WELLNESS SEMINARS AND TEAM BUILDING EVENTS

BY SUSAN EISNER, MPH, CASAC

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS GIVEN TO LCSWs, LMSWs,
CCMs, (CMCs), CASACs, CPPs, CPSs


** These topics can be offered to ANY GROUP IN ANY INDUSTRY and will be tailored to their needs.


These make great GIFTS for Employee Recognition and Staff Appreciation events,
colleagues, friends and loved ones.


►►NOTE: New topics can be created based on your needs - let us know what topic you'd like.


CLICK THE BUTTON TO THE RIGHT FOR A PRINTABLE PDF OF THE TOPICS BELOW.



TOPICS AND DESCRIPTIONS


PROMOTING SUCCESSFUL AGING USING MINDFULNESS SKILLS TRAINING IN ELDER CARE
Participants will gain skills for themselves and clients in the use of mindfulness skills at work to promote changes in behaviors and attitudes in themselves, the practitioner–client helping relationship, their clients, and professional and private caregivers, that promote positive experiences about and acceptance of the aging process. Covered: Defining “Mindfulness” and formal and informal mindfulness techniques, and how they promote successful aging; defining “Compassion” and “Self-Compassion” and how they relate to mindfulness, and how to practice it; practicing MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Meditation and focusing in the present moment; the physiology of mindfulness, and the health, behavioral and attitudinal benefits of it in elders (ability to cope with loss/pain/illness, develop a positive self-perception of aging, regulate emotion, and more); and training clients, family members, and professional and private caregivers in how to do mindfulness techniques, and how to tailor them for elders with and without dementia.


TAMING THE BEAST: MASTERING THE DIFFICULT EMOTION OF ANGER IN EVERYDAY LIFE
***(NOTE: This class is about anger in general. It’s meant for ANYONE – not just those with anger issues.)
Participants will learn strategies to help themselves and clients more effectively prevent, diffuse and handle anger in daily life, and in those with anger issues. Covered: Beliefs and feelings of resistance people have regarding anger and overcoming this; seeing one’s own anger issues; benefits of anger; anger vs. domestic violence; anger and addiction; triggers, costs, and signs and symptoms of excessive anger; vulnerable emotions under anger; the difference between assertiveness, aggression, passive-aggression and passivity; feeling empathy; heart-centered, self-compassionate techniques to self-soothe anger; stress management for anger; communicating anger; and forgiveness of self and others.


NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION: CONSCIOUS, COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Participants will learn and practice conscious, compassionate communication skills to help them improve their own and their
clients' relationships and overall sense of wellness. Covered: Beliefs and feelings of resistance people have about communication and overcoming this; addressing one’s own communication issues; purposes, elements and bodily components of communication; dysfunctional communication; passive, aggressive, assertive and passive-aggressive communication; techniques to identify and feel emotions; heart-centered communication; the “Non-Violent Communication” model; “reflective” or “active” listening; and in-class practice and role-plays of techniques.


MINDFULNESS AND EMOTIONS – LEARNING TO SELF-SOOTHE, EXPRESS AND FEEL ONE’S EMOTIONS

IN THE PRESENT MOMENT
Participants will learn strategies to help themselves and clients become emotionally self-aware and heal. Covered: Beliefs and feelings of resistance people have about feeling and expressing emotions; the purpose and value of ALL emotions; effects of suppressed emotions; how emotional self-awareness promotes self-change and recovery; learning and using a broader vocabulary of positive and constricting emotions; and in-class practice of a variety of novel heart-centered, self-compassionate and self-parenting techniques to feel, identify, handle, express and self-soothe emotions.

MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY RELAXATION TECHNIQUES (MMRTs) –
THE HOW-TO’S OF THESE POWERFUL, SOOTHING TOOLS FOR STRESS REDUCTION

Participants will learn skills for themselves and clients in the practice of several MMRTs. Covered: Beliefs and feelings of resistance people have about practicing MMRT’s and how to overcome this; defining MMRTs and how they differ from passive relaxation; defining mindfulness and bare attention; personal and professional benefits of MMRTs; incorporating MMRTs into daily life; practice of MMRTs including Abdominal Breathing and Simple Meditation, Breath Focused Meditation, Visualization, Progressive Muscle Relaxation and others.

WELLNESS AND SELF-CARE FOR HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: PUTTING ONE’S
OWN OXYGEN MASK ON FIRST!

Participants will learn attitudes and skills for self-care and putting themselves high on their priority lists. Covered: Beliefs and feelings of resistance health professionals have about self-care and overcoming this; sources of stress at work (personal, system-wide, and staff personalities); signs and symptoms of stress at work; helping professionals and compassion fatigue; work burnout, impairment and misconduct; health professionals in addiction recovery; negative coping strategies and payoffs for practicing them; how to self-soothe and re-parent oneself when in distress; heart-centered, self-kindness, self-compassionate wellness, self-care and stress reduction strategies at work and personally; and strategies to improve stress inducing systems and policies at work.


STRESS AND SELF-CARE MASTERY THROUGH MINDFULNESS, HEART-CENTEREDNESS, SELF-KINDNESS
AND SELF-COMPASSION

Participants will learn techniques for themselves and clients to manage and reduce stress in their personal and work lives and take better care of themselves. Covered: Beliefs and feelings of resistance people have about self-care and managing their stress and ways to overcome these; sources, signs and symptoms of stress; negative coping strategies and payoffs for practicing them; heart-centered, self-kindness, self-compassionate techniques for self-care and self-soothing oneself when in distress; and wellness and stress management/reduction strategies at work and personally.

GUIDED INTROSPECTION PROCESSES (GIPs) – DEEPER, INNOVATIVE, INSIGHT PRODUCING GUIDED
IMAGERY TECHNIQUES

Participants will gain skills for themselves and clients in the use of GIPs – deeper and insight producing guided imagery techniques that have a greater, longer-lasting impact on healing and recovery than traditional guided imagery or talk-therapy. Covered: Beliefs and feelings of resistance people have about guided imagery and overcoming this; the difference between traditional guided imagery and GIPs; uses of guided imagery in therapy, medicine, addiction treatment, problem solving and stress reduction; using GIPs to access the subconscious mind and its hidden, buried negative emotions, beliefs and more that impede treatment and recovery, and reverse these; and in-class practice of several GIPs.

►►TEAM BUILDING EVENT – GREAT FOR A STAFF APPRECIATION DAY/EVENT – For CEUs or Not:

GRATITUDE FOR EACH OTHER

The team will bond, strengthen and become more engaged and productive as they communicate gratitude and mutual
appreciation to other members, promoting their Communication and Listening skills, and ability to Connect.







Susan Eisner, MPH, CASAC