Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Friday October 11, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
6 contact hours total:
- 6 NBCC credit hours
- NCSAPPB approved substance use specific (SS) and evidence-based treatment (EBT)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reductions (MBSR) is a well-defined and systematic patient centered educational approach which uses relatively intensive training in mindfulness meditation as the core of the program to teach people how to take better care of themselves and live healthier, more adaptive lives. We will discuss how individuals in recovery from substance use disorders can use this technique as a positive coping strategy. The prototype program was developed at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This model has been successfully utilized with modifications in a number of other medical centers and non-medical centers such as schools, prisons, athletic training programs, professional programs and the workplace. In this introduction course, we will review the highlights of the MBSR program, gain better understanding of Mindfulness meditation and practice several forms of mindfulness. We will also review the benefits if this approach and ways to work with clients using Mindfulness therapy.
- Identify the benefits of mindfulness.
- Practice mindfulness in their own lives
- Explain the basic tenets of mindfulness
- Explain the program contents for the MBSR programs
- Begin to use mindfulness with clients
Snacks, coffee, tea, and water served!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Presented by Dr. Shannon South