Application Of Mindfulness In Clinical Practice

The clinical value of Mindfulness is widely recognised. As a testament to its efficacy, Mindfulness has been endorsed by the NHS and recommended by NICE (UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). Today, more and more therapists are interested in bringing the power of mindfulness into their work with clients. In this workshop we will look at how Mindfulness can be brought into therapy both implicitly by modelling and embodying it in the therapeutic relationship, and explicitly by cultivating mindful awareness and acceptance. Open to students of counselling and graduates from all modalities

Who is this course for

The workshop is open to students in counselling and graduates from all modalities.
No previous knowledge of mindfulness is required. Students who attend will also gain a CPD certificate for 12 guided learning hours.

What does this course cover

Course content:
- The concept of mindfulness and the core elements of mindfulness practice
- How mindfulness can enhance the quality of the therapeutic relationship in terms of depth, presence and attunement.
- How mindfulness can increase therapist's ability to stay with client's distress, difficult feelings and 'not-knowing'.
- When and how to introduce mindfulness to clients
- What neuroscience says about mindfulness
- The use of mindfulness for the self-care of therapist
Learning Objective: At the end of the workshop students will be able to introduce basic mindfulness skills into their own life and their work with clients.

What will it be like

This will be an experiential workshop, supported by the theory and a PowerPoint presentation. Students will experience mindfulness techniques together throughout the day with opportunities to reflect on and discuss how to apply this in their own clinical practice.

What else do you need to buy or do

note taking materials.

What this course could lead to

Students may be interested in taking other CPD courses and Therapeautic Writing. See the writing section in the prospectus for details.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

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