Mbsr for mental health professionals

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MBSR for Mental Health Professionals

In this 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course mental health professionals can discover how to:

  • Cultivate the ability to sit with clients with less reactivity and greater ability to be skillful in the midst of clients’ suffering.

  • Find greater meaning in working with clients.

  • Strengthen the foundation of compassion and awareness so as to create an ideal therapeutic environment.

  • Enhance the ability to process ethical challenges more skillfully.

  • Deepen internal resources to enhance well- being.

  • Revision clinical work from a focus on pathology to creating resonance and heart-felt responses to attachment needs.

Our MBSR for Mental Health Professionals course costs $850 and consists of attending the 8-week MBSR course for the general public, emailed weekly assignments specifically adapted for mental health professionals and a day-long silent retreat called the Day of Mindfulness.  This starting point will enable you to develop your own practice which is necessary to skillfully adapt mindfulness into working with clients and also, to learn about how others adapt to mindfulness practice.  In addition, there will be two 50-minute sessions dedicated to exploring and reviewing the additional concepts and materials. These sessions are scheduled at the midpoint of the course and at the end. CEUs are available for an additional $35 processing fee. 

Start dates for the 2020 courses:

Course #1 - Start date: January 28th, 2020 Tuesday evenings 6-8:30 p.m.

Course #2 - Start date: March 31st, 2020 Wednesday mornings 9:30 a.m.- noon

Course #3 - Start date: April 2nd, 2020 Thursday evenings 6-8:30 p.m.

Course #4 - Start date: July 7th, 2020 Tuesday evenings 6-8:30 p.m.

Course #5 - Start date: Sept. 3rd, 2020 Thursday evenings 6-8:30 p.m.

After completing the course there will be a mindfulness group dedicated to mental health professionals. (This will depend upon the number of group members who decide to join an ongoing group.) This group can provide support for deepening your own practice and implement mindfulness in your clinical practice. 

Micki Fine, M.Ed, L.P.C., founder of Mindful Living,  certified mindfulness meditation instructor and licensed professional counselor in Houston, Texas, will conduct this highly participatory and practical course. 

**The upcoming Saturday afternoon course that starts on September 14th will not run consecutively, as most courses do. Here are the meeting dates for the course:

Class 1: September 14th

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Class 2: September 28th

Class 3: October 5th

Class 4: October 12th

Class 5: October 19th & the Day of Mindfulness

Class 6: October 26th

Class 7: November 2nd

Class 8: November 9th

The Saturday afternoon class is held from 1- 3:30pm with the exception of October 19th. When a class and the Day of Mindfulness fall on the same date we hold the class before the day-long retreat. On October 19th the Saturday class will be held from 8-10am and the retreat will be held from 10am-4pm. Both will be held at Mindful Living 3701 Kirby Dr. Suite 890 Houston, TX 77098. (map)

In addition, if you lead a support group and would like Micki to address specific questions from your group; she is now open to scheduling a question & answer period around the orientations already in the calendar.  Simply drop us a note and we will get the ball rolling.