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Digital Seminar

3 Day: Integrating MBSR into Your Clinical Practice

Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
18 Hours 12 Minutes
Dec 09, 2019
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Positive client outcomes are what we all strive for. Yet, over time, we can begin to feel stuck in a rut. The same treatments and methods we’ve become accustomed to using can start to show their limitations (and create burn-out).

A way to break through with your clients can be found within a well-researched method for teaching mindfulness called MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). MBSR is clinically shown to have profound benefits on emotional and physical well-being as well as a wide range of chronic conditions.

MBSR-informed adaptations are now used for the basis for many interventions, including treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, ADHD and pain.

Watch this 3-day course recording and you’ll be immersed into an experiential workshop that will introduce and deepen mindfulness-based practices for clinicians and explore how these can be conveyed in a broad variety of populations and settings.

You’ll be nourished as you learn transformational mindfulness techniques and gain an in-depth knowledge of the MBSR program and all its benefits. The slogan of an MBSR approach is “There’s more right with you than wrong.” Come and experience how this is true.

Sign up today and learn how to embody and apply mindfulness to your patient population simply but effectively. Be renewed while getting a whole new toolbox of techniques for treating trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, addictions, ADHD and more!


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Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW, has been integrating mindfulness with psychotherapy for over 30 years. She is a leader in the clinical application of mindfulness meditation to cancer care and is a pioneering teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is the author of The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A MBSR Guide for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2017), Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness (Satya House Publications, 2007) and Being Well (even when you're sick): Mindfulness Practices for People Living With Cancer and Other Serious Illness (Shambhala, 2012).

Elana has a private practice in psychotherapy in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a sought after mindfulness coach, teacher, speaker, workshop leader, and research consultant. She has been featured in "Chronicle" on CBS and mentioned in many magazine articles including Yoga Journal, Health, Coping, and the PBS audio series, "Walking through the Storm". She is currently working on another book, a workbook of mindfulness exercises for optimal living.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Elana Rosenbaum maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with UMass Memorial HealthCare, Brown University Mindfulness Center, and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. She is a published author and receives royalties. Elana Rosenbaum receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Elana Rosenbaum has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Present the core beliefs of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as they relate to clinical treatment.
  2. Ascertain the meaning of mindfulness and provide psychoeducation to clients regarding its use for reducing stress and improving mental health.
  3. Implement various mindfulness practices to decrease stress and improve symptomology in clients, including a body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation and yoga practices.
  4. Articulate the essential core components of the MBSR program as they relate to clinical treatment.
  5. Identify techniques for increasing the effectiveness of meditation for improved outcomes.
  6. Teach clients how to integrate specific informal mindfulness interventions into their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve level of functioning.
  7. Utilize the breath and awareness exercises as an intervention to refocus attention and interrupt negative thoughts and ruminations.
  8. Interpret and differentially communicate mindfulness language appropriate for diverse populations.
  9. Evaluate appropriate applications of mindfulness practices for treatment in populations with trauma history, mental health disorders, and emotional and physical disabilities.
  10. Differentiate which mindfulness-based skills can be applied in a group therapy setting.
  11. Practice the process of inquiry and evaluate its ability to enhance client insight and reduce stress.
  12. Articulate the effectiveness of MBSR techniques in treating pain, stress, anxiety and panic in clients.
  13. Specify all 10 sessions of the MBSR program and the broad themes and client goals for each one.
  14. Characterize how to get a client to work through pleasant and unpleasant feelings to overcome barriers for treatment.
  15. Summarize the neuroscience research that shows the benefits of MBSR for clients.
  16. Specify how clinicians can identify situations in which MBSR-based techniques could be most beneficial.
  17. Establish how to effectively adapt MBSR to a group setting or individual setting to obtain the best clinical outcomes.
  18. Communicate how to adapt MBSR to children or adults specifically to maximize clinical effectiveness.


What is Mindfulness?
  • Core Principles
  • Application in the MBSR Curriculum
  • Universality and Adaptability (to specific populations and conditions)
  • Research on its Benefits
  • Limitations of Research and Possible Risks
What is MBSR and How it Works
  • Why MBSR was Created and the Evidence of Improved Outcomes
  • What MBSR Works Best for
  • MBSR Ground Rules and Fundamental Beliefs
  • Establishing a Culture of Safety, Connection and Commonality
  • How to assess if an MBSR Approach is Right for Your Client
Formal Mindfulness Practices: Guided Experiential Sessions-Practice the Techniques and then Debrief through Mindful Inquiry
  • The Body Scan
  • The Sitting Meditation with Awareness of Breath
  • The Sitting Meditation with Sound, Sensation, Feelings, Thoughts and Open Awareness
  • Mindful Movement and Yoga
  • Adaptations to Yoga
  • Walking Meditation
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
Informal Mindfulness Practices: Practice Interventions Clients Can Use in Daily Life in Minutes or Less
  • The S.T.O.P. Technique
  • The Three Step Breathing Space
  • One Moment Meditation
  • Urge Surfing
  • The R.A.I.N. Technique
  • Creating Home Practices
  • Mindfulness Cues
The MBSR Curriculum: Experiential Learning: Making Practice Practical 
  • The Sequence and Themes of the MBSR Sessions
    • Class 1-3 – Grounding Mindfulness in the Body
    • Class 4-5 – Stress Reduction versus Response
    • Class 6-7 – Communication and Interpersonal Mindfulness
    • Class 8 – Summation and Bringing Mindfulness Home
  • Establishing Goals and Expectations for Your Clients
  • The Use of Language
  • The Power of Intention
  • Anchoring and Sustaining Attention
  • The Process of Mindful Inquiry – An Underutilized Tool
  • Home Practices, Reinforcing Mindfulness
  • Communication Strategies with Clients
  • Inter-Personal Mindfulness Strategies and Techniques
Emotion Regulation
  • Perception: The Lens of Experience
  • The Role of Arousal: Stress Reaction vs. Response
  • Working with Thoughts
  • Working with Feelings: Pleasant and Unpleasant
  • Cultivating Acceptance
  • The Use of Compassion
  • Identify Habitual and Conditioned Reactions to Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Depression
  • Obstacles
  • Application of Neuro-Science Research
Practice in Introducing Mindfulness and MBSR-Informed Adaptations
  • Adaptations for Groups vs Individuals
  • Adaptations Specific for Children & Adolescents vs. Adults
  • Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness
    • The Four R’s
    • Supporting Safety and Stability
  • The Window of Tolerance
  • Symptom Specific Adaptations for:
    • Anxiety & Stress
    • Chronic Pain
    • Depression
    • Addictions
    • PTSDs
The Therapist as the Vehicle of Change
  • Embodiment: The Power of Presence
  • Communication: Verbal and Non-Verbal
    • The Use of Language
    • The Use of Movement
  • Personal Practice-Taking Mindfulness Home

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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