115 – Mindful Aging

Finding Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy in Later Life
Andrea Brandt

More than 100 million Americans are over the age of 50 today, and while research concludes we can grow and enhance our lives at every age, stereotypes about aging still plague our society, contributing to the boredom, isolation, depression, and decline we often see in older clients. In this workshop, you’ll gain insight and practical tools to help older clients find fulfillment. You’ll explore:

  • Specific mindfulness practices that may increase self-awareness and decrease reactivity for clients
  • A nine-step process that helps clients get unstuck from their past, release emotional wounds, combat limiting beliefs, and let go of resentments and regrets
  • Methods to help clients make new choices that can energize them
  • The scientifically supported benefits of exercise, creativity, spirituality, and service to others as we age, and the implications for client treatment
  • Strategies for clients who are facing life-altering questions as they approach retirement


Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, is a psychotherapist and author of Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy. She brings over 35 years of clinical experience to individual therapy, couples counseling, group therapy, and anger management workshops.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Andrea Brandt maintains a private practice. She is an author for WW Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Brandt receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Andrea Brandt is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); and of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).

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