Helping clients with difficult situations can be hard.
The 3-Minute Breathing Space can make it easier.

 
 

Give your clients some breathing space.

To support your clients in the use of mindfulness practice, you need to cultivate your own personal practice and develop effective ways of guiding your clients' learning. This 4-week online course will equip you with the skills to incorporate a core practice of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy into your clinical work. You'll be guided in learning and teaching the 3-Minute Breathing Space every step along the way by experts Dr. Zindel Segal and Dr. Sona Dimidjian.


 

ENHANCE

Enhance your clinical practice by learning 3-Minute Breathing Space.

 
 

PRACTICE

Learn the 3-Minute Breathing Space in the context of your life and in work with clients.

 
 

GUIDE

Help your clients live with greater freedom even during difficult moments.

 
 

SUPPORT

Get your questions answered and view demonstrations by experts.

 
 

ENGAGE

Connect with a community of therapists like you.

 

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This online course will teach you how to:

 
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Build your own personal 3-Minute Breathing Space practice

 
 
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Confidently lead clients through a 3-Minute Breathing Space practice

 
 
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Help your clients establish a regular 3-Minute Breathing Space practice and rely on it during difficult moments

 
 
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Create your own audio recordings to support your clients’ daily practice

 
 
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Effectively inquire about your clients’ experiences with the 3-Minute Breathing Space

 
 
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Successfully address your clients’ questions and challenges

 

Your breath is always available,
no matter where you are.

The 3-Minute Breathing Space is a unique mindfulness practice that encourages open exploration of moment-to-moment experience. A simple—yet powerful—practice, 3-Minute Breathing Space can be used to help clients across many contexts.

3-Minute Breathing Space is an essential tool for delivering effective Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and supporting clients who are seeking ways to work with difficult emotions and live fully in each moment. Our online course will teach you to guide the 3-Minute Breathing Space. You'll learn to use it in your own life first, and then extend it to your clinical practice to help your clients breath a little easier.

See what experts in the field are saying:

Teaches a brief skill but one that has the potential to be life-changing, both for the therapist and his/her clients and trainees.
— JACQUELINE B. PERSONS, PH.D., DIRECTOR, COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND SCIENCE CENTER
A wonderful form of transmission. I think it will be a great innovation.
— SHARON SALZBERG, COFOUNDER, INSIGHT MEDITATION SOCIETY, SHARONSALZBERG.COM
Congratulations on the innovative nature of this work and stretching the envelope of creativity in connecting therapists with one skillful element of MBCT practice.
— JON KABAT-ZINN, PH.D., FOUNDER, MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION, AUTHOR, FULL CATASTROPHE LIVING
Groundbreaking in design and invaluable in content. It guides clinicians in their personal use of the 3-Minute Breathing Space, and then offers a comprehensive and accessible training in how to introduce this powerful mindfulness-based strategy to clients.
— TARA BRACH, FOUNDER, INSIGHT MEDITATION COMMUNITY OF WASHINGTON, TARABRACH.COM
A richer and more effective approach than simply reading about it in a book . . . for those of us who think we ‘know’ the practice, it is a great benchmark to prevent the ‘drift’ that inevitably happens as we put the practice to daily use.
— STEVEN HICKMAN, PSY.D., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UC SAN DIEGO CENTRE FOR MINDFULNESS
Exceptionally clear and visually interesting, and I very much appreciated the attention to customizing this for each particular client.
— SANDRA COFFMAN, PH.D., PRIVATE PRACTICE, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

System Requirements

Media Used

  • Flash animation
  • Streaming video
  • Interactive modules
  • Audio recordings

 

Minimum System Requirements

  • 1GB RAM
  • 512kb connection speed or higher
  • Flash 10.1+ (to download: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)
  • Soundcard recommended
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 recommended
  • Please note that this course is not Section 508 compliant

 

Microsoft Windows Users

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Internet Explorer 9 (or higher), modern versions of Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome

 

Macintosh Users

  • Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Modern versions of Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome

Continuing Education Accreditation Information

The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) has been approved as a provider of continuing education and continuing medical education by the organizations listed below. IAHB as the approved sponsor maintains responsibility for the enduring material educational activity offered and for following the standards and regulations for the organizations listed above (except where otherwise noted).

ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS: Approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Approved Provider Program (NAADAC Approved Education Provider #92713) for 6 CEHs.

COUNSELORS & MFTs: This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 36). Approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (License #168-000119). IAHB has been approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs. Provider Number 154.

EDUCATORS: The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior has been approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (WESPSB), a member of NASDTEC, as a Clock Hour Provider for Educators. Learner may claim 6 clock hours for completing this course. Please contact your individual state boards for information regarding reciprocity and any additional requirements.

NURSES: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (BRN Provider CEP#2672) for 6 CEHs. 

The Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

PHYSICIANS: The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and NogginLabs. The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: IAHB is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IAHB maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SOCIAL WORKERS: This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of CE credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #PCE-36). As an approved continuing education provider for the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, IAHB offers continuing education for Texas licensed social workers in compliance with the rules of the board. License No. 3876; MC 1982, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714, (512) 719-3521. IAHB is Co-sponsor with R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE Provider #1082 approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clinical social work hours for participating in this course.

PLEASE NOTE: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations.  If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: This advanced course includes descriptions, videotapes, audiotapes, and/or reenactments of actual therapy sessions. Some of the case material may contain graphic descriptions of violence, sexual activity, or other content which could be disturbing, especially to participants who themselves have had similar experiences. The course is intended for healthy professionals and advanced students, who participate at their own risk. If you find portions of the program upsetting, or if you need assistance for any other reason, please notify the instructor or program coordinator.