Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute®

Elevate Your Therapy Practice with Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Advanced Education for Mental Health Professionals

At the Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute®, we support you in your journey as a mental health professional.

Our institute offers research-based learning that prepares you to confidently provide psychotherapy services rooted in evidence-based mindfulness practices. Our courses and programs are in the process of pursuing credentialing to provide CE credits along with our institute certifications. You will soon find free resources, informative blog articles citing research, and you'll discover a warm and welcoming community of faculty, students, and graduates.

Are you taking training courses that leave you feeling something is missing?

Have you noticed that many continuing education trainings

do not emphasize the importance of personal growth and self-care for psychotherapists?

Are you missing the skills that will keep you authentically connected to  your essential self in order to be authentically connected to your clients through effective therapeutic alliance?

This is how our training courses will make your life and practice better:

We have re-examined the truest definition of mindfulness and we are illuminating ways mindfulness-based practices can be applied effectively to psychotherapy with all ages to enhance the therapeutic alliance and support positive mental health outcomes.

  • The mind is often considered to be the seat of cognition, logic, and reasoning, but the mind is so much more than thinking. The human mind is a field of awareness, a breadth of consciousness, and is closely connected to the autonomic nervous system that broadcasts messages through bodily and spatial sensation. Mindfulness entails enhanced attunement and keen noticing of thoughts, emotions, and sensations without critical evaluation. One mindfulness practice that facilitates sustained focus through meditation has been shown to decrease sympathetic nervous system arousal and increase the parasympathetic state of “rest and digest,,.”
  • When the practices of mindfulness and self-compassion are incorporated into the practice of psychotherapy, symptoms of anxiety, rumination, stress and depression have been shown to be significantly decreased,¹
  • Since the late 1970s mindfulness-based practices have since been the subject of many research studies that have resulted in robust benefits of increased well-being, decreased stress, and improvement in emotion regulation,². The research literature has provided evidence that the practice of mindfulness impacts brain functioning with increased attentional focus, enhanced sensory processing, reflective awareness,³,5.
  • Findings from a 2020 literature review emphasizes the vital importance of mental health professionals taking proactive measures to ensure self-care, integrating self-care directly into clinical training programs and into the quality assurance processes of professional organizations within the field of mental health. 7
  • Research studies have shown that mindfulness training can enhance the physical and psychological well-being of mental health professionals in training and practice. Mindfulness training can teach continuing education trainees specific strategies of self-care that can help prevent burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization.

  • Participating in mindfulness-based therapy training achieves THREE goals at the same time: 1) Ensure your own personal growth and self-care is in place to mitigate burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma 2) Enrich the quality of your therapeutic alliance with clients 3) Teach your clients how to use mindfulness-based practices to measurably improve mental health outcomes in their therapy.

How are we different?

  • Our programs are deeply rooted in established theories, research, and in evidence-based practices that honor and span a rich variety of theoretical orientations, integrating mindfulness-based practices with seminal and historical theoretical models and approaches to psychotherapy with all ages.
  • We offer a personal growth and self-care component that comes from learning and practicing which is essential for you as a psychotherapist. Our programs honors both the left and the right brain hemispheres, balancing reasoning and logical learning with experiential and relational components.
  • Completing our training will immediately equip you to apply the skills, principles, and practices in your life and with clients.
  • Though mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist philosophy and practices, it has become widely revered in the secular field and is transferable and applicable to any psychotherapy theoretical orientation and model to assist clients.
  • You will receive a desirable and marketable credential.

1. Frostadottir, A. D., & Dorjee, D. (2019). Effects of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and compassion focused therapy (CFT) on symptom change, mindfulness, self-compassion, and rumination in clients with depression, anxiety, and stress. Frontiers in psychology, 10, 1099.

2. Guendelman, S., Medeiros, S., & Rampes, H. (2017). Mindfulness and emotion regulation: Insights from neurobiological, psychological, and clinical studies. Frontiers in psychology, 220.

3. Kilpatrick, L. A., Suyenobu, B. Y., Smith, S. R., Bueller, J. A., Goodman, T., Creswell, J. D., ... & Naliboff, B. D. (2011). Impact of mindfulness-based stress reduction training on intrinsic brain connectivity. Neuroimage, 56(1), 290-298.

4. Kiran, A. A., Deepinder, K., & Ghay, R. (2011). Impact of meditation on autonomic nervous system-A research study. International Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Sciences, 1(1), 144-8.

5. Marchand, W. R. (2014). Neural mechanisms of mindfulness and meditation: Evidence from neuroimaging studies. World journal of radiology, 6(7), 471.

6. Solanki, A., & Saiyad, S. (2020). Comparative study of effect of mediation on autonomic nervous system in healthy meditators and non meditators. Natl J Integr Res Med, 11, 11-5.

7. Kirsten, P., & Gall, T. L. (2020). Dear mental health practitioners, take care of yourselves: A literature review on self-care. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 42(1), 1-20. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-019-09382-w

8. Christopher, J. C., & Maris, J. A. (2010). Integrating mindfulness as self-care into counselling and psychotherapy training. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 10(2), 114. Retrieved from https://tcsedsystem.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/integrating-mindfulness-as-self-care-into/docview/858452084/se-2

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