Mindfulness Tools for Healthcare Professionals: A Live Online 6-Week Course (CE Credit Only)
CE/CPE Credit: Up to 9.0 credit hours
Psychology (Nationwide - APA Approved Sponsor)
Approved for the follow professions in these states: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Washington
Marriage & Family Therapy
Approved for the follow professions in these states: Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Washington
***Please check with your local board to see if they will accept APA approved sponsor classes and/or board qualifications from another State Board.
Learning Level: Introductory
Live Online Program, to be purchased from Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness
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Mindfulness, the ability to be aware in the present moment with an attitude of openness and curiosity, is at the core of clinical competency. Adding mindfulness skills to your professional practice can be an antidote to chronic stress as well as aid in the prevention of compassion fatigue. Research on the effects of mindfulness training for healthcare providers provides evidence for decreased burnout, improved mood, increased compassion, and better communication with patients. Whether you are a physician, nurse, psychotherapist or physical/occupational therapist, mindfulness can help you foster your own self-care and make better clinical decisions. Participants are asked to make a strong commitment to attend all sessions, and to practice mindfulness techniques on a daily basis throughout the six session program.
Course Learning Objectives:
1. Define mindfulness and describe the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness
2. Practice key mindfulness practices (body scan and awareness of breath meditations) and assess the effects on mind and body
3. Practice mindful listening and speech employing guidelines of Pause, Relax and Open
4. Distinguish between compassion and empathy and describe the role of mindfulness in reducing empathetic distress.
5. Practice unconditional friendliness/compassion meditation
6. Practice mindfulness of breath, body, sound, emotions, and open awareness to moment to moment experience.
7. Describe brief mindfulness practices (relaxing sighs, breathing space) for use with clients/patients
8. Discuss resources for continued mindfulness practice (apps, books, downloadable meditations)