Event Calendar

2- Day Mindfulness Master Class

Terry Fralich, LCPC

August 29, 2019

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Event Location:
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435


12 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: pending
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: pending

Order By Phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.

Join in for this breakthrough training to develop a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to help your clients incorporate brain-changing mindfulness practices into their daily routine. * Master the core skills of mindfulness * Apply an accessible mindfulness practice that effectively changes the brain * Mindfulness techniques for anxiety, depression, stress, anger and more * Motivate your clients to be active mindfulness practitioners You will learn effective clinical techniques from mindfulness expert Terry Fralich, LCPC who has trained over 20,000 mental health professionals nationally and internationally. He will teach you how to master the art of applying mindfulness insights, skills and techniques to a variety of clinical populations. Join him for this transformative experience as he reveals the latest advances in mindfulness and neuroscience to get the skills you need to succeed! Through experiential exercises, interactive discussions, case studies and reproducible handouts, you will take away practical mindfulness strategies to use immediately. Leave this course armed with tools you can use in your very next session. The bonus of this training is that you will have the clarity and the confidence to be a more effective mindfulness practitioner in both your personal and your professional lives.

Terry Fralich, LCPC


Terry Fralich, LCPC, is a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Southern Maine Graduate School and a co-founder of the Mindfulness Retreat Center of Maine. He has led more than 450 seminars, trainings and retreats nationwide, in Canada, Australia and at Omega Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health on many topics, including mindfulness, neuroscience, brain change, emotional intelligence, stress reduction, meditation and the treatment of a wide variety of disorders. He has been teaching transformative mindfulness skills and practices for 20 years and has pursued his own practice of mindfulness and meditation for 40 years.

Terry studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for twenty-five years and with some of the American pioneers of mindfulness, including Jon Kabat-Zinn and John Welwood. His first book, Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness, was cited as one of “the 12 essential books on mindfulness.” His second book, The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy and Love, presents his clear and unique approach to mindfulness practice as a powerful force for healthy change in our everyday lives. Prior to become a therapist, academic and author, Terry was an attorney who practiced law in New York City, Los Angeles and Portland, Maine. 


Treatment Concepts
Introduction to a cohesive mindfulness practice that is a direct line to changing the brain
Second wave of mindfulness: transformation
Template for brain-changing mindfulness practice
Mindfulness as self-directed neuroplasticity
Mindfulness as a skill-based path
Reconsolidation of neural networks through mindfulness practice
Experiential Exercise: self-regulation techniques


Neuroscience and Mindfulness
Effective drivers of neuroplasticity
Interpersonal neurobiology: importance of early experiences
Formation of mental models: core negative beliefs
Neuroception and the operation of the brain’s survival mechanisms
Explicit and implicit memories
Adaptive safety strategies: negative side effects
Experiential Exercise:  cultivating an Inner Refuge


Core Skills of Mindfulness
Clarify, set and re-affirm intentions
Cultivate a witnessing awareness: metacognition
Stabilize attention
Strengthen self-regulation
Practice loving-kindness for self and others
Experiential Exercise: stability of attention and awareness






Mindfulness Practices that Change the Brain
Basic themes in beginning mindfulness practice
  ~ Am I focused or distracted?
  ~ Am I settled/grounded or tight/churning?
Mindful transitions: a practice for new client
Stop-breathe-reflect-choose practice
Development of client self-talk, scripts and mantras
Positive visualization practice
Cultivating a new vision of self: the transformation of core negative beliefs


Mindfulness for Stress
Educating the client about the impact of stress.
Changing the stress reaction through practice
Exercise: more self-regulation techniques


Mindfulness for Trauma
Cultivate safety and groundedness
Retraining the dysregulated nervous system
Exercise: positive visualization


Mindfulness for Anxiety
Witness the anxious mind
Get unstuck from anxious rumination
Exercise: rehearsing the Stop-Breathe-Reflect-Choose practice


Mindfulness for Depression
Transform core negative beliefs that power depression
Cultivate motivation and action
Developing behavioral plans with the client


Mindfulness for Relationships
Clarify intentions that work in relationships
Transform unhealthy patterns
Cultivating positive experiences and exchanges


Mindfulness for Anger
Understand the source of anger energy
Identify the anger storm
Clarify the practice when anger arises
Exercise: rehearsal of the Stop-Breathe-Reflect-Choose practice


Mindfulness for YOU
Approaching each session as meditative practice
Counseling “in the flow”
Having more fun in counseling
Wasting less energy

Experiential Exercise: the path to enjoying our work more: Sky-Like Mind meditation practice

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand how early attachment experiences impact on the child’s emerging brain.
  2. Identify clients’ mental models and core negative beliefs.
  3. Explain the paradigm shift in neuroplasticity.
  4. Understand the Mindfulness Path for Growth.
  5. Learn and apply the Five Core Skills of mindfulness.
  6. Describe the essential nature of mindfulness practice in treating and transforming anxiety, depression, anger and unhealthy patterns
  7. Teach brain-changing mindfulness skills and practices to clients.
  8. Apply ways for clients to practice mindfulness outside the session.
  9. Demonstrate fundamental meditation techniques.
  10. Select and practice experiential exercises to use with clients.
  11. Cultivate ways to counsel “in the flow” and avoid burn-out.
  12. Integrate mindfulness more fully into your personal and professional lives.

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