• Neuromeditation Institute (map)
  • 115 W. 8th Ave Suite 350
  • Eugene, Oregon 97401
  • USA
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In this comprehensive, three-day certificate course, Licensed Psychologist Dr. Jeff Tarrant, will share powerful clinical tools that will bolster your treatment plans to reduce stress, manage depression and anxiety, ground traumatized clients, and help you to work with a variety of other disorders. Dr. Tarrant’s Board certification in neurofeedback, 15 years of teaching Mindfulness and Meditation, and a research focus on brainwave change resulting from contemplative practices, uniquely position him to connect Meditation and Mindfulness to their direct impacts on the brain, psychological disorders, and daily functioning.

The 3-day Certificate Program begins with the 1 day foundations course with 2 additional days of hands-on training and practice.  This option is for those clinicians that want a deeper understanding of the science and practice of the NeuroMeditation system.  You will receive detailed instruction on how to successfully use dozens of core and advanced skills and learn how to apply them to the specific mental health disorders you see in your office each day.  In this workshop, you will have the chance to master what you’ve learned so you are confident and ready to use these techniques and tools in your very next session!

When: March 8-10 8:00am - 4:00pm

Where:  Neuromeditation Institute

115 W. 8th Ave Ste 360

Eugene, Oregon 974401 (map)

Cost: $525

*additional $40 per person for CEU’s (scroll down for more info on CEU’s and a link to register. CEU’s must be registered separate from the class registration)

A note about parking: Limited two-hour street parking is also available Friday and Saturday 8am to 6pm with no restrictions on evenings or Sunday. There are parking garages here, nearby to the institute.

*Please Note: The registration is a multi-step process. Your registration is not complete until you have submitted your credit card information and received confirmation. The online registration process is necessary for us to ensure that we can accommodate everyone interested in attending.

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, And signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in Or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Continuing education credit hours: 22.5

Click here to register for CEUs.


Agenda:

DAY ONE:
The Brain on Meditation:
How Brainwaves and States of Consciousness Inform Your Therapeutic Approach

        Regions of the brain important in meditation
                Default Mode Network
                Attention Networks
                Emotional Networks
        How attention and intention impacts brainwaves and networks
        Tools to help individuals choose a Meditation Style
        Introduction to EEG (brainwave training for meditative states)

Reduce Stress and Anxiety:
Essential Mindfulness and Meditation Strategies

        Formal and informal practices
        Anxiety, Stress, & the Mind
                Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
                The Anxious Brain: Overactivated Anterior Cingulate and Default Mode Network
                The Anxious Brain Lives in the Future
                        Present-Focused Mindfulness is the Antidote
                Thoughts are Not Facts
                        The conditioned mind causes suffering
                        The mind as meaning-maker and storyteller
                Turn Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques Into Mindfulness
        The Science
                Mindfulness increases slow brainwaves
                Experience calm awareness and distance from thoughts, feelings and bodily                         sensations
                Mindfulness as a match for stress and anxiety related symptoms
        Basic Practices:
                Keys to Effectively Leading a Mindfulness Meditation
                Using the Breath as an Anchor
                Mindfulness of Sound
        Mindfulness Begins in the Body
                Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi
                3 Variations of Walking Meditation
                Trauma-Informed Body Scan Techniques
                Tools for Grounding
        Mindfulness of Thoughts Meditation
        Mindfulness of Emotions Meditation
        Choiceless Awareness
                Mindfulness Meditation tips, tricks, and tools
        Informal Practice(s):
                Working with Cognitive Distortions
                Active Storytelling: Changing the Habits of the Mind
                Slow It Down: Working Skillfully with Disruptive Technologies (e.g., social media,
                television)
        Mindfulness Adjuncts: Additional Strategies to Quiet the Brain
                Tracing a Mandalynth
                Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA) Breathing
        Technology Tools that make Mindfulness interesting
                Phone Apps
                Music
                Virtual Reality

DAY TWO:
Manage Depression, Extinguish Anger, and Promote Empathy:

Movement Based Practices and Meditations to Increase Gratitude, Forgiveness and Appreciation
        Heart Focused Meditation
                Loving kindness & Compassion
                Gratitude & Appreciation; Positive Psychology
                Forgiveness
        The Science
                Frontal Lobe Asymmetry & Depression
                Loving kindness vs. Focused Attention
                Activating the Insula
                The Brain on loving kindness: Lessons from Tibetan Monks
        Bringing the Body into Your Open-Heart Practice
                Using the Mind-Body Connection to our Advantage
                Lessons from Research
                Open Heart Meditation Postures
        A Developmental Approach for Addressing Active Depression
                Lovingkindness May Be Too Advanced…
                Beginning with a Focus Practice
                        Learning to Shift Attention Away from Ruminations
                Encouraging Positive Emotional States
                Basic Heart Activating Meditation
        Appreciation & Gratitude: A Starting Point
                Using Memories as an Anchor
                Guided Gratitude Meditation
                Gratitude Journals
                The Physiological & Psychological Impact of Gratitude
        Negativity Bias: Countering the Brain’s Pessimistic Habits
                Deepening the Positive
                Taking in the Good
        Self-Compassion
                The Role of Self-Talk & What to Do About It!
        The Practice of Loving kindness & Compassion
                Meditation Formula
                Using Phrases to Guide Emotional States
        Movement Based Practices for Open Heart
                Quantum Movement Qigong
        Five Daily Open Heart Practices

DAY THREE:
OCD, Personality Disorders, Pain, and Eating Disorders:
Mindfulness Meditation Tools to Quiet the Mind

        Learning to Relax: A Critical First Step
        The Science
                Default Mode Network (DMN) and the “ego”
                Decreased activation of the DMN
        Quiet Mind Tips and Tools
                Using a Mantra
                Relax the Eyes and Tongue
                Attitude of Surrender
        Alpha Synchrony & Open Focus
                Working with Objectless Imagery
                Experiencing Negative Space
        Quiet Mind Qigong
        Working with Nature
        Technology-Based Tools
                Audio Visual Entrainment as a Meditation Aid
                Fractals
                Sound Meditation Strategies for a Quiet Mind

Trauma Informed Meditation and Mindfulness:
Triggers, Benefits and Limitations

        What about PTSD?
        How Each Meditation Style Can Be a Trigger
        Trauma Informed Care
        The Basics of Trauma-Informed Meditation
                Informed Consent
                Grounding
        Brainwaves and Trauma
                PTSD brain
                Alpha bridge
        Deep States
                Alpha-Theta
                iRest Yoga Nidra
                Altered States

CEU’s:

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

 

Continuing education credit hours: 22.5

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6.5CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6.5) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.5 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6.5 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6.5 ) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (6.5) hours.|
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6.5) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6.5) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 6.5 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (6.5) contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA:
Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (6.5) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6.5) hours general. Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6.5) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA:
Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6.5) contact hours 

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.