Presented by Mark Abramson, DDS
Mindfulness is a core skill for self-understanding, introspection, and cultivating the space between stimulus and reaction that allows us to choose kind, wise, and skillful actions in our lives. As one begins to practice nonjudgmental awareness and living in the present moment one is healthier and happier. Mindfulness is important for both the mental health practitioner and the client, leading to the path of healing.
The goal of this presentation is to give therapists an understanding of the practice of mindfulness, in particular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and how this practice can help in the healing of their clients and themselves. Participants will learn about mindfulness skills to assist with nonjudgmental awareness, self understanding, introspection, and to create space between a stimulus and a reaction which can allow one to choose kind, wise, and skillful actions.
Measurable Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Summarize the history of mindfulness based stress reduction in the United States
- Identify the benefits of mindfulness practice to the therapist and the client
- Practice basic formal and informal mindfulness
- Incorporate mindfulness into a therapeutic practice
About the Presenter
Mark Abramson, DDS, is the founder and facilitator of Mindfulness Meditation Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs at Stanford Health Care and Stanford University School of Medicine. He has conducted these classes several times a year since he founded the program in 1995. Mark trained with John Kabat-Zinn, who developed MSBR 20 years ago at the University of Massachusetts. He is part of Stanford’s Center for Integrative Medicine, a teacher at Stanford’s School of Medicine, and is on staff at Stanford Hospital.
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