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Mindfulness and Mental Health–How an Ancient Tool Can Help You Reclaim Your Present, Your Body and Your Life

September 13 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals, nurses and health care workers are invited to attend as well as the community.

OVERVIEW: As human beings, we have unprecedented, countless advances in science and technology like no previous generation. Yet our modern human lifestyle comes with a price tag. In fact, we are in a mental wellness crisis – overdoses and suicides are skyrocketing, and most humans report they are unhappy.

If you find yourself plagued by feelings of being overwhelmed – stretched and pulled and too busy, constantly multi-tasking, fatigued and tired, drifting through life without direction or purpose – perhaps your body and emotions are trying to tell you something important. Fortunately, there is a radically different (and effective) approach to living.

Mindfulness practice offers an ageless answer to our modern predicament. This experiential class is designed to give you a firm grounding in both theory and practice. Most importantly, you walk away with powerful and practical tools that you can begin to apply immediately to help ground you in the present, tune in to your body and its valuable messages, and rebalance your life.  

OBJECTIVES: In this workshop you will understand the following aspects of Mindfulness practice:

  1. Three Things Mindfulness is NOT
  2. Three Definitions of Mindfulness
  3. The Three “Selves” of the Mind
  4. Three Metaphors for Mindfulness
  5. Three Benefits and Three Challenges of Mindfulness
  6. Three Basic Skills of Mindfulness
  7. Three Classic Mindfulness Practices

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007. This continuing education provider is approved 3.0 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors. For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance.

A Certificate of Attendance of 3.0 CEU’s will be awarded to each participant.

Please complete and return a registration form with payment by September 8, 2018.

Jim LeCluyse is a licensed clinical social worker in both Kansas and Missouri, as well as a Master Addiction Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. He has worked in the substance abuse and mental health fields since 1998. In his private practice his focus is on helping clients who struggle with chronic anxiety, depression and substance abuse using Mindfulness-based interventions (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy). He is happily married and has two lovely teenage daughters.    


September 13
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Stacy Davis
(913) 281-2221 (ext. 112)


Children’s Campus of Kansas City
444 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101 United States
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