Using mindfulness with clients - a two-day course leading to a recognised qualification
Date & Time:7th - 8th April 2018, 10am - 4.30pm
Cost:Discounted rate for members of the GHR, NCH and BIH: £320 Standard rate £350
Sutton in Ashfield
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This course has been designed specifically for those working in therapy and coaching professions. Following the course, you will receive a qualification from the Complementary Medicine Association entitling you to use mindfulness to support individual clients, run mindfulness groups or even work with schools.
Mindfulness is rapidly becoming one of the most widely applied “talk therapies”. GPs are now even prescribing books on mindfulness to patients as an alternative to low doses of antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication. By combining the power of mindfulness with current therapy or coaching practices, participants will be able to equip clients with effective and lasting tools to deal with a variety of issues including: anxiety, self harm, stress, depression, help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties, and obsessive-compulsive disorder to name but a few.
The two-day course is highly practical in nature and participants have the opportunity to experience mindfulness and its component elements throughout the course. Participants will be given a workbook for use during the two days and at the end of the workshop will receive a downloadable link containing:
All the presentation material used
Recorded meditations ranging from three minutes to 40 minutes for their own use and to be used with clients
Links to current research
Handouts of exercises to be used with groups and in schools
On day one you will learn:
- The history of mindfulness
- Founding principles
- How to teach mindfulness
- Developing your own practice
- Helping clients develop a mindfulness practice
- Practical elements of leading mindfulness sessions
- Different models of mindfulness and their constituent parts
- Understanding and using anchors
- Applying mindfulness to different issues
- Mindfulness in specific contexts
Day two will cover:
- Metta meditation for personal transformation
- Self-compassion and stilling the inner critic
- Areas of potential growth for mindfulness practices
- Challenges and benefits of group mindfulness including a mindfulness group course structure
- Exercises for use with groups
- Challenges and benefits of working with schools
- Exercises for use with children
- Taking feedback with children
- Working with teachers
- Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate in using mindfulness with clients from the Complementary Medicine Association.
About the host
Julie Hurst, MSc, SQHP, MBPsS, is a psychologist, coach and hypnotherapist. She has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, and qualifications in CBT, hypnotherapy, EMDR, pain management, mindfulness, life coaching and performance coaching.
Includes all relevant handouts, car parking, buffet lunch and refreshments.
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