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Certificate Description

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present moment and is a key component in a wide variety of current, widely-recognized healing interventions. Neuroscientists are mapping how mindfulness training can change and improve brain health, and scholars are taking a fresh look at the nature of “self,” emotion regulation, compassion, wisdom, and the far reaches of human potential.Mindfulness reduces stress and anxiety and improves health, improves personal and professional relationships, contributes to improved productivity in the workplace, leads to long-term health changes that result in fewer chronic illnesses, reduces demand on the health care system, and improves the quality of life. This certificate addresses how to support mindfulness in all areas of life. It provides a solid foundation of knowledge and information to support individuals who wish to enhance their own well-being as well as health care professionals who wish to evolve in their profession, create new job opportunities for themselves in the exploding field of mindfulness, health promotion, lifestyle coaching, etc.

Certificate Purpose

The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe mindfulness, including the health benefits and the techniques and practices for mindfulness.

Courses Included

Mindfulness Meditation

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Widely accepted, used, and studied within mainstream medicine, mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. The health benefits of mindfulness meditation include improvements in dealing with stress, pain, and illness. Anyone can engage in this form of meditation, which places no emphasis on religious or faith practices.

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Mindfulness and Happiness

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

New research is demonstrating that mindfulness might be the key to happiness and health. Everyone wants to be happy and healthy. Mindful happiness is not found in external things but within ourselves. By focusing on becoming happier, we will not only feel better but also have increased energy, improved immune function, increased creativity, improved relationships, and increased productivity. Mindful happiness also leads to a healthier, longer life.

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Mindful Eating

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention. It is much more than simply eating slowly, without distraction. Mindful eating encompasses the entire process of eating and is a healthy and pleasurable activity for satisfying hunger. When we eat and our mind is paying attention to every bite, savoring the taste, and the nourishment the food provides, we are eating mindfully.

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Mindful Movement: Walking, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Mindful movement, such as walking, yoga, tai chi, and qigong can be accomplished almost anywhere, nearly everyone can do it, and minimal equipment is needed to participate. Mindful movement is an effective way to reduce stress but there are many other health benefits, including increased mental and physical well-being.

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Mindful Relationships

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

Mindful relationships involve being present and paying attention to our relationships with ourselves and within ourselves. Mindfulness, a growing and expanding field, is the ability to focus without judgment and the ability to be present in the moment. It is a skill we can acquire and a compassionate practice individuals can integrate into their lives. As we cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion for ourselves, our relationship with our selves, our significant others, partners, families, and communities are improved.

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Certificate Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the practice of mindfulness meditation and the health benefits.
  2. Identify the practices that increase happiness and health.
  3. Describe key elements in a healthy relationship with food.
  4. Examine the health benefits of mindful walking, yoga, tai chi, and qigong.
  5. Discuss ways to improve relationships with mindfulness.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Brain Health
  • Cardiology
  • Community Health
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gerontology
  • Healing Environments
  • Holistic Health
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Integrative Health
  • Long-Term Care
  • Management and Leadership
  • Maternal Child
  • Meditation
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Cost: $48.00

  • Contact Hours: 8.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.80

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