Breathe in, Breathe out: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Course Summary:

Stress is a universal experience. If not addressed, stress can have negative effects on our mental health. To help people reduce stress and improve the mind-body relationship for overall health, Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD, developed formal mindfulness practices, termed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). By taking this training, public health professionals will learn MBSR techniques and explore ways to implement MBSR into public health practice. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and how it can be an approach in mental health issues.
  • Identify different Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques and their benefits.
  • Describe how Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction applies to public health programs.
  • Explore Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques and approaches to reduce stress in public health programs.

Target Audience:  Allied Health Professionals, Educators/Trainers, General Public Health, Mental Health Professionals, Nurses, Teacher/Faculty

Duration:  ~ 45 minutes

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 CECH for CHES; 1.25 CNEs for Nursing

This activity is co-sponsored with the University of Arizona's College of Nursing CPE Unit for 1.25 contact hours. The University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Created/Updated:  October 10, 2019

Author(s)/ Presenter(s):  Dulce Rodriguez, BS and Wayne Tormala, Chief of the Arizona Department of Health Services

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