Mindfulness and Action: The Therapeutic Use of Meditation


About the Course
The study and practice of mindfulness has exploded in popularity during the past twenty years. As an adjunct to counseling and psychotherapy, as a form of meditation, and as an academic discipline, mindfulness has transformed modern thinking about the nature of psychological and physical well-being.  A number of different therapeutic approaches have emphasized the importance of "listening" to the messages of the body. This is especially true of therapies incorporating mindfulness and non-judgmental awareness of feelings, thoughts and emotions.  

This course is designed as a general introduction to the principles of therapeutic meditation. It can also serve as a foundation for more advanced training for those health professionals who are also psychotherapists. The course includes: a discussion of the theoretical foundations of mindfulness and meditation, a demonstration of a meditative sequence, a discussion of the principles underlying this meditative sequence, a case study of a man with a history of multiple addictions and bipolar disorder who underwent and benefitted from training in therapeutic meditation, and an analysis of the case study itself.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the foundational principles of therapeutic meditation.
  • Identify the principles of effective meditation practice.
  • Construct a simple meditative sequence.
  • Describe the most effective components of a meditative sequence.

About the Author/Presenter
John Monopoli, PhD, a clinical psychologist for 34 years, treats individuals using a combination of mindfulness psychotherapy, meditation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Monopoli earned his MA in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and his doctorate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. He is an adjust instructor at Delaware Valley University in Pennsylvania and also maintains a private practice. He is the author of Active Mind/Receptive Mind: The Journey of Mindfulness (2023), a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its relationship to constructive action. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Accreditations and Approvals
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