Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute®

Elevate Your Counseling Practice with Mindfulness-Based Therapy™ Continuing Education

The Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute® supports your ongoing professional development journey as a mental health professional.

Our institute offers professional learning that prepares you to confidently provide psychotherapy services rooted in evidence-based mindfulness practices.

Mindfulness-based Therapy™ is transtheoretical, neurobiologically informed and emphasizes the QUALITY of your therapeutic presence in the therapy room and the therapeutic alliance between you and your clients as a common factor for effective therapy across the span of theoretical orientations.

Our courses and programs provide CE credits along with our institute certifications. You will find free resources, resources, opportunities to practice mindfulness yourself, and you will discover a warm and welcoming community to support yourself as a person serving in the role of mental health professional.

New courses are being added every month with no membership fees needed! Consider yourself a part of our community simply by visiting our site, accessing free resources, joining the community mindfulness practice gatherings or taking courses.

Have you been taking training courses that leave you feeling like something is missing?

  • You may have noticed that some continuing education trainings do not emphasize enough the importance of the therapeutic alliance, therapeutic presence, personal growth and self-care for psychotherapists.
  • Maybe there is simply not enough support available in understanding the connection between neurobiology and psychology.
  • You may be missing the nuances of essential skills to keep you authentically connected to your truest sense of self while providing therapy.

As mental health professional, it’s vital to be connected to your true self in order to be authentically connected to your clients and we're here to help you achieve your professional goals!

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 support the clinician's wellbeing and in the clinician's psychotherapy work 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 involved with so much more than thinking. The human mind is a field of awareness, a breadth of consciousness. The mind is more than the brain alone.

  • The mind's awareness is connected to the brain and the autonomic nervous system that receives and broadcasts messages through bodily and spatial sensation and awareness. 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." 46

  • 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. 9
  • Mindfulness training can teach continuing education trainees specific strategies of self-care that can help prevent burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization.10

Enrolling in Mindfulness-based Therapy™ training achieves THREE goals at the same time:

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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.

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Teach your clients how to use mindfulness-based practices to measurably improve mental health outcomes in their therapy.

What makes Mindfulness-based Therapy Training Institute® different and unique:

  • All of our courses 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.
  • This institute is not about one person, one creator, or one instructor rather we have created an ever-growing community and an ever-growing faculty that seeks to provide a diversity of learning opportunities.
  • 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 enrich your ever-growing professional expertise.

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

9. McConville, J., McAleer, R., & Hahne, A. (2017). Mindfulness training for health profession students—the effect of mindfulness training on psychological well-being, learning and clinical performance of health professional students: a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized controlled trials. Explore, 13(1), 26-45.

10. Goodman, M. J., & Schorling, J. B. (2012). A mindfulness course decreases burnout and improves well-being among healthcare providers. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 43(2), 119-128.

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