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Webinar-Finding Peace, Meaning and Connection During this Health Crisis and Beyond: Clinician Skill-Building; Integrating Mind, Body and Soul

  • 05/22/2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom




Finding Peace, Meaning and Connection

During this Health Crisis and Beyond:

Clinician Skill-Building; Integrating Mind, Body and Soul


We are experiencing this health crisis with our clients. Therefore, we need to practice ways of nurturing ourselves 1st to be able to help us be present, at peace, and connected to the world around us. In this webinar you will learn techniques to integrate mind/body and spiritual awareness, connection, processing, and growth skills to help you with your clients and connection to the bigger picture, within us all. We will discuss the importance of spiritual competency as a clinician, when to offer this healing work, and the purpose of bringing spiritual education into your therapy sessions. We will explore if your spiritual counseling work is known to clients who contact you, how you can bring in meditation, and other techniques into your practice.

We will experience why connecting to our breath can lower stress, dissipate hard emotions like depression, strengthen internal resources, and help to resonate and strengthen one’s sense of self. We will practice Holistic skill-building techniques; such as, Mindful and Guided Meditation, EFT/Tapping, the STOP Technique, and create a spiritual light grounding and uplifting mandala. You will walk away with new mind/body and spiritual self-care skills you can continue to use to strengthen your and other’s resiliency.

Lastly, we will have an interactive discussion about our thoughts on the long reaching mental health and spiritual effects of the current health crisis on ourselves and our practice.

Learning Objectives:

1) What is Spirituality to you, your client, and why do you think it’s important to offer Spiritual counseling work?

2) Spiritual confidence according to the ACA Code of Ethics on Spiritual Competency. Which clients could benefit from this?

3) How do you use mind/body and spiritual awareness in helping your clients' emotional growth, healing, resiliency and relationships?

4) How can you use the breath to let go of worry, find ongoing peace, heal connections to emotions, and sense of self.

5) What are Skill-Building Techniques to help strengthen internal resources and become unstuck from emotionally embedded ancestral and current traumas, anxiety, and triggers?

6) Art Project: Spiritual Light Meditation & Mandala: Connecting to the universal light within you that can be used individually or in groups. (Have paper, color pencils or crayons nearby)

7) How do you think this health crisis is spiritually affecting yourself, your clients, and could help to emotionally benefit our world?

2 Category 1 CEU’s Earned. This training will be conducted using Zoom. Registrants will receive a link in advance of the training date.

Registration fees:

  • MCA Non-members: $25.00
  • MCA members: $20.00 
  • Students/Retired: $7.50

Presenter's biography:

Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC, ACS graduated in 2009 from JHU with a Clinical Community Counseling masters and advanced master’s degree in Counseling At-Risk. She interned at Potomac Ridge Psychiatric Hospital and went onto work at community clinics, including Kolmac Clinic and at the Universities at Shady Grove as an individual, group psychotherapist and workshop facilitator. She became approved by the MD counseling board to be a clinical supervisor.

Ms. Spenadel opened her holistic integrative practice, Authentically U Counseling, LLC in 2010, in Rockville, MD with the belief that living in and speaking one's authentic-truth can help us all thrive, find purpose and deep meaning. Also, she has had the mission to help clients integrate their mind, body, and spiritual connection to help resonate in the universal light with more compassion and hope to uplift our world, as we are doing now. As a daughter of a Holocaust Survivor, who was very resilient, she believes that helping others learn to be more compassionate to themselves can help strengthen our world with greater hope and connectedness.

Ms. Spenadel went on to open the Holistic Wellness Enrichment Center in 2017 to offer mental health therapy and mind/body/spiritual education for our community to encourage ”Healing Connections.” She has a passion for presenting experiential Holistic skill-building workshops and empowerment trainings. These have been offered ongoing throughout our community schools, universities, eldercare facilities, and hospitals. Also, she specializes in teaching and processing Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), and other modalities, to help clients learn to accept and let go of embedded ancestral and current traumas, anxieties, and triggers. She has been instrumental in teaching many clients to spiritually heal and move on from past negative experiences, which is her calling. She is now seeing individuals and groups, with integrative mental health support, to help them minimize anxiety and PTSD symptoms from occurring due to the current health-crisis, which could also affect our future generations. Also, she believes some are feeling more emotionally and spiritually connected lately, with a sense of renewal and oneness as there’s no denying that we are all connected.


The Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) is an NBCC - Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No 2021. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

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