Title of workshop: Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing: An8-Week Online Course
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Date(s): 4/1/2020 – 5/20/2020, 8 consecutive Wednesdayevenings
Contact Hours: 8 Cost:$400 - 30% professional discount = $280 (use Coupon Code PROF at checkout)
Agency: The Center for Mindfulness & CBT
Contact Person: Laura Chackes Phone: 314-561-9757 ext. 701
Fax: 314-561-9050 Email: Lchackes@mindfulstl.com
Web Site: https://www.mindfulstlonline.com/mindfulness-course
Presenter(s)&Credential(s):Laura Chackes, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist and Owner of The Center forMindfulness & CBT, has been in practice as a clinical psychologist for over 13 years, doingprimarily CBT with individuals, families, and groups with depression, anxiety,and related disorders. Dr. Chackesco-developed the MBCT program at Clayton Behavioral in 2013, and has beenteaching Mindfulness & MBCT courses consistently since then.
Andy Conrad, MA, PLPC, NCC,Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor at The Center for Mindfulness& CBT. Any has been practicing mindfulness personally for several years,and regularly incorporates it into his individual therapy sessions with hisclients. Andy has co-lead the MBCT course with Dr. Chackes for the past year.
General description of training:
This training is based on the evidence-basedMindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course. It will begin with thefundamentals of mindfulness, and thoroughly teach applications of mindfulnessfor reducing depression, anxiety, and other unwanted mood states. Participants will engage in experientialexercises each week that progress more deeply into the ways that mindfulnesshelps alleviate symptoms through awareness and acceptance. Participants will learn how to recognizethoughts, emotions, and physical sensations that lead to depression andanxiety, and how aversion to these reinforces the disorders. By experiencing the changes that mindfulnesscan make in yourself, you will then be able to teach it to your clients. Each week you will receive an audio file of adifferent meditation, as well as several handouts and articles. Participants will be a mixture of counselorsand other healthcare professionals, as well as others from the general publicwho are wanting help managing their depression, anxiety, or stress. While gaining these valuable therapeutic tools,you will also be practicing self-care, which is so vital for those in thehelping fields.