Introduction to Mindfulness
FREE 1-hour Virtual Workshop (via Zoom)
Monday, April 3rd
12-1pm Central Time
There is a lot of talk, buzz, and even confusion about mindfulness nowadays. In this 1-hour introductory workshop, you will walk away with a clear and concise understanding of our approach to mindfulness, and how it can help you live a happier and healthier life.
If you have any questions for the instructor, feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The question of where to start a mindfulness practice can be overwhelming. At AMC, we want to make it simple. In this fifty-five minute workshop, we offer a powerful introduction to mindfulness by offering two essential and timeless mindfulness teachings. You will walk away with a fresh, useful, and evidence-based approach to mindfulness and how to integrate it into your daily life.
All teachings are non-religious, and rooted in the science of the mind, body, and brain.
Experiential Practice #1: A minute to arrive
Research: "A wandering mind is a unhappy mind" (Gilbert, Killingsworth, 2010)
Why practice mindfulness?
The myths of mindfulness
Every thought triggers physiological response
Experiential Practice #2: Coming to our senses
What is mindfulness?
What is the present?
Experiential Practice #3: Focus / Concentration breathing exercise in 3 easy steps
About the Instructor
Claudio Barrientos, LMSW
Claudio’s path in the helping profession began in 2010 when he became a certified Mindfulness Instructor. Since that time, he has been on a mission to integrate his education in mindfulness with therapeutic interventions such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Claudio has worked with adolescents and adults in a DBT Intensive Outpatient Program, provided mental health services in Spanish to unaccompanied minors in the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and taught mindfulness to thousands of people across boardrooms, classrooms, and the general public.