Welcome! Written for clinicians, Mindfulness – Volume 1 of this e-book series creates a mindful foundation to help clients rewire their thinking minds, teach them how to live in the present moment, and help them become more comfortable with their experiences. This book also serves as a workbook for clients to use for self-study or in their therapy sessions!
This workbook consists of 58 pages of handouts and activities.
Consisting of worksheets and activities, this e-book is sequential, presented in order based upon the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approach. These skills can be used to facilitate DBT or mindfulness trainings, or you can use the skills a la carte! Worksheets are written in language consistent for client distribution and are best used within an eight-week program.
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. Instead of letting life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. It is a way of directly experiencing the body and our inner sense of self. By listening and attuning in this way, we can re-establish a new relationship with our Self and bring unity to the body and mind. We can find a way of being at peace, of discovering a renewed sense of compassion and empathy for our Self and others.
Mindfulness may be especially important during emotionally overwhelming experiences, as the practice can often help maintain a sense of control. It is a skill that helps clients learn to be in the present, in the moment, in the here and now. The simple act of paying attention without judgment helps build an awareness of the Self and the outside world.
May you be well.
Since completing training in 2014, I have facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups and individual treatment for ages 10 to 26. My approach to DBT builds upon the foundation set forth by Marsha Linehan and Lane Pederson, integrating play, social skills, art, and zonefulness into group and individual activities.