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Digital Seminar

Essential Mindfulness and Meditation Tools for Today’s Stressed World

Mr. Donald Altman, MA, LPC
3 Hours 02 Minutes
Dec 02, 2020
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In a world facing unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety and depression, clinicians need a set of effective, easy-to-use tools that can help clients create space from the negativity and distraction that are often constant companions in our tech-laden 21st century. In this highly experiential 3-hr. intensive recording, you will learn targeted mindfulness and meditation tools designed to increase emotional regulation, problem-solving skills, and overall wellbeing. These tools, which are designed to be taught and applied in just one session, can help reduce anxious thinking and rumination, enhance present moment awareness, increase one’s locus of control, and build resilience. Based on Donald Altman’s award-winning The Mindfulness Toolbox, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience, and his new book Simply Mindful, these research-based tools are easy to use and give clients a set of portable, effective skills to carry with them daily.


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Donald Altman, MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, teacher and an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He is also a faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University and teaches various classes blending mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology.

A prolific writer whose career spans more than 25 years, Donald has authored several pioneering books on mindfulness, beginning with his 1998 Art of the Inner Meal. (HarperOne, 1999). His book, The Mindfulness Code (New World Library, 2010) was named as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” He has also authored The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Building Compassionate Connections (PESI, 2018), Stay Mindful & Color: Find Calm, Clarity and Happiness (PESI, 2016), Meal By Meal (New World Library, 2004), Living Kindness (Moon Lake Media, 2009), One Minute Mindfulness (New World Library, 2011), The Joy Compass (New Harbinger, 2012), The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain (PESI, 2014) and, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day (PESI, 2015).

In addition to his books, Donald was a staff writer for an EMMY-Award winning children’s television show (“The Magic Door”, CBS Chicago), won an American Medical Writer’s Association award, co-created the first interactive comic strip on America Online, and has had articles appear in New Age Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and Independent Business Magazine, among others.

Donald reaches out to the professional community by serving as the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating. Donald works extensively with mindful meditation in his own life, as well as offering these tools to others through his books and classes. He teaches mindfulness and spiritual values around the country. He is dedicated to bringing these ancient practices in tune with modern living and to invite wellness into our stress-filled lives. Donald is also a member of the Burma Buddhist Association. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoys riding his motorcycle along the beautiful Oregon coast.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Donald Altman is in private practice. He is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology Program at Portland State University. Mr. Altman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Donald Altman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


  1. Demonstrate how to use the breath to quiet down the brain's alert and alarm system. 
  2. Support the research behind "security primings" and how it can increase feelings of safety, trust, and building relationships.
  3. Assess the risks of stress at the cellular level and integrate evidence-based experiential exercises to reduce risks.


Attendees will learn:
  • 5 proven breathing postures used in a study that reduce levels of perceived stress and lower blood pressure. 
  • A physical grounding practice that helps clients connect with the body and reduce stress. 
  • How to use the Five Steps to G-R-E-A-T Mindful Self-Care as mindful foundations for mental clarity, mood regulation and brain health. 
  • How to experience the 4-Mindful Bite Meditation, which is an eating practice used for managing eating during times of stress. 
  • Various methods of savouring, or focusing attention in a particular way, that enhances positive affect and prosocial identity. 
  • How to utilize an effective selective attention tool for regulating emotions and increasing positive effect called the G.L.A.D. technique. 

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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