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Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction: Tinnitus, Brain Functioning, and Mindfulness

Course: #25975Level: Intermediate1 Hour 91 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

This presentation explores tinnitus within the framework of brain functioning and current research into mindfulness. The talk is designed to familiarize participants with the 8-week Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) program and the online program, MindfulTinnitusRelief.com, developed and researched by the presenter at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Course created on July 16, 2015

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain how to evaluate research to date on mindfulness as a management tool for tinnitus.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe mindfulness based tinnitus stress reduction and the components of the 8-week course and the online version MindfulTinnitusRelief.com.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe what is happening in the brain of a person experiencing bothersome tinnitus.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes A Brief Lesson in Mindful Awareness Building (Meditation): Mindfulness Defined, Inside the Meditating Brain, Mindfulness: Efficacy with a Range of Illnesses
15-25 Minutes The Science Behind Mindfulness: Importance of the Medial Pre-Frontal Cortex, Anatomy of the Brain and the Correlates of Fear (Tinnitus Perception), Cortical Areas Thicker in Meditators
25-30 Minutes MBTSR Pilot Study: What We Know From Research
30-35 Minutes Future Directions & Goals for MBTSR
35-50 Minutes MindfulTinnitusRelief.com: Course Structure and MindfulTinnitusRelief.com: Milestones
50-55 Minutes The MBTSR Education Partnership Program (EPP): How Audiologists can offer Mindfulness to their patients
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Question & Answers

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Presenter Disclosure: Jennifer Gans: Financial: Jennifer Gans has received a grant and/or is a named investigator on a grant and the research and/or research results will be discussed in the course. Two studies discussed in the course are based on research conducted at UCSF that was privately funded by a donor to investigate Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction. The grant is no longer funding future work at this time. Dr. Gans has intellectual property rights for material presented/discussed in the course: she is the CEO & Founder of MindfulTinnitusRelief.com which has non-profit and for-profit status. This course will also be promoted on MindfulTinnitusRelief.com. Non-Financial: Dr. Gans has no commercial or financial relationship with ReSound. This AudiologyOnline course is presented in partnership with ReSound in good faith on the common desire to expand tinnitus knowledge in the audiology community. All content presented is the property of Dr. Jennifer Gans.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by ReSound in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This course discussed the Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) program and the online program, MindfulTinnitusRelief.com.

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British Academy of Audiology

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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

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New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

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