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Mindfulness Training for Professionals

Who typically attends your course?

The Mindfulness Training for Professionals program is frequently attended by medical and allied health providers and other professionals seeking to partner with their clients to improve their health behaviors and outcomes. The program is designed for all professional backgrounds including and program participants from diverse educational and professional backgrounds such as licensed medical and allied health fields such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, health education, social work, exercise physiology, psychotherapy and nutrition.  Others have also come from a wide range of ...

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness refers to a natural human capacity for non-judging, present-moment centered awareness.  Mindfulness arises simply by paying attention on purpose in a non-judging and accepting way to experiences arising both inside and outside of one’s body.  Mindfulness is cultivated at Duke Integrative Medicine by practicing different meditation methods emphasizing awareness- for example awareness of breathing, of one’s body sensations, or of eating.  Everyone has the capacity for mindfulness, but there are definitely “skills” that can be practiced, through meditation, to ...

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What course content will be covered?

Mindfulness Training for Professionals (MTFP) is a training program designed expressly to assist and support the professional who is using or wishes to use mindfulness practices more fully in their professional activities.  The professional participant in this training will have the opportunity to experience mindfulness, learn to practice mindfulness (as taught typically in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)), and will leave the training with a deeper and more comprehensive understanding, information base, and network for the application of mindfulness in their ...

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Will I be able to teach mindfulness upon completion of this training?

Participants can expect to learn about the history, various applications, and resources available for mindfulness so that they may speak to others about mindfulness in an informed and accurate manner but it is beyond the scope of this four-day program to certify or impart the skills necessary to become a mindfulness instructor.  Although you will not be able to advertise yourself as a mindfulness instructor, the knowledge, experience, and skills of mindfulness you will gain in this training have many ...

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What is the cost of the course?

The course registration fee is $1595.  Those that register by the noted early registration deadline qualify for a 10% discount. Duke Affiliates qualify for a 15% discount at the time of their registration. This discount is not eligible to be combined with the early registration discount. Duke Affiliates are defined as Duke Employees, Duke Registered Volunteers, and Duke Students.

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