Thank you for visiting our page for the supplemental handouts and worksheets for our book “A Clinician’s Guide To Teaching Mindfulness”. We hope you find them useful for your classes.
- RAIN The RAIN acronym is a classic for working with challenging emotions: Recognize, Allow, Investigate with kindness, Non-identification. We love Tara Brach’s version, which we share with you here. You can also share the following YouTube link with students:
- STAFF IN SERVICE Practical tips on how to conduct a in-service for staff to raise awareness about mindfulness (and encourage referrals).
- S-T-O-P HANDOUT Another classic mindfulness acronym: Stop (become aware), Take a breath, Observe (what’s going on), Proceed. Here is the link for another YouTube link on STOP:
- URGE SURFING Developed by Alan Marlatt for working with urges to prevent addiction relapse, this practice is useful for anybody with any kind of urges and impulses.
- Easy CHAIR YOGA SEQUENCE This is a practical handout from www.livingwordsofwisdom.com. This can be used with many populations. Please always err on the side of caution when guiding movement practices.
A homework log can be a useful tool to enhance accountability.
Practicing the RAIN acronym (Recognize, Allow, Investigate with kindness, Non-identification) is often a challenge. We have created with worksheet so class participants can write the different steps down and take their time to reflect and explore.
SAMPLE EMAILS TO CLASS FOR EACH SESSION:
Introduction to E-mail Templates
We have included an e-mail template to send to class participants after each class. These e-mails contain a brief review of the class, a reminder about the homework, and a mindfulness teaching tip directly related to the contents of the related course.
When working with clinical populations, carefully review your specific procedures about the use of e-mail communication with patients. It may not be appropriate to correspond via email, as once patients have email access they may wish to communicate with clinicians via e-mail, and this may not be considered a secure means of communication for protected health information in your setting.
- SESSION 1: Class Intro and Overview
- SESSION 2: Be Right Where You Are
- SESSION 3: Our Story Telling Mind
- SESSION 4: Cultivating Kindness
- SESSION 5: Willingness to Be With Things as They Are
- SESSION 6: Moving Forward and Class Wrap Up
- S plus 1: FIRST ADDITIONAL SESSION: Finding Compassion Within
- S plus 2: SECOND ADDITIONAL SESSION: Enhancing Resilience