|Price: $475 (Early Registrant Price $450)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 15
An increasing body of medical research shows mindful awareness training can improve both physical and mental health measures in clinical populations. Rehabilitation professionals can train in mindful awareness and integrate mindful principles and practices into patient care to improve outcomes. In addition, healthcare providers who receive mindful awareness training show reductions in stress and burnout, increases in feelings of personal accomplishment and an improved ability to listen and respond to patients effectively. This course provides you with an introduction to mindful awareness principles and practices and their practical application to patient care and self-care.
You will learn how stress impacts health and disease and the latest research on the role of mindfulness training in clinical populations. In this practice-intensive program, experiential exercises in mindful meditation, body scan, walking, movement and listening help you personally experience the power and benefits of mindfulness. You will practice applying mindful awareness to teaching patients breathing, body awareness and exercise and learn strategies to help patients self-regulate their reactions to unpleasant physical sensations, thoughts and emotions. You will return to your clinic with the ability to explain mindful awareness and its benefits to your patients and introduce mindfulness into your patient care. In addition, you will be able to begin your own mindfulness meditation practice and apply practical mindfulness skills to a busy work day and personal life to promote your own happiness and well-being.
This course addresses the topic of mindfulness for all specialties (and the generalist!) and is not limited to the pelvic rehab therapist.
What to bring:
Yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Define mindful awareness and identify 6 mindful attitudes
2. Describe 4 mindful awareness training activities
3. Discuss stress physiology and the role of chronic stress in pain and disease
4. Discuss research examining the role of mindfulness training in health, pain and disease
5. Practice mindful breathing, body scan, walking and movement
6. Introduce patients to the basic attitudes of mindful awareness
7. Integrate qualities of mindful awareness when instructing patients in body awareness, breathing, exercise and walking
8. Offer patients practical mindful practices to help them manage unpleasant physical sensations, thoughts and emotions
9. Apply mindful listening to patient and personal encounters
10. Begin a daily mindful meditation practice and have books, community and online resources to support your practice
11. Engage on-the-spot mindful practices to support your well-being and inner calm during a busy workday
3:15 Mindful movement research
4:15 Case studies
4:45 Practice reflection/mindful listening exercise
5:15 Questions and answers
5:25 Mindfulness and your evening
8:00 Review of day 1, Q&A
8:15 Mindful movement, body scan, sitting meditation: Experiential exercise
12:00 Heart Rate Variability
2:40 Case Studies
3:15 Practice reflection/mindful listening exercise
We always want to hear from those interested in hosting our courses. We work with healthcare organizations of all types, sizes, and locations. Please, Contact us about Hosting Mindfulness for Rehabilitation Professionals or any other course!
Carolyn is clearly extremely skilled and fluent with meditation practices, and her passion for this subject shines through. This course empowered me to change the way I practice to a more global approach, as well as to learn to care for myself as much as I do my patients.
-Stephanie Babiarz, DPT - Seattle, WA
The material was professional, clearly explained, and given with an approachable kind freiendliness. Excellent course!
-Luke Gentry PTA, RYT - Seattle, WA
I really enjoyed the class. It was helpful to understand the fundamentals of mindfulness and this class provided great techniques for imporving my interations (both work and personal), as well as insignts on how I can interact with challenging patients. I feel like I hae another very important tool in my belt.
-Ashley Fulkerson, DPT - Maple Valley, WA
The benefit of learning mindfulness practies are temendous and immediate. Carolyn is a wonderful and excellent teacher. I would highly recommend this class!
-Sarah Playtis, MSPT - Seattle, WA
Carolyn designed a wonderful course that is meaningful and useful for self-stress management & wellness, but also to help assist my patients in acheiveing their goals. Thank you!
-Laura Behymer PT - Yelm, WA
"I very much enjoyed Carolyn McManus's course in Seattle. She obviously knew her material well and did a great job in presenting it. The course material was relevant both for my patients and myself as a provider. It is so nice to have courses that broaden the perspective of pelvic health and include more of the whole person ( e.g. nutrition, breathing, mindfulness, visceral mob etc)."
- Lois Sheffield, PT BCB-PMD