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Mindfulness: An Introduction 10-hour Home Study CEU Course

$49.95

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

DISCLAIMER
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.

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

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION
You may contact the instructor by clicking here or by mail at

Mindful Ecotherapy Center
PO Box 102
Cleveland SC 29635

COURSE OBJECTIVES
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


COURSE FORMAT

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

PURCHASING THIS COURSE
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.

 

COMPLETING THE COURSE
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.

QUESTIONS
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.

Click here to learn more about Play Therapy

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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
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

COURSE INSTRUCTOR
Click here for instructor’s qualifications and credentials

DIRECTIONS

REGISTRATION
To register for this course, complete the contact information below

FREE 3 CEUs June 3, 2017: Trauma and the Brain

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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
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

COURSE INSTRUCTOR
Click here for instructor’s qualifications and credentials

DIRECTIONS

REGISTRATION
To register for this course, complete the contact information below

 

About Play Therapy at the Mindful Ecotherapy Center

About Play Therapy
Nondirective, child-centered play therapy is a counseling and therapy method used to help children communicate their thoughts and feelings through the use of toys and play. Children may not have the complex vocabulary needed to discuss deeper emotional issues. Play is a child’s natural language, and child-centered play therapy allows children to express themselves and their feelings in the way they know best…through play.
As children participate in play, they engage in their own natural tendencies towards wellness by acting out their thoughts and feelings in the play room. In a play therapy setting the therapist or parent facilitates the play experience by allowing the child to lead the play while setting limits on any inappropriate behaviors. Through play children learn self-control and positive decision making.

About Filial Therapy
Filial therapy is a special type of play therapy in which parents are taught to be their child’s own “play therapist.” In this form of therapy, parents are directly involved in the play, acting as facilitators and learning the tools and techniques of play therapy so they may do it at home with their children.

About Ecoplay
Ecoplay is a special type of play therapy developed by Charlton Hall and the Mindful Ecotherapy Center. Ecoplay draws on the 7Cs of Mindfulness-Based Play Therapy. The 7Cs are Compassion, Communication, Control, Choices, Consequences, Consistency and Confidence. Ecoplay is also a nature-based form of therapy, using outdoor experiences whenever possible to facilitate play therapy, or incorporating materials like wood, feathers, sand, seashells, leaves and other natural objects. Ecoplay re-introduces children to the outdoors while facilitating bonding between parent and child in a healing and healthful environment.

Play Therapy Trifold Brochure 

Now Accepting Healthy Connections Medicaid

Charlton Hall and the Mindful Ecotherapy Center are now accepting Healthy Connections Medicaid!

Charlton Hall specializes in trauma treatment in adults using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Sand Tray Expressive Arts Therapy (SEAT( and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children using Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) and Ecoplay.

To schedule an appointment, please visit http://mindfulecotherapy.org/appointments/

To contact Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S, use the form below.

CERTIFICATION IN MINDFULNESS-BASED ECOTHERAPY

Do you enjoy nature? Have you ever been camping, hiking or canoeing? Do you enjoy hunting and fishing? If so, you are probably already aware of nature’s power to relax and heal. A large and growing body of research demonstrates that nature is good for the mind as well as the body. Ecopsychology is the study of nature’s ability to heal. Ecotherapy is the application of ecopsychology in a therapeutic setting.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the moment in which you find yourself by focusing on your immediate experience, rather than on ruminations that may be producing stress depression, or anxiety. The benefits of mindfulness as a tool for stress reduction and self-improvement have been thoroughly researched. Mindfulness works so well in this capacity that it has been referred to as the “penicillin of mental health.”
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) is a blending of Mindfulness and Ecopsychology.
MBE is used as a framework for helping individuals and families to find deeper connections in their own lives, and to give more meaning and enjoyment to the activities of daily living. By re-integrating ourselves with nature, we are able to tap into nature’s healing power and to heal the earth as we heal ourselves.

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook and the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workshop series were developed by Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S as a 12-week program to help individuals re-connect with the healing power of nature. The series meets once per week for 90 minutes, usually in an outdoor setting. The Mindful Ecotherapy Center has been training facilitators for Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy since 2012. Now this popular facilitator training program is available online!

The MBE Facilitator Training Program is a 60-hour program that includes the following courses:
Mindfulness: An Introduction – 5 hours
Ecotherapy: An Introduction – 5 hours
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy: An Introduction – 25 hours
Group Dynamics and Facilitation – 5 hours
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice Part A – 10 hours
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice Part B – 10 hours

All of these courses will be available online in the near future. There are also periodic live intensives. These are held once per year in Upstate South Carolina or Western North Carolina. These intensives meet when enough people have expressed an interest that a class may be formed. These live intensives are 35 hours long and meet for an entire week, plus the 25-hour Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy: An Introduction online class. For more information about the next scheduled live facilitator certification training, contact us. You may also subscribe to the blog on this page to be notified when a class is scheduled.

Upon successful completion of all 60 hours of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Certification Program, you will be given a Certificate of Completion and you will receive a free listing on our Certified Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitators page.