Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

for

Social Workers in Clinical Practice


***Limited Seating***


Seminar Dates: Fall 2019 - Sunday Program (*See dates below*)

Credits: 31 CEUs (NYS Social Workers – LMSWs and LCSWs)

Seminar Location: Eastern Nassau - TBD (will be confirmed upon paid registration)

Presenter: Nina Thorne, LMSW 

Cost: $800 per Person

         $700 Supersaver (payment by 3/15/19)

         $725 Early Bird (payment by 4/15/19)

         $750 3+ Group Rate (per person)




Course Schedule

(***Please do not sign up for this training if you are unable to attend ALL sessions!*** )

09/08/19 (O, 6:30-8pm)

         09/15/19 (1, 6:30-9pm)

09/22/19 (2, 6:30-9pm)

10/06/19 (3, 6:30-9pm)

10/20/19 (4, 6:30-9pm)

10/27/19 (5, 6:30-9pm)

11/03/19 (6, 6:30-9pm)

11/10/19 (Retreat, 2-8pm)

11/17/19 (7, 6:30-9pm)

11/24/19 (8, 6:30-9pm)

12/08/19 (9, 6:30-9pm)





Educational Objectives:

                                                    LEARN HOW TO INCORPORATE MBSR INTO YOUR CLINICAL WORK!


What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?

Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979, MBSR is based on a practice known as mindfulness. Although mindfulness is an inherent human capacity, it needs to be developed and strengthened in order for us to harness its healing qualities. Mindfulness training offers a systematic method of cultivating mental clarity, insight and well-being through meditation, yoga, and inquiry. Mindfulness training has been utilized as a highly successful adjunct treatment for individuals who deal with illness and chronic pain, but it also offers great benefits to anyone who suffers from anxiety or is affected by the stress of daily living. Understanding how to relate to life's challenges mindfully is a cornerstone of mindfulness training. This training offers students the opportunity to explore the interplay of body and mind while mobilizing and strengthening inner resources .


How does MBSR work?

By practicing in class and by listening to guided meditation CDs at home, participants learn to bring greater awareness into daily life. Highly participatory, supportive, and structured, the MBSR Program will provide you with:

•Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices

•Gentle stretching and mindful yoga

•Group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life

•Individually tailored instruction

•Daily home assignments

•Guided meditation CDs and handouts


Who will benefit?

Research has shown that MBSR benefits individuals with a variety of conditions and concerns:

Stress – including work, school, family, financial, illness, aging, grief, uncertainty about the future, feeling "out of control"

Medical conditions – including chronic illness or pain, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, asthma, skin disorders, immune disorders

Psychological distress – including anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances.

Prevention and Wellness – for individuals seeking tools to find greater balance in life.


***Note: A clinical component will be added to the traditional 8-week MBSR program

to facilitate crossover of the MBSR program into clinical practice.***



About The Presenter:

Nina Thorne is a licensed social worker and certified MBSR teacher. She has developed and taught academic courses in mindfulness and human services at SUNY, Empire State College for 17 years. A long time Vipassana meditation practitioner, Nina has also studied Hatha and Yin Yoga, as well as Qi Gong and Taiji with master Chen Wei Gun and Dr. Yang Yang. Since completion of the MBSR Teacher Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School she has taught MBSR and other mindfulness-based programs in colleges and other professional settings. A special focus for the past several years has been on helping individuals with cancer, HIV, and other health challenges in the area of stress management.


Nina has completed a year long study in the Integrated Study and Practice Program at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

 and attends retreats on a regular basis. She is a certified Evidence-Based Qi Gong (EBQ) and Taiji (EBT) Instructor

through the Center for Taiji and Qi Gong Studies in NYC.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and certificates information:

Social Workers: Counseling Services of Long Island, LCSW, PC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0547.


New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy:

If you contact us before Friday, July 12, 2019, you may exchange your tuition for a certificate to attend a future seminar or a tuition refund less a cancellation fee of $25. If you contact us Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Thursday, August 8, 2019, you may only exchange your tuition for a certificate to attend a future seminar. If you contact us Friday, August 9, 2019 or after, the tuition fee is forfeited.

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