Whether coping with small annoyances or full-blown disasters, this workshop leads you through a step-by-step process to strengthen the response flexibility, innate in your brain and your being, that you need to find calm, clarity and courage in the midst of any adversity. You will learn to integrate practices from Western psychology and the Buddhist wisdom tradition to deepen mindful empathy and self-compassion, connect in relationships that are healthy and nourishing, reverse the impacts of any stress or trauma, and use conscious reflection to discern options and make the wise choices that lead to thriving and flourishing.
- Describe the differences between stressors (external events) and stress (internal reactions to external events)
- Describe the impact of the activation-deactivation of the autonomic nervous system (survival responses) on brain functioning and resilience
- Describe three mechanisms of brain change that install new, more resilient patterns of behavior into implicit memory
- Implement tools of memory deconsolidation-reconsolidation to help clients rewire dysfunctional patterns of response
- Identify three practices of cultivating positive emotions to shift the functioning of the brain from contraction, reactivity, and negativity to openness and the larger perspective
- Identify three exercises that can reverse toxic shame and change the relationship of self to the inner critic
- Identify 7 steps of mindfulness practice that allow clients to monitor and modify their responses to experience
- Identify blocks that might preclude people from accessing resources among family, friends and community
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS:
Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by theAmerican Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and itscontent. This course offers 4.5 CE credit.
California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 4.5 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal throughthe California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.
Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 5.25 contact hours.