This self-guided online course is good for 15 hours of online home study 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.
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
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, two 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 taking the course, please download and save the pdf file by clicking on the icon to the left. Save to your computer so that you may refer back to it as needed. To save, right-click and select ‘Save As,’ then navigate to the folder in which you would like to save the file.
PURCHASING THIS COURSE
When you purchase this course, you will first download the course materials by clicking on the icon above. 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. You must post your completed work on the Mindfulness: An Introduction discussion board.
When you have satisfactorily completed all of the worksheets and the post-test you will be emailed a Certificate of Completion in pdf format.
COMPLETING THE COURSE
STEP 1: Purchase the course
STEP 2: Download the workbook and course materials you will need to complete to get credit for the course. The worksheets are included in the workbook. Read through the workbook and do the experiential exercises described in each session, then complete the worksheets. Post your responses on the Mindfulness: An Introduction discussion board.
STEP 3: To take this course you will need to have an mp3 player or some other method of listening to audio files in mp3 format. There are two meditations in mp3 format that are included with the course. They are available for free at the bottom of this page. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to listen to them. 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. 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 with your patients for free as long as you do not re-sell them or alter them in any way.
STEP 4: You may complete the worksheets as you go, or you may post them all at once to the discussion board for grading. Click here for a thread containing templates of all of the worksheets that you may cut and paste into a thread on the discussion board along with your responses to the questions. Cutting and pasting the worksheet templates will keep you from having to type out all the questions on the worksheets. All you will need to do is cut and paste each worksheet, then enter your responses on a thread in the discussion board. The post-test for this course must also be completed with a score of 70% or higher. If you do not achieve 70% on your first time with the test, you will be given an opportunity to correct your answers.
Click here to take the post-test.
NOTE: You will not be emailed a Certificate of Completion unless you have purchased the course.
STEP 5: Upon successful completion of all the activities in the workbook and submission of all worksheets and the post-test, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion. This course is part of the requirements for certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy, but it may also be used as stand-alone credit.
If you have any questions about this course, the materials, or how to complete the course materials, please feel free to contact me.
Basic Mindful Meditation
Body Scan Meditation