Taking Your Time to Shine: Mindfulness & Character Strengths Practices to Be Your Best Self

Starts March 4, 2021
Ends April 22, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


March 4, 2021 12:00 pm - April 22, 2021 1:00 pm Zoom ** VIRTUAL EVENT

Hi everyone!
I’m very excited to announce a new co-sponsored 29 CE training based on the Mindfulness Based Strengths Practice (MBSP).  Brandon, my co-facilitator, and I have run this group for the last few years with great outcomes and decided with everything going on in the world it was time to craft a version just for healers and empaths.  Thus, Taking Your Time to Shine was born.  It’s a beautiful blend of  mindfulness practices (meditation, art, walking, yoga, etc), character strengths use (via institute), and tenets of ACT.
This group is 100% virtual and can be completed at your pace.  The live zoom events will be recorded for those who cannot attend.  And an optional private FB group will be available to those who want to stay connected with myself, Brandon, and other practitioners throughout the course.  The details are all below and a detailed description with schedule is attached.  I hope you can join us as we take the time to be the shiniest, most authentic selves. 😉
Warm regards,

Presenters: Kanjana Hartshorne, LCSW, Reiki Master, CCFP, C-IAYT and Brandon LaBarge, MS, MEd, LPC 

Dates & Times: This program is a mix of live and pre-recorded webinars. 

Live events: We meet as a group on Zoom for 8 Thursdays from Noon-1pm. These dates are March 4, 2021 to April 22, 2021. These live events must either be attended in full (sign in at the start and stay on the call throughout) OR they can be watched on your own time, BUT a reflection must be emailed to Kanjana@healingheartswellness.com and 

brandon.labarge@temple.edu in order to receive credits. Please note these events will be recorded, but only available to people joining the program. 

Pre-recorded content: Each week you will receive 1-1.5 hours of pre-recorded content and 1-1.5 hours of self-study that must be watched in its entirety before our Zoom call. So for week 1, on February 25th, the first week of content will be released on our teachable page. You will need to watch it and complete the accompanying exercises by our first live call on March 4th. Then on March 5th, you’ll get access to the second week of content. You will receive detailed instructions by email on February 25th. 

Place: Virtually on Zoom and Pre-recorded on Teachable 

Cost: $600 (PSCSW Discount for members in need: $450, email 

Kanjana@healingheartswellness.com for your checkout code) 

CEUs: 29 CEUs for Social Workers, MFTs, and LPCs in PA and Social Workers in NJ can be awarded to participants who attend the program in its entirety. There is no additional charge for CEUs, but you will need to complete a sign-in each time as well as an evaluation at the end.

Contact Information:

Kanjana@healingheartswellness.com, 610-790-3442 

Description of the Program:

This 8 week mindfulness-based training has been designed to help empaths, healers, and others who feel the weight of the world on their shoulders to move from overwhelmed and exhausted to empowered, energized, and more in control of how they feel. 

This program has been designed with empaths and healers in mind. Empaths have a natural ability to sense and feel what others are experiencing. This is a great gift when you know how to do so in a way that’s helpful to others, allows for energetically safe protection for yourself, and creates healthy boundaries. But many empaths have not been taught how to do this. So instead of using their natural abilities in a way that is invigorating and feels meaningful to them, they feel overwhelmed and drained. 

Helpers are often needing to find balance within their personal and professional boundaries. Mindfulness practices and character strength interventions are utilized to help promote more present-moment contact, awareness of thoughts and feelings, manage stress, and combat exhaustion and compassion fatigue. These practices provide a tool kit for helpers to highlight meaning in their relationships that helps improve preparedness, confidence, and maintenance of challenges that show up being a helper. 

While this training is geared towards mental health practitioners (therapists, case managers, yoga teachers, coaches, caregivers, etc.) interested in bringing mindfulness-based character strength practices into the session, anyone else who wants to learn how to use mindfulness and character strengths to allow, regulate, and/or process their emotions, are welcome! No formal 

meditation training necessary! 

Clinical Goals:

By attending and participating in the entire training participants will be able to:

1. Utilize tools from MBSP, ACT, Positive Psychology, Self-Compassion as therapeutic interventions to assist with the quality and effectiveness of client relationships 

2. Participate in yoga asana, meditation, mindfulness, breathing, journaling, and therapeutic art practices for their own emotional regulation, stress management, and burnout preventative care 

3. Explain the importance of self-care as an ethical obligation to clients 

4. Describe at least 3 healthy energetic tools used to improve relational boundaries 5. Demonstrate how to help clients discover and apply their natural character strengths 

6. Recreate exercises to help clients understand their personal values and how to live in alignment with them for a more fulfilled and contented life 

About the Presenters: 

Kanjana Hartshorne, LCSW, C-IAYT, Reiki Master, CCFP is a licensed psychotherapist, Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, & Yoga Therapist. She received her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. Her journey to holistic healthcare began with yoga & meditation training 13 years ago while living at a Rinzai Zen temple. Kanjana owns Healing Hearts Wellness, where she incorporates an evidence-based blend of traditional Western psychotherapy, Eastern Comprehensive Yoga Therapy, and the arts into client sessions, healing retreats, and CEU & self-care trainings for healthcare professionals. Kanjana has worked with 1000s of individuals, teaching them simple, accessible skills to empower them to take care of themselves and grow into their true potential. Learn more about Kanjana’s in-person and virtual private practice: www.healingheartswellness.com

Brandon LaBarge, M.S., M.Ed., LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He received his MS in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern State University in Louisiana and MEd in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. During his training, Brandon has had the opportunity to learn more about the role mindfulness plays in our relationships. Whether working with clients in a PTSD clinic, adolescents and adults in a community mental health clinic, or providing counseling to college students, Brandon used his training with mindfulness to bring more focus to the quality of these relationships. He then worked with Georgia Southern University’s graduate program to create Mindfulness in Counseling meditations to help counselors-in-training face the developmental challenges of sitting with others (www.mindfulnessincounseling.com). Brandon currently works as the Assistant

Coordinator of the Resiliency Resource Center, within Tuttleman Counseling Services at Temple University. 

Continuing Education Credits: 

FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for 29 credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for 29 credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36). 

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for up to 29 credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4).