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This course is for you if you are new to mindfulness and curious about its ability to help manage stress in your daily life. We cover the science of what’s happening in the body when you have a stress reaction, what mindfulness really is, and how to incorporate it into your world. You need not be intimidated by the idea of adding another task to your routine, as we spend time discussing how to be mindful throughout your normal activities.
Learn to Manage Stress in Your Daily Life by Using Mindfulness Based Stress Management Techniques!
In this course, you will learn:
·what’s happening in your brain to process emotion and stress, and why do you care!?
·what is mindfulness?
·how can mindfulness help you to manage stress in your daily life?
·active steps to take to make mindfulness a regular practice, both formally and informally.
·what effects stress hormones have on your body and mind.
·the body’s self-defense mechanisms against stress (fight/flight/freeze, emotional hijacking, etc.)
Mindfulness Based Stress Management techniques have been proven time and time again in research studies to be as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, stress and anxiety. This course provides the basics of these techniques to begin work immediately. Our 8 guided audio meditations can be used over and over to begin real-life application of mindfulness.
We provide you with 8 chapters worth of learning. Each chapter includes a discussion style lecture with both instructors, as well as a downloadable audio guided meditation file. There is also a course Power Point which provides the main points of the course and a framework to take notes.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Lecture 1||49 pages|
This Power Point serves as a note taking framework for all eight chapters of this course. Journaling homework assignments can be found at the end of each chapter within.
Guided Meditation - Be IN Your Body
|Section 2: Autopilot Issues|
Guided Meditation - Breathing Your Body
|Section 3: The Amygdala/Limbic System|
The Amygdala/Limbic System
Guided Meditation - Using All of Your Senses
|Section 4: The Prefrontal Cortex|
The Prefrontal Cortex
Guided Meditation - Body Scan
|Section 5: Cultivating Mindfulness and the Reality of the Present Moment|
Cultivating Mindfulness and the Reality of the Present Moment
Guided Meditation - Listening and Silence
|Section 6: Why and Where Practice is Necessary|
Why and Where Practice is Necessary
Guided Meditation - Seeing
|Section 7: The Journal|
Guided Meditation - Proprioception
|Section 8: The Beginning|
Guided Meditation - Interoception and Opportunities for Mindfulness
Dave Johnson, PhD, RN, LMFT, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, and clinical nurse specialist. He is a professor of nursing, married, father of 6 children and 5 grandchildren, and psychotherapist. Dr. Dave is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Practitioner, and has presented to numerous community and corporate groups.
Jenna Sanders, MSN, RN, is a nursing instructor, along with working in the community setting with Mindfulness Based Practice education. She is married, with 3 children. She works frequently with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Anxiety disorders, and enjoys helping families integrate mindfulness into their daily lives. She is pursuing her doctoral degree in Family Psych/Mental Health nursing.