Counselor identity can be cultivated and strengthened with mindfulness practices. Beginning meditators often struggle with distractions and need assistance in finding the best tools to sustain their practice. Demystifying mindfulness starts with awareness of the breath, changing daily habits, and noticing when your mind has wandered. This session provides practical information to learn about mindfulness resources and instruction in ways to be mindful in everyday activities.
Participants will identify and describe 10 tools to prevent burn-out and promote self-care through mindfulness practices.
Participants will describe mindfulness practices that promote counselor identity and self-compasssion.
Participants will identify obstacles that interfere with self-care and negatively impact counselor identity and provide solutions to prevent burn-out.
Idaho State University