Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Power of the Practice

  • 01/11/2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 495

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Power of the Practice

Live-streaming January 11th, 2022 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

By: Ali Turfe, M.A., Sp.Sch.Psy., LLP

Only $10 for members and $20 for non-members

Participants may earn 2.0 SCECHs for attending the live event and completing the appropriate SCECH's survey within two weeks.  A link to a recorded version will be provided to all registered guests.  You may register and receive a link to the recording up to one year after the live event. Please note, the recording will not be available until two weeks after the event.  As a result, participants can not earn SCECH's for viewing the recorded version.  

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR):  Empowering school psychologists with increased presence, awareness, and connectivity resulting in workplace stress reduction.  Mindfulness must be experienced to be known.  Learn mindfulness meditation practices that develop awareness of body, heart, and mind.  In this experiential self-care session, seasoned school psychologists will (a) experience three formal mindfulness practices and inquiry, (b) learn two mindfulness practices to reduce stress during communication, and (c) review MBSR literature.

Learning Objectives:

  • This session will help participants learn three formal MBSR practices that cultivate present moment awareness to reduce stress and foster well-being in the workplace.
  • This session will help participants learn two brief MBSR practices to refocus attention and interrupt negative thoughts during stressful communication.
  • This session will help participants identify how MBSR fits into a comprehensive self-care practice as outlined by the NASP Practice Model.
About the Presenter:  

Ali Turfe, M.A., Sp.Sch.Psy., LLP

School Psychologist, Detroit Public Schools Community District

  • Specialist Degree in School Psychologist, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Master of Arts Degree in Literacy Instruction, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree, Michigan State University
  • Completed Beaumont Center for Mindfulness  MBSR Teacher Training Foundations Course
  • Completed at Beaumont Center for Mindfulness 2 eight-week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) trainings in 2019
  • Completed six 5-7-day silent retreats and five single-day silent retreats
  • Completed through Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI) the following:  three-day Intensive Training: Advanced Mindfulness Certificate Course;  two-day Intensive Mindfulness Training Course; two-day Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Certificate Course; 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice Certificate;  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy:  2-Day Intensive ACT Training Certificate; Mindsight in Childhood and Adolescence: Strategies to Help Kids Thrive Certificate with Daniel Siegel, M.D.;  and a two-day Summer Training Intensive MC4ME Teaching Mindfulness to Youth
  • Completed Brown University Teacher Advanced Intensive, May 2020
  • Qualified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Instructor, May 2020
  • Taught 25 eight-week cycles of MBSR, 2021
  • Taught 3 half-day, Introduction to Mindfulness: Self-Care Practices, professional development workshops, 2020
  • Offer one-hour mindfulness practice online every Monday and Friday, 2020
  • Interviewed YouTube video, “The Power of Mindfulness and Meditation Ali Turfe,” 2020
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