The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness sponsors continuing education for professionals who wish to include the attitudes and practices of mindfulness in their work with the people they serve. As a benefit of membership, we offer networking meetings and trainings. Many of these offerings are free of charge to our professional members.
Informational Meeting (free and open to the public)
Friday January 26th, 2018 from 11:30 am – 1 pm at the Johnson County Library branch located at 8100 Mission Road Prairie Village, KS 66208. The very first Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM) professional meeting of 2018 is open to the general public. Share some refreshments, meet our teachers, learn about MAM membership, and hear about our upcoming events. Come see what we’re all about!
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Mindfulness Informed Professionals
Friday, March 30th 11:30 am – 1 pm with Angela Hardage, LMLP during our regularly scheduled professional membership meeting – bring your lunch and learn!
ACT uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Its core messages is to accept what is out of your personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches your life. The aim of ACT is to help people maximize human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. This training is FREE to MAM professional members, $20 for non-members. Space is limited – please pre-register to save your spot.
Trauma Informed Care for Mindfulness Professionals
Saturday May 19th 1:30-4:30 pm with Sydney Spears, PhD, RYT-200 and Angie Hardage, LMLP at Seeking Solace Yoga in Overland Park, KS.
Dr. Spears and Ms. Hardage will guide participants in an experiential journey toward greater sensitivity and awareness in implementing mindfulness practices from a trauma-aware perspective. This training is appropriate for anyone who uses the attitudes and practices of mindfulness in their work with others. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and if desired, a meditation cushion. Rental mats ($3 cash), chairs and props are also available through the studio.
Creating a Culturally Sensitive, Inclusive, and Responsive Mindfulness Experience for Diverse Populations
3-part series on diversity, equity and inclusion for mindfulness informed professionals taught by Sydney Spears, PhD, RYT-200 at Seeking Solace Yoga in Overland Park, KS.
Dr. Spears will guide participants in an experiential exploration of cultural self-awareness to help us better serve the diverse individuals and groups we work with. This training is appropriate for anyone who uses the attitudes and practices of mindfulness in their work with others. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and if desired, a meditation cushion. Rental mats ($3 cash), chairs and props are also available through the studio.
Part 1: Exploring Cultural Self-Awareness – Friday, July 20th from 1 – 3 pm
Part 2: Understanding the Realities of Diverse Populations – Friday, September 28th from 1-3 pm
Part 3: Cross-Cultural Skill-Building – Friday, November 30th from 1-3 pm