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Surmounting Social Isolation & Loneliness: Mindfulness Meditation

Wed October 21st: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

Free

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About This Webinar

When we develop a cough or a fever, it’s likely a sign that something is not quite right with our physical health. But what about when we feel lonely? High-quality relationships are vital for our health and well-being– and loneliness might be a sign that something is not quite right with our emotional health. This session explores the differences between social isolation and loneliness, the potential risks to our personal and relational health, and provides tips for how to effectively cope and manage.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between social isolation and loneliness.
  • Identify tips to coping and managing loneliness.
  • Review mindfulness meditation techniques.

Presenter(s)

Andrew B. Crocker
Extension Program Specialist
Gerontology & Health
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
Special Populations
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Click the button below for CE credit
You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.

Continuing Education
 

  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLE.
  • Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.
  • For a complete list of Military Caregiving courses for CE credit go to: Military Families

Event Materials

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Mindfulness Meditation Techniques

Webinar Flyer (PDF)

6 Replies to “Surmounting Social Isolation & Loneliness: Mindfulness Meditation”

  1. Is there a class of this type for the person needing the help in identifying and dealing with the social isolation and loneliness? Great that you are teaching professionals the difference but hoedown about the veteran who needs the help? Obviously if it is social isolation, a webinar would be an ideal solution.
    Thank you in advance for your support

    1. W. Stevens –

      Thank you for your interest in this webinar. The training is currently only available online. It was designed specifically during this COVID-19 era as many individuals are teleworking.

      Kindest regards,

      MFLN Military Caregiving

  2. 3 questions:
    – Is this a training course? or is this for people who need help?
    – It looks like this lasts 11 hours long? Does this repeat? If this is actually 11 hours long are there breaks?
    – Is there participation? or is this a class room setting (listen and learn)?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Jeff –

      The ‘Surmounting Social Isolation & Loneliness: Mindfulness Meditation” webinar is a professional development training that will highlight differences between social isolation and loneliness, the potential risks to our personal and relational health, and provides tips for how to effectively cope and manage. The webinar is scheduled for October 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. – Noon ET. (60-minutes). Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments in a chat pod setting within the Zoom platform.

      Kindest regards,

      MFLN Military Caregiving

      1. I was listening to todays webnar and I cannot find the link for questions and evaluation. I would also like certificate for the course to get credit.

        1. Hello Joseph –

          Please select the purple, “Continuing Education” under the Continuing Education (CE) Credit section to complete the webinar survey and receive an automatically generated email certificate.

          Kindest regards,

          MFLN Military Caregiving

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