Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Methods and Practice


Kerry Arnold, LSW – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

March 16, 2022

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally and in the service of self-understanding and wisdom. The practice of mindfulness (or meditation) has been shown to benefit people in the reduction of depression, anxiety, managing trauma reactivity and the obsessive-compulsive aspects of addiction. Mindfulness may support one’s listening skills, increase self-awareness and self-compassion, even reduce stress levels. Programs based on mindfulness models have been adopted within schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans’ centers, and similar environments.

Training Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the foundations of mindfulness practice based on the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, and others
  • Participants will be able to make distinctions between mindful presence versus distraction and other obstacles to awareness
  • Participants will participate in facilitated mindfulness practices that can be used for themselves AND with the individuals/groups they support including: breathwork; guided visualization; body scan; RAIN (Tara Brach practice for working with internal conflict)


9:30-10:15: A review of foundations of mindfulness practice

10:15-11:00 Discussion re: mindful presence in comparison to distraction and other obstacles, including a breakout room group exercise

11:00 – 12:15pm Facilitated practices: breathwork; guided visualization; body scan; RAIN, with a de-brief after each one

12:15-12:30pm – Wrap Up

CEU Hours: 

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Speaker

Kerry Arnold, M.S.W., LSW is a Full Time Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Health/Human Services program at the Community College of Philadelphia. Kerry is a Licensed Social Worker and received her M.S.W. from Temple University. For 32 years, she has been a behavior specialist, educator, and consultant to a myriad of agencies in the Tri-State area serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring disorders, which include substance abuse.

Kerry has presented at city, state and national conferences in the area of recovery-centered, behavioral support planning for individuals receiving behavioral health services. From 2008-2015, she was a primary consultant in New Jersey’s dual-disordered initiative in, spearheaded by Rutgers University.

Kerry has co-hosted a television show sponsored by the Community College of Philadelphia, Tapestry of Life, which features interviews with people who have a lived or direct support experience with some aspect of behavioral health/stigma and oppression and their path toward healing. Kerry has facilitated several conferences within Community College of Philadelphia, including LGBTQ awareness and Trauma-Informed Approaches.

Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email (training6000@gmail.com) prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you.

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Event Details

  • March 16, 2022 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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