Mindfulness Counseling Strategies – Activating Compassion and Regulation (2 day)

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to teach participants how to facilitate development of these skills with their clients and develop their own capacity for using mindfulness-based strategies in their counseling work. In this highly experiential workshop, participants will practice mindfulness, regulation and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. The skills learned in this workshop are relevant and applicable for working with clients of all ages—from children to elders.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

  • Key Components of Regulation and Mindful Awareness
  • The Active Ingredients of Compassion and Connection
  • Establishing an Ability to Experience Calm States
  • The Strangeness of Being Still
  • The Role of Activation and Energy
  • Engaging the Body: Mindful Movement
  • Signs of Healing
  • The Power of Presence and Attunement
  • Healthy Connection with Others
  • Co-regulation: The Natural Healing of Relationships
  • Using Mindfulness and Regulation Strategies in Counseling Settings
  • The Healing Properties of Joy: Expanding Room for Life

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study exercises, skill development and small group discussion

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, teachers, social workers and anyone wanting to gain mindfulness tools and strategies.