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Integrating Mindfulness, Compassion, and Forgiveness Practices into Psychotherapy

11.50 CE Hours Available

This course will explore practical techniques for freeing us from cycles of injury and resentment. You’ll learn mindfulness and compassion practices that can overcome shame, self-doubt, and feelings of inadequacy, liberating us from limiting narratives, helping us forgive ourselves and others, thereby enriching both our personal and professional lives.





J&K Seminars does not provide NBCC credit for this program.

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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Participants will be able to describe:

· Three core components of mindfulness practices.

· How therapists can best choose which mindfulness and compassion exercises are most appropriate for different disorders and individuals.

· Contraindications for various mindfulness and compassion practices.

· Four central elements of forgiveness.

· Physical and psychological benefits of learning to forgive.

· How to use mindfulness and compassion practices to foster forgiveness at different stages of the forgiveness process.



Forgiveness: Why Is It So Hard? 

· Learning to blame ourselves and others

· Practical lessons from current research

· Pathways through: You have to feel it to heal it

Understanding and Practicing Mindfulness

· Life is Difficult, for Everyone

· The Mindfulness Solution

· Cultivating Mindfulness: Formal and Informal Practice

How Mindfulness Works  

· Universal causes of psychological distress

· Curing the thinking disease

· Avoiding avoidance

Harnessing the Power of Compassion  

· Empathy fatigue and the promise of compassion

· Working with inner and outer critics

· Self-Compassion: soothing ourselves and others

· Group role-play of relapse prevention planning

Seeing Who We Really Are   

· The “self” as revealed in mindfulness practice

· The neurobiology of self-referential narratives

· Discovering the freedom of no-self

The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary

· Defining problems, generating and evaluating solutions, choosing and implementing solutions

· Videotaped examples

· Group role-play

· Treatment termination

·  Discussion: adapting FFT to your settings

Forgiveness Readiness  

· Empirically supported forgiveness interventions

· Common factors in forgiving

· Transcending blame: Seeing the other clearly

Forgiveness: Mindfulness & Compassion in Action 

· Learning from the Stoics

· Tools to cultivate affect tolerance

· Apology: Paths to reconnection