Integrating Mindfulness Meditation Into the Clinical Setting (Online)

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Mindfulness is an ancient practice rooted in Buddhist psychology, aimed at training our minds to transform the causes of suffering and cultivate the inner conditions for sustainable well-being and happiness. As clinicians and caregivers, it's important to understand both the foundational concepts that accompany mindfulness as well as specific methods of practice so we can effectively offer its profound benefits to the people we serve. The plethora of scientific studies suggest its applications seem to be limitless.


This 4-part participatory live online workshop combines experiential learning with key concepts of Buddhist psychology, aimed at discovering specific ways to apply these methods in your own setting. Since mindfulness imparts a certain way of relating to our experience, to apply it effectively with the people we serve requires understanding and knowing how to practice it with ourselves. Thus, we will be working with our own minds, hearts, and bodies in this workshop, with an eye toward applying it to the people we serve. We will explore the basic principles for cultivating and practicing mindfulness, and learn several core meditations and simple, practical informal practices. We will learn how to bring mindfulness to physical pain and difficult emotions, and how to bring compassion and loving-kindness to our distressed states. We will also address the vital necessity of bringing mindful and compassionate awareness to ourselves as caregiver.

Learning objectives

  • Define mindfulness and its basic principles.
  • Describe the core concepts of Buddhist psychology.
  • Understand the root cause of much of our suffering and how mindfulness addresses this.
  • Experience and learn core formal and informal mindfulness practices.
  • Understand how to work mindfully with painful sensations and difficult emotions.
  • Experience how to bring compassion and loving-kindness to painful states.
  • Learn core practices you can easily incorporate and apply in your work, as well as in your life

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Overview: Extra Information

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This course is eligible for a discount provided by Resilient Wisconsin and the Department of Health Services

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 12
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 1.2
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit 12
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 12
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 12
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 12
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Licensed Professional Counselors 12

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Meghan Wilhelmi at meghan.wilhelmi@wisc.edu or 608-263-2829

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Meet your instructor

Mare Chapman

Mare Chapman, M.A., mindfulness-based psychotherapist, teaches classes, retreats and trains providers in mindfulness. With forty years of clinical experience, including thirty years practicing mindfulness, she's recently published, <i>Unshakeable Confidence, the Freedom to be Our Authentic Selves: Mindfulness for Women<i>. www.marechapman.com