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Mindfulness for Mood Disorders

Mindfulness is a growing evidence-based method to combat stress, improve mental health and bring awareness to the reactions of the body. This webinar will teach you powerful mindfulness tools to help your clients reach health and wellness goals.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Human Services | Health Care
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Online
Series Mindfulness in the Clinical Setting: Webinar Series

Who Should Attend

Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Therapists, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and other health and human service professionals.

Patient and provider talking

Program Description

Mindfulness helps to calm the sympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to heal and recover. The main benefit of mindfulness is learning to listen to our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Mindfulness teaches us how to avoid reacting to feelings as they come up. This powerful tool can be effective in regulating the ups and downs of mood disorders. 

Learn methods to teach your clients to calm their nerves and fearful state of mind. Mindfulness teaches clients how to no longer react to negative and fearful thoughts, and learn to cultivate a more balanced perspective to managing stress. By regularly practicing mindfulness, clients will experience reduced levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. 

What will be discussed:

  • How to regulate moods for those with anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder. 
  • How to cultivate a more balanced perspective to managing stress
  • Learn skills to teach your clients how to avoid re-triggering events and experiences 
  • Teach your clients how to listen to the sensations of the body. 

These webinars are a convenient and affordable way to earn continuing education contact hours to fulfill your license and certification requirements from a location of your choice.

Instructors

Thomas Roberts is a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist in private practice (Innerchange Counseling) in Onalaska, Wisconsin. He has over 45 years of experience in clinical psychotherapy and his own personal Zen Buddhist practice.

He is the author of the book The Mindfulness Workbook: A Beginners Guide to Overcoming Fear and Embracing Compassion (New Harbinger Press, 2009). He has also authored numerous articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.

Tom is past adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he taught Mindfulness and Recovery, and Positive Psychology classes. He is also past adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University in St Cloud Minnesota Community Counseling and Community Psychology Program where he taught courses in Mindful approaches to mind-body healing, Integrative Approaches to Healing and Advanced Counseling Practices. He is visiting lecturer at The University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse where he teaches a class in integrative approaches to healing.

Over the past 25 years, Thomas has become a leader in the fields of mind-body healing, clinical hypnotherapy, and mindfulness. He has worked in a variety of settings from inpatient addiction treatment programs to his present private practice, where he specializes in hypnotherapy and mindfulness therapy with particular emphasis on developing and presenting his unique approach to mind-body healing.

Thomas continues to offer classes, workshops and retreats locally and throughout the United States.

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