Waiting for the Mud to Settle: Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During Chaotic Times

ID: 1014WEB

During times of uncertainty and chaos, feelings of fear, anxiety, overwhelm and grief are likely to rise to the surface and dominate our awareness. Mindfulness involves focusing awareness and non-judgmental attention to the experience of the present moment. When practicing mindfulness, we do not push our emotions aside, but notice them without judgment, with acceptance and curiosity instead. It has been noted that what we resist persists and this gentle allowing of our experience in the present moment has been scientifically proven to improve physical and emotional health. This webinar will provide participants with a basic foundation of the principles of mindfulness in addition to experiential practice of a variety of mindfulness exercises. Jon Kabbat-Zinn, a pioneer in bringing mindfulness to Western culture stated: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” At this unprecedented time in our history, mindfulness can be an effective coping strategy for helping professionals, their loved ones and their clients.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD, MSW
Date: Friday, December 16, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Restate the various definitions of mindfulness and describe the background/history of Mindfulness
• List the unique characteristics of mindfulness and the attitudinal foundations of Mindfulness
• Describe the empirical evidence of the beneficial effects of mindfulness
• Explain why regular, repetitive practice is important
• Identify a variety of informal and formal mindfulness practices

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

9:35 am Introductory Mindfulness Exercise

9:50 am PowerPoint Presentation and Discussion: Definition and Background of Mindfulness
• Unique Characteristics of Mindfulness
• Attitudinal Foundation of Mindfulness Practice
• Keeping Up Your Practice
• Brief Review of the Empirical Evidence of the Benefits of Mindfulness

11:30 am Interactive Exercises: Practicing Informal and Formal Mindfulness

12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Lori R. Schlosser, PhD, MSW, has over 25 years of administrative and policy related experience in the public mental health field. In 2008, she retired from the position of Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of State Hospital Management in the NJ Division of Mental Health Services. During her years in the Division of Mental Health Services, Lori was intimately involved in the areas of quality improvement, program evaluation, risk management, supervision, and team building. Since 2008, Dr. Schlosser has created and conducted a variety of lively, experiential continuing education programs for helping professionals for many human service organizations. Lori has a doctorate and Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a part-time lecturer at the Rutgers School of Social Work, teaching courses in mental health policy, health care and aging and social welfare policy. Dr. Schlosser has a certificate of specialization in gerontology and special expertise in wellness, recovery, self-care and resilience. She is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, owner of Touch Talk Transform LLC.

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