A Self-Aware/Self-Care Approach

GIFT Training includes four programs. Each program ranges from one to eight meetings that last from two to six hours. CEUs are provided for mental health professionals and educators.

GIFT Training is for social workers, counselors, teachers, administrators, staff, etc. It is a self-aware/self-care approach.

Your organization can benefit from having improved self-awareness and providing self-care to employees. Organizations will be able to better care for their clients and should see improved wellness.

Program 1

Mindfulness-Based Wellness Education

An Introduction

The traditional medical model of health care emphasizes recovery and healing from injury, illness, and diminishment. Mindfulness-based interventions were first employed in stress reduction, a medical model application, but more recently have been shown to enhance overall well-being and health, a wellness model application.

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to mindfulness practices that are associated with:

  • Wellness
  • Mindfulness training programs available through GIFT
  • Training available through the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH).

Time/Duration: 1 Meeting, 3 Hours Long

CEUs: 3 CEUs for Mental Health Professionals and Educators

Fee: $575.00 This fee is waived for organizations actively considering implementing one of GIFT’s four-week or eight-week programs.

Program 2

Establishing Your Mindfulness Practice

A 4 Week Experiential Program

This four-part program will introduce participants to basic and intermediate mindfulness practices such as:

  • Breath meditation
  • Mindful yoga
  • Body scanning
  • Walking meditation

Participants will practice formal mindfulness skills via recordings, learn about ‘everday mindfulness’ practices such as mindful eating, listening, and acceptance, and will gain access to simple mindfulness tools.

Time/Duration: 4 Meetings (1 week apart), each 2 Hours Long

CEUs: 8 CEUs for Mental Health Professionals and Educators

Fee: $1,400.00

Program 3

The Mindfulness Classroom

A 1 Day Experiential Program

This four meeting program will facilitate participants strengthening their Mindfulness practices. The intention of this program will be for participants to be able to establish their classrooms as mindful environments, consistent with the principles guiding the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). The five literacies of mindfulness will be taught in order to help participants to bring mindfulness to their classrooms in ways consistent with standards established by the Delaware Department of Education.

Prerequisite(s) for Attendance: Program 2 (above) or equivalent

Time/Duration: 4 Meetings (1 week apart), each 2 Hours Long

CEUs: 8 CEUs for Mental Health Professionals and Educators

Fee: $1,400.00

Program 4

Mindfulness and Trauma

A 4 Week Experiential Program

The sequelae of trauma have been well documented as a result of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kaiser Foundation. Mindfulness practices are helpful in the treatment of people who have experienced trauma. Mindfulness practices are also helpful for those who work with people who have experienced trauma (“helpers”), whether those people are treatment providers involved in direct services (e.g. mental health professionals) or helpers working in a variety of venues (e.g. school teachers, non-profit employees and volunteers, agency case managers). This four meeting program will integrate education about the nature of trauma and its emotional, behavioral, and cognitive consequences with mindfulness training that will help “helpers” to stay fully present when working with someone struggling with the effects of trauma. Participants will be exposed to simple mindfulness practices that can help those they work with to manage the consequences of trauma.

Prerequisite(s) for Attendance: Program 2 (above) or equivalent

Time/Duration: 4 Meetings (1 week apart), each 2 Hours Long

CEUs: 8 CEU’s for Mental Health Professionals and Educators

Fee: $1,400.00

Program 5

Mindfulness Coaching

In order to help the past participants in mindfulness training to maintain their practices, a mindfulness teacher will visit periodically (generally once every two weeks) for a half-day or full day and meet with participants who have mindfulness practices and/or share those practices with the population they serve. At a school site, the mindfulness coach will meet with teachers and other personnel to support their personal practices, and circulate to their classrooms to observe and teach mindfulness in situ. At other kinds of institutions the mindfulness coach will provide support for the personal mindfulness practices of employees and volunteers, and as is appropriate provide education that facilitates their sharing of mindfulness practices with the
populations they serve.

Time/Duration: Ongoing visits from a mindfulness teacher to an institution that has had mindfulness training provided for employees and/or volunteers.

Fee: $150/Hour

Program 6

Deepening Your Mindfulness Practice

A 1 Day Experiential Program

This 1-day retreat, conducted mostly in deep silence and led by a mindfulness teacher with years of practice and teaching experience, will help participants to develop a mindful way of being in the world.

The program will include:

  • Contemplative practices drawn from a variety of spiritual traditions
  • Integration with principles of psychological well-being
  • The implications of living mindfully for finding contentment and life satisfaction

Prerequisite(s) for Attendance: Completion of Programs 2 or 4, or a statement attesting to an existing personal Mindfulness practice.

Time/Duration: 1 Meeting, 6 Hours Long

CEUs: 6 CEUs for Mental Health Professionals and Educators

Fee: $1,050.00

Program 7

Mindfulness-Based Wellness Education (MBWE)

An 8 Week Experiential Program

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School by Jon Kabat-Zinn has helped thousands of people over the past four decades achieve greater strength and resilience in their medical and psychological health.

The MBWE program will provide:

  • Training in mindfulness skills in order to enhance overall wellness and health
  • The simple mindfulness practices and information about stress and well-being in order to help prevent illness and grow in resilience and overall health.
  • Participants will obtain the skills and knowledge to help them to live healthier and assist others on their mindfulness journey

Time/Duration: 8 Meetings (1 week apart), each 2.5 Hours Long

CEUS: 20 CEUs for Mental Health Professionals and Educators

Fee: $3,500.00

Program Fees

The Fee for each program includes all of the following:

  1. Program Development
  2. Program Implementation
  3. Program Collateral Materials (e.g. online and App based resources, guided meditation recordings, educational materials)
  4. Program Trainers will be vetted and recruited by GIFT, which will provide those trainers with all materials needed for each training. GIFT will contract with Program Trainers and be solely responsible for their compensation.
  5. Program Promotion: In addition to DSAMH’s promotion efforts, GIFT will publicize and promote mindfulness training programs using its resources and mailing lists.
  6. Program Outcomes Research: In addition to any outcomes research conducted by DSAMH, GIFT intends to conduct its own research concerning outcomes of the mindfulness training it conducts and hopes to coordinate research its efforts with DSAMH’s. The results of this research will be shared with DSAMH.


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