Mindfulness for Resilience — 6 CE Hours


Mindfulness for Resilience — 6 CE Hours

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Why are some people resilient while others are not? Can resilience be learned? It can often be frustrating helping clients who have suffered devastating life losses and unthinkable adversity. Join international mindfulness teacher and best-selling author Donald Altman in this unique webinar about giving clients a pathway to healing and recovery through effective tools for resilience. These mindfulness-based strategies can be applied to everything from depression and anxiety to grief and other life obstacles.

The tools of psychological hope are the building blocks that make resilience a skill that anyone can learn. This includes techniques such as mental clarity, response flexibility and goal setting that are necessary for organizing thinking and problem solving. Mindful resilience skills also cultivate an attitude of openness, enthusiasm, acceptance and optimism.

Reviews: Thanks again for a wonderful mindfulness training. I found it valuable and really learned a lot.– Kristin, PhD, TX

Thank you so much for your time, talent and treasure. I truly enjoyed the training last month.— Corinne, LMSW, NY

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Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert and award-winning author with over 15 books in the psychology and mindfulness field who has taught mindfulness to thousands of healthcare professionals. Past Vice-President of The Center for Mindful Eating and featured in The Mindfulness Movie, he is profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project. He has taught at Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and spent several years as a senior mental health therapist at the Providence St. Vincent Eating Disorder and General Psychiatric Clinics, as well as at his own clinic. Donald has contributed articles to the Psychotherapy Networker, and has written chapters for The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Therapy and A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community.

Mindfulness for Resilience: Mindfulness Tools for Bouncing Back from Adversity    


Workshop Outline:

  • Intro to Resilience and Mindfulness, 4 Resilience Factors and 4 Resilience Skills
  • Resilience and Mindfulness Research; Mindfulness meditation for Resilience
  • Psychology of Hope; Pathways to Resilience with Willpower and Waypower (Agency)
  • Demonstration a focused word practice for emotional regulation and resilience
  • Research on mindfulness for cravings and impulse control
  • Demonstrate a 4-Part practice for emotional regulation, response flexibility, and finding resources
  • Laughter for resilience and changing fixed mindsets
  • Strengths for resilience; how to use a strengths intervention; web assessments for addressing strengths
  • A Visual Resilience Roadmap for Clients
  • Using narrative to locate coping skills and strengths
  • Behavior for Building Relationship Resilience
  • Loving-kindness affirmation; research and utilizing this as a secure attachment priming for resilience

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the concept of psychological hope and explain the role of hope in building resilience.
  2. Discuss how in-session strategies can be employed to apply response flexibility to clients.
  3. Explain how stories and metaphors can be applied as a means 0f identifying strengths and modeling appropriate coping skills.
  4. Discuss how clients working through trauma can be taught to redirect attention toward “safe anchors.”
  5. Describe how the act of pausing can be operationalized by clients to help them disconnect from triggers and regulation emotions.
  6. Analyze the relationship between social connection and resilience.
  7. Explain how mindfulness tools can improve resilience by enhancing relationships through interpersonal effectiveness.
  8. Analyze how self-care skills serve as a buffer to mental health issues during periods of stress
  9. Assess research on gratitude and characterize the potential benefits and limitations associated with these studies.
  10. Discuss how security priming words can be used with clients working through depression and grief to establish felt safety and trust.

Instructional methodology  (X) Lecture (X) On-line Presentation (X) Audio/Visual  (X) Experiential Exercises

How to Get CE Credits 

6 CE Hours are available for Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions, and the program is intermediate level.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 6.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 6.0 clinical hours of continuing education credit.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State; Commonwealth Educational Seminars 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-0444.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.

Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, info@mindfulpractices.com  503-631-3030. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. This program is provided by Donald Altman, M.A., LPC and Mindfulpractices.com.


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