Mindfulness and the Mind-Body Connection

 

Speaker: Jefferson B. Prince, M.D.

Topic: Mindfulness

Location: Tewksbury, MA

Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Mindfulness has been described as what comes out of paying attention, in the present moment, on purpose, non-judgmentally. Mindfulness Based Practices are well studied and appear beneficial in adults with a variety of health conditions. Recent work supports these practices in the care of children and adolescents (as well as clinicians). Mindfulness and the Mind-Body Connection workshop will teach mindfulness life skills that can be applied in a variety of settings and situations, with youth and adults. It will help participants to integrate and apply mindfulness into their everyday personal and professional lives.

Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Promote self-care through mindfulness-based stress reduction training in order to improve the overall quality client services
  • Utilize  mindfulness for anxiety, depression, and stress in the mental health profession
  • Learn techniques to help alleviate symptoms of stress and promote the utilization of mindfulness as a stress reduction mechanism

This workshop benefits social workers, psychologists, educators, counselors and other medical and/or mental health professionals and paraprofessionals working with children, adolescents and adults. The format includes lecture, case examples and discussion.

Jefferson B. Prince, M.D., is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of Child Psychiatry for North Shore Medical Center, and on the staff at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Child Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinics.  He has received numerous awards and honors including the distinction of Laughlin Fellow for the American College of Psychiatrists. Since 2005, Dr. Prince has been selected as one of the ‘Best Doctors in America.”  He has authored more than 60 publications and has delivered more than 150 presentations world-wide.

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