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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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.