Previously called: “An Introduction to Mindfulness”
How do we shift from running on autopilot and feeling stressed to being present, focused and calm? How do we cultivate mindfulness for ourselves and those we serve? Mindfulness is about being fully present with non-judgment, openness and acceptance. A mindfulness practice is proving to be a remarkably powerful technique to help us to deal with the personal challenges of living in an ever-changing, uncertain world.
This eCourse, based on scientific findings, will introduce you to mindfulness: what it is, how and who it benefits, and the practice. Through readings, videos, participatory exercises, and eDiscussions, you will learn how mindfulness can enrich lives: yours and others.
This course is for people who aspire to understand, experience, and cultivate mindfulness, personally and professionally. In this interactive and experiential, 6-week, 12-hour eCourse, you will:
- Define mindfulness and identify its three core elements
- Use the Mindful Awareness Attention Scale to assess one’s mindfulness
- Describe the benefits of being present
- Experience and be able to explain five mindfulness techniques
- Identify how to integrate mindfulness into your personal and professional practice
Instructor: Val Kinjerski, MSW, PhD, RSW is a leading authority on employee engagement and the topic of Spirit at Work. She is at her best when she engages in a mindful practice. Prior to dedicating herself to the creation of spirit at work, Val held social work positions ranging from front-line to program development to senior management. She is the author of Rethinking your Work.
CE Credit: This eCourse qualifies for 12 CE credits. For example, upon successful completion, Social Workers will receive 12 Category “A” credits under the ACSW competence requirements. This eCourse is applicable to all social work categories. Other professionals: Contact your regulatory board to determine course approval. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the discussion questions, post-test and course evaluation.
How it Works: This 12-hour, 6-week eCourse is presented in six parts, one each week. It includes videos, self-assessments, readings, participatory exercises, facilitated e-discussions, a post-test and evaluation. You can expect to put in an average of two hours per week.
Regular Fee: $299 Early bird: $259. No charge for post test and continuing education certificate.
Registration: Complete the registration form. Close to the start date, you will be sent an invitation with instructions on how to sign in and get started. Contact us if you need assistance.
Cancellation: Refunds (minus a $50 processing fee) are available. Please note: refunds are not available once access to the course has been given.
Post test & Evaluation:The post test is open book and you have three chances to succeed. A 70% grade is required to pass. Access the post test will be made available upon registration.
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