Mindfulness E.A.S.T.

EVENT LOCATION Event Location: Cumberland Heights: 8283 River Road Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
Event Details
Who: Dave Smith
What: In-Person Training
Where: Cumberland Heights River Road Campus
Cost: $50.00
Stacy Bridges: stacy_bridges@cumberlandheights.org
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Mindfulness E.A.S.T.

(Emotional Awareness Skills Training)

Cumberland Heights and BrightQuest proudly present:

Mindfulness E.A.S.T, facilitated by Dave Smith

Registration begins at 9:00am

4 CEs Available (NAADAC & NBCC)

This training program integrates the practice of mindfulness and the science of emotion within the context of Emotional Intelligence. It provides didactic overview, theory and practice on core tenets of emotional awareness, emotional regulation, and constructive choices over behaviors and actions.

Mindfulness practices have exploded into the field of mental health over the last several years. They have been proven effective in reducing stress, anxiety, and impulse control. Despite the current trends and hype, mindfulness practice can also be limited if it does not have a specific focus or aim. Individuals who struggle with addictive behaviors typically have little or no emotional regulation strategies, this often is the culprit in relapse and reengagement with any destructive or addiction behaviors. When Mindfulness practice is aimed at the development of emotional regulation and ultimately emotional intelligence, individuals move through addiction recovery more progressively.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn:

The Basic Fundamentals of Mindfulness Practice
The Four-Stage Model of Emotional Intelligence
The Seven Universal Emotions, their functions, and physiological responses. Introduction to the Emotional Episode Timeline, created by Paul Ekman


Participants will be able to find and place attention
Participants will be able to identify the physiology of emotions
Participants will be able to implement mindfulness tools to increase self-regulation
Participants will understand the role and function of emotion within the context of evolutionary biology

About Dave Smith:

Dave Smith is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author. His background is rooted in the Insight Meditation tradition and he was empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers and addiction treatment facilities. Dave teaches residential meditation retreats and classes, provides trainings and consulting in both secular and Buddhist contexts, and works with students through his meditation mentoring program. He recently founded the Secular Dharma Foundation and lives in Paonia, Colorado.

Tammy Stone, Senior Clinical Trainer

Why is it so meaningful to give to Cumberland Heights?

Your gift to Cumberland Heights through our annual and capital initiates gives immediate support to patients and their families. To make a longer term impact a gift to the endowment fund will provide patient assistance funding for years to come.