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Best Practices for Effective Integration

Breath work, yoga, guided imagery, meditation, somatic interventions—we talk a lot about the benefits of integrating these kinds of mind-body approaches in clinical work. They reduce anxiety, play a key role in healing trauma, and help regulate mood—even between sessions.

But who has time to evaluate all the options? And how do you
figure out which mind-body approaches are best for each client?

Get the practical, actionable information you need to use mind-body methods for maximum benefit in your clinical work when you sign up for our 6-session Webcast series—Making the Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy.

Join experts Rubin Naiman, Amy Weintraub, Elisha Goldstein, Joan Klagsbrun, James Gordon, Richard Brown, and Patricia Gerbarg for 6 lively conversations on best-practice approaches for blending mind-body methods with psychotherapy. You'll learn:

  • How bridging the mind-body split is especially healing for challenging issues like depression, anxiety, and trauma 
  • To customize treatment for individual clients based on their symptoms, history, attachment style, temperament, and lifestyle
  • Simple practices you can teach your clients to use between sessions to self-regulate anxiety, energy levels, and mood swings
  • New ways to think about the mind-body connection that include the key roles played by exercise, nutrition, sleep, and lifestyle choices
  • How to bring new vitality into your professional and personal life by incorporating some of these practices into your own self-care routine

Are you ready to fine-tune the use of mind-body techniques in your practice? You can. Gain deep insight into what works best for different issues with practical “how-to” guidance from the field’s experts in this 6-session Webcast series—Making the Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy.

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6 Leading Experts! 6 Information-Packed Sessions!

Session 1

The Rise of Integrative Mental Health
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Widen your perspective on how to bridge the body-mind rift and enhance your clinical effectiveness by learning how to:

Rubin Naiman
  • Take a mind-body approach to problems like anxiety and depression
  • Assess and treat lifestyle issues in clients’ life patterns
  • Promote the body’s endogenous capacity to heal by recognizing the principles of functional medicine
  • Evaluate for insomnia and other sleep problems, as well as other commonly underdiagnosed health issues
  • Increase your knowledge of nutrition and food sensitivities, the importance of an anti-inflammatory diet, and the role of omega fatty acids in maintaining optimal mental health

Rubin Naiman is the sleep and dream specialist at Canyon Ranch Health Resort and director of sleep programs for Miraval Resort.

Session 2

Using Yoga in Therapy
Amy Weintraub, M.F.A.

Go beyond basic mindfulness practices and discover how to incorporate elements of yoga into your work by:

Amy Weintraub
  • Learning about practices that promote mood regulation and a sense of resilience
  • Incorporating mantra tones and mudras that can refresh and increase clients’ energy stores
  • Experiencing breathing techniques that can be used both in and between sessions
  • Exploring mind-body methods that enable you to work more effectively across a range of clients, from the most agitated to those with very low energy
  • Developing powerful and effective strategies for your own self-care

Amy Weintraub is the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists. She’s a leader in integrating yoga practices and mental health care.

Session 3

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Your Practice
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Explore methods for bringing more sanity, balance, and delight into your life by:

Elisha Goldstein
  • Learning how to handle difficult emotions without experiential avoidance
  • Practicing a variety of other walking and sitting mediation methods
  • Understanding the Now Effect and the Triangle of Awareness
  • Incorporating body scanning, self-care, and self-compassion into your daily routine
  • Cultivating your beginner’s mind and the power of intention

Elisha Goldstein specializes in mindfulness-based therapies for stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. He’s author of The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life.

Session 4

Bringing the Felt Sense into the Consulting Room
Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D.

Learn how to bring a new dimension of emotional exploration into your work by:

Joan Klagsbrun
  • Mastering the 6 steps of focusing
  • Developing clients’ capacity for self-acceptance and body awareness
  • Helping clients find a verbal handle for their nonverbal states
  • Accessing and recognizing positive emotion
  • Using Focusing to access wisdom and creative intelligence

Joan Klagsbrun is an international Focusing teacher and maintains a private practice in the Boston area.

Session 5

A Mind-Body Approach to Depression
James Gordon, M.D.

Learn a wide range of techniques designed to help people with mood problems get unstuck by:

James Gordon
  • Understanding their depression not as a disorder, but as a spiritual journey and identity crisis
  • Incorporating movement, physical exercise, shaking, and dancing into your work
  • Recognizing the vital role that imagery and expressive drawings can play in treatment
  • Exploring the roles of nutrition and herbal supplements as an alternative to psychopharmacology
  • Using complementary approaches like acupuncture, meditation, and relaxation training

James Gordon is the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression.

Session 6

Breathing Techniques in Psychotherapy
Richard Brown, M.D. and Patricia Gerbarg, M.D.

Enhance your ability to help clients regulate mood and anxiety by learning how to:

Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg
  • Integrate breath work with traditional psychotherapy, especially with anxious and depressed clients
  • Incorporate breathing techniques to address problems of anger, control, and aggression
  • Master coherent and foundational breathing, as well as a range of other breathing techniques to strengthen the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Use “Ha” breath to maximize oxygen intake and energize the nervous system
  • Prevent your own burn-out and improve the quality of your own self-care

Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg are the authors of Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians and The Healing Power of the Breath.

Find out which mind-body methods work best for specific issues. Get practical guidance from the field’s leaders on how to tailor a mind-body approach to a client’s symptoms, history, temperament, and attachment style in this 6-session Webcast series—Making the Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy.

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Nutritional and Complementary Treatments for Mental Health
with Leslie Korn, Ph.D.

How does nutrition play a role in your client’s mental health?  In this Premium Bonus Webcast, Korn explores a range of often neglected issues that are central to human wellness, including how to:

Leslie Korn
  • Match diet with the unique physiology of individuals and how to eat mindfully
  • Educate clients about both nutritional trauma and the principles of good nutrition
  • Understand the link between digestion and depression, as well as how to replace pharmaceuticals with nutritional interventions
  • Evaluate the connection between adrenal, liver, gall bladder, intestinal health, and a client's presenting symptoms
  • Reduce inflammatory processes by regulating one’s diet

Leslie Korn is the director of research at the Center for World Indigenous Studies and the author of Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature, and the Body.

Have You Ever Wondered...

  • How you can teach your clients to self-regulate mood, anxiety, and energy level anytime--even between sessions?
  • If the food clients eat, their sleep habits, and other lifestyle choices play a part in the problems they bring to therapy?
  • If there are effective self-care shortcuts that let you be fully present for each client—no matter where they fall in your schedule?
  • How to effectively integrate mindfulness practices, body techniques, yoga, and breathing exercises with talk therapy?

Get answers to all your questions plus practical guidance from the experts in our 6-session Webcast series Making the Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy.


A New Way To Learn: A Note from Rich Simon

Dear Colleague,

As editor of the Psychotherapy Networker for over 30 years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to engage your curiosity, anticipate your questions, and make sure you get answers you can use. I’ve also learned that any subject, if approached in the right way, can be deeply engrossing, understandable, and entertaining.

My goal in each Webcast interview is to zero in on what you need to know to deepen your craft as a therapist. At the same time, the spontaneous, free flow of conversation makes learning far more enjoyable than stodgy workshop lectures and PowerPoint presentations. Our Webcast series are an exciting, new way to stay on the field’s cutting edge.

But enough words—to see what we mean, just click on the video below to watch a preview.

Rubin Naiman on asking questions about a client's sleep, nutrition and lifestyle choices because they're part of the mind-body continuum.

Networker Webcasts offer a lively, close-up learning experience with the field’s leading teachers and innovators. You’ll discover practical approaches and methods you can use in your very next session with a client, without having to leave home or miss a day of work. It’s the best CE deal you’ll find anywhere.  


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If you're not completely satisfied, we'll refund your money in full—100%. Just let us know within 30 days. I'm that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

Learn how to tailor mind-body approaches to a client’s specific issues, history, temperament, and attachment style. Explore what works best and get practical “how-to” guidance from the field’s experts in this 6-session Webcast series—Making the Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy.

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Find out how to integrate mind-body approaches and talk therapy in your practice right away.

Are you ready to go beneath the surface for deeper healing? Start now. Learn how to mend the mind-body split with complementary techniques like yoga, meditation, breathing practices, and nutrition in this 6-session Webcast series—Making the Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy.

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