MTER-100 Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (12 hours)
Format: Synchronous and virtual over Zoom Video Conference Platform (see minimum technical requirements)
Cost: $299 + HST
No textbook required
Overview of the Course
This program teaches students to use mindfulness to engage in daily life, regulate difficult emotions, and develop a feeling of safety in the body. Concepts from sensorimotor psychotherapy, such as the “window of tolerance” and the basics of neuroscience, are taught within this program to help participants understand the importance of modulating arousal in order to stay well. There will also be time for in-session practice teaching of exercises and guided meditations.
This 12-hour/2-day training (see dates below) will emphasize experiential learning by leading participants through the traditional 4-week MTER curriculum followed by group discussion on their experience. Rather than learn MTER over the course of 4 sessions spread across 4 weeks, in the morning of the first session, students will cover material they would have covered elsewhere in a week; in the afternoon of the first session, students will cover the material they would have learned in the second week; etc. This course condenses the material that would otherwise occupy a month-long commitment in an effort to facilitate the schedules of working professionals. Successful students will be able to, at a novice level:
a. Support clients in clinical practice using MTER resources and skills
b. Deepen their own mindfulness practices
c. Provide mindfulness-based interventions for clients
Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) is a brief 4 session program that teaches introductory mindfulness and emotion regulation skills to people struggling with mental health challenges. Emphasis is placed upon psycho-education and brief meditation practices. This course will also prepare students to participate in longer, more intensive 8-10 week groups, if they so choose, it being left to their discretion whether they continue onto additional MTER training.
Dates and time for Fall 2021:
All classes are held from 9am – 4pm ET, with a 1-hour break for lunch in between the morning and afternoon sessions.
Day 1: November 26th, 2021
Day 2: November 27th, 2021
Eligibility and Completion Requirements
This course is taught by an experienced practitioner, and is open to community participants as well as to students in other applied clinical programs.
Students are required to participate in all classroom activities. Students who successfully attend each session and complete the required coursework will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Once payment is processed, students will be enrolled in Adler’s online learning platform (Adlearn) where they will gain access to related course materials as well as information outlining how to access and attend the virtual, synchronous lectures. All lectures will be conducted virtually via Zoom, and will be recorded and posted to the class page on Adlearn for future reference. Students will be able to access course materials, including lecture recordings, up until one month after the final session.
Please note: registration for this synchronous course closes one week prior to the start of the first session. Unlike our online courses, students must attend each session at the specified date and time (see above). Please plan accordingly.
Minimum Technical Requirements:
- A working computer, with audio- and video-capabilities. (All students are required to have their webcams and microphones turned on during class-times.)
- The Zoom video-conferencing application
- A quiet room free from background interference for the duration of class