Mindfulness for Therapists

Mindfulness for Therapists

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  • Mindfulness for Therapists

This experiential one-day workshop is an opportunity for therapists from different therapy backgrounds to explore mindfulness-based approaches and how learning from this field might be integrated into therapeutic work.

The developing evidence base for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy has led to a growing interest in the use of mindfulness techniques in individual therapy. Initial research indicates that mindfulness has the potential to improve outcomes, with benefits conveyed through the therapist practicing mindfulness themselves and through the safe teaching of mindfulness practices.

Exploring theory, practice and discussion, we will consider the developing evidence base and pedagogy for mindfulness-based approaches in therapy, as well as exploring how to responsibly integrate mindfulness into individual therapeutic practice. Over the course of the day you will:

  • Learn about the history and developments in the field of mindfulness-based programmes and understand the difference between various approaches.
  • Explore how cultivating the attitudinal qualities of mindfulness supports us to know our experience more deeply and to turn towards and approach difficulty in a gentle and resourced way.
  • Learn about and explore the role of personal mindfulness practice, high quality training and mindfulness based supervision and how leaning into our sense of vulnerability and common humanity, with warmth and kindness, develops foundational skills in guiding mindfulness practice and facilitating mindfulness based inquiry.
  • Formulate client presentations and consider intervention planning which includes mindfulness practice or techniques.
  • Learn about the contraindications of mindfulness, safety and touch on principles of trauma sensitive practice.
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Notes:

  • No prior mindfulness experience required.
  • A certificate of attendance for your CPD profile can be provided on request.