Meditation for Mental Health Professionals

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  • Media Time: 200 Minutes
  • Quiz: 19 Questions
For thousands of years, mindfulness and other styles of meditation have been an integral part in many religious practices. Whether for spiritual development, equanimity, or working through the process of suffering, meditation is now practiced by an estimated 200-500 million people worldwide.

Mindfulness focuses on awareness of feelings, thoughts, and sensations, which aids symptom reduction in the therapeutic context. This course will provide you ways to work meditation into your clinical practice in an ethical, practical, and authentic way for lasting results.
This course is extracted from our 3CI certification course- to access exclusive meditation practices and resources, enroll in our foundational course.

Course Features

History + Research Review

Explore the historical and current roots and practices of mindfulness meditation. Review current research and evidence-based practices focusing on mindfulness and mental health. Includes multiple formats to inspire multiple learning styles- visual, written, and hands-on.

Guided Meditation Practices

While reading about meditation is helpful, the practice is where the magic happens. We offer guided practices for you to explore how meditation lands in your body. This practice gives you an idea of how it might be experienced by your clients.

How to Start Your Own Meditation Practice

Developing, maintaining, and deepening your own mindfulness meditation practice is vital if you wish to incorporate this modality into your professional practice with your clients. We discuss being a mindful therapist and tools for developing your personal practice.

Handouts, Worksheets + Tools

Learn mindfulness-based interventions for a variety of issues your clients seek support for. We offer high-quality PDF handouts for your clients that can be used both in and out of session.

Learning
Objectives

  1. Define 'meditation' and summarize the origins of mindfulness meditation.
  2. Recognize how to ethically practice meditation while honoring and respecting the rich history and modern practices.
  3. Identify the 'Four Foundations' of mindfulness.
  4. Review research on mindfulness and meditation and its effects on mental and physical health.
  5. Develop a mindfulness practice for yourself to demonstrate understanding and to better assist clients.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of specific mindfulness techniques such as urge surfing and body scans.

Juniper Owens

Co-Founder + Director
Juniper's passion lies in environmental and social justice-based community work and activism. They have a lifetime of wilderness experience that is utilized in her work with clients and the Academy.

Nicole Sartini

Co-Founder + Educator
Nicole is a leader in the field of mental health and leadership development. She facilitates talks in corporate settings on self-care, work-life balance, and empowered living utilizing an integrative approach.

Stephanie Batts

Course Creator + Editor
Stephanie began her career helping teens and their families in crisis situations and now works with a diverse population of clients. She is passionate about creating resources to help clients utilize integrative practices.

Rozlyn Newman

Social Operations + Editor
Rozlyn's education in psychology and correctional rehabilitation inspired her interest in integrative care. She assists the Academy in presenting a cohesive, inviting introduction to integrative mental health.

Laurel Sims-Stewart

Content Developer + Editor
Laurel specializes in trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and life stage transitions. She has always gravitated towards an integrative, insight-based approach that includes elements of mind, body, and spirit in her work.

Natoya Jones

CEU Manager + Consultant
Natoya has extensive experience in educational leadership and school improvement coaching. She believes in empowering those around her towards success, whether it be personal, professional, or spiritual.
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