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Mindful Writing:
Spelling Out Transformation and Wholeness

Participants will write, reflect, meditate and engage in discussions about what it means to free ourselves from fragmentation and find ourselves whole again. Fragmentation of the self has unintended consequences. Often, the effects are depression, anxiety, and blocked creativity. At the root of this is fear. Fear comes from attachment to particular outcomes.

This six-hour course is informed by the Buddhist way of living and seeing the world. We’ll focus on the four noble truths: 1) There is suffering in life. 2) The cause of suffering is craving. 3) There is an end to suffering when we stop craving. 4) There is a path that leads away from craving and suffering. We’ll also discuss the four “immeasurables: Love, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity.

We will examine how to move away from debilitating language and illness metaphors and into new ways of telling our story, discerning what we want to integrate from our big history; with this, we will look back into ancestral wisdom as a restorative and healing practice. 

This course is designed for individuals who are curious about how to integrate the multiple parts of life into a cohesive wholeness. Practitioners will learn practices that help people live with integrity and excellence, become more alive and creative, learn mindful movement and more. This class is for individuals interested in creating more psychological flexibility and more emotional language fluidity, so they can help people embrace life with curiosity, detachment and depth.

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Mindful Writing:
Spelling Out Transformation and Wholeness

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Presenter: Dr. Marianela Medrano, PhD

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Course Length: 6 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. The participants will be able to explain how mindfulness is an adjunct to writing which informs and can positively transform daily living.
  2. The participants will be able to describe the utilitarian use of poetry in the therapeutic context.
  3. The participants will be able to articulate the connection between The Four Noble Truths, the four Inmmesurables and therapeutic writing.
  4. The participants will analyze how to move away from debilitating language and illness metaphors and into new ways of telling the personal story.
  5. The participants will be able to discern between the big history and the personal story and how they informed each other.
  6. The participants will be able to utilize resources they can apply with themselves and those they served, including a variety of mindfulness practices and a selection of poems appropriate for therapeutic purposes.

This workshop Offers 6 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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Participants will write, reflect, meditate and engage in discussions about what it means to free ourselves from fragmentation and find ourselves whole again. Fragmentation of the self has unintended consequences. Often, the effects are depression, anxiety, and blocked creativity. At the root of this is fear. Fear comes from attachment to particular outcomes.

This six-hour course is informed by the Buddhist way of living and seeing the world. We’ll focus on the four noble truths: 1) There is suffering in life. 2) The cause of suffering is craving. 3) There is an end to suffering when we stop craving. 4) There is a path that leads away from craving and suffering. We’ll also discuss the four “immeasurables: Love, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity.

We will examine how to move away from debilitating language and illness metaphors and into new ways of telling our story, discerning what we want to integrate from our big history; with this, we will look back into ancestral wisdom as a restorative and healing practice. 

This course is designed for individuals who are curious about how to integrate the multiple parts of life into a cohesive wholeness. Practitioners will learn practices that help people live with integrity and excellence, become more alive and creative, learn mindful movement and more. This class is for individuals interested in creating more psychological flexibility and more emotional language fluidity, so they can help people embrace life with curiosity, detachment and depth.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The participants will be able to explain how mindfulness is an adjunct to writing which informs and can positively transform daily living.
  2. The participants will be able to describe the utilitarian use of poetry in the therapeutic context.
  3. The participants will be able to articulate the connection between The Four Noble Truths, the four Inmmesurables and therapeutic writing.
  4. The participants will analyze how to move away from debilitating language and illness metaphors and into new ways of telling the personal story.
  5. The participants will be able to discern between the big history and the personal story and how they informed each other.
  6. The participants will be able to utilize resources they can apply with themselves and those they served, including a variety of mindfulness practices and a selection of poems appropriate for therapeutic purposes.

Agenda:
    • 10:00 AM Introductions and discussions of the day logistics
    • 10:30 AM Discussion of Agreements for Multicultural Interactions.
    • 11:00 Discussion on the principles behind Mindful Writing, with some hand-on activities   
    • 12:00 Break-out room to facilitate small groups interactions to create rapport among the participants.
    • 12:30 Lunch Break
    • 01:10 Movement away from debilitating language, illness metaphors and into new ways to telling our story, discerning what we want to integrate from our big history/ancestral wisdom.
    • 01:40 Mindful Movement /writing
    • 02:00 Break
    • 02:10 Introduction to the four pathways to wholeness, each pathway includes a poem that guides to introspection (1 hour)
    • 03:10 The Interactive Process: facilitating therapeutic writing
    • 03:30 RAIN practice/with writing
    • 04:00 Large group Q&A and intentions for future practice
    • 04:45 Closing

     



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.

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  • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapist Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.