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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Transform Your Client's Life with MBSR & Positive Psychology
Goldstein, Elisha, PhD
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2016-06-01 / X49370
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy
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6 hr 11 min seminar on DVD

Learn to use MBSR for anxiety, depression, addiction and chronic pain
Integrate positive psychology, self-compassion and play with MBSR for optimal treatment outcomes

A message from Elisha Goldstein

It’s easy for me to say that the practices and tenets of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) saved my life.

In the late 1990’s I was working as an outside sales manager for a major corporation. I was riding the wave, working hard, but playing much harder. While there were some good times, I often found myself in an abyss of confusion and lost in a seemingly endless cycle of alcohol and substance abuse. At one point I found myself in the back of a broken down limousine with a man who was so messed up too he seemed a shadow of a human being. I realized that I was really just looking in the mirror.

Something deep inside told me there has to be a different way.

I eventually found my way out of that abyss, changed professions and came upon MBSR. I learned how to recognize the difference between pain and suffering. I learned how to deeply connect to my experience with greater self-compassion and self-control. More than anything I learned how to trust myself.

In this workshop I will teach you the nuts and bolts of this life-changing program, practical clinical applications for stress, anxiety, depression and addiction, and how to integrate it with positive psychology to launch a greater sense of resiliency and happiness.

I was so taken by this program and steeped in it individually and clinically that I chose to co-author A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The fact is, MBSR has been a lifesaver for millions of people.

I look forward to sharing this information with you in this transformational seminar.



Describe three ways that MBSR can be integrated into a psychotherapy practice.
Utilize nine key mindful attitudes to weave into a mindfulness practice.
Integrate three formal mindfulness practices to enhance awareness, cultivate self-care, and self-compassion within workplace and home.
Demonstrate the ability to give guided instruction in mindfulness meditation.
Summarize three current neuroscientific studies showing the relationship between mindfulness and a stronger brain.
Apply key self-compassion practices to use for self-care and to use with patients in creating healing and forgiveness around pain.
Identify how to effectively integrate MBSR and positive psychology.


The Universal Reason People Come into Therapy

What Makes us Resilient in the Face of Emotional Suffering

Benefits of positive feelings
The negativity bias
How stress impacts the brain
Explicit and Implicit memory
The neuroscience of resiliency
Nuts and Bolts of MBSR

The roots of MBSR
Format of MBSR
9 essential attitudes
Formal practices and the elements of leading them:
The body scan
Sitting meditation
Mindful movement/yoga
Walking meditation
Loving kindness meditation
Choiceless awareness
Informal practices:
Mindfulness in daily life
Breathing space
Relational mindfulness
Aikido of communication
MBSR for Clinical Applications

Contraindications of MBSR
Neuroscience research – Effects of MBSR on the brain
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Understanding the depression loop
Addictive behaviors
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
Urge surfing
Chronic pain
Integrate MBSR with Positive Psychology & Self-Compassion

Balancing “being” and “doing”
The science and practice of self-compassion
Self-compassion breaks
The clinical application of play
The science of play
Play facilitates learning
Fostering enriched environments
Creating play histories
Creating confidence in clients
Adopting a growth mindset versus fixed mindset
The science of creating confidence

About the Speaker:

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., is co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles. He is a psychologist, author and speaker who synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing.

Dr. Goldstein has published extensively and is author of numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including the bestselling books Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR Every Day: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He is also creator of the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy column at and a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post. His professional research on “Sacred Moments: Implications on Stress and Well-Being” is published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Goldstein’s unique ability to make complex concepts simple has led him to be invited to speak nationally and internationally with mental health professionals, educators, business leaders and lay audiences. He is a licensed psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and also teaches mindfulness-based programs through The Center for Mindful Living and InsightLA.

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