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Virtual 5-day MBCT Training- August 8-12 (9am-4pm daily)

Information Details
Start Date Monday, August 08, 2022
End Date Friday, August 12, 2022
Event Times
Sign into Virtual Training - 08:45AM
Education -9:00AM-4:30PM
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Event Details

This event is sponsored by the adult mental health block grant and is intended for persons who serve adults only that are struggling with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders through the mental health provider networks (CMHSPs and/or their contract agencies) in the state of Michigan. It contains content appropriate for supervisors, therapists, case managers, support coordinators, that can provide MBCT within their current job tasks. Providers must provide services to adults who struggle with mental health and/or co-occurring disorders and work under a CMHSP/CMHSP contractor.

Fees

​There is a $200 fee to attend this training. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration closes 3-business days before the training begins.

Agenda

Training Agenda:

Please note, afternoon teach-out sessions will occur in breakout rooms with groups of 3-6, depending on the activity. All participants will have the opportunity to lead practices and conduct inquiry and will receive feedback from their peers and the group instructors.

Day 1 (6 hours)

9 am - 12 pm

Introduction to MBCT and lineage of model

Adaptations for SPMI

Orientation “session 0”, setting ground rules, group cohesion: “gathering” group

Encouraging and motivating home practice

Setting up for practice

Sitting

Lying Down

Standing


1 pm - 4 pm

MBCT Session 1: Awareness and Autopilot

Raisin Exercise and Inquiry

Theme, Rationale, Intention, and Practice (TRIP) for Raisin Exercise

Body Scan and Inquiry

TRIP for Body Scan

Introduction to Inquiry Practice


Awareness of Breath practice to end the day


**Evening practice:

Mindfulness of one routine activity

Body Scan practice


Day 2 (6 hours)

9 am - 12 pm

MBCT Session 2: Living in our Heads

Body Scan

Pleasant Events Calendar and Home Practice Review

Walking down the street

Inquiry practice for conceptual exercises

Awareness of Breath (AoB) Practice and Inquiry

TRIP for AoB


MBCT Session 3: Gathering the Scattered Mind

Unpleasant Events Calendar and Home Practice Review

Attitudes of Mindfulness

3-minute Breathing Space and inquiry

TRIP for 3-Min Breathing Space

Setting expectations for the afternoon teach outs


1 pm - 4 pm

Teach outs: Breakout rooms

Raisin Exercise

Body Scan

3-min breathing space


Awareness of Breath practice to end the day


**Evening practice:

Mindfulness of one routine activity

Awareness of Breath Practice

One pleasant and one unpleasant event


Day 3 (6 hours)

9 am - 12 pm

MBCT Session 4: Recognizing Aversion

Awareness of Breath, Body, Sounds, and Thoughts + Choiceless Awareness

Inquiry

Home practice review including Pleasant and Unpleasant Events


MBCT Session 5: Allowing, Letting Be

Awareness of Breath, Body, Sounds, Thoughts, and Emotions + a small difficulty

Inquiry emphasizing acceptance and turning toward

3-minute Breathing Space with Responsive instructions

Inquiry


1 pm - 4 pm

Inquiry basics - Models for inquiry

Three Marks of Existence, Five Hindrances, Attitudes of Mindfulness, TRIP, Layers of Inquiry


Teach outs: Breakout rooms

Pleasant events calendar

Walking Down the Street

Awareness of Breath, Body, Sounds, Thoughts, and Choiceless Awareness


3-minute breathing space, Responsive to end the day


**Evening practice:

3-minute breathing space, Responsive


Day 4 (6 hours)

9 am - 12 pm

MBCT Session 6: Thoughts are not Facts

Awareness of Breath, Body, Sounds, and Thoughts + a Difficulty

Inquiry

Home Practice Review

Early Warning Signs activity and Inquiry


MBCT Session 7: How do I best take care of myself?

Nourishing/Depleting Exercise and Inquiry

3-minute Breathing Space Responsive + Action Step and Inquiry


1 pm - 4 pm

Teach outs: Breakout Rooms

Awareness of Breath, Body, Sounds, Thoughts, Emotions + Difficulty

Mindful Movement

Early Warning Signs


3-minute Breathing Space Responsive + Action Step to end the day


**Evening practice

Practice of your choice

Set an intention for your mindfulness practice going forward, reflecting on how your continued practice could support you as a group leader


Day 5 (6 hours)

9 am - 12 pm

Morning silent retreat

Sitting Practice

Mindful Movement

Mindful Eating

Mindful Walking


1 pm - 4 pm

Reflections from morning retreat: Breakout rooms (3-5) then debrief with the big group


MBCT Session 8: Putting it all together

Body Scan and Inquiry

Review of Evening Practice and intentions for continued practice

Reflections from entire training: Breakout rooms (3-4)

Inquiry in the big group, emphasizing integrating practices at home CMH, how to get groups started


Metta Meditation

Closing Exercise

Objective

Training Objectives:

  • Understand the cultural context of MBCT and mindfulness-based interventions in the west
  • Articulate the adaptations of the original model for the SPMI population
  • Demonstrate and lead curriculum and core therapeutic tasks for each of the eight group sessions of MBCT
  • Learn mindfulness meditation practices, both formal and informal
  • Recognize the difference between conscious awareness and automaticity
  • Know how to set oneself up for practice and how to teach others to support their own posture sitting, standing, and lying down
  • Understand typical hindrances to the practices
  • Understand how to review home practice with clients and the importance of doing so
  • Use invitational language in practices
  • Use de-identifying language in practices (e.g., “the” arm instead of “your” arm)
  • Articulate the power of thought/interpretation of situations in creating mood states
  • Encourage participants to turn toward difficulties in a safe way
  • Teach and review Pleasant Experiences Calendar with group
  • Teach and review Unpleasant Experiences Calendar with group
  • Teach and review “Walking Down the Street” exercise with group
  • Understand the difference between focused attention and open/receptive monitoring
  • Lead practices emphasizing focused attention
  • Lead practices emphasizing open monitory
  • Become familiar with the Theme, Rationale, Intention, and Practice (TRIP) of the Raisin Exercise
  • Become familiar with the Theme, Rationale, Intention, and Practice (TRIP) of the Body Scan
  • Become familiar with the Theme, Rationale, Intention, and Practice (TRIP) of the Awareness of Breath Practices
  • Become familiar with the Theme, Rationale, Intention, and Practice (TRIP) of the conceptual exercises
  • Become familiar with the Theme, Rationale, Intention, and Practice (TRIP) of the 3-minute Breathing Space (Regular, Responsive, and Action Step)
  • Understand the difference between inquiry in conceptual exercises and inquiry in experiential exercises
  • Understand the centrality of personal mindfulness meditation practices as MBCT facilitators
  • Demonstrate the clinical skills and perspectives necessary to facilitate MBCT groups
  • Receive and integrate feedback on leading practices from the group and from the instructors
  • Receive and integrate feedback on inquiry
  • Understand the role of relapse prevention in Session 7 and 8
  • Adapt relapse preventions strategies for the SPMI population
Who Should Attend
This event is sponsored by the adult mental health block grant and is intended for persons who serve adults only that are struggling with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders through the mental health provider networks (CMHSPs and/or their contract agencies) in the state of Michigan. It contains content appropriate for supervisors, therapists, case managers, support coordinators, that can provide MBCT within their current job tasks. Providers must provide services to adults who struggle with mental health and/or co-occurring disorders and work under a CMHSP/CMHSP contractor.
Presenter(s)
Dr. Todd Favorite, PhD, Certified MBCT Teacher 
Nicole LaBrie, LMSW, Qualified MBCT Teacher
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 30 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education”.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted 3 business days prior to the training. While there is no fee for this training, we request written cancellation notice 10 business days before training (csanford@cmham.org) if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered.
Weather Policy
Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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