Introduction to Mindfulness

Topics: Mindfulness, DBT

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

Thursday, February 23, 2023
01:00 PM to 04:15 PM EST
3 CE Hours
$99.99 $69.99
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Introduction to Mindfulness
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Sheri Van Dijk

Noted Author & Presenter

Sheri is a Social Worker, who has been providing DBT-informed therapy since 2004. She has authored several books that focus on helping readers learn DBT skills and apply them to a variety of mental health problems and conducts DBT workshops for mental health professionals in Canada and abroad. Sheri is the 2010 R.O. Jones award winner from the Canadian Psychiatric Association. Learn more at: sherivandijk.com

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Course Overview

Via live interactive webinar
Course Description:
Note: This course is a standalone and part of a 6 Part DBT Series. For full details, click HERE

In recent decades, researchers have been learning that Mindfulness not only helps us live healthier lives, but reduces emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, and anger; helps with sleep difficulties; improves concentration, memory, and immune system function; and generates changes in our brain that helps to counteract the problems in thinking we start to experience as we age.

This experiential workshop will provide an introduction to mindfulness. Participants will learn about the different ways mindfulness is helpful for both physical and mental health. They will be introduced to some different ways of practicing mindfulness and will learn some tips to help them teach these skills to clients, as well as problems clients often encounter when first learning about mindfulness. 
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Sources and Resources (click to expand): 
Basso J., McHale A., Ende V., Oberlin D., Suzuki W. (2019). Brief, daily meditation enhances attention, memory, mood, and emotional regulation in non-experienced meditators. Behavioural Brain Research Volume 356, 1 January 2019, Pages 208-220.

Birtwell, K., Williams, K., van Marwijk, H., Armitage, C. & Sheffield, D. (2018). An Exploration of Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practice and Associations with Wellbeing. Mindfulness (2019) 10:89-99.

Cash T., Ekouevi, V., Kilbourn, C. & Lageman, S. (2015). Pilot study of a mindfulness-based group intervention for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Mindfulness, 7, 361 – 371.Cebolla A., Campos, D., Galiana, L., Oliver, A., Tomas, J., Feliu-Soler, A., et al (2017). Exploring relations among mindfulness facets and various meditation practices: do they work in different ways? Consciousness and Cognition, 49, 172 – 180.

Crane C., Crane, R., Eames, C., Fennell, M., Silverton, S., Wililams, J. & Barnhofer, T. (2014). The effects of amount of home meditation practice in mindfulness based cognitive therapy on hazard of relapse to depression in the Staying Well After Depression Trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 6317-6324.Creswell, J, Way, B., Eisenberger, N., and Lieberman, M. Neural correlates of dispositional mindfulness during affect labeling. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2007 Jul-Aug; 69(6):560-5.

Creswell, J, Way, B., Eisenberger, N., and Lieberman, M. Neural correlates of dispositional mindfulness during affect labeling. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2007 Jul-Aug; 69(6):560-5.

Gardner-Nix, Jackie (2009). The Mindfulness Solution to Pain. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.

Germer, Christopher (2009). The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion. New York: The Guilford Press.

Hanley, A., Warner, A., Dehili, V., Canto, A. & Garland, E. (2015). Washing dishes to wash the dishes: brief instruction in an informal mindfulness practice. Mindfulness, 6, 1095-1103.

Herwig, U., Lutzad J., Scherpiet S., Scheerer H., Kohlberg J., Opialla S., Preuss S., Steiger V.R., Sulzerf J., Weidt S., Stämpfli P., Rufer M., Seifritz E., Jäncke L., Brühl A. B. (2019) Training emotion regulation through real-time fMRI neurofeedback of amygdala activity. NeuroImage: Volume 184, 1 January 2019, Pages 687-696.

Herwig, U., Kaffenberger, T., Jäncke, L., and Brühl, A. 2010. Self-related awareness and emotion regulation. Neuroimage: Apr 1; 50(2):734-41.

Hindman R., Glass, C., Arnkoff, D. & Maron, D. (2015). A comparison of formal and informal mindfulness programs for stress reduction in university students. Mindfulness, 6(4), 873-884.

Jacobson, P., Richardson, M., Harding E., Chadwick, P. (2019). Mindfulness for Psychosis Groups; Within-Session Effects on Stress and Symptom-Related Distress in Routine Community Care. Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Jan. 18th, 2019.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005). Wherever You Go, There You Are. New York: Hatchette Books.

Mitchell, R., Roberts, R., Bartsch, D., and Sullivan, T. (2019). Changes in mindfulness facets in a dialectical behavior therapy skills training group program for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22744 Jan. 23, 2019.

Reffi, A., Pinciotti, C., Darnell, B., Orcutt H. (2019). Trait mindfulness and PTSD symptom clusters: Considering the influence of emotion dysregulation. Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 137: 62 – 70.

Sathyanarayanan, G., Vengadavaradan, A., and Bharadwaj, B. (2019). Role of Yoga and Mindfulness in Severe Mental Illnesses: A Narrative Review. International Journal of Yoga, 2019 Jan – April, 12 (1): 3 – 28.

Schwartz, Jeffrey (1997). Brain Lock: Free Yourself From Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior. New York: Harper Perennial.

Shapiro S., Bootzin, R., Figueredo, A., Lopez, A., & Schwartz, G. (2003). The efficacy of mindfulness-based stress reduction in the treatment of sleep disturbance in women with breast cancer: an exploratory study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 54, 85-91.

Williams, M., Teasdale, J., and Segal, Z. (2007). The Mindful Way Through Depression. New York: The Guilford Press.
CE Credits:
 3 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)

Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same as live in person by most states. Please confirm with your local board.

Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167 and for psychologists, #PSY-0236. Note: This course provides 3 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar) or live in person. 

Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

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Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education credits (in person or live online).

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Time Zone and Currency
All times listed are EST (New York time); All prices are in USD.

Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who complete the course. Registration is open until the course sells out (when this occurs, purchase option is disabled). We recommend signing up early to secure your spot and for early bird pricing. We provide a full refund upon request for cancellations submitted seven (7) calendar days before the webinar date. Cancellations received after that time frame will be granted: a transfer, credit or recorded webinar access, when available. For further questions, please see the FAQ section or contact us. In the rare event of a training cancellation, a notification and full refund (for the course fee only) will be automatically sent to you via your email on file.

Accessibility Accommodations:
To request an accommodation, please contact us in writing with at least 30 days prior notice and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

Financial Declarations:
The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

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Introduction to Mindfulness

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