This self-guided online course is good for 15 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!
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.
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INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION
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.
If you have any questions about this course, the materials, or how to complete the course materials, please feel free to contact me.