managing moods, overcoming stress, and enhancing daily life experience. This experiential and skills-oriented program—based on Donald Altman’s popular book, One-Minute Mindfulness: 50 Simple Ways to Find Peace, Clarity, and New Possibilities in a Stressed Out World—draws upon a number of unique and profound, yet easy to grasp, mindfulness practices that rewire the brain.
With the practical tools provided in this workshop, you will help clients change their fundamental relationship to depression and anxiety. The emphasis will be on expanding thinking to explore more nurturing options and possibilities that are available in life. Discover step-by-step practices of acceptance that replace rumination and negative filters with a spacious present moment awareness—skills that help anyone become more adept at living in the “what is” instead of the “what if.”
The Impact of Stress and Anxiety
•Is Technology Re-wiring Our Brains?
•New Ways to View Stress
•Seeing Red and Rumination
The Mindful Antidote
•One-Minute Brain Mindfulness
•Focusing the Wandering Mind
•Cellular Well-being and Happiness
Interpersonal Neurobiology Core Concepts
•The Brain’s Mindful Module
•The Social Brain
•Interpersonal Stories that Attune and Attach Us
Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression
•Techniques for Urban Mindfulness Sleep and Waking
•De-stress from Uncertainty and Transitions
•Secure Attachment Rituals
•Techniques for the Workplace
•Centering with Pleasantness
•Techniques for Relationships
•Cortisol and Loneliness
•Listening Without Judgment
•Techniques for Playtime
•Learning Style, Laughter, and the Immune System
•Play with the Bear
•Cultivate an Attitude of Lightness
•Techniques for Finding Balance through Symbols and Stories
•Sustainability and the Brain
•Stories of Hope and Strength
•Be the Pebble
•Techniques for Spirituality and Contemplation
•The Brain and Its Place in Nature
•Humility and Lessons from the Earth
•Finding Silence in a (Very) Loud World
•Understand how to integrate interpersonal neurobiology concepts in therapy.
•Identify key mindfulness skills for focusing on the body.
•Learn how to use the breath to reduce stress and build selective attention.
•Utilize various mental and physical grounding methods for use in reducing anxiety and rumination.
•Explore how mindfulness enhances healthy and secure relationships.
•Learn of cutting edge research that links presence of mind with key biological markers of aging and wellness, and what to do about it.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Donald Altman M.A., LPC, is a practicing therapist, EMMY-Award-winning writer, and former Buddhist monk. A prolific writer for over 30 years, he is the author of several acclaimed books on mindful living, including his new book, The Joy Compass: Eight Ways to Find Lasting Happiness, Gratitude and Optimism in Every Moment. Other books include One-Minute Mindfulness, The Mindfulness Code (chosen “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010”), Art of the Inner Meal, Meal by Meal, and Living Kindness—a book that has been used at the United Nations to teach meditation.
Donald is on the faculty of Portland State University in the certificate program of Interpersonal Neurobiology. A pioneer in the field of mindful eating, Donald serves as vice-president of The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME.ORG), a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping healthcare professionals bring mindful eating principles into their work. He was formerly a Senior Mental Health Therapist at Providence St. Vincent Intensive Outpatient General Psychiatric and Eating Clinic before starting his West Linn Counseling clinic near Portland, OR.
Often referred to as America’s Mindfulness Coach, Donald consults and speaks at conferences, corporations, and agencies around the country. He is known for unique and engaging presentations and trainings, which blend video, humor, handouts, case studies, experiential mindfulness teachings, and diverse methods. Donald is dedicated to bringing a gentle and compassionate approach to those who struggle with finding balance in our chaotic, overstimulated and stressed out world.