Comprehensive step-by-step videos train team members to incorporate mindfulness methods into FFT Behavior Change sessions.
Over 30 instructional videos are divided into 7 core training modules for systematic skill building. Downloadable handouts for in-session use are also included. The full curriculum is detailed below
Twelve on-line team consultation session support skill mastery and clinician confidence. Additional consultations are available as desired.
A video library of in-session clinical examples provide concrete demonstration of FFT integration methods.
- Welcome and Introduction
- Concept 1: Integrating Mindfulness into FFT - an Overview
- Concept 2: What's the difference between CBT & Mindfulness?
- Concept 3: How do I integrate FFT relational functions when I'm teaching mindfulness to families?
- Technique 1: What reasons can I offer families why mindfulness will benefit them?
- Technique 2: So where do I start?: Introducing mindfulness through attention to "Inner World vs Outer World"
- Technique 3: Let's have some fun and build mindfulness skills too: Introducing the "Keep a Straight Face Contest"
- Handout 1: Integrating Mindfulness into family therapy - Published Paper (Reference Concept Video 1)
- Handout 2: CBT Triangle (Reference Concept 2 Video)
- Handout 3: Mindful Triangle (Reference Concept 2 Video)
- Handout 4: Inner and Outer Words (Reference Technique Video 2)
- Concept 1: What are at the 3 aspects of emotion?
- Concept 2: What's important to know about how the brain processes emotion?
- Concept 3: How does the nervous system contribute to emotion?
- Technique 1: How do I explain the physiology of emotion to families?
- Technique 2: How do I teach mindful breathing to families?
- Handout 1: What is Emotion? (Reference Concept Video 1)
- Handout 2 : Tri-brain image (Reference Concept Video 2)
- Handout 3: Autonomic Nervous System (Ref. Concept Video 3)
- Handout 4: Gas & Brake Pedal (Reference Concept Video 3
- Handout 5: Zoo Tiger Fight Video (Reference Technique Video 1)
- Concept 1: What's important for families to know about expressing emotion through the body?
- Technique 1: How do I teach family members to attend to emotion in the body?
- Technique 2: How can awareness of emotion in the body enhance attuned communication in families?
- Handout 1: Emotion Faces Image (Reference Technique Videos 1&2)
- Concept 1: How does mindfulness aid the conscious experience of emotion?
- Technique 1: How expanding our emotional vocabulary helps regulate and communicate emotional states.
- Technique 2: Mindfulness and Thoughts; Pain vs. Suffering and the metaphor of the 2 arrows.
- Enhancing Positive Emotions: Technique 1- Gratitude
- Enhancing Positive Emotions: Technique 2 - Teaching Self Compassion
- Handout 1: Sample -Developing Emotional Vocabulary (Reference Technique Video 1)
- Handout 2: Sample Two-Arrows Worksheet (Reference Technique Video 2)
- Handout 3: Universal Self- Compassion (Reference Positive Emotions Technique Video 2)
- Technique 1: How do I help families focus on attuned communication?
- Technique 2: Formal Communication Practices: Internal Awareness
- Technique 3: Formal Communication Practices: Teaching the STOP Practice
- Technique 4: Formal Communication Practices: Guiding Dialogue on Difficult Conversations
- Handout 1: Observing Internal Experiences (Reference Technique Video 2)
- Handout 2: Stop Practice (Reference Technique Video 3)
- Concept 1: What happens when we avoid uncomfortable experiences?
- Technique 1: Guided Meditation: Working with uncomfortable experiences.
- Technique 2: Developing Distress Tolerance with the Ice Cube Challenge
- Technique 3: Urge Surfing - A Distress Tolerance Technique for Coping with Urges and Cravings.
- Downloadable guided meditation (10 minutes) - Working with uncomfortable experiences.
- The Big Picture and Generalization
- Program Summary
- Working With Resistance
- Discussion Topics to Support the Generalization of Mindfulness Practices
- In depth example of a single family over 5 sessions. Includes Physiology of Emotion, the Mindful Triangle, Attuned Communication, and Working with Resistance (70 minutes)
- Emotional expression in the body and its impact on family relationships (17 minutes - Ref. Series 3)
- Using Attuned Communication to Support Relapse Prevention for a Suicide Attempt (33 minutes - Ref. Series 5)
- Using 7-11 Breathing to Reduce Physiological Distress Associated with Negative Emotional States (11 minutes - Ref. Series 2, 5, & 6).
- Using Urge Surfing to Enhance Distress Tolerance (9 minutes - Ref. Series 6)