Bringing Stressed Clients Into The Present Moment

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Elisha Goldstein On The “Mindful Check-In”

When working one-on-one with clients, the first step in every session is to get them into the present moment so that they can truly focus on the work you’re doing together. This is never more challenging than when working with a client suffering from anxiety, PTSD, depression, or any other stress-related condition, where their mind is constantly stressed, making it difficult to penetrate.

In this brief video clip, Elisha Goldstein—coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook—has a meditative technique to get stressed clients to bring their wandering minds back to the present. He calls it a "mindful check-in." Learn how it works.

Elisha Goldstein specializes in mindfulness-based therapies for stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. He’s author of The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life. This clip is taken from his session in our mind-body video course:

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Topic: Anxiety/Depression | Mind/Body | Mindfulness | Trauma

Tags: addiction | brain science | depression | mind-body | mindful | nutrition | practices | psychotherapy | PTSD | science | stress reduction | therapy | stress | Ask The Experts | Elisha Goldstein | Mind-Body-Spirit Special

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Friday, January 2, 2015 1:16:59 AM | posted by barry allison
When I purchase this webcast will I be able to view it at any time?


Barry Allison