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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Kit
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[+] [-] 040005 - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  1. Present the core beliefs of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as they relate to clinical treatment.
  2. Implement various mindfulness practices utilized to decrease stress and improve symptomology, including a body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation and yoga practices.
  3. Teach clients how to integrate specific informal mindfulness interventions into their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve level of functioning.
  4. Articulate the effectiveness of MBSR techniques in treating pain, stress, anxiety and panic in clients.
  5. Appraise the applicability of neuroscience research to stress reduction and ascertain its clinical implications.
  6. Determine specific adaptations of MBSR practices that can be utilized to treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma.

[+] [-] 040005 - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Foundational Principles of MBSR

  • History of MBSR
  • Theoretical Foundation for MBSR
  • The Psycho-educational Format of MBSR
  • Ethical and Moral Principles
  • The Mind/Body Connection
  • MBSR as Adjunct to Medicine and Psychotherapy

The MBSR Curriculum-Goals and Objectives

  • Core Skills in MBSR
    • Clarifying, Setting and Reaffirming Intention
    • Cultivating a Witnessing Awareness
    • Stabilizing Attention
    • Strengthening Self-regulation
    • Stress Management and Symptom Control
    • Affect Regulation
      • Cultivating Loving-Kindness and Acceptance
    • Use of Homework

Establishing and Communicating Mindfulness in MBSR

  • Formal Mindfulness Practices in MBSR
    • The Body Scan
    • Sitting Meditation
    • Mindful Movement/Yoga
    • Walking Meditation
    • Sensory Awareness
    • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Informal Mindfulness Practices in MBSR
    • Incorporating Mindfulness into Daily Activities
    • Establishing Mindfulness Cues for Daily Life
    • Use of S.T.O.P.
    • The Three Minute Breathing Space
  • Communication Tools in MBSR
    • Inter-personal Mindfulness
    • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
    • Akido
    • The Process of Inquiry

Clinical Issues in MBSR

  • Benefits and Contraindications
  • Overcoming Anxiety
  • Working with Depression, Negative Cognitions and Ruminations
  • Working with Pain and Stress-Related Symptoms
  • Working with Addictions: Affect Regulation and Impulse Control
  • Interface with Psychotherapy
  • Adaptations to Client-Specific Settings, Populations and Conditions

Evidence-Based Research on MBSR

  • Effect on Physical Conditions
  • Effect on Mental Functioning and Conditions
  • Effect on Emotional Functioning and Conditions
  • Neuroscience Research - Effect of MBSR on the Brain



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
[+] [-] 040005 - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
[+] [-] 084875 - The Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, and 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