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MBSR Kit with Elana Rosenbaum
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[+] [-] 049360 - MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  1. Present the core beliefs of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as they relate to clinical treatment.
  2. Ascertain the meaning of mindfulness and provide psychoeducation to clients regarding its use for reducing stress and improving mental health.
  3. Implement various mindfulness practices utilized to decrease stress and improve symptomology.
  4. Teach clients how to integrate specific informal mindfulness interventions into their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve level of functioning.
  5. Utilize breathing exercises as an intervention to refocus attention and interrupt negative thoughts and ruminations.
  6. Practice the process of inquiry and evaluate its ability to enhance client insight and reduce stress.
  7. Articulate the effectiveness of MBSR techniques in treating pain, stress, anxiety and panic in clients.
  8. Evaluate the use of interpersonal mindfulness in facilitating effective communication and increasing awareness in the client.
  9. Appraise the applicability of neuroscience research to stress reduction and ascertain its clinical implications.
  10. Determine specific adaptations of MBSR practices that can be utilized to treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma.
  11. Establish MBSR practices that are developmentally appropriate and effective for children and adolescents.
  12. Articulate the methods by which MBSR can be interfaced with psychotherapy practices to improve clinical outcomes.

[+] [-] 049360 - MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Foundational Principles
  • The Origin of MBSR
  • Goals and Principles
  • Populations Served
  • Assessment and Orientation
  • MBSR Ground Rules
  • Teacher competencies
The Curriculum—Themes
  • Class 1-3 Grounding Mindfulness in the Body
  • Class 4-5 Stress Reaction versus Response
  • Class 6-7 Communication and Interpersonal Mindfulness
  • Class 8 Summation and Bringing Mindfulness Home
  • All Day Session
Establishing Mindfulness Practices
  • Defining Mindfulness
  • Introducing Mindfulness Experientially and Verbally
  • 7 Essential Attitudes in Establishing Mindfulness
Establishing Intention and Commitment to Practice
  • Language —Using Gerunds and the Vernacular
  • Leading an Awareness Exercise: The Raisin
Guidance in Formal Mindfulness Practices
  • The Body Scan
  • The Sitting Meditation with Awareness of Breath
  • Yoga
  • Walking Meditation
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Practice in Leading a Mindfulness
  • Meditation
Applying Mindfulness to Daily Life Creating Home Practices
  • Use of Homework
  • The S.T.O.P.
  • The Three Minute Breathing Space
  • Awareness Exercises
Clinical Issues: Working with Difficulties
  • The Process of Inquiry including Role
  • Playing and Practice in Inquiry
  • Working with Feeling
  • Working with Pain and Stress
  • Working with Anxiety and Panic
  • Application of Neuro-Science Research
Adaptations of MBSR for:
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Children and Adolescents
Inter-personal Mindfulness and Communication
  • Akido for MBSR
  • Use of Dyads
  • Group Process
  • Interface with Psychotherapy
Limitations of Research and Potential Risks
  • Various definitions of mindfulness
  • Research validity and reliability
  • Client may experience initial increase in symptoms
  • Special considerations for severe mental illness



Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW, has been integrating mindfulness with psychotherapy for over 30 years. She is a leader in the clinical application of mindfulness meditation to cancer care and is a pioneering teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has authored, Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness and Being Well (even when you’re sick): Mindfulness Practices for People Living with Cancer and Other Serious Illness.

Elana has a private practice in psychotherapy in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a sought-after mindfulness coach, teacher, speaker, Course leader and research consultant. She has been featured in “Chronicle” on CBS and mentioned in many magazine articles including Yoga Journal, Health, Coping, and the PBS audio series, “Walking through the Storm”. She is currently working on her third book, a workbook of mindfulness exercises for optimal living.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Elana Rosenbaum maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for Shambhala and Satya House Publications. Ms. Rosenbaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Elana Rosenbaum has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 049360 - MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
[+] [-] 084875 - The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nurses, Case Managers, Other Mental Health Professionals
[+] [-] 084875 - The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
"Lovely emerges as an apt description of this MBSR guidebook written by my dear friend and colleague, Elana Rosenbaum. At heart, Elana is a student - infectiously curious, enduringly fscinated and constantly learning. Together, these qualities make her an exceptional teacher. She is soft, warm and openhearted ... and she is fiercely and uncompromisingly alive! Thriving for more than twenty-two years since being diagnosed with cancer and facing multiple reoccurences, Elana is an embodiment of life itself. Dear reader, be prepared: Entering into this book, you'll catch the fragrance of this fierce, warmhearted aliveness, discovering it as none other than you. L'chaim!"
Saki F Santorelli, EdD, MAProfessor of Medicine, Director, MBSR Clinic, Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School

"This definitive workbook does more than just offer readers an opportunity for their own personal experience of MBSR. From her unique vantage point spanning all the way back to the early days of MBSR, Elana provides a precious window into the wisdom and warmth that continues to bring MBSR to life today. Elana's intuitive presence, playfulness, and heartfulness inspired a generation of MBSR teachers, teaching us all the healing power that arises from bringing kind awareness to our present moment experience. By distilling the core concepts of MBSR within this workbook, Elana not only gives us access to the heart of MBSR; she also shows us a path to open our own."
Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD, Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance & Harvard Medical School

"Elana Rosenbaum, a master MBSR teacher, has written a gem handbook that provides a practical map and walks us through the nuanced details of the MBSR program. Elana's unique blend of stellar teaching, clinical skills and transformative personal experience with serious illness leads to this clear and comprehensive resource. Written with great wisdom and a light-hearted and compassionate heart, Elana has given us a treasure filled practical tools that will benefit those new to MBSR or experienced teachers alike."
Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, President, Mind & Life Institute, Author of Leaves Falling Gently: Living with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness Through Mindfulness, Compassion and Connectedness

"Elana has synthesized important learning themes embedded in the MBSR program. A useful workbook for those interested in developing a mindfulness practice and to reflect on what is important in teaching mindfulness."
Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW, Senior MBSR/MBCT Advisor, Teacher, Trainer and Mentor, The Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, UC San Diego

"The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a synthesis of Elana Rosenbaum's decades of experience in teaching MBSR, training others to teach and a guidebook giving readers direct access to the essence of this profoundly transformative program. Elana describes in detail the themes of the program session by session and offers practical mindfulness exercises and meditations for the reader to explore. Whether it is teaching MBSR or writing about it, Elana puts her heart and soul into her work. Threaded through each page of this book is respect, authenticity and love."
Diane Reibel, PhD Director, Mindfulness Institute, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Co-author, Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators