Specific Learning Outcomes for “Path of Freedom”

You will be able to:

1) Practice basic mindfulness meditation and integrate mindfulness into clinical practice with clients, in the form of increased capacity for presence, focus, listening, insight and compassion.

2) Teach and demonstrate mindfulness-based skills and practices for client self-regulation and stress-management.

3) Assist clients in identifying and repatterning negative habits and limiting core beliefs to create positive change.

4) Foster greater emotional intelligence in your clients through a) teaching emotional literacy, b) providing tools to identify and avoid emotional triggers, c) teaching and demonstrating methods for emotion regulation.

5) Present Karpman’s Drama Triangle (Victim, Persecutor and Rescuer) and teach clients skills and strategies for staying off the Drama Triangle and preventing and managing negative drama.

6) Differentiate accountability and ownership from blame, and demonstrate how responsibility and accountability lead to self-empowerment.

7) Teach clients to utilize mindfulness and somatic awareness as means for avoiding and/or diffusing conflict.

8) Explain and model the transformative power of listening in relationship, and provide clients with simple tools for skillful and empathic communication.

9) Define obstacles to forgiveness — blame, grievance stories, unrealistic expectations — and assist clients in realizing the value of letting go past grievances in order to move forward in their lives.

10) Provide and teach strategies for clients to integrate mindfulness into daily life activities.

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