Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine
Confirmed Course Faculty
Carol A.Penn, DO, MA, ABOM, FACOFP
Dena Rain Adler, BEd, MA, ATR
Jane Reilly, MS, LICSW
Kathleen Farah, MD
Lilita Matison, LCSW
Lindiwe Fiarra Greenwood, MD
Rita Anita Linger, PhD, CPC, CMBP
Rosa Rauseo-Mazzocca, MS, LMHC
Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C
Diane Wolk-Rogers, M.S. Ed.
Sebrina James, Ed.S
About the Training
In the aftermath of the February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD), Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) shared with CMBM the urgent need for a community-wide stress and trauma-relief response. In July 2018, with generous support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, CMBM and BCPS launched the Comprehensive Wellness Program for Broward County. Together we are bringing CMBM’s transformational model of self-awareness, self-care, and group support to the Broward County School District and communities throughout the county.
Since the summer of 2018, CMBM and BCPS has brought together over 450 teachers, parents, clinicians, and service providers from across the county for CMBM’s signature, two-part training in mind-body medicine.
This July, CMBM, BCPS, and Children’s Services Council (CSC) will begin the next phase of this exciting program, and invite you to join our 2021 training. You will learn the biology and psychology of stress and trauma alongside a comprehensive set of mind-body medicine techniques. In the Initial Training, you will experience CMBM’s evidence-based techniques and powerful small group model, alleviating your own stress, trauma, and burnout. In the Advanced Training, you will learn how to bring CMBM’s model to the students and families with whom you work.
What’s Involved for Participants
This is a two-part training program and full attendance is required for both programs.
- Initial Training: July 12-15, 2021
- Advanced Training: July 22 & 26-29, 2021
Training days will typically be from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The training will be entirely online, via Zoom.
By applying, you also commit to co-leading at least one workshop and two, 8-week mind-body skills groups during the year under the supervision of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) faculty. Priority will be given to those who apply with 2-4 people from a given organization or institution to ensure that you will be able to work with a co-facilitator and have ongoing institutional support.
What You Will Learn
In large group lectures, you will learn the science of meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and autogenic training, and of self-expression in words, drawings, and movement. In CMBM’s groundbreaking Mind-Body Skills Groups, led by senior CMBM faculty, you will use these tools and share your experience with other trainees. You’ll also learn how to deliver Mind-Body Skills Groups in your personal and professional communities and receive ongoing coaching from CMBM faculty.
This evidence-based program gives you the tools you need to understand and successfully address the issues and challenges from which all of us learn and to help others do the same. It has often been described by CMBM’s trainees from across the globe as “life changing.”
“I did not realize how much I needed this training personally. I came into this to strengthen my skills as a BCPS counselor. I leave with knowledge of myself and what I need to be the best me, mom, wife, sister, daughter and counselor.”
Nicole Vredenburg, MSW., Broward County Public School Counselor
“The mind-body medicine program is exactly what I needed as a mental health services provider to reconnect and energize my body, mind, and spirit to continue to do the work I do in the community.”
Thelma Tennie, PhD, Healing Arts Institute
Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend
Broward County educators, counselors, non-profit workers, social workers, school nurses, peer counseling instructors, student leaders, and other community leaders are welcome to apply. We strongly encourage you to apply with 2-4 people from your institution.
The schedule will be provided to participants prior to the start of the training.
Continued Education Credits
Please note: While we try to keep up to date on CEU information for various professions, we recommend that you contact your licensing board directly to confirm that your profession will accept CEU credits.
Approved Continuing Education Credits
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