- Donald Altman
- 6 Hours 8 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Sep 18, 2013
- Explore how to enhance therapy by taking advantage the brain’s innate experiential and relational learning styles.
- Learn about one-minute mindfulness techniques that help clients get profoundly in touch with their body and emotions.
- Help clients increase awareness of their thoughts and gain mastery over attention.
- Learn how to access client strengths through the power of story.
- Discover powerful tools to overcome pervasive life and workplace stressors that produce anxiety and depression.
One-Minute Mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology blends two exciting and emerging fields for effectively managing moods, overcoming stress, and enhancing daily life experience. This experiential and skills-oriented workshop—based on Donald Altman’s popular book, One-Minute Mindfulness: 50 Simple Ways to Find Peace, Clarity, and New Possibilities in a Stressed Out World—draws upon a number of unique and profound, yet easy to grasp, mindfulness practices that rewire the brain.
With the practical tools provided in this program, you will help clients change their fundamental relationship to depression and anxiety. The emphasis will be on expanding thinking to explore more nurturing options and possibilities that are available in life. Discover step-by-step practices of acceptance that replace rumination and negative filters with a spacious present moment awareness—skills that help anyone become more adept at living in the “what is” instead of the “what if.”
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The Impact of Stress and Anxiety
- Is Technology Re-wiring Our Brains?
- New Ways to View Stress
- Seeing Red and Rumination
The Mindful Antidote
- One-Minute Brain Mindfulness
- Focusing the Wandering Mind
- Cellular Well-being and Happiness
Interpersonal Neurobiology Core Concepts
- The Brain’s Mindful Module
- Learning Styles
- The Social Brain
- Interpersonal Stories that Attune and Attach Us
Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression
- Techniques for Urban Mindfulness Sleep and Waking
- De-stress from Uncertainty and Transitions
- Secure Attachment Rituals
- Techniques for the Workplace
- Escaping Perfectionism
- Centering with Pleasantness
- Techniques for Relationships
- Cortisol and Loneliness
- Recognize Resources
- Listening Without Judgment
- Techniques for Playtime
- Learning Style, Laughter, and the Immune System
- Play with the Bear
- Cultivate an Attitude of Lightness
- Techniques for Finding Balance through Symbols and Stories
- Sustainability and the Brain
- Stories of Hope and Strength
- Be the Pebble
- Techniques for Spirituality and Contemplation
- The Brain and Its Place in Nature
- Humility and Lessons from the Earth
- Finding Silence in a (Very) Loud World
Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, teacher and an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He is also a faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University and teaches various classes blending mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
A prolific writer whose career spans more than 25 years, Donald has authored several pioneering books on mindfulness, beginning with his 1998 Art of the Inner Meal (HarperOne, 1999). His book, The Mindfulness Code (New World Library, 2010) was named as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” He has also authored The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Building Compassionate Connections (PESI, 2018), Stay Mindful & Color: Find Calm, Clarity and Happiness (PESI, 2016), Meal By Meal (New World Library, 2004), Living Kindness (Moon Lake Media, 2009), One Minute Mindfulness (New World Library, 2011), The Joy Compass (New Harbinger, 2012), The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain (PESI, 2014) and 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day (PESI, 2015).
In addition to his books, Donald was a staff writer for an EMMY-Award winning children’s television show (“The Magic Door,” CBS Chicago), won an American Medical Writer’s Association Award, co-created the first interactive comic strip on America Online, and has had articles appear in New Age Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and Independent Business Magazine, among others.
Donald reaches out to the professional community by serving as the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating. Donald works extensively with mindful meditation in his own life, as well as offering these tools to others through his books and classes. He teaches mindfulness and spiritual values around the country. He is dedicated to bringing these ancient practices in tune with modern living and to invite wellness into our stress-filled lives. Donald is also a member of the Burma Buddhist Association. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoys riding his motorcycle along the beautiful Oregon coast.
Financial: Donald Altman is in private practice. He is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology Program at Portland State University. Mr. Altman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Donald Altman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.