Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Mindfulness based psychotherapies have been clinically demonstrated to be highly effective for the reduction of stress, anxiety and panic disorders, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, and compulsive behavior including addiction and eating disorders. Mindfulness is a central component in the “fourth wave” of Cognitive based therapies, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Mindfulness can be easily learned by clinicians and is highly effective for clients in short-term treatment who need to stabilize and decrease impulsive behaviors as well as for long-term clients who need to prevent relapse and maintain their sobriety. Mindfulness is also highly useful in helping clinical staff effectively manage stress levels, prevent burnout, improve the therapeutic alliance, and improve self-care. Mindfulness approaches encompass a diversity of skill sets and is best understood through experience. This training will incorporate a series of guided meditations, self inquiry and lecture.