The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to first teach participants to develop these skills for themselves. From this base, the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counselling work is explored. In this highly experiential training, participants will practice mindfulness, regulation, and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. The skills learned are relevant and applicable for working with clients of all ages—from children to elders.
Credit Hours (CEU)
Some of the Topics Reviewed
- The Active Ingredients of Health, Balance, and Regulation
- Key Components of Mindful Awareness
- The Benefits of Mindfulness
- An Embodied Approach to the Mind
- Breathing Strategies
- Cultivating Body Awareness
- Focus on Mindful Movement
- Interpersonal Regulation
- The Impact of Therapeutic Relationship
- The Role of Wise Compassion
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the key components of mindful awareness and regulation
- Identify signs of increased regulation
- Describe steps for developing attunement with clients
- Identify steps for teaching mindful awareness and regulation skills to clients
- Apply principles of mindfulness training in their own lives and with clients
About this Workshop
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT
Vicki is the Clinical Director of the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an instructor in the graduate program for Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg. She is the editor and co-author of our Counselling Insights book. In her private practice, she specializes in the area of trauma recovery for individuals of all ages, and she helps individuals, couples, and families build positive mental health and relational skills across developmental stages. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness that applies to both clients and helpers. Vicki also believes that it is essential for helpers to continue learning and developing their self-awareness alongside evolving clinical skills. As a trainer, she is particularly gifted at creating a learning atmosphere that is collaborative and respectful, and which embraces diversity in personal identity, skills, and cultural perspectives.
This is an intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone wanting to gain mindfulness tools and strategies.