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Power of Presence

CE Professional Group Learning Track

Power of Presence

SERIES OVERVIEW

Being Emotionally Available for those in Crisis

We often hear how important it is to be fully present when we are engaged in a conversation or activity.  We are told about the importance of mindfulness and being conscious and attentive when communicating with others. How do we do this when our lives are filled with distraction, interruption, and multi-tasking?  For caregivers who are stressed, focusing on the past or thinking about the future are mental habits that can be very ingrained.  These same forces take us away from noticing, observing, and attending to what is happening right now, this moment, this hour, this day; the result undermines authentic relationships. The capacity for being present is both a choice and skill. When we are present, we support our own well-being, which leads to a less divided life for ourselves and those we serve.  This series opens up a pathway to learn how to become more present in our everyday life, work, and relationships. Incorporating simple practices of presence can enhance our capacity for self-compassion and empathy for others.  The practice of presence can transform our life.

Pretest

Required assessment of current knowledge level

Lesson One: Visualization

Using imagery to support presence

Lesson Two: Grounding

Grounding your body to help stay in the moment

Lesson Three: Curiosity

“When the going gets tough, turn to curiosity”

Lesson Four: Acknowledgment

Building trust by validating others’ feelings and experiences

Lesson Five: Focusing

Listening to the messages your body sends

Post Test and Certificate

Series Post Test, Final Series Evaluation, and Application for Continuing Education Certificate

Each Soul & Science Lesson offers a three step ACT Learning Group Process designed for a minimum hour-long meeting. Before each of the steps, the group should revisit their agreements as a way of creating a safe space for exploration and learning.

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