Workshops & Seminars

Workshops & Seminars

friendsMindful Bodies LLC provides interactive seminars and workshops for agencies, churches, schools, colleges, universities, health fairs, and for other groups and events. Our workshops focus on mental, physical, behavioral, & emotional health and wellness. We can customize and develop unique workshops upon request and we also offer the following workshops:

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1) Inside Out Fitness: Think, Eat, & Move Better.
2) Parent Thyself: Wellness Strategies for Parents & Caregivers.
3) Family Matters: Strategies for Healthy Weight Families.
4A) Weight Matters: How to Lose Weight for a Lifetime.
4B Motivation for Weight Management: CBT & MI Strategies for Lifelong Weight Management
5) What’s Eating You? CBT & Mindfulness Strategies for Stopping Emotional Eating!
6A) Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First & Stress Less! Wellness & Self Care Strategies for Everyone
6B)Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Self Care & Wellness Strategies for Professional Helpers
6C) Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Clinical Supervisor’s Edition – Strategies for Encouraging Wellness in Supervisees
6D) 7 Habits of Highly Effective Clinical Supervisors
7) Family Fun & Fitness: Inexpensive Fitness Ideas for Active Families
8) It’s All Connected: The Link Between Mental Health & Physical Fitness.
9) When Working Out Isn’t Working Out: 10 Fitness Strategies that Work
10) Yes I Can: Fitness Activities for Non-Fitness Instructors
11) Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Helping Parents Talk and Listen More Effectively to Their Teens
12) Creating Smooth Transitions: Strategies for Easing Transitions Throughout the Adolescent Years
13) Spare the Rod: Age Appropriate Discipline Strategies for Children
14) Binge Eating Disorder Demystified: 10 Things you Need To Know About BED Treatment
15) Incredible Tutoring Skills: Behavior Management Strategies from the Incredible Years Parent & Teacher Programs

16) 13 Reasons Why: Suicide Prevention Strategies

17) The Joys of Being a Therapist: Humor from the Therapist’s Couch

18) The Love I Deserve: Healthy Relationships

19) 7 Habits of Master Clinicians

20) No Counselor Left Behind: From Grad School to LPC & Beyond

21) Go Far Together: Strategies for Enhancing Social Wellness

22) Physical Wellness 101

Mindful Bodies Workshops/ Seminars Descriptions:

1) Inside Out Fitness: Think, Eat, & Move Better:

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture and activities, this workshop will provide participants a brief overview of the 6 dimensions of wellness, which are also known as the SPICES of life (social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional, and spiritual) . We will review the risk factors associated that are related to lifestyle factors such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, emphysema, osteoporosis, back problems, and certain cancers. Participants will leave this session with effective, efficient & affordable, wellness & health strategies for thinking, eating, & moving their way to better wellness which they can start putting into practice immediately.

2) Parent Thyself: Wellness Strategies for Parents & Caregivers:

Through interactive and lively discussion and lecture, this workshop will provide participants a brief overview of “The Parents 10” (love & affection, stress management, relationship skills, autonomy & independence, education & learning, life skills, behavior management, health habits, religion, safety). We will explore the parent stress management competency in the most depth. Parents & caregivers will leave this session with efficient, effective and affordable, wellness and stress management strategies which they can immediately integrate into their lives.

3) Family Matters: Strategies for Healthy Weight Families:

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture and activities, this workshop will discuss the alarming statistic that over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is correlated with Heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Asthma, Sleep Apnea & Social discrimination. Help parents/ caregiver become wellness role models & physical fitness providers by provide them with a brief overview of the 6 dimensions of wellness, which are also known as the SPICES of life ( social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional & spiritual) . Discuss & brainstorm ways to incorporate the 5 Healthy Weight Families Strategies into participant’s lives. 1) Focus on wholesome, nutritious foods, 2) Include treats in the families diet, 3) Aim to keep non-homework screen time at 2 hours (or less) per day, 4) Try to be active an hour or more per day, 5) The 5 strategies apply to everyone in the home. Participants will leave this session with efficient, effective and affordable, strategies for improving their overall physical wellness of their families which they can start putting into practice immediately.

4A) Weight Matters: How to Lose Weight for a Lifetime:

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture and activities, this workshop will provide participants a brief overview of the 6 dimensions of wellness (SPICES of life). We will review the NIDDK’s Obesity & Overweight & Physical Activity Statistics for Adults, Children & Teens. We will discuss how obesity affects our whole body. We will discuss binge eating disorder and bulimia. Participants will leave this session with effective, efficient & affordable weight management strategies that they can put into practice immediately.

4B Motivation for Weight Management: CBT & MI Strategies for Lifelong Weight Management

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture & activities, participants will learn 10 research based efficient, effective & affordable strategies from Motivational Interviewing (MI) & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that they can use to help their client’s increase their motivation for weight management

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the 6 dimensions of wellness, which are also known as the SPICES of life ( social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional, and spiritual) .
  • Discuss the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) findings on long term weight management
  • Discuss Motivational Interviewing (MI) & the stages of change
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    What’s Eating You? CBT & Mindfulness Strategies for Stopping Emotional Eating!:

Through interactive & lively discussion, lecture & activities, this workshop will provide participants with a brief overview of the 6 dimensions of wellness, which are also known as the SPICES of life (social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional & spiritual) . Identify the links between emotional eating, compulsive eating, Binge Eating Disorder & the obesity crisis in America. Discuss the triggers to eating , reasons & emotions people eat when they aren’t physically hungry. Discuss & brainstorm social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional & spiritual strategies for forging a new relationship with food including learning about My Plate food groups, how to plan meals in advance & monitor food consumption, weigh yourself, set realistic goals & how to calculate calorie needs/ BMR. Participants will leave this session with efficient, effective & affordable, wellness & health strategies for forging a new relationship with food, which they can start putting into practice immediately.

6A) Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First & Stress Less! Wellness & Self Care Strategies for Everyone:

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture and activities, this workshop will provide participants with a brief overview of the 6 dimensions of wellness, which are also known as the SPICES of life (social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional, and spiritual). The workshop will help participants understand what stress is and its’ effects/ symptoms. Participants will be able identify their stressors (causes of stress) and brainstorm wellness based strategies for preventing and coping with stress. Participants will leave this session with their own effective, efficient and affordable personalized stress management plan which they can start putting into practice immediately.

6B)Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Self Care & Wellness Strategies for Professional Helpers

6C) Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Clinical Supervisor’s Edition – Strategies for Encouraging Wellness in Supervisees

6D) 7 Habits of Highly Effective Clinical Supervisors

7) Family Fitness & Fun: Inexpensive Strategies for Active Families:

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture and activities, this workshop will help parents/caregivers become wellness role models and
provide them with a brief overview of the 6 dimensions of wellness, which are also known as SPICES of life (social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional and spiritual). Particular emphasis will be placed in the emotional and physical aspects of wellness. The workshop will provide participants with a brief overview of the stages of change and help them understand that change is a difficult process but if the benefits of change are more significant than the barriers to change then change usually occurs. Participants will be able to identify the mental and physical benefits of exercise for adults and children and brainstorm strategies for increasing or maintaining an exercise program. Participants will leave this session with efficient, effective and affordable strategies for improving their overall physical wellness which they can start putting into practice immediately.

8) It’s All Connected: The Link Between Mental and Physical Fitness:

Did you know that the most meaningful benefits of physical fitness occur above the neck and that regular exercise can decrease depression, improve sleep, calm anxiety, increase self confidence and reduce stress? Many people are unable to achieve the mental health benefits of exercise because they are unable to set and follow through with SMART goals for establishing & maintaining a regular & moderate physical fitness regimen. The “It’s All Connected” workshop will help participants figure out how to apply Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) strategies to their physical fitness intentions.

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture and activities, this workshop will provide participants with a brief overview of the 8 dimensions of wellness, which are also known as the SPICEES-F of life ( social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional, environmental, spiritual & financial) . Particular emphasis will be placed on the emotional and physical aspects of wellness. This workshop will provide participants with a brief overview of the stages of change & Motivational Interviewing (MI) & help them understand that change is a process. Help participants identify the mental and physical benefits & barriers of exercise. Discuss and brainstorm strategies for setting SMART goals & for increasing or maintaining an exercise program. Participants will leave this session with efficient, effective and affordable, MI, CBT & mindfulness strategies for improving their overall wellness which they can start putting into practice immediately.

9) When Working Out Isn’t Working Out: 10 Strategies that Work

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture and activities, this workshop will Provide participants with a brief overview of the 6 dimensions of wellness, which are also known as the SPICES of life (social, physical, intellectual, creative/occupational, emotional, and spiritual) . Particular emphasis will be placed in the emotional and physical aspects of exercise. Discuss exercise concepts such as: physical fitness, spontaneous exercise, planned/ structured exercise, cardiovascular vs anaerobic exercise, strength training, balance/flexibility, mind/body exercise. Provide participants with a brief overview of the stages of change and help them understand that change is a difficult process but if the benefits of change are more significant than the barriers to change then change usually occurs. Help participants identify their wellness related barriers against & benefits of all forms of exercise. Discuss and brainstorm cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and practical strategies for increasing, adhering to or maintaining an exercise program. Participants will leave this session with efficient, effective and affordable, strategies for improving their overall wellness and strategies for making their works outs work out which they can start putting into practice immediately.

10) Yes I Can: Fitness Activities for Non-Fitness Instructors

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture & activities, this workshop will Provide participants with a brief overview the 6 Dimensions of Wellness. Discuss the multiple wellness benefits of physical fitness for kids. Teach participants 5 – 8 Fit Kid Games that they can play with their before and after school students. If time, participants will role play some of the Fit Kid Games from today’s session. Participants will leave the session with online resources for learning Fit Kid Games .

11) Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Helping Parents Talk and Listen More Effectively to Their Teens

Through discussion and lecture, this interactive and fun workshop will provide participants an overview of the most common issues that parents and teens experience. After a brief discussion of adolescent brain development, and Erickson’s Stages of human development , we will discuss 8 communication strategies: 1. Listen more, talk less – use empathy. 2. Less is sometimes more – brevity. 3. Use praise for being and praise for doing. 4. Involve teens in family decisions. 5. Engage teens in joint problem solving. 6. Display genuine interest in their day. 7. Be fair, respectful, and supportive. 8. Spend regular time together .Participants will leave the session with communication skills that they use to drastically improve their relationship with their teens.

12) Creating Smooth Transitions: Strategies for easing transitions throughout the adolescent years

This interactive workshop will provide participants an overview of the most common transitions that adolescents experience and strategies that grand-parents, parents, guardians can use to help ease the process. We will discussion some of the transitions that teens experience such as moving from a high school setting to a college setting , moving to middle school, high school, or college, moving from student role to an employee role, moving to a different city, going through puberty, losing a boyfriend or girlfriend relationship, events like death, divorce or remarriage in their immediate family. Participants will leave the session with communication strategies that they can use with their adolescents including 5 must have skills: 1. Am I encouraging open dialogue? , 2. Am I encouraging my adolescent to discover his own solutions to his problems? 3. Am I setting aside one-on-one bonding time? 4. Am I discussing the dangers of drugs, alcohol, sex, and how these can sometimes accompany their life transitions? 5. Am I monitoring and communicating more?

13) Spare the Rod: Age Appropriate Discipline Strategies for Children

This interactive and lively workshop will discuss Child Development Ages & Stages: How to Recognize What is Normal Acting Out and When it’s Time to Consult a Professional. Will discuss How to Set Reasonable Expectations for Children & Teens. Brainstorm Ideas for Establishing Positive &
Nurturing Relationships with Children & Teens as the Foundation of Your Discipline Program. Brainstorm Ideas for Establishing Clear, Firm, and Fair House-hold Rules and Limits. Ideas for Positive Consequences to Reinforce Positive Behavior (Praise, Encouragement, Rewards, Celebrations) . Generate Ideas for Using Negative Consequences to Prevent Negative Behavior (loss of privileges, extra chores, and social disapproval)

14) Binge Eating Disorder Demystified: 10 Things you Need To Know About BED Treatment

15) Incredible Tutoring Skills: Behavior Management Strategies from the Incredible Years Parent & Teacher Programs:

Through interactive and lively discussion, lecture, vignettes, role playing and other activities, the Incredible Tutoring Skills workshop will teach participants relationship building and age appropriate discipline & behavior management techniques that will help them become more effective tutors. Participants will leave this session with efficient, effective & affordable strategies for improving their ability to engage their students, that can start putting into practice immediately.

16)   13 Reasons Why: Suicide Prevention Strategies

17)  The Joys of Being a Therapist: Humor from the Therapist’s Couch

18) The Love I Deserve: Healthy Relationships

19) 7 Habits of Master Clinicians

20) No Counselor Left Behind: From Grad School to LPC & Beyond

21) Go Far Together: Strategies for Enhancing Social Wellness

22) Physical Wellness 101

 

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