Mindfulness: How to Think, Eat, and Live in the Now

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
CEUs: $50.00
No CEUs: $25.00
3.0 CEUs available for:

  • LSW/LISW/SWA (CSWMFT #: RSX069601)

  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)



How many people wonder what it is like to live 100% in the moment, fully experiencing all the the beauty and joy that each moment brings? Research has shown many benefits associated with practicing mindfulness such as improved sleep, attention, and life satisfaction. Who wouldn’t want to live in a way that reduces pain, depression, and job burnout? Mindfulness-based interventions have been shown to improve client outcomes in social work and have successfully been used to help clients with clinical depression and substance abuse, as well as survivors of intimate partner abuse, just to name a few. Practicing mindfulness is not rocket science but it does take practice. It starts with increasing awareness of how we experience life and how to create a mindfulness shift in our observations. Next, we start practicing mindfulness in specific habitual situations and learn how to use tools to help us create mindfulness habits. And finally, we learn how to increase our awareness of current habits and set doable goals to practice mindfulness in our everyday lives. After learning about incorporating mindfulness in our lives, we will share ideas on how social workers can use mindfulness 


  • Participants will learn the definition of mindfulness, its benefits in the general population, and the positive impacts a mindful practice can have

  • Participants will learn various mindfulness-based interventions, and who and how it helps. Participants will also learn how to help their clients create a mindfulness shift

  • Participants will learn how to build mindfulness skills and habits

  • Participants will lean how to utilize mindfulness to improve the outcomes of their clients

About the Speaker: Therese Paul

Therese Paul knew as a child while watching her mother care for her grandmother that helping people was her calling. It was those experiences that led her to a career in health and wellness. She also realized how many people put their own health needs on the back burner while devoting their lives to caring for others. Because of that, she parlayed her RD licensure and experience as a motivational author, professional speaker, and Certified Professional Coach into caring for family caregivers. 


Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be canceled.  If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive (in-person) or log in (virtual) at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.

For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.