Seminar Detail

Effective Mindfulness Interventions: Techniques to Improve Patient Outcomes & Personal Well-being

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Your work as a therapist can be so rewarding, seeing patients return to their normal live and activity. Yet, there are days when you’re not as locked in to each patient, where the emotional toll of their behavior can hinder your progress and your go-to strategies just aren’t as effective.

Revitalize your practice and take your clinical effectiveness as a therapist to the next level using mindfulness.

Mindfulness isn’t a buzzword; the principles and practices are proven to work! Learn to use these time-tested techniques to improve therapy outcomes while simultaneously reducing the overwhelming stress you face daily as a healthcare professional.

Gain effective clinical techniques from physical therapist and certified mindfulness facilitator, Clyde Boiston, who has utilized mindfulness in his clinical practice for over two decades. You’ll become proficient at applying foundational mindfulness techniques and practices to a variety of clinical populations – simultaneously improving your assessment of and treatment outcomes with patients. Join him for this transformational experience as he reveals the latest advances in mindfulness and neuroscience to improve your work as a therapist and open the door to becoming a more centered human being.

Full of experiential exercises, interactive discussions, and other resources, you will take away practical mindfulness strategies you can immediately integrate into your practice and your daily life.

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  1. Define the mind-body connection and explain how mindful awareness practices can improve both clinical effectiveness and personal well-being.
  2. Articulate what recent scientific research has discovered which validates the use of mindfulness in therapy.
  3. Discuss the concept of neuroplasticity and discover how mindfulness meditation can change the structure and function of the brain in positive ways.
  4. Identify 3 components of burnout suffered by healthcare professionals and articulate why the rates of each are significantly higher than the general working population.
  5. Demonstrate the connection between healthcare provider burnout and the resultant decrease in quality of patient care and clinical effectiveness.
  6. Discover techniques to improve your own mind-body awareness and use this as a resource in designing more effective interventions in your patient’s treatment plan.
  7. Develop mindful speaking and listening strategies that will help you become more actively engaged with your patients and improve their clinical outcomes.
  8. Design a plan to incorporate both formal meditation practices and informal mindfulness activities into your daily life after the course concludes.


Research and Treatment Concepts
  • How mindfulness can benefit you
  • Current state of research on mindfulness
  • Neuroscience and mindfulness: how we can retrain our brain to be more resilient and compassionate clinicians
  • Demystifying meditation – what it can and cannot do
  • Experiential exercise: mindful breathing techniques
Professional Burnout and How to Avoid It
  • How mindfulness can help ward off the symptoms of burnout:
    • Emotional exhaustion
    • Depersonalization
    • Low sense of personal accomplishment
  • Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)
  • Three core skills of mindfulness every therapist should have
  • Experiential exercise: STOP and RAIN practices
Techniques of Informal Mindfulness Practices
  • Mindfulness vs. mindlessness
  • Findings from the ‘Harvard Study’
  • Telephone meditation
  • Shower meditation
  • Driving meditation
  • Experiential exercise: eating meditation
  • Connecting formal and informal mindfulness practices
  • Experiential exercise: walking meditation

Mindfulness for Chronic Pain
  • Cultivate awareness of our physical bodies
  • Exercise infused with mindfulness
  • Experiential exercise: mindful movement
  • Jon Kabat Zinn and MBSR – “Leaning In” to touch the pain
  • Experiential exercise: body scan meditation
Mindfulness for Aging and Death
  • Understand impermanence
  • Help your patients make peace with the “human condition”
  • The unique dilemma of hospice care partners
  • Strategies for mindful aging
  • Experiential exercise: lighting rounds
Mindfulness for Better Assessment and Treatment
  • Key to improving patient-therapist relations: incorporate relational mindfulness strategies
  • Mindful speaking and listening
    • Authentic, truthful speech
    • Deep listening with full attention (80/20 rule)
  • Experiential exercise: introducing the dyad

How to Start Your Own Personal Practice
  • Everything you need to know about sitting meditation
  • Overcoming the obstacles to formal meditation practice
  • Essentials for nurturing your own mindfulness practices
    • The synergistic relationship between formal and informal mindfulness practice
    • The importance of consistency, patience and forgiveness
    • Support for your practice after today
    • Resources in your community
    • Recommended reading
Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance
  • The 8-role circle for conscious goal setting
  • How to look within – heart-body-mind triad
  • The importance of self-nurturing
  • Find greater emotional stability
  • Cultivate more acceptance, tolerance, and compassion
  • Learn how to use vulnerability and sensitivity as your greatest strengths
Take Home Lessons for Immediate Application
  • Become a better listener by truly “hearing” your patients
  • Connect with the positive qualities of your patients
  • Become less reactive by reframing your perceptions
  • Accept all criticism as opportunities for learning
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Healthcare Administrators


CLYDE BOISTON, PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience who has worked in multiple therapy settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. In addition to his continuing clinical work as a PT, he and his wife own and operate Bel Wellness, a mind-body wellness studio in Riverside, CA which offers classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness and meditation. Mr. Boiston is a mindfulness teacher and meditation instructor who presents retreats, workshops, and mindful living classes to both corporate and healthcare employers as well as the general community. His clients include Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, UC Riverside, and the Riverside County Office on Aging. He received his certification as a Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF) from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) in 2017 after completing their yearlong teacher training program. MARC is part of the UCLA Medical School’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Mr. Boiston graduated with a BS in PT from California State University Long Beach in 1997 and has been Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2004. He is also a certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Clyde Boiston is the owner of Be Everything in Life. He has an employment relationship with Kaiser Permanente Home Health. Mr. Boiston receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Clyde Boiston has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Speech-Language Pathologists

This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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