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The Basic Mindfulness Toolkit

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT August 3, 2013 Location: South Chapel, Graduate Campus

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    Janet Sims, Ph.D.

South Chapel, Graduate Campus

When doctors made house calls they carried a ‘black bag’ of a few essential diagnostic and treatment tools. With The Basic Mindfulness Toolkit Dr. Janet Sims presents her version of a black bag–a few tools selected for their broad utility in helping people with the mental, emotional and physical challenges of living.

Dr. Sims will present new and updated material from her book-in-progress, The Basic Mindfulness Toolkit: Bringing mindfulness to therapy and daily life.

Basic Mindfulness is a unique reworking of vipassana (mindfulness meditation) specifically designed to use logical categories of experience and strategic approaches to increasing mindfulness in daily life. With this workshop you will learn:

1)  The core mindful awareness focusing skills of the The Basic Mindfulness Toolkit (BMT). 

2)  A 2-step process for how to choose a mindfulness technique to address the particular issue or concern that we experience personally or that clients present as treatment goals:

  • Difficult emotions
  • Behavior change
  • Urges
  • Rest and renewal
  • Sense-of-self challenges
  • Self-care and exploration

3) Through case examples and self-practice, participants will experience the application of the BMT, both as a client treatment tool and to further self-care and personal development.

Past participants are saying…

“I really enjoyed this workshop and feel I can readily integrate what was taught into my daily life. Thank you!”

“I appreciated the real time practice. This was very helpful in integrating the information.”

“Great topic overall - current, interesting and useful! Thank you!”

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Instructor: Janet Sims, Ph.D.

Noncredit/CEU: 6 hours, $125 by 7/18, $150 after. $40 students. 

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  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

About the Instructor

Janet M. Sims, Ph.D. is a psychologist and co-founder of Basic Mindfulness Portland, LLC. In addition to using mindfulness in her therapy practice, she has taught it at Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Portland State University, and to mental health and allied health professionals in New England and Oregon. She has also taught Basic Mindfulness at PSU in the Contemplative Education program of the Psychology Department. Dr. Sims has meditated for over 25 years and is a student of and facilitator for Shinzen Young, the developer of the Basic Mindfulness system. She continues to develop the Basic Mindfulness Toolkit for use individually and in psychotherapy.

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