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Mindfulness: A Tool for Psychotherapy and Treatment

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This virtual workshop will help counselors in the practice of mindfulness using basic relaxation, directed attention with the relaxed mind, directed attention to the content of the mind, and Metta meditation.
Participants will learn how to use mindfulness as a tool in psychotherapy and recovery practice and how the neuro-biology of mindfulness help clients deal with the Default mode aspect of self-thought, and to manage stress, urges, and develop new pathways to living and thinking.

Training objectives:
1.Learn at least four techniques of mindfulness and the purpose each serves in counseling.

2.Learn how the Default mode of the self is developed and how it creates suffering and how Mindfulness can help observe this mode of operation and develop new neuropathways to healthier thinking and behaving.

3.Learn how to use mindfulness with clients in recovery and how to develop a sense of compassion for suffering of self and others.

4.Practice mindful awareness techniques.


  • Wiley D. Harwell, D. Min., LPC, ICGC-II

    Wiley D. Harwell is the executive director of the Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling.Wiley has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University.Wiley is a licensed professional counselor, a certified employee assistance professional, advanced certification in hypnotherapy, and is an International certified gambling counselor-II.
    OAPCG is the official affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling.As the affiliate, Wiley administers the Oklahoma Helpline, leads training for certification to become a certified gambling counselor, works with tribes to promote responsible gambling, promotes awareness for problem gambling to the public and government officials, and works in cooperation with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse as an advocate for all aspects of problem gambling issues. In July 2012, Wiley was elected to serve as a board member of the National Council on Problem Gambling and was reelected in 2015 for a total of six years.Wiley served as president of the NCPG board of directors in 2015-2017.
    Wiley resides in Norman, is married and has four children, seven grandchildren and enjoys time on an acreage east of Norman.

March 22, 2024
Fri 9:00 AM CDT

Duration 7H 0M

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