CE- CEU programs 

"It's really helpful because it teaches you techniques you can use at a later time and helps you to alleviate stress.  The nice thing about the workshop is that there are three components, and there were an educational component and a relaxation component at the end"

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Donna Ferraro, psychologist

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CE-CEU  Programs 

It's really helpful because it teaches you techniques you can use at a later time and helps you to alleviate stress.  The nice thing about the workshop is there is an educational component and a relaxation component at the end. 

 -Donna Ferraro, Psychologist 

Training, Managing & Mentoring

  • Training is teaching people to do what they don't know how to do- Teaching
  • Managing is making sure people do what they know how to do- Telling
  • Mentoring is when someone who is really good at doing something, shares their knowledge and experience with someone who wants/needs to improve 
Leading by example

CE-CEU Programs 

What This Program Is About

"The Technology for your Psychology" Program

 Tools and techniques are given to clinicians that can be used and recommend for their patients as part of a Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Approach. During a traumatic experience, the body goes through profound changes. We will start the discussion on how to create a clear and understanding mind & body for ( the clinicians to engage their clients.) and enables the healthcare professional to have more success with their most challenging clients.


This program provides evidence-based and practical methods to improve emotional Intelligence & facilitate well-being and improve stress responses in the health professional's settings. There are many challenging situations in dealing with patients that confront the health care professional on a regular basis  These techniques can reduce an emotional uproar and provide a "calm in the storm" presence.

This CE-CEU  program provides tools (technology) for accessing and beginning to understand the internal landscape.   The participants will learn methods to evaluate their own habitual responses, negative conditioning, and survival skills.  They will be assisted in the self-study of beliefs, fears, reactions and desires that are self-limiting and they will identify "masks"  and recognize new ways to protect themselves and not only "survive"  but "thrive" in the world. 

   Patients experience various levels of trauma which have many physical effects.

Dr. Bessel A Van der Kolk, a clinical psychiatrist and founder of the Trauma Center at Brookline MA. states "it's important to move beyond simply talking ... feeling that somebody understands your suffering is enormously comforting but it doesn't make your body know that you are safe.  The real method is "resetting your physiology."  MRI brain scan breakthroughs enable scientists to look at how the brain functions in real time, other than just taking a still photograph.  Harvard Research on Mindfulness Meditation shows that the medial prefrontal cortex shuts down during stress and lights up during meditation.  Dr. Van der Kolk recommends yoga and breath work as a body-based therapy for releasing trauma.

The workshop includes in-depth training in  Negative Mind, Positive Mind, Neutral Mind as we examine how your mind thinks, feels and acts differently in each of these three. The mind and its faculties it can be dangerous that you can do things that are delusional, imaginative and unintentional and equally, it is so beneficial that you can create things.  If there is no relationship between you and your mind then there is no consolidated guidance and you will be running off of reactions.  The mind in its state colors all your actions and thoughts. We will show techniques for breathing to calm the mind, Body Movements, Videos, Worksheets, and Discussion.


Participants completing this 6-hour  program will be able to:

  1.  Identify the characteristics of feelings, thoughts, reactions, and actions at any given moment.
  2. Experience tools and techniques to leave old "mechanical habits behind and begin to become more mindful and release bodily tension.
  3. Bring awareness to thoughts, words and reactive states when buttons are being pushed.  Recognize ways to deal with the situations in the moment with healthy actions, not just reactions and become more emotionally resilient.
  4. Name several benefits of emotionally resilient habits.
  5. Describe calming practices for healthcare professionals who are experiencing strong emotions and strategies to assist their patients and improve patient care and patient outcomes.  
  6. Describe, for this course, the implication for mental health, nursing, dentistry, and other healthcare professions. 

"The Technology for your Psychology"

I.      Introduction: Mental approaches to improve the perception of the patients /clinician relationship 

   Challenging situations that may confront the healthcare professional on a regular basis.  Handling a complaint,

     giving an unwelcome suggestion etc....

A.  How to handle interpersonal conflict:  Stories remind us of what it is that we value and connect us to our values.

   The story that a clinician/patient tells can be affected by Beliefs, Fears, and Emotions which can impair the perception of anyone by the pattern of thinking that is learned in a childhood or adolescence years.  How an individual's perception is affected is according to their conditioning of the mind and the emotions  The mind and its faculties can be dangerous that you can do things that are delusional, imaginative and unintentional, and equally, it is so beneficial that you can create things.  Participants bring awareness how an incident happens how an individual perceives the incidents by their own beliefs and how the individual views the clinician/ patient /client relationship in a negative way or positive way.  

Healthcare professionals will learn several strategies for communicating as they learn how to communicate more effectively by understanding how their story has evolved by seeing the connections of how the story is formed. Research indicates that the most challenging of people are those who have not understood how their irrational thinking came into existence.   

  This course is not an intellectual debate, but an intelligent confrontation with your own experience,  

The mind uses many pats and that the greater mind has three functional minds:

Negative Mind, Positive Mind, Neutral Mind.  Your mind thinks, feels and acts differently in each of these three. They color all your actions and thoughts.

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B.    Research has revealed

A revolution in the science of emotion has emerged in the last few decades, with the potential to shift to a paradigm shift in thinking about decision theories. he research reveals that emotions constitute powerful pervasive and predictable drivers of decision making.  Across different domains, important regularities appear in the mechanism through in which emotions influence judgment and choices.  The present paper organizes and analyzes what has been learned from the past 35 years of work on emotion and decision making.   

Emotion and Decision making - Jennnifer s. Lerner Harvard University

Ye Li - University of California Riverside 

Piercarlo Valdesolo Clare Mont  McKenna College

Karim Lassam Carnegie Mellon University

Manuscript submitted for publication in the Annual Review of Psychology

 Mechanics  of the mind 

"Nothing is more important than being able to choose the way we think, our feelings aspirations and desires, the way we view our world and ourselves.  Mastery of the mind means that we can begin to reshape our life and character, rebuild relationships, thrive in the stress of daily living and become the kind of person we really want to be."

            - Eknath Easwaran 

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Letting Go 

As you begin to gain the ability to calm your mind, explore your own thinking, and become a "self- witness" to your life, you also begin to notice that you also have the ability to make choices.  Although you may typically think of choices in terms of the various things you can do, you might also consider the things you do not want to do. Ridding yourself of unwanted thoughts, or ways of thinking is still a conscious act.  Here we will call it "letting go"  

"Letting go" refers to letting go of the past.  Not in the sense of forgetting, but in the sense of letting go of the pain and disappointment.  It can also be called "releasing", but in many ways, it could also be called surrendering.  Why can't you "not do " something the old fashioned way, by just stubbornly refusing or, even more classically, just pretending the issue or thought does not exist until it hopefully disappears?  The answer is in the "why" you would let go in the first place...to eliminate tension, both emotionally and physically. 

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When buttons are being pushed

When a "button" gets pushed, we think we are reacting or responding to the "something" that is happening in that moment.  But, if you take a couple deep breaths and step back into observer mode, you will often see that the intensity of your reaction seems extreme for the situation itself.  This observation is not about passing judgement on yourself or telling yourself you are "over-reacting"

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 Climbing Tne Emotional Hill

When life comes at you quickly and unexpectedly, what do you do?  What do you do when you feel overwhelmed emotionally?   The events of daily life can range anywhere from easy to overwhelmingly difficult.   The resulting feelings and physical reactions, depending on your perception of the severity of the events, can leave you stuck at the bottom of an emotional hill without the means to climb to a comfortable place on the other side. You can either judge how "bad" or how "not so bad" a particular incident is and get lost in whether you need to panic, hide, or ignore it... or you can just go ahead and climb the emotional hill.

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