The use of mindfulness meditation and related therapies have been strongly promoted in the last few years particularly in relation to mental health matters like depression, anxiety and stress. To date there has been limited opportunity for open discussion and sharing of knowledge in relation to theory, practice or outcomes.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will have:
- Further explored the consulting style best suited for mindfulness interventions
- Deepened their understanding and application of the cognitive strategies related to mindfulness which were explored in MIA 1
- Gained understanding of practical role plays to deepen skills in teaching mindfulness meditation and cognitive strategies and put the theory into action
- Explored variations of mindfulness-based practices including open awareness, reflection practices and walking meditation
The seminar will begin with debriefing participant's personal experience of implementing mindfulness-based formal, informal and cognitive practices. These were explored in the Mindfulness in Action 1 seminar. The debriefing process will model the method of teaching mindfulness to clients which will lead into a discussion exploring the principles of teaching mindfulness in a mindful way.
There will also be modelling, role-playing and debriefing methods of introducing mindfulness and engaging clients’ interest in it and the teaching of mindfulness meditation and how to debrief experience.
Personal experience with mindfulness is assumed and clinical experience is helpful but not mandatory.
This Study Group is the second part of a three-part seminar series.
About the presenter(s)
Dr Craig Hassed MBBS, FRACGP is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of General Practice and coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics. Craig is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in health, professional and educational contexts. He was the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association and is a regular media commentator. He writes regularly for medical journals and has published nine books; “New Frontiers in Medicine” (Volumes 1 and 2), “Know Thyself” on mindfulness-based stress management, “The Essence of Health” on the lifestyle approach to health and chronic illness, a textbook co-authored with Kerryn Phelps, “General Practice: the integrative approach”, a book written with Stephen McKenzie, “Mindfulness for Life”, a book written with Richard Chambers, “Mindful Learning” on the role of mindfulness in education, and a book on epigenetics titled "Playing the genetic hand life dealt you". Craig’s next book, "The Mindful Home", will be written with Deirdre Hassed and is due for release in late-2015. Craig also featured in the documentary, The Connection and wrote the companion e-book, “The Mindfulness Manual” and co-authored with Richard Chambers the free online Mindfulness course in collaboration with Mindfulness and FutureLearn.
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