Mindfulness Attention Intention and Attitude Debbie Tiger MS

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Mindfulness : Attention, Intention, and Attitude Debbie Tiger, MS, CTRS, LPC-C

Mindfulness : Attention, Intention, and Attitude Debbie Tiger, MS, CTRS, LPC-C

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate understanding of the mindfulness concepts attention, intention, and attitude by applying

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate understanding of the mindfulness concepts attention, intention, and attitude by applying these concepts to specific mindfulness techniques experienced in session. Identify at least 2 mindfulness techniques one could use in TR practice with the clients one serves. Identify how mindfulness can be used in TR practice to address a variety of diagnoses and apply to the Leisure Ability Model by providing at least one example

Mindfulness quiz Count the number of these statements that apply to you How’d you

Mindfulness quiz Count the number of these statements that apply to you How’d you do - #’s. Through practice, you can change “mindless” to “mindful”

Understanding mindfulness Mindfulness: Being fully awake in our own lives – video - You.

Understanding mindfulness Mindfulness: Being fully awake in our own lives – video - You. Tube

Video – thoughts? Who can benefit from mindfulness?

Video – thoughts? Who can benefit from mindfulness?

Brain affects of mindfulness/meditation Calms the nervous system Produces nitric acid (dilates arteries, decreasing

Brain affects of mindfulness/meditation Calms the nervous system Produces nitric acid (dilates arteries, decreasing BP) Smooths heart rhythms Growth of gray matter in the brain (Info. Processing) Slows down rate of aging Hamilton, D. R. (2010). How meditation affects the gray matter of the brain. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from palousemindfulness. com

Physiological benefits of meditation Decreased levels of cortisol Less inflammatory flares Increased anti-body titers

Physiological benefits of meditation Decreased levels of cortisol Less inflammatory flares Increased anti-body titers to influenza Increased resilience (less reactivity, improved recovery from adversity) Greater connectivity – able to moderate self better Decreased anxious temperament Reference: https: //nccih. nih. gov/news/events/lectures/SES 16

Attention Choosing to pay attention Kind attention Non-judgmentally Find an anchor (helps you tune

Attention Choosing to pay attention Kind attention Non-judgmentally Find an anchor (helps you tune in – breathing, nature sounds) Activity – STOP – one-minute breathing space

Attention – negative thoughts I can’t stop my mind… I keep thinking about…. I

Attention – negative thoughts I can’t stop my mind… I keep thinking about…. I don’t have time…. ? ? ?

Switch to KIND attention What does kind attention mean to you?

Switch to KIND attention What does kind attention mean to you?

KIND attention This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY Non-judgmental Challenge

KIND attention This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY Non-judgmental Challenge negative thoughts Be awake in the moment Stop, be aware, re-balance Do not worry about “right” or “wrong”

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Deb’s Ocean Video https: //photos. app. goo. gl/t. Sar. Qk. WJd. BVJ 3 o. BV 7

Intention Paying attention intentionally with kindness – CHOICE A conscious decision, purposeful Takes Get

Intention Paying attention intentionally with kindness – CHOICE A conscious decision, purposeful Takes Get practice – find an anchor focused techniques (5 senses, Stop sign, breathing)

Practice – 5 Senses Sometimes we have to intentionally help ourselves get focused. Name

Practice – 5 Senses Sometimes we have to intentionally help ourselves get focused. Name 5 sights Name 4 things you hear Name 3 things you can touch Name 2 things you can smell Name 1 thing you can taste

Intentionality with Taste Raisin, chewy lifesaver, etc. . Slow, savor the taste, feel the

Intentionality with Taste Raisin, chewy lifesaver, etc. . Slow, savor the taste, feel the texture, shape, what feeling are you having,

Stop Sign

Stop Sign

Stop Sign - continued Picture a stop sign in your head – tell yourself

Stop Sign - continued Picture a stop sign in your head – tell yourself to “stop”, “think”, “anchor” Use a stop sign template – write on it things to tell yourself (stop, think, focus, you can do it, etc. . ).

Attitude Open NOT If curiosity, be curious, open-minded mechanical or automatic (auto pilot) you

Attitude Open NOT If curiosity, be curious, open-minded mechanical or automatic (auto pilot) you are open, curious, and optimistic, you will see things in a new light daily. If you stay on autopilot, you will not see what is happening around you and may miss out.

Attitude - continued Mindfulness involves 5 attitudinal “heart” qualities that promote kindness/compassion: Gratitude Gentleness

Attitude - continued Mindfulness involves 5 attitudinal “heart” qualities that promote kindness/compassion: Gratitude Gentleness Generosity Empathy Lovingkindness (Shapiro & Schwartz, 2000)

Groups of 4 or 5 Think about the LAM: functional intervention, leisure education, recreation

Groups of 4 or 5 Think about the LAM: functional intervention, leisure education, recreation participation How can you use mindfulness with your client population – discuss at least 2 activities you could use Identify at least one way each of you can apply mindfulness to the LAM with clients Discussion as a whole group- examples

Meditation practice Gratitude Focus Meditation on anchor of breathing, think of 3 things you

Meditation practice Gratitude Focus Meditation on anchor of breathing, think of 3 things you are grateful for.

Resources https: //stillpointyoga. ca/blog/2016/04/26/kind-attention-mindfulnesspractice/ http: //www. lorentzcenter. nl/lc/web/2013/556/Theme. Papers/Grossman_Min dfulness%20 for%20 Psychologists-2010. pdf https:

Resources https: //stillpointyoga. ca/blog/2016/04/26/kind-attention-mindfulnesspractice/ http: //www. lorentzcenter. nl/lc/web/2013/556/Theme. Papers/Grossman_Min dfulness%20 for%20 Psychologists-2010. pdf https: //www. mindful. org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/ https: //palousemindfulness. com/index. html – 8 week mindfulness curriculum Calm. com – facebook, app for phones, tablets, etc. . Voted best app in 2017** https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=5 Dq. Tu. Wve 9 t 8 - breathe bubble Mc. Kay, Wood, Brantley (2007) The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. (DBT, learning mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance)