Move Your Body To Change Your Mind: Incorporating Mindful Movement Into Clinical Practice
Being aware of one’s experience without judgement can help a person to develop healthy responses to stress. Emerging research is showing that mindful movement can have a positive impact on self-regulation, decision-making, and impulse control. Some people are so vigorous or restless that they cannot use sitting meditation. For those who find meditation difficult, mindful movement can help clients tap into a space beyond the busy mind to a place of clarity and calm. In this training, participants will learn about mindful movement as well as strategies on how to incorporate it into clinical practice.
Provide an overview of mindful body movement practice
Explain the most recent research findings that relate to the efficacy of movement in clinical practice.
Identify and demonstrate three (3) mindful body movement techniques to use in clinical practice
|1:00-2:00pm||What is Mindful movement? Overview of the practice & research to support its effectiveness|
|2:00-2:30 pm||Body’s response to stress: Bottom up strategies|
|2:30-2:45 pm||Experiential: Matching breath with movement|
|3:00-3:30 pm||How to incorporate mindful movement into clinical practice|
|3:30-4:00 pm||Experiential: Using movement with meditation & sound|
|4:00-4:15 pm||Questions & Evaluation|
About The Facilitator
Dr. Nowakowski-Sims PhD, LCSW, MPH is a clinician, teacher, and empath who incorporates mindful movement as a healing strategy for clients experiencing mood related imbalances. She is a registered yoga teacher-200 and a Lifeforce Yoga® practitioner. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and groups impacted by trauma. Dr. Nowakowski-Sims’ practice emphasizes the connection between the mind, body, and heart to transform and grow the higher self through traditional psychotherapy and the practice of mindful movement. Dr Nowakowski-Sims has authored numerous articles and facilitated trainings about movement as an adjunct healing method for persons who have experienced trauma.
Schedule & Pricing
- September 24, 2021 | 1:00-4:15 pm
- Half-Day Webinar: $60 per person
- 3 hrs of CEUs for LCSW, LMFT, LMHC
*The Mindful Movement webinar scheduled for September 24th, 2021 has been cancelled. Participants who registered for the webinar will receive a refund within 5-7 business days after communication from our Operations Manager Annette Cardoza (Acardoza@barry.edu). If you do not receive your full refund within this timeframe, please contact our office and let us know.