Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Health Care Professionals
When: Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Boca Raton Physical Therapy 7200 W. Camino Real, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Dates: January 23 to March 12, 2020
Orientation: Thursday, January 9, 2020
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Piero Falci, BBA
When: Saturdays, 10:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Boca Raton Physical Therapy
7200 W. Camino Real, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Dates: January 25 to March 14, 2020
Orientation: Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Instructor: Piero Falci, BBA
All Day Silent Retreat: Sunday, March 1
Up to 27.5 CE/CPE.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC),
Social Workers (LCSW),
Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Dieticians
Learning Level: Introductory
Course Type: Live Workshop
Cost: $500 for non CE/CPE
$595 for CE/CPE
WHAT IS MBSR?
MBSR is a program based on the practice of mindfulness. The key to mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness that enables you to respond with greater clarity, stability and understanding to life’s stressors, rather than reacting in unhealthy ways.
Pioneered in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979, MBSR is highly respected in the medical community, with classes in over 200 hospitals nationwide. Research has proven MBSR to be an evidence-based treatment modality for a number of different maladies, including chronic pain, hypertension, Cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders
Over the past 15 years, medical training centers (for physicians, occupational therapists, nurses) have begun to incorporate MBSR in their training curricula. However, many professionals practicing in the medical and mental health fields today have not received MBSR training in their graduate programs. Participation in this program may not only assist professionals in becoming more aware of the specifics of mindfulness practices, thereby facilitating their ability to make appropriate client referrals, but also enhance their own innate ability to cope with stress in general (e.g. stressful client load, challenging clients, personal stressors).
The program consists of eight weekly two and 1/2 hour classes, and a 7-hour silent retreat (on a weekend) between sessions six and seven. Participants who complete the course can enhance their ability to relax, focus, improve performance, reduce anger, cope with chronic pain, live in the moment, find balance, clarity and stability, and access inner resources of strength and wisdom.
1. Summarize the history of the MBSR program in the United States
2. Perform a brief awareness of breathing meditation
3. Discuss risks and benefits of participating in the MBSR program
1. Define mindfulness
2. Summarize a mindful eating meditation
3. Summarize a body scan meditation
1. Practice body scan meditation in the classroom setting.
2. Discuss the role of perception and conditioning in the appraisal and assessment of stress
3. Practice a mindful breathing meditation
1. Practice a mindful walking meditation
2. Practice a mindful yoga routine
3. Identify thoughts, feelings and body sensations experienced during pleasant events calendar home practice
1. Practice a mindful standing yoga routine
2. Identify thoughts, feelings and body sensations experienced during unpleasant events calendar home practice
3. Discuss the physiological and psychological bases of stress reactivity
1. Practice a 40-minute sitting meditation
2. List common behaviors used to cope with stress
3. Describe how mindfulness makes it possible to respond versus react to stress
1. Practice a mindful yoga routine
2. Practice a 40-minute sitting meditation
3. List 3 strategies for dealing with stressful communications
1. Practice a mindful yoga meditation
2. Practice a sitting meditation
3. Practice walking meditation
4. Practice mindful eating
5. Practice “mountain” or “lake” meditation
6. Practice a loving-kindness meditation
1. Practice a “yoga choices” exercise
2. Practice a 40-minute internal monitoring (choiceless awareness) meditation
3. Practice a “changing seats” exercise.
1. Practice a body scan meditation
2. Practice a 30-minute choiceless awareness meditation
3. Discuss ways of incorporating mindfulness in everyday life
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
The activity schedule of this program is detailed in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Authorized Curriculum Guide (Santorelli et al, 2017). This highly participatory, supportive, and structured program will provide you with:
· Guided instruction in mindful meditation practices · Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
· Group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
· Daily home assignments
· Home practice materials including downloadable guided mindfulness practice audio files and a workbook
HOW TO BEGIN?
All class participants attend a complementary orientation, which gives you a firsthand taste of mindfulness. This allows you to better understand the course, and explore whether the program is right for you.