Recently, the World Health Organization classified burnout as a growing mental health crisis. There’s even a push to include burnout disorder in the DSM. But it’s not just our clients struggling with excess negative stress, which is the core cause of burnout and almost 80 percent of chronic health issues. When therapists are affected, it prevents us from effectively helping our clients. In this daylong retreat, learn to use Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help yourself and your clients slow down, be present, and connect deeply with self and others. You’ll experience:
- Sitting and walking meditations, gentle stretches, mindful eating activities, and didactic exercises for burnout prevention and healing
- How to cultivate nonjudgmental awareness and develop the potential to experience each moment, no matter how difficult or intense, with serenity and clarity
- How meditation can improve sleep, increase self-esteem, enhance productivity, and renew enthusiasm for life and work
- How to help your clients live happier lives by cultivating your own happiness
NOTE: No CE credit for this workshop.
Melissa Sutor, MS, MA, is a mindfulness teacher and coach, mental health counselor, and founder of Dragonfly Healing Center nonprofit organization. She leads wellness retreats to help clients reduce stress and prevent burnout. She’s a professor for the Mindfulness-Based Healthcare program at San Jose State University.