Explore the characteristics of mindful self-care, intimate relationships, communication processes and examine how these impact our relationships with others and the planet on which we live.
This course will prepare you to earn a Certificate in Mindful Relationships. Mindfulness is an increasingly prominent tool used by individuals, professionals, corporations, and communities as a way to improve overall mental and physical health and cope with stressful situations. As a powerful stress management and health technique, it is used health/career coaches, corporate leaders, healthcare providers, and others in virtually every industry to support personal health and productivity as well as the focus, creativity, and productivity of employees. Across industries, business leaders, clinical therapists, psychologists, mental/behavioral health workers and social workers are all using these techniques as part of their practice.
(8 contact hours)
Expiration Date: 9/15/2023
(Next date of course revision)
Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships: The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.
Non-endorsement of Products: Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA approval or endorsement of any commercial product.
American Nurses Credentialing Center
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.
Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA Learning Solutions or Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product(s).
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in all states.
California Board of Registered Nurses
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).
NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors)
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #107194).
Mindful self-care is essential for your well-being. Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, and it is also one of the easiest things to forget to do or put aside in favor of tending to others. Self-care habits, when done regularly, have the ability to greatly enhance your body, mind, and spirit. When you mindfully care for yourself, you benefit and so do others in your life.
Mindful communication means listening and speaking with intention, compassion, and awareness. It means being present. Intimate, complex, and necessary for our very survival, mindful communication can profoundly affect our overall health and wellness. Mindful communication not only transmits information, it helps us relate to each other as human beings in a context of relationships, cultures, families, organizations, and nations. What we say, how we say it, and what we mean are important and can be life changing.
Mindful intimate relationships involve being present, aware, and paying attention to the individuals in our relationships in a kind, gentle, accepting, nonjudgmental way. They involve an open attitude toward thoughts and feelings that arise in the most personal relationships in our lives. Through compassionate, mindful practice, we can integrate intimacy into our lives and cultivate powerful, meaningful relationship with ourselves, our significant others, partners, families, communities, and society.
Mindfulness, climate change, a connectedness to nature, and human health are intricately related. Mindful awareness of the effects of climate change on nature and health will help us develop new social practices and encourage a broader cultural shift toward a healthier planet. Numerous independent researchers and scientists all across the world know that Earth is warming and human activity is the primary cause. How much climate change we will experience in the future is dependent on the choices we all make as mindful global citizens to reduce our global emissions and reconsider our patterns of consumption.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, accreditation consultation, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author (with Caroline Young) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.
Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author (with Cyndie Koopsen) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.
"This class has been a real pleasure. I have some new information that will help me be more mindful in both my personal and professional relationships. Thank you." - Linda O.