Your Destination Workshopon Beautiful Jekyll Island
The Use of Mindfulness and Biofeedback in Writing: Personal and Clinical Applications
Dr. Urszula Klich & Dr. Jessica Melilli-Hand
6 Continuing education credits for Psychologists and LPC’s (Social Workers, LMFT’s and Nurses CEU’s applied for)
Credits will also be applied for Board Certification by the American Board of Psychotherapy™
Combining writing with mindfulness-based meditation and biofeedback skill training can enhance creative and emotional processing and help you deepen relationships to yourself, your clients, and others. This workshop, which will be geared toward individuals with any level of meditation and writing experience, from none to advanced, will provide a framework for adding these tools to your repertoire. It will offer strategies for dealing with stumbling blocks that you and your clients commonly face during the course of writing, and ways to turn these obstacles into teachable moments when they do arise. Connections will be made with various types of writing such as professional blogging or journaling, along with other forms of creative and personal writing, for yourself and your clients. Through experiential learning, group dialogue, and other modalities, participants will learn techniques from positive psychology, mindfulness practices, neuroscience, and creative thinking that they can apply themselves and share with clients. These techniques can help develop skills to calm the mind, develop a mindful brain, regulate mind/body states, develop trust with the subconscious, and explore inner resources for writing.
Dr. Urszula Klich shares over 20 years of clinical expertise in teaching self-regulation tools to maximize physical and emotional health in her workshops that are sought after locally and internationally. She is certified in the Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) meditation practice and board certified in biofeedback. Her specialized program of Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback (MBB) has been applied with children and adults in settings ranging from hospitals to university classrooms. The premise of the program is that integrating mindfulness and compassion-informed treatment with health psychology fosters each individual’s healing power to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Living mindfully is advantageous and accessible to anyone who recognizes a need for shift in their life and sets an intention to move forward. Click here for more information about Dr. Klich and to learn more about the science and practice of biofeedback.
Dr. Jessica Melilli-Hand, an award-winning published poet, is an assistant professor at the College of Coastal Georgia. While teaching writing at the collegiate level for nearly a decade, she has had the honor of guiding both novice and more experienced writers. She developed an interest in the intersections between psychology and creative writing while earning degrees in both at Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia State University. As she works with writers of all levels, she enjoys experiencing again and again what research supports: writing is a particularly effective tool to foster connections to self and others.
Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. “The Use of Mindfulness and Biofeedback In Writing” Offers a MAXIMUM of 6 Credit hours when attended in its entirety.
There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
Cost: $185.00 (Biofeedback material included)
15% off if you register for an additional workshop offered by the American College of Psychotherapy™
20% off if you register for three workshops offered by the American College of Psychotherapy™
The Westin, Beachfront, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
A room block has been reserved for the workshop at a significantly discounted rate of $145.00 per room with extended days available. Easily book you special rates for Mindfulness and Writing by clicking here. If you prefer to reserve by phone please tell them you are with Urszula Klich and the coastal mindfulness group with dates around the workshop Sept 10th. If you have any difficulties call 912-319-2855. Register by 8/12/16 to ensure space and be entered into our raffle for free island events/services.