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MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM, ONLINE, SUMMER 2020

With Ron Fouts, MA and Ron Pilato, PsyD

FREE ORIENTATION SESSION: 

Wednesday July 8, 2020 

6:30 – 8:30 pm PACIFIC TIME


EIGHT SESSIONS plus DAYLONG: 

Wednesdays July 15 through September 2nd 2020

5:30-8 pm PACIFIC TIME

Convert to your Time Zone: All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (as in California). Here is a time zone converter to help you adjust to your time zone.


ONE DAYLONG SESSION:

Saturday, August 22 

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:

Zoom 

The Zoom online platform is a robust and dependable online meeting platform. Below are some of tutorials for using the platform we have found useful. Please also review http://support.zoom.us for more information. 

Tutorials

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

1. Join a Meeting - https://youtu.be/vFhAEoCF7jg
2. Joining and Configuring Audio and Video - https://youtu.be/HqncX7RE0wM

Technology Requirements

To enable an interactive experience, our online courses use video conferencing. To participate in these courses, you will need access to the following::

  • a computer with speakers, microphone, and video capabilities;

  • a high-speed internet connection (tablets, phones, and Chromebooks are not recommended due to a reduced participant and group experience);

  • Zoom (free video conference application).

Sliding scale “pay what you can” pricing. Please pay more, if you can, to help support those less able to pay. Refunds are available until the end of the first session (Week 1, July 15).

 

MBSR – MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM SUMMER 2020 – VIA ZOOM


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was first offered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts to patients suffering from chronic pain. It is now offered at more than 600 institutions worldwide. The practice is founded in meditation and a growing understanding that awareness brings relief.


Participants will be introduced to a range of mindfulness practices, including awareness of breath, sitting, walking and movement-based meditation, body scan, gentle body movement, eating meditation and new ways of thinking and responding to stressful situations.


Benefit from 40 years of research that shows MBSR cultivates: An increased ability to relax, greater energy and enthusiasm for life, an ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations.


The Program Includes:

  • Eight weekly 2.5 hour sessions via Zoom

  • Guided mindfulness practices and group discussion

  • All-day online retreat

  • Downloadable mp3 files with guided meditations based on Workbook by Bob Stahl, PhD and Chapters from "Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

  • Instructors: Ron Pilato, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist PSY19274 and Ron Fouts, M.A., Qualified MBSR instructors with the UMASS/Brown Centers for Mindfulness 28 CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) Credits are available for healthcare professionals.

It’s now well known that mindfulness and compassion practices can enhance virtually any form of psychotherapy and have proven effective in treating anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and many other conditions.  

Throughout the 8-week program, you will learn creative ways to be with obstacles and challenges that arise when practicing meditation. Upon completion, you will have a foundation for integrating these practices into your personal life. 

 

28 CE CREDITS

This program offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations. Designed for medical practitioners and healthcare professionals (Physicians, NPs, PAs, Nurses, Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors) involved in practice and education. No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is welcomed. 

DESIRED OUTCOMES

Mindfulness Knowledge and Skills

  • Establish a direct, first hand, experience of mindfulness

  • Cultivate mindfulness through silence, conversation and dialogue

  • Establish an experiential understanding our capacity to deliberately cultivate concentration 

Focused Attention

  • Focus and sustain attention on a single object

  • Focus and sustain attention on changing objects

  • Apply and enhance the capacity to pause or stop

  • Demonstrate an increased ability to recognize mind wandering and to redirect attention

Situational Awareness

  • Explore new approaches to meeting challenging situations

  • Improve ability to step back, listen and be present to self and others

  • Demonstrate the ability to be aware of multiple aspects of present moment experience

Compassion and Resiliency

  • Observe and investigate the dynamic interplay of fear/constriction and vulnerability/openness 

  • Recognize the therapeutic power of the heart through kindness, self-compassion practices

  • Report how Mindfulness-based practices can help us better care for ourselves and others with evidence-based research

  • Utilize mindfulness practices and  as a method for developing resilience

  • Describe the signs and consequences of burnout

  • Discuss warning signs of accumulating stress and apply mindfulness practices to manage them more effectively

 
 
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CONTACT US

+1.415.812.2576 or +1.415.867.4698

 

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