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G. Mindfulness, Music and Mandala: Cultivating Self-Compassion around Privilege and Bias
(Event: 2020 AMTA Conference)

Nov 20, 2020 12:00 pm - Nov 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


Gain powerful inner tools to chip away at sociocultural privilege and bias through mindfulness, loving kindness meditation, and Supportive Music & Imagery. Please note: this session will only be offered live and will not be recorded for later viewing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify two strategies for being more present with clients, particularly around issues of privilege and bias (III.A.1.a)
  2. Participants will identify one new insight about their own relationship with themselves around privilege and biases they may hold (II.C.4)
  3. Participants will identify one new way to address self blame and guilt when working with clients and supervisees in a sociocultural context (III.A.1.f)


  • (30 min) Introduction of presenters, overview, introduction of privilege and bias,
  • (10 min) Setting the space, group agreements
  • (15 min) Mindfulness breathing exercise
  • (5 min) Reflective writing on privilege and bias
  • (30 min) Supportive Music and Imagery experience
  • (15 min) Break
  • (20 min) Breakout into small group sharing and discussion
  • (15 min) Rhythm circle and themes
  • (10 min) Large group sharing and discussion
  • (20 min) Self compassion and gratitude practice
  • (10 min) Closing and wrap-up



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