Reflection and the Power of Pause — 6 CE Hours


Reflection and the Power of Pause — 6 CE Hours

$119.00 $49.00

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We live in a highly distractible world that needs a mindfulness for our 21st century sensibilities. Join international mindfulness teacher and best-selling author Donald Altman as he guides you into getting clients off auto-pilot as they utilize mindfulness strategies for anxiety, depression, stress and more. In this highly experiential webinar you will directly learn effective and practical tools such as the 3-part anchor point breathing practice and Palm the Present Moment grounding practice for dealing with anxiety and uncertainty.

This webinar shares the cutting-edge science behind how behavior and awareness affect us at the cellular level. You’ll learn 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. Based in part on his new book Reflect: Awaken to the Wisdom of the Here and Now, this dive into reflective practices can transform how you live each day.

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

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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.

Reflection and the Power of Pause: Help Clients to Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Stress  


Workshop Outline:

  • 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

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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