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Mindfulness: Exploring the Practice

Have you ever wanted to address or support others with: reducing drug or alcohol intake, increase empathy, lower blood sugar levels, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, release and reduce stress, lower blood pressure, gain insight and awareness and/or decrease depression symptoms? Well the exploration and practice of mindfulness may be your answer! Mindfulness is used as a therapeutic tool and also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them. Psychologists and experts from the 1970’s to the present have studied the effects of Buddhist mindfulness meditation techniques and found that these are effective in reducing anxiety and reducing relapse rates in both depression and drug addiction. Recent studies have found that incorporating mindfulness into your life and professional practice can increase positive emotions, improve the immune system, reduce stress…and so much more!

Learning Objectives:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • How to practice/use meditation
  • How to practice mindfulness (personal and professional)
  • Developing a personal self-care practice
  • Mindfulness in treatment planning
  • Use of technology and mindfulness apps