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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Resilience 2.0 

8-week online course, Thursdays, 7pmET/4pmPT

June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, 2020

Fees: Fee $249 for the entire 8-week course. Includes videos, audios, transcripts. (Note: because all of the content of Resilience 2.0 is digital and archived, there are no refunds or cancellations available. Once you purchase the course, it’s yours forever.)

8 hours of CE’s (an additional $35)

Presenter

Linda Graham, MFT is an experienced psychotherapist and mindful self-compassion teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. Linda integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness, and relational psychology in her national and international trainings.   She is the author of Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster (2018), and the award-winning Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being (2013). 10 years of weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience are archived at www.lindagraham-mft.net.

Course description

Resilience – capacities to cope quickly and effectively with life’s challenges and crises – is always needed, especially in time of rapid change, disruption, and uncertainty. 

This 8-week course is based on the book Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster by Linda Graham, MFT. Resilience integrates evidence-based tools informed by modern neuroscience, contemplative practice, and relational psychology.

This course teaches clinicians the techniques that that reverse the impacts of stress and trauma, shift the functioning of the brain out of reactivity, contraction, dissociation into more receptivity and openness to learning, help clients re-claim their inner strengths and once again trust other people as refuges and resources, discern options and make wise choices, and deepen the meaning and purpose in their lives.

Helping clients develop adaptive strategies for coping with both everyday disappointments and extraordinary disasters is at the heart of the therapeutic process, essential to any clinical orientation or modality.

You will learn to help clients:

* use body-based tools to reduce stress and return the nervous system to an inner sense of safety and equilibrium, the natural range of resilience

* manage disruptive emotions and cultivate the positive emotions that antidote the brain’s negativity bias and shift brain functioning from contracted survival responses to openness to learning and growth

* cultivate the self-awareness and self-compassion that help clients heal any toxic shame or judgements of the inner critic that would derail their resilience

* adapt practices of mindfulness to identify dysfunctional patterns of coping and discern new choices of behavior

The direct measurable outcome is resilience.

Course outline  

Thursdays, 7pmET/4pmPT June 11-July 30, 2020

June 11
Class 1 The Basic of Strengthening Resilience: How We Learn to Bounce Back

Resilience research, definitions, examples

Role of response flexibility, how it develops-derails

Neuroplasticity, four processes of brain change

Five processes to accelerate brain change

Five intelligences to create new capacities: somatic, emotional, relational within, relational with others, reflective

June 18
Class 2 Practices of Somatic Intelligence: Breath, Touch, Movement, Visualization, Social Engagement

Basics of autonomic nervous system

Tools selected from 22 experiential exercises to return nervous system to calm, window of tolerance, range of resilience

June 25
Class 3 Practices of Emotional Intelligence: Self-Compassion, Mindful Empathy, 

Positivity, Theory of Mind

Neuroscience and behavioral science research on emotions

Tools selected from 23 experiential exercises to recover emotional equilibrium

July 2
Class 4 Practices of Relational Intelligence within Yourself: Self-Awareness, Self Acceptance, Inner Secure Base

Inner secure base of resilience

Tools selected from 20 experiential exercises to work with shame and inner critic

July 9
Class 5 Practices of Relational Intelligence with Others: Trust, Shared Humanity, 

Interdependence, Refuges, Resources

Human brain is a social brain

Tools selected from 18 experiential exercises to re-build compassionate connection with other people

July 16
Class 6 Practices of Reflective Intelligence: Mindfulness, Seeing Clearly, Choosing

Wisely, Equanimity

July 23
Class 7 Full-On Resilience: Coping with Anything, Anything at All

Personal examples of integration of practices

Five factors of post-traumatic growth

Tools selected from 19 experiential exercises to transform any adversity into learning and growth

July 30
Class 8 Caring for and Nourishing Your Amazing Brain:  Lifestyle Choices that Support

Resilience

Exercise-movement; sleep-rest, nutrition; learning something new; laughter-play; hanging out with healthy brains; digital vacations

Learning Objectives

1. Describe four processes of brain change used to create more response flexibility in the brain and in behaviors.

2.  Demonstrate three tools to return their nervous system to its baseline physiological equilibrium

3.  Demonstrate three practices to cultivate positive emotions to shift the functioning of the brain out of reactivity into more receptivity and openness to learning.

4.  Demonstrate three practices that cultivate more self-acceptance in clients.

5.  Demonstrate three practices that foster more trust of other people.

6.  Demonstrate three practices that help clients see more clearly their patterns of behavior and thinking.

7.  Identify 5 functions of the pre-frontal cortex that support resilience

8.  Identify three lifestyle choices that help maintain new habits of resilience. 

Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists

(Intermediate Level)

Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: your name, email, and phone. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. 

Accommodations for the differently abled: course is online only

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

Professional statements. 

Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. 

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

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