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Mindfulness 101  

Mindfulness is a hot topic in wellness in today’s day and age. Recent research is showing that a mindfulness meditation practice of just 5 minutes a day can alleviate symptomology of mental, behavioral, developmental, and physical conditions; as well as acting as a preventative measure for other conditions, such as the flu. Other benefits of a regular mindfulness practice include resilience, increased awareness, emotional intelligence, improved focus, decision making and productivity. This 4-hour training is designed to provide attendees with practical methods to incorporate mindfulness into daily work and self-care.

Although suitable for anyone who provides direct service to veterans, this training is intended for educators, human services providers, and volunteers.

Trainer: Kimberly Hardy, LMHC

Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
  • Define mindfulness
  • Describe ways in which mindfulness affects both neurological and biological systems
  • Participate in experiential practices of mindfulness
  • Learn techniques for navigating emotions or thoughts during mindfulness
  • Develop a plan to incorporate mindfulness into your work and/or self-care

Cost: Free!

Workshop cancellation requests that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Please note that if you register and do not attend, you are still liable for the administrative fee. Collection of this fee will occur via telephone within two weeks of training date. Non-payment of the cancellation fee will result in the loss of workshop privileges (i.e. participant will be unable to register for future VTSC events).

Parking: Parking available on the south side of the Renton Library.

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop. The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a new registrant signing up for a workshop, you will be directed to make an account after you click "Add to Cart" below. Once you have created a new account, your workshop registration is NOT COMPLETE. You must go to "View Cart" in the top right corner of your page and continue checking out.

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