- July 31 - August 1, 2021
- 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am U. S. Pacific)
This workshop is being hosted live online only and will not be recorded to maintain the privacy of all attendees. Instructions on how to join will be emailed to registrants shortly before the workshop start date.
6 CE credits are available for an additional fee of $45. After you register for the workshop, your confirmation email from Eventbrite will contain a link to the site where you can purchase the CEs from our co-sponsor, Spiritual Resource Academy (SCA). CEs may be purchased at any time before the workshop, but only those who have purchased in advance will receive the credits. See below for details.
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Dealing effectively with the challenges and crises of life is at the core of our resilience and well-being. Many of us are struggling to cope in the face of ever-increasing challenges posed by global pandemic, racial injustice, climate crisis, and social inequity that continue to trouble our larger world along with our own individual minor and major catastrophes.
Whether coping with small annoyances or full-blown disasters, you can learn to navigate any storm through a step-by-step process that strengthens the response flexibility—innate in your brain and your being—that you need to find calm, clarity, and courage amid any adversity.
Join psychotherapist and mindful self-compassion expert Linda Graham for a holistic and in-depth workshop exploring how to cultivate resilience in your daily life. Linda shares how to integrate practices from Western psychology and the Buddhist wisdom tradition to deepen mindful empathy and self-compassion, connect in healthy and nourishing relationships, reverse the impacts of any stress or trauma, and use conscious reflection to discern options and make the wise choices that lead to thriving and flourishing. Along with these practices, deepen your understanding of resilience beyond the personal self, to engage effectively with the demands of modern life in 2021 and beyond.
Learn the essential processes of brain change, informed by modern neuroscience, to create better coping strategies that are safe, efficient, effective, and rewire previous coping patterns that no longer work. Explore body-based practices—breath, touch, movement, visualization—that help reverse the impact of stress and trauma from the bottom-up and inside-out, returning your nervous system to its natural baseline of centeredness and calm.
Linda provides evidence-based tools to manage the disruptive emotions and the negative self-talk that can derail your resilience, and to cultivate the positive emotions that shift brain functioning out of contraction and reactivity to more openness and receptivity. The direct, measurable, cause and effect outcome of these practices is resilience. Participants learn practices to cultivate the self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-acceptance that allow you to recover your inner secure base of resilience and to reach out to others as refuges and resources of support for the strengths and skills you need.
Experience mindful awareness and conscious practices for reflection that allow you to discern options, make wise choices, and cultivate the mindset for resilience that prepares you to meet any ongoing and future adversities with clarity and courage.
Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.
Linda Graham , MFT, is an experienced psychotherapist and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. Linda integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness, and relational psychology in her national and international trainings. She is the author of Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster and the award-winning Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being. 10 years of weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience are archived at www.lindagraham-mft.net.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the four major processes of brain change that harness the brain’s neuroplasticity to create new patterns of coping behavior
- Utilize five body-based tools of breath-touch-movement to help clients self-regulate their survival responses
- Apply 3 practices from mindful self-compassion protocol to shift emotional states from negative to positive
- Use 3 practices for clients that strengthen their self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-appreciation
- Apply practices of mindfulness to discern existing mental patterns that filter perceptions of and responses to stressful events
- Prepare a written reflection process for clients to shift their approach to difficulties from fixed mindset to growth mindset
Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals
6 CE credits are available for an additional fee of $45. After you register for the workshop, your confirmation email from Eventbrite will contain a link to the site where you can purchase the CEs from our co-sponsor, Spiritual Resource Academy (SCA). CEs may be purchased at any time before the workshop, but only those who have purchased in advance will receive credits. Unfortunately we are unable to issue CEs retroactively.
- CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
- LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
- SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain this document for 4 years after the course concludes.
- SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196).
- For questions about CE contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.
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