MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS,

It’s time to give energy and attention to you.

NOT JUST THE PEOPLE YOU CARE FOR.

You as a Mental Health Professional are stressed.
And why wouldn't you be?

Let’s face it: being a mental health provider is more stressful than ever before. With the rising mental health crisis, shortage of providers, and overbooked schedules, it’s no wonder that up to 61% of mental health practitioners reported experiencing burnout before COVID-19.1 Since the pandemic, the situation has only worsened, with the demand for virtual therapy and telemental health services growing by a staggering 302%.2

The retirement of Mental Health Professionals is outpacing the rate at which new professionals are entering the field. The increase in demand, combined with an innate draw to help others, has forced many mental health workers to push their personal and professional boundaries by committing more time to their patients and less to their own self-care. Additionally, being constantly exposed to the stressors, traumas, and unfortunate circumstances of others can take a toll on practitioners’ own mental health and result in empathic distress and fatigue.

As a mental health professional, you are committed to caring for others. But are you caring for yourself?

1American Psychological Association, 2018
2Wheel.com, The State of Burnout for Mental Health Workers in 2021, 2021

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for Mental Health Professionals was developed because you care so much for others, now it's time to care for YOU.

What is MAPs for Mental Health Professionals?

Mindfulness for Mental Health Professionals, taught by a Clinical Psychologist

A comprehensive approach to stress management for mental health professionals. Our 10 module online program is specifically designed for individuals working within the field of mental health.

Our courses are rooted in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion, with a bonus module on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

You will learn how to create sustainable rituals for self-care, cultivate resilience, and explore various Mindful Awareness Practices.

This is not another thing you have to do for your patients. This is for YOU.

What Will I Learn?
Module 1
 Introduction to
Mindfulness & Self-Care

Meet your program co-hosts, get an introduction to the foundations of Mindfulness, and learn the importance of practicing sustainable self-care rituals as a Mental Health Professional.

Module 2
Perception
& Focus

Build the capacity for focus. Learn to calm your mind, focus your attention, and stay present with what is happening inside you and around you.

Module 3
Positive Emotions
& Gratitude

Understand why positive emotions have a significant impact on our resilience and how to cultivate them in daily life. Start to give yourself permission to feel good and contribute to your own wellbeing.

Module 4
Dealing with Stress
& Discomfort

Explore the science of stress and understand our inherent “negativity bias” as humans. Learn how to be present with feelings of discomfort and negative emotions in order to transform your experience with stressful situations.

Module 5
Growth
& Resilience

Take a closer look at your ingrained habits and patterns that may no longer be serving you. Understand how to navigate periods of transition in order to foster growth and resilience.

Module 6
Meaning
& Hopefulness

Explore foundational Positive Psychology topics such as Grit, Character Strengths, and Hopefulness to help shift your perspective and develop a greater sense of meaning and purpose.

Module 7
Compassion for
Yourself & Others

Discover what Self-Compassion truly is and the various practices you can use to cultivate deeper compassion for yourself and others. Use Self-Compassion to prevent and heal stress and burnout and provide a sense of balance in your daily life and work.

Module 8
Caring For You,
the Caregiver

Learn how to apply the practices of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion to the specific context of your work as a Mental Health Professional. Explore practical exercises and tools to use at work in order to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue, reconnect with yourself, and be more present with your patients. It’s time to care for you, the caregiver.

Module 9
Communication
& Connection

Use Mindfulness to communicate with more presence, clarity, and patience to help strengthen your connection with others. Learn useful communication strategies and phrases in order to respond to triggers in a more skillful way.

Module 10
Sustaining
a Practice

As the program comes to a close, learn how you can continue your exploration of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion with both formal and informal practices. Consider how you can continue practicing sustainable self-care in a way that works for you. While the modules have come to an end, your journey has only just begun!

Meet your PROGRAM CO-HOSTS & EXPERT GUIDES
Cory is a former monk, mindfulness advisor for the Dr. Oz show, and bestselling author. He has taught Mindful Leadership at Columbia University, is an instructor of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and for the last ten years has offered mindfulness workshops and retreats around the world. Named by Dr. Oz as one of the nation’s leading experts on mindfulness, his meditations have been heard more than 10 million times in over 100 countries. Cory is the host of the top ranked podcast, Practicing Human, host of the mindfulness app and platform, Mindfulness.com, and author of the bestselling book, Stop Missing Your Life: How to Be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World.
Cory Muscara, MAPP
Program Co-Host
and Multi-Program Contributor
Tara Cousineau - Tara Cousineau, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist, researcher and writer. She currently works as a staff psychologist at Harvard University’s Counseling Center. She is the author of The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World and The Little Deck of Kindfulness. Dr. Cousineau is a mindfulness meditation teacher and on faculty at The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA. She is a trained teacher in Making Friends with Yourself for adolescents and young adults, an adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion group program, based on the teachings of Drs. Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. Dr. Cousineau is also a certified facilitator of the Daring Way Method™ in practices of courage and resilience, based on the research by Dr. Brené Brown, PHD, LMSW. She is a founder of KindMinds.co and host of the Kind Minds podcast, and is devoted to bringing “kindfulness” practices to individuals, schools and workplaces through speaking engagements and workshops.
Tara Cousineau, Ph.D.
Program Co-Host
and Multi-Program Contributor
Valerie transformed her high-pressure, twenty-year career as a lawyer-lobbyist, representing educational institutions and nonprofits, to human-scale work with leaders and teams to foster trustworthy, compassionate, and authentic connections.  She is an accredited leadership coach, international retreat leader, writer, and Chief Mindfulness Officer of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness and leadership, and is a Co-Director of Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.
Valerie Brown, JD, MA, PCC
Multi-Program Contributor

"This program is intended for YOU, as a Mental Health Provider, to be able to care for yourself just as much as you care for the people you work with."

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