Advanced Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness, Meditation and Cutting-
Digital Seminar

Advanced Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness, Meditation and Cutting-Edge Neuroscience in the Treatment of Anxiety, Anger and Depression


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Category:
Depression and Mood Disorders |  Mental Health |  Anxiety |  Mindfulness |  Neuroscience and Neuropsychology |  Anxiety Disorders |  Clinical Depression
Faculty:
Terry Fralich
Duration:
5 Hours 36 Minutes
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Never expires.


Description

  • Exciting advances in neuroscience that are revolutionizing therapy
  • Learn mindfulness techniques and practices that are supported by the new neuroscience
  • Experience practices that will re-energize you and increase your effectiveness with clients

Two of the most significant developments in psychotherapy in the last 10 years have been the emergence of mindfulness and the impact of the latest advances in neuroscience. Mindfulness is now an essential aspect of many accepted therapeutic modalities. Moreover, the latest developments in neuroscience and brain plasticity have lead to revolutionary work in the application of mindfulness in the treatment of anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, anger, stress and other mental health issues.

In this seminar, we will explore an integrated approach that incorporates the latest advances in neuroscience and accessible mindfulness skills that produce healthy change. We will delve deeper into mindfulness as a foundation nurturing awareness in yourself and your clients. Terry Fralich will discuss practical insights, language and techniques that will strengthen your professional confidence and effectiveness. The seminar will provide you with an enhanced experiential sense of mindfulness, as well as specific tools you can use right away in working with a broad range of clients. Take home cutting-edge information on the interface between neuroscience and therapy.

This seminar is designed to provide you with specific resources and tools for working with a broad range of client issues. If you have meditation experience, this seminar will enable you to refine and deepen your practice. If you are new to meditation, you will learn practical meditative techniques you can use right away in your work with your clients. Terry will utilize experiential exercises throughout the day to enhance your learning.

OUTLINE

A Mindfulness Path for Growth

  • Transforming negative states
    • The origin of Core Negative Beliefs
    • Neuroscience-enhanced Attachment Theory
    • Coping mechanisms and safety strategies
  • Cultivating positive states

Review of Mindfulness Basics

  • The big aspiration of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness as a skill-based path
  • Mindfulness as a practice of manifesting best intentions
  • Mindfulness as a path of transforming neural networks
  • Mindfulness as a path of healing

The Core Skills of Mindfulness

  • Clarifying, setting and re-affirming intention
  • Cultivating a witnessing awareness
  • Stabilizing attention
  • Strengthening self-regulation
  • Practicing loving-kindness

Stabilizing and Deepening Mindfulness

  • Meditation as a foundation for mindfulness
  • Giving the brain “an evolutionary nudge”
  • The three levels of meditative practice
  • Formal and informal practice

Experiential Exercise and Discussion of Meditation Experience

Negative States and Basic Brain Function

  • The triune brain
  • The brain’s alarm system
  • Fight-flight-or-freeze and stress responses
  • Explicit and implicit memory and the persistence of implicit patterning
  • Emotional hijackings and neural disintegration
  • Emotional memory and the present experience of anxiety, anger and depression
  • Case examples

Neuroscience Research and Transformation

  • The paradigm shift in neuroscience: Neuroplasticity
  • Interpersonal neurobiology
  • Mirror neurons and empathy
  • Reconsolidation” of negative memories, messages and energies
  • Teaching clients a transformative mindfulness practice

Seven Resources Supporting Mindfulness and Lasting Happiness

  • The witness
  • Brain function
  • Self-regulation
  • Life story
  • Insight development
  • New realities
  • A personal strategy and practice

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe a useful mindfulness growth path.
  • Identify the core skills of mindfulness.
  • Describe the latest developments in neuroscience related to effective counselling.
  • Explain the dynamics and effects of the brain’s survival and alarm system.
  • Teach easy-to-understand mindfulness skills and practices to clients.
  • Identify foundational meditative techniques and their relationship to mindful living.
  • Evaluate and strengthen your own mindfulness.
  • Apply specific mindfulness skills and practices in both your personal and professional lives.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Terry Fralich is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor practicing in Maine and has been an Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Southern Maine Graduate School. Terry is also an attorney who practiced law in New York City, Los Angeles and Portland, Maine, prior to becoming a counselor. During this time, he studied extensively with leading Tibetan teachers—including the Dalai Lama—and with some of the Western pioneers of mindfulness work—including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield and John Welwood. Inspired by their teachings and his own study of meditation, Eastern wisdom traditions, transpersonal psychology and mindfulness, he left the legal profession, earned a master’s degree in clinical counseling and began both his counseling practice and his teaching activities.

Terry is a Co-Founder of the Mindfulness Center of Southern Maine. He led many workshops at the Center and in Maine—generally in meditation, mindfulness, the latest developments in neuroscience and personal spirituality. In addition, Terry has taught more than 250 courses throughout the country on similar topics for mental health professionals. His book, Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A Seven-Step Guide to Mindfulness presents both a clear exploration of the importance of mindfulness in our lives and a practical, accessible approach to nurturing growth and well-being through the path of mindfulness. Terry has pursued his own meditation and mindfulness practice for 33 years.


To order the book, Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness, please visit our product store.


 

 

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.2 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.25 contact hours. Expires: .


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 07/10/2012. It was last reviewed on 09/19/2018 and is valid until 09/19/2021.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


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Faculty

Terry Fralich Related seminars and products: 2

LCPC

Mindfulness Center of Southern Maine


Terry Fralich, LCPC, is a co-founder of the Mindfulness Retreat Center of Maine and former adjunct faculty member of the University of Southern Maine Graduate School. He has led more than 400 seminars, trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally. His expertise consists of mindfulness, neuroscience, CBT, brain change, emotional intelligence, stress reduction, meditation and the treatment of anxiety and depression. He has been teaching transformative mindfulness skills and practices for 20 years and has pursued his own practice of mindfulness and meditation for 40 years. Terry studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for 25 years and with some of the American pioneers of mindfulness. He is the author of Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness, 2nd Edition (PESI, 2012) and The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy and Love (PESI, 2013).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Terry Fralich is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Terry Fralich has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Target Audience

Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Case Managers, Physician Assistants, Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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