9:00am to 4:00pm ET (both days)
Stress affects everyone and stress is contagious! Join me in an online workshop to learn basic and targeted mindful and compassion-based stress reduction skills for our clients and ourselves! This 2-day, experiential and didactic workshop will offer ideas for short and long practices and allows time for deeper exploration on the ways these ancient traditions can help balance our lives and benefit our clients.
Mindfulness practices are generally accepted by clinicians and clients, with robust empirical evidence to support their efficacy. Learning and teaching these skills empowers clients as they learn to manage their stress and pain; and also helps prevent burnout for clinicians. The most recognized definitions of mindfulness include “paying attention” or “being in the moment”, yet for those attempting this practice, this can be challenging. Adding kindness and self-compassion can prevent mindfulness from becoming another opportunity to judge or criticize. In this didactic and experiential workshop, we will explore practices that implicitly and explicitly include both awareness and compassion; and discover applications in a wide variety of clinical settings. Participants will have an opportunity to learn mindfulness practices for their populations and settings, brainstorming and role-playing scenarios. This workshop will provide an introduction to teachable mindfulness and compassion skills for those who are new to these practices, as well as an opportunity to broaden and deepen skills for those with experience.
Presenter: Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI
NASW-NYS Members: $120
NASW Other Chapter Member: $240
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE
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