Course Description

Mindfulness is an evidenced based modality proven to be effective for individuals struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain, etc. This course is an introduction to mindfulness-based practices and interventions for both personal and professional use. It is a workshop style course with a focus on experiential learning.


Target Audience: Social Workers/Helping professionals, Beginners

Course Outline


9:00 am - Program Goals & Introductions

9:15 am - What is Mindfulness?

9:45 am - Meditation Practice

10:30 am - Break

10:45 am - Research/Evidence Base

11:15 am - Additional Mindfulness Practices

11:45 am - Discuss Impact of Mindfulness on Professional Practice

12:00 pm - Questions & Resources

12:15 pm - Evaluations/Certificates

Learner Outcomes

Outcome Goals:

  • By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to introduce the concept of mindfulness as a personal and professional practice, have experienced a range of mindfulness techniques and explored ways to utilize mindfulness to achieve better self-regulation (for self and clients).
  • When participants return to the workplace, they will be able to lead clients through guided mindfulness practices.
  • When participants return to the workplace, they will be able to keep themselves and clients present throughout the session.




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