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. MAM is an approved continuing education provider through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Interested in training to become a mindfulness teacher? Visit our Mindfulness Teacher Training page.
The Art of Inquiry in the Mindfulness Teaching Process
Friday May 25th from 11:30 – 1 pm with Tracy Ochester, PsyD, RYT-200 during our regularly scheduled professional membership meeting – bring your lunch and learn! Location on Hospital Hill will be provided upon registration.
Inquiry is an essential part of the mindfulness teaching process, but it is an art that requires much practice to master. Dr. Ochester will provide an overview of the art of inquiry and offer a rubric to assist teachers in developing this skill. This training is FREE to MAM professional members, $20 for non-members.1.5 CEUs are available to KS & MO mental health providers. Space is limited – please pre-register to save your spot. No refunds the week (7 days) before or any time after the scheduled event.
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Mindfulness Informed Professionals – Your ACT Toolkit
By popular demand! June 29th 11:30 am – 1 pm with Angie Hardage, LMLP – bring your lunch and learn!This offering is appropriate for anyone who teaches or wishes to teach the attitudes and practices of mindfulness to others. Its a stand-alone training – you don’t have to have taken part 1 to benefit from this class. Location on Hospital Hill provided upon registration.
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. 1.5 CEUs are available to KS & MO mental health providers. Space is limited – please pre-register to save your spot. No refunds the week (7 days) before or any time after the scheduled event.
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, Aug 3rd from 1 – 3 pm – register here
- Part 2: Understanding the Realities of Diverse Populations – Friday, September 28th from 1-3 pm – register here
- Part 3: Cross-Cultural Skill-Building – Friday, November 30th from 1-3 pm
2 CEUs are available to KS & MO mental health providers for each part. Space is limited so preregistration is required: Free to Professional Members of the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness, $30 for nonmembers for each session in the series. No refunds the week (7 days) before or any time after each scheduled event.