• Eugene Garden Club (map)
  • 1645 High Street
  • Eugene, Oregon, 97401

Meditation works! Research clearly shows that meditation is beneficial for a range of mental health concerns and can significantly change the structure and function of the brain. In this seminar, you will learn the science behind meditation and understand that all meditations are not created equal. Different styles of meditation require different types of attention, intention and brain activation patterns. Based on this understanding we have identified 4 styles of meditation (Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, Quiet Mind) that can be matched with specific mental health concerns. This approach allows us to individualize meditation interventions to fit the specific goals and needs of our clients.


Learn how and why certain meditative techniques are more effective than others at addressing symptoms of mood, anxiety, attention and “disorders of the self.” This seminar will go beyond traditional meditation practices and explore mind-body strategies that intersect with other therapeutic approaches, such as biofeedback and mindfulness-in-motion (yoga, qigong). Seminar participants will learn a variety of tips and teaching strategies to use immediately with a variety of clients.


Agenda & Schedule

8:00am – 9:00am – Your Brain on Meditation

  • Meditation Changes the Brain

  • The 4 types of Meditative Practices

  • Matching Meditation with Mental Health

  • Choosing a NeuroMeditation style

    • Self-Assessment

 

9:00am – 11:00pm – ADHD: Strategies to Increase Focus & Self-Monitoring

  • The Unfocused Brain

  • Focused Attention Meditation

    • Tips and Strategies

    • Guided Practice

  • Breathing Pacers and HRV protocols and practice

 

11:00am - 12:00pm – Anxiety: Strategies to Manage & Address Judgment and Over-Thinking

  • Anxiety and Stress: the Link

  • Thoughts are not facts!

    • Automatic Pilot

    • Mindfulness Wedge

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Anxiety, Cont.

  • Challenging the Storyteller

    • Observe and Challenge

    • Cognitive Distortions

    • Staying in the Present

  • The Anxious Brain

  • Strategies to Quiet the Brain

    • Open Monitoring Meditation

      • NeuroMeditation protocols

      • Mindfulness in Nature (Virtual Reality)

      • Mandalynth

      • RSA Breathing

2:00pm -2:15pm – Break

2:15pm -3:00pm - Depression: Strategies to Shift Perspective

  • The Depressed Brain

  • Accessing Positive Emotions

    • Appreciation

    • Gratitude

  • Deepen the Positive

    • Taking in the Good

  • Loving Kindness/Compassion Meditations

    • NeuroMeditation protocols and practice

 

3:00pm – 3:45pm – OCD and Personality Disorders: Strategies to Quiet the Mind

  • The Brain and Self-talk

  • Automatic Self-Transcending Meditations:

    • Transcendental Meditation

    • Zen

    • Open Focus

  • Entrain the Brain: Increase Alpha

  • Time in Nature

  • Strategies to Shift Perspective

3:45pm – 4:00pm – Wrap Up

  • Next Steps

  • Integrating the Information


Instructor:

Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN

Dr. Jeff Tarrant is a licensed psychologist, board certified in neurofeedback and a Global Neurotherapy Initiative (GNI) Instructor.  He is the founder and CEO of the NeuroMeditation Institute (NMI), LLC and provides certification training for NMI therapist and instructors.

Dr. Tarrant is the author of, Meditation Strategies to Rewire the Brain. Other recent works include a series of virtual reality meditations published by StoryUp VR and the book chapter, "Neuromeditation: An Overview and Introduction" in The Handbook of Clinical Qeeg and Neurotherapy. He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and has a private practice in Corvallis, OR, USA where he specializes in the use of EEG NeuroMeditation.

Websites:

www.DrJeffTarrant.com

www.NeuroMeditationInstitute.com

Facebook:

Dr.JeffTarrant

NeuroMeditation


Details

Cost: $150

*additional $40 per person for CEU’s (see notes below)

Eugene Garden Club (map)

1645 High Street

Eugene, OR 97401

Click Here to Register for the Course!

*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.

CEU’s require a separate registration link, and must be purchased separately from the course. Click here to register for CEU

* A note about parking: Parking is limited to 6 spaces at the facility, including one alter-abled accessible space. Limited two-hour street parking is also available Friday 9am to 6pm with no restrictions on evenings, Saturday, or Sunday.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

-Define key concepts related to meditation and mindfulness

-Explain how meditation changes the structure and function of the brain.

-Describe 4 different types of meditation

-Distinguish which meditation practices might be ideal for certain mental health concerns

-Discuss supplemental practices that can be effectively combined with meditation to enhance benefits

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: 6.5

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.