Mindfulness: An Introduction 10-hour Home Study CEU Course


This self-guided online course is good for 10 hours of online continuing education in Mindfulness.

“Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive and present with those around you and with what you are doing. We bring our body and mind into harmony while we wash the dishes, drive the car or take our morning cup of tea.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist Monk and Founder of the An Quang Buddhist Institute

Think about the things that have caused you anxiety, stress or depression in the past. Now ask yourself, “Was it the things themselves that caused the anxiety, stress and depression, or was it what I believed about those things?”
If it is true that anxiety and depression are rooted in our thoughts, then we should be able to change our thoughts and eliminate, or at least minimize, anxiety and depression. Mindfulness is a way to change your thoughts and feelings. If you can change your thoughts and feelings, you can change your world!

Product Description

Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S is a board-approved sponsor of continuing education in South Carolina, permanent sponsor #495. This course is approved for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors in South Carolina. The course materials are evidence-based with clearly defined objectives; however it is your responsibility to check with your local licensure board for course approval for credit prior to enrolling in this course. No warranty is expressed or implied. A list of citations and references is provided in the course materials for your records.

Click here to see a summary of credentials and education for Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S

You may contact the instructor by clicking here or by mail at

Mindful Ecotherapy Center
PO Box 102
Cleveland SC 29635

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
 Discuss and describe the concept of Mindfulness
 Differentiate between Doing Mode and Being Mode
 Discuss Differentiation and how it relates to Mindfulness
 Discuss Individuation and how it relates to Mindfulness
 Discuss emotional regulation and how it relates to Mindfulness
 Discuss and describe Emotional Mind, Rational Mind, and Wise Mind
 Discuss the process of Externalization and how it relates to Mindfulness
 Discuss and describe Positive and Negative Thought Streams
 Describe and discuss the Mindful Skill of Observing
 Describe and discuss the Mindful Skill of Describing
 Describe and discuss the Mindful Skill of Fully Participating
 Describe and discuss the Mindful Skill of Being Non-Judgmental
 Describe and discuss the Mindful Skill of Focusing on One Thing at a Time
 Describe and discuss the Mindful Skill of the Power of Intention
 Describe and discuss the dialectic of Acceptance vs. Change
 Describe and discuss Mindful Acceptance
 Describe and discuss Letting Go
 Be able to conduct a basic Mindful Meditation
 Discuss how Mindfulness may be used with CBT
 Discuss several Mindfulness-Based forms of therapy


This is a self-directed online introductory course in mindfulness. While this course is a part of the requirements to become a certified Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator, it is also a stand-alone course that gives the student a good basic grounding in the principles and practices of mindfulness.

The course materials include a 114 page workbook on mindfulness in pdf format, several mindful meditations in mp3 format, and over a dozen worksheets that you may use in your own practice. The workbook also includes a list of course objectives and a list of references and citations.

Click here to see a list of requirements for certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy

When you purchase this course, you will be taken to a download link that will allow you to download the course materials. You may wish to bookmark this page so you may return to it as needed. This page contains the workbook and other course materials you will need to complete and return in order to get credit for the course. In order to get credit you will have to complete the entire workbook. No partial credit is available.

When you have satisfactorily completed and returned all of the worksheets in the workbook you will be emailed a Certificate of Completion in pdf format.


STEP 1: Purchase the course
STEP 2: Upon completion of your transaction you will be taken to a download page that allows you to download the workbook and course materials you will need to complete to get credit for the course. The worksheets are included in the workbook. You must complete them, then scan them in and return them to chuck@mindfulecotherapy.org or fax to 888-525-5318 to obtain course credit. Read through the workbook and do the experiential exercises described in each session, then complete the worksheets.
STEP 3: There are two meditations in mp3 format that are included with the course. You should listen to each of these meditations at least once, as there are worksheets that ask you to record your responses to each guided meditation. To take this course you will need to have an mp3 player or some other method of listening to audio files in mp3 format. If you would like to download these meditations for use in your private practice, right-click on the link for each meditation and select “Save As,” then download to your computer or other device. You may use these for free as long as you do not re-sell them or alter them in any way.
STEP 4: You may send in the worksheets as they are completed, or you may send them all together in one package. You may send them as email or fax them to 888-525-5318 attn: Charlton Hall or email them as pdf attachments to chuck@mindfulecotherapy.org
STEP 5: Upon successful completion of all the activities in the workbook and submission of all worksheets, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion good for 10 home study credit hours of continuing education in mindfulness. This course is part of the requirements for certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy, but it may also be used as stand-alone credit.
OPTIONAL: Register and create a free online account on our Mindful Ecotherapy Center Bulletin Board for free online support from the instructor and fellow students.

If you have any questions about this course, the materials, or how to complete the course materials, please feel free to contact me.

Play Therapy Supervision

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Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S is a Clinical Member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) (Member # 32963853) and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S # S1947). Charlton offers Play Therapy at his office in Greenville, South Carolina and online for those who do not live in the Upstate South Carolina area.

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Play Therapy supervision is regulated by the guidelines of the Association for Play Therapy. Click here to learn more about the requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S).

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) offers three credentials by which licensed mental health professionals and school counselors/psychologists might demonstrate and promote their specialized play therapy knowledge and training.

  • Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
  • Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S)
  • School Based-Registered Play Therapist (SB-RPT)

Registrants are required to annually renew their credential.  In addition to annual renewal, registrants submit play therapy continuing education every three years.  Please visit the Credential Renewal section of our website for more information.

For questions concerning the Credentialing Program, contact APT 559-298-3400.

Alexandra Jarrell, Continuing Education & Credentialing Coordinator, ajarrell@a4pt.org
Claudia Vega, PhD, Clinical Coordinator, cvega@a4pt.org

3 FREE Continuing Education Hours for Mental Health Professionals

Join the Mindful Ecotherapy Center and Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S for this FREE 3-hour continuing education course for mental health professionals. Since this course is provided free of charge, pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 20 participants.

Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S is a SC board-approved sponsor of continuing education for LPCs and LMFTs, permanent sponsor # 495

Trauma and the Brain
FREE 3-hour continuing education course for mental health professionals
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meet-and-greet starts at 9 a.m.
Greenville Library Main Branch (Hughes Library)
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville SC 29601

For more information, call (864) 384-2388 or contact the Mindful Ecotherapy Center.

Trauma actually changes the physical structure of the brain. The earlier the trauma, the more potentially long-lasting and permanent the damage. In this course we’ll look at what some of the most recent research in neurobiology has to say about how trauma impacts the brain. We’ll also look at some treatment options that might help to minimize or even reverse the damage.

Describe some physical changes in the brain caused by trauma
Discuss how the cerebral cortex and the limbic system process a trauma reaction
Discuss the fight or flight cycle and how it impacts brain function
Discuss some causes of childhood trauma
Discuss how trauma impacts the brain at various stages of child development
Discuss and implement some mindfulness-based treatments for trauma

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