We want to be happy. To enjoy our life, our relationships, our work, our time off. Yet, in spite of our best intentions, ease turns into frustration and confidence turns into anxiety. So, what’s going on? Where is this misery coming from?
Surprisingly, the answer is found in our own mind. The human mind is enormously receptive to being programmed with responses based on our personal experience in the past. Once programmed, habitual responses arise silently, without our knowledge or consent. Some responses produce positive results. Others produce misery for ourselves & others. Particularly damaging are the habits that take over automatically when we feel a loss of control, stability, clarity. Fortunately, with understanding & mindfulness, this unhappy cycle can be transformed.
Class participants will learn:
The mind is the source of our experience;
How past conditioning arises in mind & develops into positive or negative mind states
How to use feelings as indicators of the presence of conditioned reactive states
How to recognize the choice point where new behavior is possible
Specific mindfulness practices for:
- Recognizing & stabilizing negative mind states
- Recognizing & nourishing positive mind states.
This class is approved for 5 Continuing Education Credits for LMHC; LCSW; LMFT
Darlene Stewart, LMHC, is a retired Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She’s worked in counseling psychology since 1970. She specialized in providing trauma services for children and adults suffering from the effects of childhood abuse & neglect. She’s incorporated mindfulness into daily life and work since 1997.
Charles Stewart, LMHC is a retired Florida Mental Health Counselor. He’s worked in counseling psychology since 1970. He specialized in providing substance abuse & mental health counseling for people suffering the effects of chemical addiction. He’s incorporated mindfulness into daily life & work since 1997.
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number 50-14766. This course is approved for 5 CEU’s. Credit will only be awarded with verification of attendance.
Grievance Procedure: Mail a statement describing your complaint to Director of Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals; 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604