One-Minute Mindfulness, Resilience and Interpersonal Neurobiology

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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 18, 2021.

We live in a world where most people have experienced some form of trauma, pain, depression, anxiety or extreme stress. It can often be frustrating helping clients who have suffered devastating life losses and unthinkable adversity. In this highly experiential workshop, you’ll discover a set of engaging and accessible tools that integrate the healing modalities of Mindfulness, Resilience and Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Join international workshop leader, former monk and award-winning writer Donald Altman, LPC, for a workshop that focuses on giving you strategies that fundamentally shift, broaden and transform a client’s perspective by which they view trauma, stress, anxiety, rumination and isolation. Not only do these tools cultivate an attitude of openness, acceptance and optimism, they optimize how the brain and nervous system work.

Most importantly, this course gives a working knowledge of the skills necessary for true resilience—the skills of mental clarity, problem solving, goal setting, enthusiasm and determination. Whoever you work with will benefit from these awareness and relational tools that help rewire the brain and transform lives.

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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Attend 6, 3 Hour Courses and Save $171.00

Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. Groups do not need to attend the same courses to qualify for the group rate, each group member must attend a minimum of 6 courses. For group rates please contact

Core Themes: Integrating IPNB, Mindfulness, and Resilience

  • Mindfulness as an Attentional Coping Skill
  • The 3 “R’s” of Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Understanding Resilience

New View of Stress

  • Why Stress Matters
  • Technology and the Brain
  • Neuroscience of Mindfulness
  • Perceived Stress Scale

The Mindfulness Antidote

  • Mind Wandering and Telomeres
  • Palm the Present Moment Experience

Safe Anchors for Balance and Safety

  • Anchors through the Life Span
  • Practice: Safe Anchors

Understanding Resilience

  • Hope and Resilience
  • Tools for Willpower and Waypower

Gratitude and IPNB

  • Gratitude as an attentional practice
  • 5 Kinds of Gratitude
  • 4 Psychological Reasons Why Gratitude is Good
  • L.A.D. Technique for Positive Emotions

Identifying and Applying Strengths

  • Learn Your 24 Top Strengths
  • Practice: Savouring Practice

One-Minute Mindfulness Affirmation

  • Loving-Kindness for Overcoming Fear, Anxiety and Building Relationships
  1. Discuss the concept of psychological hope and delineate the role of hope in building resilience.
  2. Describe how in-session strategies can be employed to cultivate response flexibility in clients struggling to bounce back from adversity.
  3. Explain the four factors of resilience utilized by mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology.
  4. Discuss the effects of stress on mental health issues of anxiety and depression.
  5. Discuss research on mind-wandering and demonstrate a physical grounding that reduces rumination and mind-wandering.
  6. Articulate how clients working through trauma can be taught to redirect attention toward “safe anchors.”
  7. Establish how the act of pausing can be operationalized by clients to help them disconnect from triggers and enhance emotional regulation.
  8. Identify and discuss resilience strategies for building agency and the motivation to bounce back from adversity. customer service at4-8260
  9. Assess research on gratitude and characterize the potential benefits and limitations associated with these studies.
  10. Demonstrate an interpersonal gratitude practice for enhancing relationships and reducing negative affect.
  11. Explain and demonstrate two savoring practices for focusing attention and turning away from negative rumination and mind-wandering.
  12. Specify how security priming words can be used with clients working through depression and grief to establish felt safety and trust.

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).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact for more information and registration.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits