Supplemental Program

How to Incorporate Faith-Based & Secular Meditation Into Your Practice and Personally


This online supplementary program is co-hosted by the Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. and the Women Veterans Social Justice Network (WVSJ), and brought to you by WELLNESS4LIFESTEPS, LLC. It is worth 3.0 hours of continuing education and only costs $50. Based on the presenter’s 2019 book (NASW Press), this workshop describes culturally diverse faith-based and secular forms of meditation for personal benefit and as a strategy for clients to reduce anxiety/mood/other symptoms and enhance concentration, ability to detach from traumatic/stressful cognitions and emotions, and enhance positive aspects of living. Several case applications of both sit-down meditation and “spot” or tactical application, and didactic/experiential introduction to 13-step process to introduce clients and self to at least four forms of meditation: mantra, breath count, mindful breath awareness and hybrid. Benefits, cautions and relevance of meditation to prayer are described. Register and pay here

Date: December 3, 2020

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and experience at least four forms of meditation.
  2. Identify and experience 13 steps to introduce themselves and clients/patients to meditation.
  3. Understand the relationship between meditation and prayer.
  4. Understand how to incorporate both strategic (sitting down/quiet space) and spot/in-action meditation.
  5. Understand the relationship between metta (loving/kindness) meditation, personal benefits and social action.

Agenda (All Times Eastern Time)

1:00 – 1:10 pmWelcoming Remarks 
1:10 – 1:25 pmIntroduction & What is Meditation?
1:25 – 2:00 pm Faith-Based, Secular, and Concentrative Forms of Meditation
2:00 – 2:30 pm13 Steps to Introduce Clients (and You) to Meditation
2:30 – 2:40 pmBreathing and Meditation
2:40 – 2:55 pmBreak
2:55 – 3:20 pmMindfulness  and Metta (Loving Kindness) Meditation
3:20 – 3:30 pmBreath and Panic Attacks
3:30 – 3:45 pm Maintaining the Focus of Your Meditation and the Four Phases of Meditation
3:45 – 3:55 pmSpot or “Tactical” Meditation
3:55 – 4:05 pmRelationship Between Meditation and Prayer
4:05 – 4:15 pmVery Brief Orientation to Posttraumatic Applications of Meditation
4:15 – 4:25 pmMeditation Research/Efficacy, And Issues/Cautions/Limitations
Times and subject titles are subject to minor changes.

To register and pay, go to the store and select the CEU Supplemental Program. Your registration includes a 20% discount on a pre-order of the Conference Proceedings book from the 2020 Women Veterans Military Moral Injury Conference.

Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit specializing in education, research, and advocacy in military chaplaincy and soldier care. MISNS’ research focus is on pastoral support to female service members. Women are an underserved population when it comes to spiritual leadership and support. By conducting studies with female service members as the primary population, MISNS is able to develop theories and practices that will enhance the lives of women in the military.

Women Veterans Social Justice Network (WVSJ) is an outreach and community based 501(c)(3) non-profit working to bring together national and local resources available to women veterans in a single, easy to understand and navigable resource. The online social network organization started with peer support groups that utilized social media and education, to inform, support and advocates on behalf of women veterans. It  focuses on issues of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Moral Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), homelessness, suicide awareness and prevention, and VA and community based services and benefits available to women veterans and their families.

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