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Effective Mindfulness Interventions: Techniques to Improve Patient Outcomes & Personal Well-Being

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Your work as a therapist can be so rewarding, seeing patients return to their normal live and activity. Yet, there are days when you’re not as locked in to...
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Faculty:
Clyde Boiston
Duration:
6 Hours 20 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 11, 2019

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Your work as a therapist can be so rewarding, seeing patients return to their normal live and activity. Yet, there are days when you’re not as locked in to each patient, where the emotional toll of their behavior can hinder your progress and your go-to strategies just aren’t as effective.

Revitalize your practice and take your clinical effectiveness as a therapist to the next level using mindfulness.

Mindfulness isn’t a buzzword; the principles and practices are proven to work! Learn to use these time-tested techniques to improve therapy outcomes while simultaneously reducing the overwhelming stress you face daily as a healthcare professional.

Gain effective clinical techniques from physical therapist and certified mindfulness facilitator, Clyde Boiston, who has utilized mindfulness in his clinical practice for over two decades.

You’ll become proficient at applying foundational mindfulness techniques and practices to a variety of clinical populations - simultaneously improving your assessment of and treatment outcomes with patients.

Watch him in this transformational recording as he reveals the latest advances in mindfulness and neuroscience to improve your work as a therapist and open the door to becoming a more centered human being.

Full of experiential exercises, interactive discussions, and other resources, you will take away practical mindfulness strategies you can immediately integrate into your practice and your daily life.

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MASTER THE CORE SKILLS OF MINDFULNESS

Research and Treatment Concepts

  • How mindfulness can benefit you
  • Current state of research on mindfulness
  • Neuroscience and mindfulness: how we can retrain our brain to be more resilient and compassionate clinicians
  • Demystifying meditation - what it can and cannot do
  • Experiential exercise: mindful breathing techniques
Professional Burnout and How to Avoid It
  • How mindfulness can help ward off the symptoms of burnout:
    • Emotional exhaustion
    • Depersonalization
    • Low sense of personal accomplishment
  • Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)
  • Three core skills of mindfulness every therapist should have
  • Experiential exercise: STOP and RAIN practices
Techniques of Informal Mindfulness Practices
  • Mindfulness vs. mindlessness
  • Findings from the ‘Harvard Study’
  • Telephone meditation
  • Shower meditation
  • Driving meditation
  • Experiential exercise: eating meditation
  • Connecting formal and informal mindfulness practices
  • Experiential exercise: walking meditation

MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES

Mindfulness for Chronic Pain

  • Cultivate awareness of our physical bodies
  • Exercise infused with mindfulness
  • Experiential exercise: mindful movement
  • Jon Kabat Zinn and MBSR - “Leaning In” to touch the pain
  • Experiential exercise: body scan meditation
Mindfulness for Aging and Death
  • Understand impermanence
  • Help your patients make peace with the “human condition”
  • The unique dilemma of hospice care partners
  • Strategies for mindful aging
  • Experiential exercise: lighting rounds
Mindfulness for Better Assessment and Treatment
  • Key to improving patient-therapist relations: incorporate relational mindfulness strategies
  • Mindful speaking and listening
    • Authentic, truthful speech
    • Deep listening with full attention (80/20 rule)
  • Experiential exercise: introducing the dyad

MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES TO COMBAT STRESS AND BURNOUT

How to Start Your Own Personal Practice

  • Everything you need to know about sitting meditation
  • Overcoming the obstacles to formal meditation practice
  • Essentials for nurturing your own mindfulness practices
    • The synergistic relationship between formal and informal mindfulness practice
    • The importance of consistency, patience and forgiveness
    • Support for your practice after today
    • Resources in your community
    • Recommended reading
Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance
  • The 8-role circle for conscious goal setting
  • How to look within - heart-body-mind triad
  • The importance of self-nurturing
  • Find greater emotional stability
  • Cultivate more acceptance, tolerance, and compassion
  • Learn how to use vulnerability and sensitivity as your greatest strengths
Take Home Lessons for Immediate Application
  • Become a better listener by truly “hearing” your patients
  • Connect with the positive qualities of your patients
  • Become less reactive by reframing your perceptions
  • Accept all criticism as opportunities for learning

Faculty

Effective Mindfulness Interventions: Techniques to Improve Patient Outcomes & Personal Well-Being

Clyde Boiston, PT, OCS, CMF Related seminars and products: 5


CLYDE BOISTON, PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI, is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience who has worked in multiple therapy settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. In addition to his continuing clinical work as a PT, he and his wife own and operate Bel Wellness, a mind-body wellness studio in Riverside, CA which offers classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness and meditation. Mr. Boiston is a mindfulness teacher and meditation instructor who presents retreats, workshops, and mindful living classes to both corporate and healthcare employers as well as the general community. His clients include Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, UC Riverside, and the Riverside County Office on Aging. He received his certification as a Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF) from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) in 2017 after completing their yearlong teacher training program. MARC is part of the UCLA Medical School’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Mr. Boiston graduated with a BS in PT from California State University Long Beach in 1997 and has been Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2004. He is also a certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Clyde Boiston is the owner of Be Everything in Life. He has an employment relationship with Kaiser Permanente Home Health. Mr. Boiston receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Clyde Boiston has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.