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Mindfulness and Attention on the Present Moment

Mindfulness Training: Introduction, Attention, and the Present Moment (2 CE Credits)

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Since its introduction to the mainstream of western medicine and society in the late 1970s, mindfulness has received considerable scholarly attention. Scientific research has demonstrated its effectiveness for stress reduction, emotional regulation, chronic pain, and a variety emotional and behavioral disorders. This introductory mindfulness basics course is designed for psychologists interested in learning about theory and research findings regarding what mindfulness is, its benefits, and the crucial roles of attention and a focus on the present moment. The course is the first in a series designed to prepare the clinician to use mindfulness in clinical practice. The material is presented by Dr. Marylie Gerson in both written and video formats, to allow for review in either modality, and includes a 1-hour PowerPoint video on attention and the now.  An online multiple choice test and Certificate of Completion follow the course for 2 CE credits.  Introductory level.  $29.

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