Mindfulness and Body-Based Approaches Interventions for trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more
You know that mindfulness works and can produce massive change for your clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD and more.
But getting your clients to practice mindfulness and body-based techniques isn’t easy. And it’s frustrating when they seem to be completely stuck — making no forward progress toward their therapeutic goals — even though you’ve given them valuable tools for personal transformation.
So how do you make mindfulness and body-based approaches work for your clients, not just in session, but also in their daily lives where challenging moments inevitably happen?
It starts by customizing your clinical framework with tools and techniques that match their lifestyle and clinical diagnosis.
Join me today for my new online certificate training, and I’ll show you exactly how to integrate and customize mindfulness and body-based approaches that are proven to help your clients break the rumination cycle, disempower intrusive thoughts, lower the stress response, pacify anger, and so much more… to improve their quality of life and achieve their goals.
The best part? The evidence-based tools and strategies you’ll learn are backed by the power of neuroscience and can be effortlessly integrated with your current clinical model, allowing you to take your therapeutic outcomes to the next level.
Don’t wait to get started earning your certificate. Make today the day you start providing your clients a lifetime of relief by making mindfulness and body-based approaches stick.
I’ll see you in the course,
Dr. Christopher Willard
Using mindfulness in clinical practice to get results is all about safely adapting body-based tools like breathing, movement, sensory practices, and visualization exercises, to the unique needs of each client and their clinical diagnosis.
Through 10 video modules, Dr. Christopher Willard will show you step-by-step how you can easily adjust his evidence-based clinical framework for clients struggling with trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD and more.
Starting right away in Module 1, you’ll learn neuroscience-backed strategies that you can immediately apply to:
1Enhance the therapeutic relationship
1Improve sleep outcomes
1Break the rumination cycle
1Disempower intrusive thoughts
1Lower the stress response
1Interrupt the habit loop of addiction
1Pacify the anger response
1Reduce the intensity of panic attacks
1Avoid relapse by mindfully monitoring triggering situations
1Improve attentional control
1…and so much more
By the end of the certificate training, you’ll be confident in your ability to help clients cultivate and grow in their own practice, allowing you to make the biggest impact on your clients’ brain and their recovery from whatever it is they’re struggling with.
Here’s more of what you’ll be learning…
Mindfulness and Neuroscience of Stress, Attachment and Mental Health
What is Mindfulness? How does it relate to stress, attachment, and mental health? In Module 1, we will explore:
Mindfulness and neuroscience of healthy attachment and brain development
How to use the breath as a “remote control” for our minds, bodies and emotions
The simple science of how mindfulness keeps depression, PTSD, anxiety, aggression and addiction at bay
Mind-body interventions for stress and attachment issues
A Holistic Model of Mindfulness and Mind-Body Interventions
Module 2 explores the bio-psycho-social model of mental health and mental illness.
Introducing mindfulness of body through eating and movement in simple and straightforward ways
Exploring mindfulness of thought with playful, cognitive interventions
Understanding the social construction of mental health, and looking at interpersonal mindfulness and positive psychology interventions
The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Module 3 explores the neuroscience of mindfulness, interventions supported by neuroscience research, and how to incorporate mindfulness into treatment modalities.
A simple practice to rewire resilience that shows what mindfulness does to the brain
Translate neuroscience and epigenetic research to mindfulness for your clients
Understand interpersonal neurobiology and your role in the therapeutic encounter
Know the state of the research on mindfulness based interventions
Effectively integrate mindfulness into many modalities of therapy including DBT, ACT, CBT and more
Creating a Mindful Space: Focus on Mindfulness and Compassion for the Clinician
Module 4 explores the benefits of mindfulness for the therapist – maintaining presence and focus, managing the stress of your challenging job, and staving off “compassion fatigue”.
Why and how mindfulness will make you a better and happier therapist and positively impact your clients
Presence, countertransference, and decision-making techniques to sharpen your clinical intuition and improve patient outcomes
Self-compassion, appreciation, and relaxation exercises to avoid burnout
Focusing practices to keep your mind alert, awake and alive
Contemplative techniques to keep calm, connected and creative in your sessions
Mindful Bodies, Eating and Movement inside and outside the Therapeutic Encounter
With our bodies as the seat of emotional wisdom, attachment, and more, we turn toward simple therapeutic mindful movement anyone can teach, and playful ways to explore mindful eating to gain insight into a range of presenting problems.
Multiple ways to explore mindful walking and movement in and out of session
Mindful eating and its uses with anxiety, depression, impulse control and more
Mindful eating prompts and practices for the real world
From Fight and Flight to Attend and Befriend: Treating Anxiety and Anger Through Mindfulness
Module 6 Explores shutting down fight/flight and turning on attend and befriend to rewire the brain to respond without excess anger or anxiety.
The neuroscience of anxiety and mindfulness
Simple mind-body interventions for anxiety
The neuroscience of anger and mindfulness
Simple and fun practices that manage aggression and anger
From Freeze and Faint to Attend and Befriend: Managing Trauma and Depression through Mindfulness
Module 7 Explores shutting down freeze and faint depressive and traumatic responses to activate the brains attend and befriend response for recovery.
The neuroscience of depression and trauma
A biopsychosocial model for treating depression and trauma through mindfulness
Do no harm – how to adapt and when to avoid mindfulness in the treatment of trauma and depression
The science and practice of simple self-compassion in the treatment of trauma and depression
Managing Impulses Mindfully, from Addiction to Attention Deficits
Module 8 Explores mindfully managing impulses in the addictions and attention deficits through mindfulness and related practices.
The neuroscience of addiction and recovery
Urge surfing, the SOBER breath, and mind-body practices that rewire the reward circuit
The neuroscience of attention and impulse control disorders
Anchoring the mind, sensory and movement practices that engage even the attentionally-challenged
Growing Up Mindful: Working with Kids and Teens
Module 9 offers mindfulness adaptations for kids, teens and families.
Playing attention- making mindfulness fun for kids
Integrating mindfulness into child therapy
Creating a holistic model to reinforce mindfulness in families, systems, schools and communities
How to help kids and families slow down, sit still and single-task
Practical and effective ideas that will generate buy-in from kids
Mindfulness and Compassion in Action
In this final module, learn additional compassion based-practices, plus ways to cultivate mindful and compassionate workplaces, schools and communities. This module provides:
Dealing with doubt: whether it’s your own, your colleagues, or the kids’ doubt
Creating and adapting our own scripts
Make the virtual virtuous with mindful uses of technology
A roadmap for breaking through resistance
Cultivating compassion in ourselves
Finding time in busy lives for mindfulness practice and self-compassion
Inspiring and time-tested ideas for creating a mindful and compassionate workplace, school, or family