Mindfulness Based Symptom Management: the foundations, techniques, and best strategies for your clinical growth.

Dr. Lynette Monteiro, Psychologist

Develop a strong and ethical foundation for the development of mindfulness skills in psychotherapy.

Excerpt: presentation of the ethics of mindfulness

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  • 4h of continuing education
  • 37 lessons that last from 5 to 15 minutes each
  • 1 certificate of achievement
  • 1 PowerPoint
  • 1 bibliography
  • 1 course evaluation
  • 4 months unlimited access
  • 7-day money back guarantee
  • 97% of participants who completed the satisfaction survey declare they would recommend this course to a colleague


Mindfulness approaches are often presented as a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. Although proven beneficial in a broad range of contexts, mindfulness practices, like all tools available to clinicians, also come with inherent risks and ethical dilemmas.

Dr. Lynette Monteiro has crafted this workshop to provide you with the most effective strategies for integrating mindfulness into your practice. You will learn how to master key techniques employed in mindfulness-based interventions and effectively address any potential negative impacts of clinical interventions.

This workshop will provide you with a method for developing the skills necessary for cultivating moment-by-moment awareness, gaining insight into the obstacles that prevent skillfulness, and discovering ways to engage in skillful action.

You will also explore the full depth and scope of mindfulness through the Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) protocol, specifically designed to adapt to your clients' unique clinical presentations and needs. At its core, MBSM is built on the shared desire of both clinician and client to mitigate suffering. MBSM guides clients in developing a comprehensive skill set across the Four Platforms of Mindfulness: body, emotions, sensations, and thoughts. The protocol also assists clients in recognizing their intentions, understanding the emotions tied to whether outcomes align or don't align with expectations, and understanding the connection between their choices and values.

Finally, principles of effective supervision in mindfulness will be presented.

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About the expert

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Dr. Lynette Monteiro is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario, Canada. She is the co-developer of Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) and the co-director of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic which was founded in 2003. Her passion has been in training health care professionals in the safe use of mindfulness approaches, including the cultivation of values-awareness to effect change. Because her roots are in Buddhism, the implementation of mindfulness in a secular and clinical format has been the focus of her research and publications. As an adjunct professor and clinical professor at Victoria University/University of Toronto, she has taught graduate level courses on Mindfulness and psychotherapy, mindfulness and ethics, and the Buddhist foundations of mindfulness. She has presented on the topic of mindfulness and ethics at several conferences and has published extensively on mindfulness.

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Learning objectives

  1. Understand the models that underpin contemporary mindfulness interventions.
  2. Identify the benefits and risks of mindfulness practices for clinical populations.
  3. Develop skills in guiding practices and the inquiry process that follows the practice.
  4. Implement the values-clarification protocol with clients to cultivate observation of unskillful actions/outcomes and effect change through skillful actions.

Learning material

A theoretical course illustrated with clinical examples. This course is composed of videos of 5 to 15 minutes each. The PowerPoint of the course to download.


  • PowerPoint
  • The ethics of mindfulness-based interventions

  • 1. Presentation of the ethics of mindfulness
  • 2. The basics of Mindfulness-Based Programs and Inverventions (MPB-MBI)
  • 3. The ethics in mindfulness
  • 4. Mindfulness and psychological vulnerability
  • 5. The ethics of mindfulness
  • 6. Navigating mindfulness with the client
  • 7. End of module 1
  • Buddhist perspectives

  • 8. Presentation of buddhism perspectives
  • 9. The origins of buddhism
  • 10. The core principles of buddhism
  • 11. The ethics of traditional and contemporary buddhism
  • 12. The cycle of change and the five skillful habits
  • 13. The awareness of breath and the four domains
  • 14. The four immeasurables and the motivation for change
  • 15. End of module 2
  • Core intervention skills

  • 16. Presentation of the core of mindfulness
  • 17. The Intentional Systemic Mindfulness (ISM)
  • 18. Why we suffer
  • 19. Inquiry
  • 20. Creating a space for curiosity
  • 21. End of module 3
  • The ethical space of mindfulness

  • 22. Presentation of the ethical space of mindfulness
  • 23. The teacher
  • 24. The teachings and the participants
  • 25. End of module 4
  • Core concept of MBSM: Content of the 8-week program

  • 26. Presentation of Core Concepts of MBSM
  • 27. The four foundations of mindfulness
  • 28. Mindfulness Based Symptom Management (MBSM)
  • 29. Session 1-Establishing mindfulness
  • 30. Session 2-Being with the difficult
  • 31. Session 3-Mindfulness of Body
  • 32. Session 4-Mindfulness of Emotions
  • 33. Session 5-Mindfulness of Sensations
  • 34. Session 6-Mindfulness of the Mind
  • 35. Session 7-Compassionate Mind
  • 36. Session 8-Going Forth
  • 37. Conclusion
  • Bibliography

CE Credits

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This training is intended for mental health professionals.


  • 4h of continuing education
  • 37 lessons that last from 5 to 15 minutes each
  • 1 certificate of achievement
  • 1 PowerPoint
  • 1 bibliography
  • 1 course evaluation
  • 4 months unlimited access
  • 7-day money back guarantee

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