The Power of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy

Objectives

  • List three specific ways to integrate mindfulness-based theory and practice when working with patients
  • List three findings based on neuroscientific research showing how mindfulness can increase empathy, bolster resiliency and prevent relapse into depression
  • List two self-compassion practices, which promote healing and forgiveness around emotional pain

Course Description

In the past 10 years the philosophy, practice and science behind mindfulness in psychotherapy has woven its way into the mainstream. Programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) provide practical way to introduce clients to mindfulness as a means to treat stress, depression, and addiction. This seminar will help you understand what mindfulness is, the science behind it, and practical applications in clinical practice for stress, anxiety, depression and addiction. As a therapist you will also learn ways to integrate this work for your own self-care.