Reflection and the Power of Pause (6-Hr. Webinar)


Reflection and the Power of Pause (6-Hr. Webinar)


Previously for Professionals, this Webinar is Now Available to Everyone

If you feel distracted, overwhelmed, unfocused and negative, then Reflection and the Power of Pause can help you regain your presence, positivity and purpose!

Join international mindfulness teacher and best-selling author Donald Altman in this life-affirming webinar as he examines:

  • How to get off auto-pilot and utilize mindfulness strategies for anxiety, depression, stress and more.
  • The cutting-edge science behind how behavior and awareness affect us at the cellular level.
  • How to utilize reflection as a sharp-edged awareness tool that can bring non-judging awareness and acceptance to bear on difficult life circumstances.

By the end of the webinar, you will even discover the power of nature to restore depleted energy, focus, and concentration!

Reviews: 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



>>Learn How to Overcome Distraction, Increase Presence, and Find Gratitude & Purpose<<

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. He is featured in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project. A pioneer in the field of mindful eating, Donald served as Past Vice-President of The Center for Mindful Eating.

He has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling, in addition to founding his own clinic and working for several years as a senior mental health therapist at the Providence St. Vincent Eating Disorder and General Psychiatric Clinics. Donald writes the Practical Mindfulness Blog for Psychology Today, and 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.

Reflection and the Power of Pause: Increase Concentration and Focus, Enhance Positivity, and Live with Gratitude and Purpose


In this 6-Hour Webinar, you will learn the following skills for focus, positivity, gratitude and purpose:

  • Discussion of Technology and the brain; Demonstrate and intro to 3-part breathing
  • Mindfulness Research and Resources
  • Discussion of epigenetics and stress, and the effect on brain and body functions
  • Demonstration of 5 effective diaphragmatic breathing postures for turning on a set of genes as identified from research of Herbert Benson
  • Research on effect of mind wandering, and demonstration of selective attention practices for anxiety and depression
  • Discuss how metacognition and selective attention can counter the brain’s negativity bias and improve positive affect
  • Demonstrate various evidence-based savoring practices for overcoming depression and anxiety
  • Demonstrate MBSR Body Scan technique for reducing perception of chronic pain
  • Identify and describe 5 self-care strategies necessary for mental clarity and emotional regulation
  • Discuss present moment focus on safe anchors and demonstrate how to help clients find safe anchors
  • Explain and discuss gratitude for depression and resilience, and how to apply a 4-part practice forgetting present and building relationships
  • Explanation of attention restoration theory and research, and how to use it with clients to restore depleted mental energy

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe and identify mind wandering and the effects of it on the telomeres and epi-genome.
  2. Discuss research on how mindfulness alters brain structure, breathing, and other body systems.
  3. Explain the effects of the stress response and how cortisol affects the immune system and learning.
  4. Demonstrate 5 effective breathing postures that turn on the parasympathetic nervous system for emotional regulation and turn on the body’s relaxation response.
  5. Describe and demonstrate a physical grounding method for getting clients present, and for turning attention away from rumination and anxiety.
  6. Identify and compare two evidence-based methods of selective attention that have been shown to improve mood.
  7. Discuss the research and demonstrate a key component of mindfulness-based stress reduction which has been shown to be helpful for chronic pain.

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

Who Is This Webinar For?

While this program was originally designed for psychologists, social workers and counselors, anyone can use it, from teens to boomers:

  • Individuals
  • Coaches
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Business 
  • Healthcare Professionals 

No special training or knowledge is needed to try out the mindfulness tools here. Donald Altman, M.A., LPC has trained over 15,000 caregivers–mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses and occupational therapists–on how to use mindfulness as a healing intervention. Now, you can access these tools directly… with the same materials used to train healthcare professionals.

READ BEFORE ORDERING:  THIS PROGRAM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR COUNSELING OR THERAPY. The information in this course is meant only for education purposes, and not as a substitute for mental health professional care or medical advice. No implied or expressed guarantee regarding the effects of these recommendations or practices can be given, and no liability assumed. It is the responsibility of the viewer and user of these materials to stop anytime that they need to.


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