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Week 4: Advanced Mindfulness

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A presentation to compliment live class discussion about mindfulness as presented in Chapter 4 of our text.

A presentation to compliment live class discussion about mindfulness as presented in Chapter 4 of our text.

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    Week 4: Advanced Mindfulness Week 4: Advanced Mindfulness Presentation Transcript

    • The Psychological Toolbox™ WEEK FOUR: Advanced Mindfulness
    • Lesson Sources • (1993) Linehan, Marsha. Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. • (2007) McCay, Wood and Brantley. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook. • (2011) McCorkle, Katharine. A Balanced Heart: 10 Weeks to Breakthrough.
    • MINDFULNESS Mindfulness skills will help you to focus on one thing at a time in the present moment, and by doing this, you can better control and soothe your overwhelming emotions.
    • READ PAGES 66 – 73, DO AS MANY EXERCISES AS YOU CAN. COMPLETE YOUR SKILLS CHECKLIST. WATCH THE VIDEO LINKS. HOMEWORK FROM LAST WEEK
    • Page 63 – Jon Kabat-Zinn Jon Kabat-Zinn (born Kabat on June 5, 1944) is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhistteachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of Western science. He teaches mindfulness meditation which claims to help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn is offered at medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Kabat-Zinn
    • Mindfulness will help you to learn to identify and separate judgmental thoughts from your experiences. These judgmental thoughts often fuel your overwhelming emotions Page 65 – A “Mindless” Exercise
    • Mindfulness Videos • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbapmXa KRhA (Band of Light, p. 69 of text.) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKb M_vJc (Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmEo6RI4 Wvs (What is Mindfulness? (Kabat-Zinn))
    • Describing your emotions Handouts • Taking Hold of Your Mind: “WHAT” Skills • Observe, Describe, Participate • Taking Hold of Your Mind” “HOW” Skills • Non-Judgmentally, One- Mindfully, Effectively Pages 74-77 • Use handouts and page 75 to help you choose the words to describe your emotion. • Complete page 77.
    • Homework Read through Chapter 3 and do 1 to 3 of the exercises that interest you. Write notes about your experience. Read Chapter 4 and do exercises that interest you. Watch the video links about Mindfulness.