Waiting for the Mud to Settle: Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During Chaotic Times

ID: 1014WEB

During times of uncertainty and chaos, feelings of fear, anxiety, overwhelm and grief are likely to rise to the surface and dominate our awareness. Mindfulness involves focusing awareness and non-judgmental attention to the experience of the present moment. When practicing mindfulness, we do not push our emotions aside, but notice them without judgment, with acceptance and curiosity instead. It has been noted that what we resist persists and this gentle allowing of our experience in the present moment has been scientifically proven to improve physical and emotional health. This webinar will provide participants with a basic foundation of the principles of mindfulness in addition to experiential practice of a variety of mindfulness exercises. Jon Kabbat-Zinn, a pioneer in bringing mindfulness to Western culture stated: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” At this unprecedented time in our history, mindfulness can be an effective coping strategy for helping professionals, their loved ones and their clients.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 General

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD, MSW
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Restate the various definitions of mindfulness and describe the background/history of Mindfulness
  • List the unique characteristics of mindfulness and the attitudinal foundations of Mindfulness
  • Describe the empirical evidence of the beneficial effects of mindfulness
  • Explain why regular, repetitive practice is important
  • Identify a variety of informal and formal mindfulness practices

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

    9:35 am Introductory Mindfulness Exercise

    9:50 am PowerPoint Presentation and Discussion: Definition and Background of Mindfulness

  • Unique Characteristics of Mindfulness
  • Attitudinal Foundation of Mindfulness Practice
  • Keeping Up Your Practice
  • Brief Review of the Empirical Evidence of the Benefits of Mindfulness

    11:30 am Interactive Exercises: Practicing Informal and Formal Mindfulness

    12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

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