One Session Mindfulness — 6 CE Hours


One Session Mindfulness — 6 CE Hours

$119.00 $49.00

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Normally $119, but because of COVID-19 and the added pressures being placed on healthcare workers, we are now offering new lower prices for all our CE Courses.

Did you ever wish there was an easy way to apply targeted mindfulness in one just session? For the first time ever, One Session Mindfulness shows how to help clients benefit from mindfulness tools right away–without requiring long periods of practice.

In 2018, Donald designed a brief mindfulness program that clinically reduced stress and lowered blood pressure in a group of priests with vulnerable heart conditions. In One Session Mindfulness, Donald not only teaches this powerful practice, but 12 more of the best brief mindfulness tools he has used over the years! 

Whoever you work with–from teens to boomers–these practical tools will wire up the brain to reduce rumination, anxiety and perceived pain while fostering emotional regulation, compassion, calm and connection. Best of all, this Baker’s Dozen of one-session mindfulness interventions are easy for clients to learn, integrate and benefit from in daily life.

  • BONUS Loving-Kindness Meditation Video Included with Program!

Reviews: I frequently use your wonderful exercises in my work with clients, and I have had such great feedback from groups when I use your work. People seem to really like it! Thank you so much! –Ellen Decker, Psy.D

I really enjoyed the mindfulness training and have already put what I have learned into practice both in my life and my sessions with clients as well, so thank you so much! –Caroline M.Ed., LCPC

I found your workshop to be be incredibly helpful, both personally and professionally. Thank you!! —Darla, LCSW

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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.

One Session Mindfulness: A Baker’s Dozen of the Best Brief Mindfulness Interventions   


Workshop Outline:

  • Palm the Present Moment—Sense Grounding for Distancing from Stress, Anxiety, Rumination
  • Savoring and Anchor Awareness Practice— Helps clients learn how to observe and constructively distance from negativity by focusing on something positive.
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing Postures: Learn 5 postures for helping clients turn on the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Five Steps to G-R-E-A-T Mindful Self-Care: These are the mindful foundations for mental clarity, mood regulation and brain health.
  • Be the Pebble: This intervention combines using a calming word with breathing for stress reduction.
  • S-T-O-P Multi-Sensory Presencing Practice:  Portable practice for impulse control and pausing from triggers in the moment.
  • The Eight Awareness Styles: Learn to identify how clients get present in order to create personalized and collaborative interventions.
  • The 4-Mindful Bite Meditation: An easy eating practice for managing eating in times of stress.
  • The Body Scan: An awareness practice shown to reduce pain perception by up to 40%.
  • Gratitude for Depression: Use selective attention to focus away from past and future and orient toward things that help one revalue what is in their lives.
  • Strengths-Based Mindfulness: Help clients identify and put into action their own unique character strengths that serve as effective coping skills.
  • P-R-R-R Method: A metacognitive way to reappraise thoughts and reflect daily for emotional balance and equanimity.
  • Loving Kindness: Affirmation practice for increasing feelings of safety, trust and building relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and define mindfulness in broader ways for the client.
  2. Identify the effects of stress and cortisol, and how diaphragmatic breathing turns on the parasympathetic nervous system.
  3. Demonstrate an attentional practice known as savoring for increasing positive affect.
  4. Explain how gratitude is an effective attentional practice for managing depression and increasing positive affect.
  5. Utilize 5 Mindful Self-care skills that help improve mental clarity and emotional regulation.
  6. Discuss and demonstrate stress-reducing transition skills through physical grounding and movement.
  7. Explain how a non-judging awareness can help patients to better accept, reframe and manage pain.
  8. Discuss the damaging effects of stress at cellular level and identify research showing how present moment awareness can alter these.
  9. Discuss and demonstrate attachment affirmations and methods for developing self-compassion and feelings of safety, trust, and forgiveness.
  10. Identify the benefits and demonstrate an affirmation practice that has been shown to help feelings of safety and trust with others.

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,  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


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