Mindful Grief – Debra Alvis (Digital Seminar)
For grieving clients, the present moment can be terrifying.
Painful and uncomfortable emotions push them to avoid their grief or rush past it without truly feeling it.
But when your clients can’t accept being with their grief in the now, they don’t just “get over it.” Those emotions keep coming back. Each time a little more powerful, a little more painful, and with a little more self-judgement.
Without sitting with their grief, willingly experiencing and processing it, healing can’t begin.
Mindfulness-based interventions give you the tools you need to help clients be with their grief – allowing them to better accept loss, experience their’ feelings without judgement, and transform their perspective so they can discover glimmers of joy amidst the sadness and open themselves to new possibilities, meaning and purpose.
Watch international mindfulness expert and trainer Dr. Debra Alvis as she shares the exercises and techniques she’s found most effective in over 25 years of practice so you can help your grieving clients:
- Summon the courage to sit with grief and overcome avoidance
- Open themselves to uncomfortable and painful emotions
- Recognize and manage the physical symptoms of grief that manifest in the body
- Disempower intrusive thoughts and feelings of self-judgement and blame
PLUS you’ll get scripts and clear instructions on guided meditations making it easy for you to incorporate these strategies into your grief work and use them right away!
Don’t miss this chance to add these valuable tools to your treatment toolbox so you can help clients be present with their grief, fully process it, and rediscover a life worth living!
Models and Types of Grief
- The uniqueness of grief
- Mapping the journey
- Grief as a spiral staircase
- Diagnostic criteria
- How to identify and adapt to individual grief styles
Mindfulness Strategies to Address Grief Avoidance
- Resolve ambivalence in grief with “find middle ground exercises”
- A sacred memory walk – combine talk therapy with mindful movement
- Move beyond the waterfall of grief with compassionate non-judging
- The Mustard Seed – metaphors for loss
Mindful Body Awareness and Body-Based Approaches:
Shift Clients from High-Alert and Shut Down Reponses Following Traumatic Loss
- The neurophysiology of grief
- How grief interrupts normal brain functioning
- How to serve as a safety and connection anchor
- Exercises to strengthen resiliency
- A Heart-Opening Playlist
- Precious Memories Altar
- Colors for Grounding and Calm
- Muscle tension releasing – exercises to counter fight or flight responses
Calming and Grounding Techniques for Grief Related Anxieties
- A grief triggers chart
- Grounding exercises and sample scripts
- Guided meditations to disempower intrusive thoughts following loss
- Self-soothe with calming words and imagery
- 5 effective exercises to help clients breathe through anxiety
Finding Meaning After Loss
- Find new meaning and purpose with “tobe” lists
- Grief as love – continuing the relational bond after death
- Help clients find meaning through traditions
The Mindful Grief Practitioner
- The latest research on therapists who practice mindfulness
- Cultural sensitivity and individualizing your approach
- Compassion fatigue resiliency strategies
- When practitioner grief arises – body/mind cues for presence
- Research, limitations and treatment risks
NLP online course
So what is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology;
Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions.
In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind!
NLP is the study of excellent communication–both with yourself, and with others.
It was developed by modeling excellent communicators and therapists who got results with their clients.
NLP is a set of tools and techniques, but it is so much more than that.
It is an attitude and a methodology of knowing how to achieve your goals and get results
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