Mindful Well-being for Social Workers series

Oct 04, 2022 12:00pm -
Nov 08, 2022 01:30pm

Event Description

Mindful Well-being for Social Workers

This course is for social workers who would like to develop new ways to foster their own well-being. Experience with mindfulness mediation is not required and all are welcome to attend. This is a 6-week, multi-session course. Each weekly session is 1.5 hours.

Course Description:

At a time where our mental and emotional selves are being challenged and exhausted, mindfulness for wellbeing offers strategies and practices that can be used day-to-day to promote happiness, calm, and balance. Social workers are often even more at risk of facing these challenges due to the nature of the work that you do. Join us as we explore and embrace a sustainable approach to honoring self and being well with intention.

This course, offered for convenience on zoom, introduces mindfulness practices and also includes the most current topics from the science of wellbeing and positive psychology.  While some courses cover the importance of physical wellness, this class focuses socio-emotional and psychological wellbeing. The course integrates mindfulness techniques and meditations, teachings related to the science of well-being, individual reflections, and interactive exercise. These techniques are intended to foster your own well-being but we will also explore how these tools and brief practices might be used with clients.

The class includes topics such as:

  • Holistic well-being
  • Signature strengths
  • The PERMA components of flourishing
  • Social connections
  • Mindsets and optimism
  • The daily 5-3-1


Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce, strengthen, and/or support one’s mindfulness meditation practice
  2. Aid in restoring well-being as we continue to live through the impact of the COVID pandemic and its impact on the personal and professional self
  3. Learn practical strategies for ongoing self-care that are transferable into your work with clients
















Special Instructions for Participants (what to bring, wear etc):  

Arrange to be in a quiet room since each class will include a meditation practice opportunity.


Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 9 Category I Contact Hours.



  • Arrival time is 11:55am; Training is 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST each session. 
  • Attendees are required to attend all 6 sessions (October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8) to receive course credit.
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Shanza Isom, MSW and Susan Wilkes, PhD


Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $135
Non-Member       $215



This will be a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.


Registration deadline: October 2, 2022



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.    

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jul 06, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Jul 07, 2022 and ends on Oct 02, 2022.
Late registration starts on Oct 03, 2022.
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