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Effective Mindfulness Interventions: Techniques to Improve Patient Outcomes & Personal Well-Being

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Clyde Boiston, PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI
6 Hours 20 Minutes
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Oct 11, 2019
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Your work as a therapist can be so rewarding, seeing patients return to their normal lives and activity. Yet, there are days when you’re not as locked in to each patient, where the emotional toll of their behaviour can hinder your progress and your go-to strategies just aren’t as effective.

Revitalize your practice and take your clinical effectiveness as a therapist to the next level using mindfulness.

Mindfulness isn’t a buzzword; the principles and practices are proven to work! Learn to use these time-tested techniques to improve therapy outcomes while simultaneously reducing the overwhelming stress you face daily as a healthcare professional.

Gain effective clinical techniques from physical therapist and certified mindfulness facilitator, Clyde Boiston, who has utilized mindfulness in his clinical practice for over two decades.

You’ll become proficient at applying foundational mindfulness techniques and practices to a variety of clinical populations – simultaneously improving your assessment of and treatment outcomes with patients.

Watch him in this transformational recording as he reveals the latest advances in mindfulness and neuroscience to improve your work as a therapist and open the door to becoming a more centred human being.

Full of experiential exercises, interactive discussions, and other resources, you will take away practical mindfulness strategies you can immediately integrate into your practice and your daily life.



This online program is worth 6 hours CPD.



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Clyde Boiston, PT, OCS, CMF, TCHI, is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience who has worked in multiple therapy settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. In addition to his continuing clinical work as a PT, he and his wife own and operate Bel Wellness, a mind-body wellness studio in Riverside, CA which offers classes in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness and meditation. Mr. Boiston is a mindfulness teacher and meditation instructor who presents retreats, workshops, and mindful living classes to both corporate and healthcare employers as well as the general community. His clients include Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, UC Riverside, and the Riverside County Office on Aging. He received his certification as a Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF) from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) in 2017 after completing their yearlong teacher training program. MARC is part of the UCLA Medical School’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Mr. Boiston graduated with a BS in PT from California State University Long Beach in 1997 and has been Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2004. He is also a certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Clyde Boiston maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Clyde Boiston has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Define the mind-body connection and explain how mindful awareness practices can improve both clinical effectiveness and personal well-being.
  2. Articulate what recent scientific research has discovered which validates the use of mindfulness in therapy.
  3. Discuss the concept of neuroplasticity and discover how mindfulness meditation can change the structure and function of the brain in positive ways.
  4. Identify 3 components of burnout suffered by healthcare professionals and articulate why the rates of each are significantly higher than the general working population.
  5. Demonstrate the connection between healthcare provider burnout and the resultant decrease in quality of patient care and clinician effectiveness.
  6. Discover techniques to improve your own mind-body awareness and use this as a resource in designing more effective interventions in your patient’s treatment plan.
  7. Develop mindful speaking and listening strategies that will help you become more actively engaged with your patients and improve their clinical outcomes.
  8. Design a plan to incorporate both formal meditation practice and informal mindfulness activities into your daily life after the course concludes. 



Research and Treatment Concepts

  • How mindfulness can benefit you
  • Current state of research on mindfulness
  • Neuroscience and mindfulness: how we can retrain our brain to be more resilient and compassionate clinicians
  • Demystifying meditation – what it can and cannot do
  • Experiential exercise: mindful breathing techniques

Professional Burnout and How to Avoid It

  • How mindfulness can help ward off the symptoms of burnout:
    • Emotional exhaustion
    • Depersonalization
    • Low sense of personal accomplishment
  • Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)
  • Three core skills of mindfulness every therapist should have
  • Experiential exercise: STOP and RAIN practices

Techniques of Informal Mindfulness Practices

  • Mindfulness vs. mindlessness
  • Findings from the ‘Harvard Study’
  • Telephone meditation
  • Shower meditation
  • Driving meditation
  • Experiential exercise: eating meditation
  • Connecting formal and informal mindfulness practices
  • Experiential exercise: walking meditation


Mindfulness for Chronic Pain

  • Cultivate awareness of our physical bodies
  • Exercise infused with mindfulness
  • Experiential exercise: mindful movement
  • Jon Kabat Zinn and MBSR – “Leaning In” to touch the pain
  • Experiential exercise: body scan meditation

Mindfulness for Aging and Death

  • Understand impermanence
  • Help your patients make peace with the “human condition”
  • The unique dilemma of hospice care partners
  • Strategies for mindful ageing
  • Experiential exercise: lighting rounds

Mindfulness for Better Assessment and Treatment

  • Key to improving patient-therapist relations: incorporate relational mindfulness strategies
  • Mindful speaking and listening
    • Authentic, truthful speech
    • Deep listening with full attention (80/20 rule)
  • Experiential exercise: introducing the dyad


How to Start Your Own Personal Practice

  • Everything you need to know about sitting meditation
  • Overcoming the obstacles to formal meditation practice
  • Essentials for nurturing your own mindfulness practices
    • The synergistic relationship between formal and informal mindfulness practice
    • The importance of consistency, patience and forgiveness
    • Support for your practice after today
    • Resources in your community
    • Recommended reading

Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance

  • The 8-role circle for conscious goal setting
  • How to look within – heart-body-mind triad
  • The importance of self-nurturing
  • Find greater emotional stability
  • Cultivate more acceptance, tolerance, and compassion
  • Learn how to use vulnerability and sensitivity as your greatest strengths

Take Home Lessons for Immediate Application

  • Become a better listener by truly “hearing” your patients
  • Connect with the positive qualities of your patients
  • Become less reactive by reframing your perceptions
  • Accept all criticism as opportunities for learning

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Healthcare Administrators


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