The first unit introduces the concept of mindfulness: what it is, what it does, and how it can help people. You’ll look at mindful based cognitive therapy, and what parts of the brain are affected via positivity thinking.
Discover the history of mindfulness, from its origins in eastern philosophy to its use in modern western medicine. You’ll also learn about its links to yoga, spirituality and positive psychology.
Gain insight into the forefather of modern mindfulness, Jon Kabat Zinn and how he bought about mindfulness to the western world. You’ll also discover how mindfulness reduces stress and a range of disorders it can help with.
Understand the importance of monitoring body language and posture, how to re-frame and challenge irrational beliefs, as well as how thoughts, actions and emotions are interconnected. With key theories of Lange and Cannon, and a negative thought activity to explore.
In this unit, you’ll explore psychological triggers and how mindfulness can help. You’ll also consider Freud’s three levels of topography, and the importance of the subconscious mind: id, ego, superego.
This unit covers the impact mindfulness during the healing process, the stages of healing, the importance of client risk assessments, and ways to promote healing and feelings of safety in clients.
This unit will investigate a range of beneficial mindfulness exercises, especially useful in group therapy sessions. You’ll look at everything from the introductory raisin mindfulness exercise to body scans, mountain and lake meditation, and non-guided breath focus. With videos to explore the science behind mindfulness.
This unit uncovers the positive and negative sides of stress. Defining what stress is, you’ll scrutinise Albert Ellis’ ABCDE model, and learn key stress management mindfulness techniques.
This unit looks at benefits of mindfulness in relation to leadership, large companies who are embracing mindfulness, and how leaders can implement mindfulness into their daily work lives.
In this unit, you’ll learn about neuroplasticity with cases studies, happy set-points and epigenetics – the study of how experience, thoughts, and words modify our DNA. You’ll also consider how mindfulness can help train your brain.
This unit outlines what group therapy is and how mindfulness can be taught in a group setting. You’ll also look at group dynamics, and how therapists can manage cases and overcome potential conflict.
The final unit discusses how to set up a mindfulness practice. You’ll look at traits of a practitioner, being an authentic teacher, setting the scene for client sessions to key practitioner skills. You’ll also learn the importance of safeguarding, confidentiality and anonymity.
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