Advanced Mindfulness Techniques: Rewire Depression, Anxiety and Toxic Lifestyle Habits

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Presented by Donald Altman, M.A., LPC

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3 Hours  |   Pre-approved for 3 CEUs


This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until November 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on October 1, 2021.

Join Donald Altman for a unique set of mindfulness tools designed to rewire clients’ brains for wellness from the inside out. In a world where 24/7 distraction is the rule, this comprehensive course teaches the secrets of everything from selective focus and mindful awareness styles to metacognitive awareness. Based on Donald’s award-winning The Mindfulness Toolbox, you will get detailed demonstrations and practice time so that you can effectively implement these tools.

This webinar is direct and experiential. Whoever you work with—Gen Z to Boomers—you’ll quickly gain a host of effective tools. In addition, these practices will support you in bringing embodied mindfulness and compassionate presence into each session to help clients constructively manage anxiety, depression, chronic pain, PTSD, addictive cravings, stress and more.

Whether mindfulness is new to you or you’ve worked with it before, this highly experiential webinar offers you a transformative way to help clients experience greater joy, peace, and balance.

Virtual Conference Format

  • 9 Internationally Renown Experts
  • 18, 3 Hour online courses
  • 3 CEU’s Per Course
  • Mix & Match to Create a Customized Virtual Conference Experience


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  • Discuss mindfulness meditation and demonstrate 3-Step practice.
  • Describe Mindfulness research and resources. Discuss brain research that illustrates how affect labeling helps regulate emotions.
  • Discuss how mindfulness affects the therapeutic alliance with clients. Explain and demonstrate a practice for developing compassionate presence.
  • Discuss epi-genetics and how mindfulness practices affect the epi-genome
  • Demonstrate a grounding technique for anxiety and stress reduction
  • Describe a visual model of the brain and identify the functions of the prefrontal cortex—the brain’s mindfulness module.
  • Discuss research on breathing, how to turn on the parasympathetic nervous
  • system, and demonstrate 5-breathing postures for diaphragmatic breathing.
  • Explain research on stress and eating; discuss mindful eating, rating hunger; demonstrate the 4-step mindful bites technique.
  • Discuss awareness styles and how to identify this in clients. Utilize online assessment tools and demonstrate interventions.
  • Identify and describe research regarding self-care strategies of eating, sleeping, and physical activity.
  • Discuss self-care related to attitude, relationships, and managing technology, and integrating mindfulness into daily life.
  • Explain research on the negative effects of mind wandering on telomeres and affect.
  • Discuss expanding the mindfulness vocabulary, and demonstrate how to use metaphors and other concepts that make this more accessible for each client.
  • Discuss and demonstrate more ways of using the 3-part breathing practice for regulating and distancing from negative emotions.
  • Discussion of stories as fundamental to finding strengths; Explain a strengths intervention and demonstrate how to identify strengths.
  • Discuss mindfulness for cravings, and demonstrate an impulse control practice.
  • Introduction to the Mindfulness-based stress reduction practice for chronic pain and demonstration of this practice.
  • Describe the biological and psychological research on mirthful laughter and how it is utilized for depression, anxiety and grief.
  • Discuss and identify present moment anchors, and how clients can use these for
  • calm and positive affect. Demonstrate a method for helping clients identify their own anchors.
  • Discuss research on movement and cognitive embodiment. Explain and demonstrate mindful walking for movement for anxiety, and how to introduce this to clients.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based savoring practices for overcoming depression and anxiety.
  • Explain Attention Restoration Theory; Discuss and demonstrate how nature restores concentration, mental exhaustion, and reduces stress.
  • List the bio-psycho-social benefits of a gratitude practice and demonstrate a 4-part daily gratitude practice for clients.
  • Describe the broaden and build theory of positive emotions and how it is used with a loving-kindness affirmation. Demonstrate how to use this with clients.
  1. Describe and define mindfulness in ways that make it easy to adapt mindfulness to various populations.
  2. Explain the effects of stress and cortisol, and how diaphragmatic breathing turns on the parasympathetic nervous system.
  3. Demonstrate how to use stories as a way to shift awareness, enhance relationships, and recognize strengths.
  4. Discuss the 5-self-care mind-body practices that promote cognitive brain function and emotional regulation.
  5. Describe evidence-based “savoring” methods for shifting attention that produce greater positive emotions.
  6. Analyze stress and employ four essential techniques for reducing ‘bad’ stress.
  7. Examine the damaging effects of stress on telomeres at the cellular level, and how lifestyle changes can alter these.
  8. Demonstrate stress-reducing transition skills through using movement and nature.
  9. Explain research about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for pain, and demonstrate a non-judging awareness meditation designed to help patients to better accept, reframe and manage pain.
  10. Demonstrate gratitude interventions for increasing positive affect and resilience.
  11. Utilize the loving-kindness affirmation as a method for priming clients to feel self-compassion, feelings of safety, trust, and forgiveness.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, and past Vice President of The Center for Mindful Eating. A featured expert in The Mindfulness Movie, he was profiled in Spirituality and Practice’s Living Spiritual Teacher’s Project and for years was an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counselling and Portland State University. A prolific writer whose career spans more than 30 years, Donald has authored several pioneering books on mindfulness, beginning with his 1998 Art of the Inner Meal.

His books Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code were both selected as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of the Year” in 2016 and 2010, respectively. The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain won the Benjamin Franklin Publishing Gold award as “best book in the psychology and mind-body-spirit categories.

Donald teaches mindfulness and spiritual values internationally, and he is dedicated to bringing these ancient practices in tune with modern living and to invite wellness into our stress-filled lives.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment
1 Course Enrollment $135.00N/A
2 Course Enrollment$249.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$449.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$649.00N/A
Full-Time Student Rates
2 Course Enrollment$199.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$359.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$519.00N/A
Group 3 - 7 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$229.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$429.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$629.00N/A
Group 8 - 14 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$209.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$409.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$609.00N/A
Group 15+ Rates
2 Course Enrollment$189.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$389.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$589.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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