15 Must-Have Mindfulness Techniques for Clinicians from Terry Fralich
Reduce Stress with Mindful Coping Skills
- Educate the client about the impact of stress
- Practice makes perfect – transform the stress response
- Strengthen awareness of the stress response
- Shifting to relaxation response: cultivate a foundation of groundedness, settledness, and ease
- Mindful transitions
Manage Depression and Anxiety with Mindfulness Techniques That Work
- The downward spiral and the brain’s default mode
- Cultivate motivation and action
- Witness the anxious mind
- Get unstuck from anxious rumination
- Self-regulation practices for anxiety
Mindfulness as the Antidote to Anger
- Understand the sources of anger
- The body’s anger response
- Identify early signs of the anger forest fire
- Clarify the practice: What am I trying to remember?
- Rehearsal of the Stop-Breathe-Reflect-Choose practice
Calm the Traumatized Brain
- Proceed with caution – avoid retriggering and retraumatizing
- Retrain the dysregulated nervous system
- Cultivate safety
- Grounding techniques
- Breathing techniques
- Positive visualization
Transform the Inner Critic: Mindfully Deal with Guilt and Shame
- Identifying primary core negative belief
- Cultivating a healthy and true vision of self
- The protective quality of mantras
- Exercises that promote self-forgiveness
From depression and anxiety to stress and trauma, mindfulness has demonstrated its ability to help reduce suffering. With all its benefits, mindfulness is now widely used in clinical practice. There are literally hundreds of mindfulness interventions available to clinicians. But with so many to choose from, how do you know which to use? How do you decide on your “go-to” techniques?
Terry Fralich has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and with some of the American pioneers in the mindfulness field. With more than 20 years teaching mindfulness and using mindfulness techniques in his clinical practice, Terry has distilled the sea of available techniques into the essential hands-on mindfulness skills and exercises you need to treat your clients.
Watch Terry, and learn to effectively use 15 mindfulness practices you can incorporate into your treatment plans for depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma. Terry will guide you through the specific exercises that he’s found most capable in shifting clients away from stress responses, intervening in the downward spiral of depression and anxiety, and cultivating safety and groundedness in traumatized clients. In addition, he’ll give you detailed instruction on his top mindfulness interventions to help your clients properly deal with guilt and shame and empower them to manage their anger and toxic emotions.
As an additional benefit, you’ll have the opportunity to practice the application of what you’ve learned.
Enhance your clinical practice with mindfulness skills that work!
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Mindfulness Center of Southern Maine
Terry Fralich, LCPC, is a co-founder of the Mindfulness Retreat Center of Maine and former Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Southern Maine Graduate School. He has led more than 400 seminars, trainings and retreats at the Center, at Omega Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, both nationally and internationally. His expertise consists of mindfulness, neuroscience, CBT, brain change, emotional intelligence, stress reduction, meditation and the treatment of anxiety and depression. He has been teaching transformative mindfulness skills and practices for 20 years and has pursued his own practice of mindfulness and meditation for 40 years.
Terry studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for 25 years and with some of the American pioneers of mindfulness, including Jon Kabat-Zinn and John Welwood. His first book, Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness, was cited as one of “the 12 essential books on mindfulness.” His second book, The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy and Love, presents his clear and unique approach to mindfulness practice as a powerful force for healthy change in our everyday lives. Prior to becoming a mindfulness therapist, academic and author, Terry was an attorney who practiced law in New York City, Los Angeles and Portland, Maine.