CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

The Water Calming® certification and training program is most specifically designed for mental health professionals. It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 30 Continuing Education Credits are offered upon completion of the entire Water Calming® program. Continuing Education Credit is provided through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions: 

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses:

As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Here is the itinerary for the entire Water Calming® certification and training program (25 sessions):

Session #1

- Immersion: Water Calming® Stages (Theory)

- Immersion: Sensory Immersion (Practice)

- Immersion: Place Attachment (Theory)

Session #2

- Immersion: Clouds/Fog of Awareness #1 (Practice)

- Immersion: Fractal Dimension (Theory)

Session #3

- Immersion: Clouds/Fog of Awareness #2 (Practice)

- Immersion: Introspection (Theory)

Session #4

- Immersion: Rain/Snow of Balance #1 (Practice)

- Immersion: Attention Restoration (Theory) 

Session #5

- Immersion: Rain/Snow of Balance #2 (Practice)

- Immersion: Impermanence (Theory)

Session #6

- Immersion: River/Stream of Meaning #1 (Practice)

- Immersion: Ecocentrism (Theory)

Session #7

- Immersion: River/Stream of Meaning #2 (Practice)

- Immersion: Motivation (Theory)

Session #8

- Immersion: Ocean/Lake of Resilience #1 (Practice)

- Immersion: Pleasure (Theory)

Session #9

- Immersion: Ocean/Lake of Resilience #2 (Practice)

- Immersion: Nature Connectedness (Theory)

Session #10

- Immersion: Stress Recovery (Theory)

- Immersion Review

- Practicum Preview

Session #11

- Practicum: Clouds/Fog of Awareness #1

Session #12

- Practicum: Clouds/Fog of Awareness #2

Session #13

- Practicum: Rain/Snow of Balance #1

Session #14

- Practicum: Rain/Snow of Balance #2

Session #15

- Practicum: River/Stream of Meaning #1

Session #16

- Practicum: River/Stream of Meaning #2

Session #17

- Practicum: Ocean/Lake of Resilience #1

Session #18

- Practicum: Ocean/Lake of Resilience #2

Session #19

- Practicum Review

- Teaching Preview

Session #20

- Teaching: Water Calming® Stages

Session #21

- Teaching: Place Attachment

- Teaching: Fractal Dimension

- Teaching: Introspection

Session #22

- Teaching: Attention Restoration

- Teaching: Impermanence

- Teaching: Ecocentrism

Session #23

- Teaching: Motivation

- Teaching: Pleasure

Session #24

- Teaching: Nature Connectedness

- Teaching: Stress Recovery

Session #25

- Teaching Review

- Water Calming® Program Review

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

- Describe the stage of  Sensations  in order for clients to utilize natural environments that will benefit the therapeutic process. 

- Explain the stage of Perceptions in order for clients to prepare for the cyclical phases that occur through the progression.  

- Discuss the stage of Emotions in order for clients to identify how they feel through the therapeutic modality.

- Identify a client's description of stress in order to predict the level of activity in the Central Executive Network of the brain. 

- Utilize the creative activities in order for clients to activate the Default Mode Network of the brain.

- Apply the method of exercise shifting with clientele in order for them to activate the Salience Network of the brain.

- Assess various forms of client expression in order for clients to increase levels of Awareness.

- Discuss actions a client must take in order to return to a state of Balance and the qualities they have in that frame of mind.

- Identify themes in a client's life that contribute to the essential discovery of Meaning in their life.

- Explain the true definition of Resilience and support clients in cultivating greater levels of Resilience through practice. 

- Assess how the reality of Place Attachment plays a role in both comfort and therapeutic growth of a client.

- Compare different ratios of Fractal Dimension and their significance to client health through sensory experience.

- Discuss the significance of Introspection with a client in order for them to assess internal thoughts and feelings. 

- Utilize the therapeutic process with clients in order to create greater levels of Attention Restoration.

- Identify the cyclical theme of Impermanence in all things in order to support clients through stress regulation. 

- Explain to clients how Ecocentrism promotes health through establishing greater valuation of living organisms.  

- Assess levels of Motivation in clients that arise from dopamine release through the process. 

- Discuss the significance of Hope with clients and how it relates to goal setting, belief in personal capacity, and planning. 

- Assess levels of Pleasure in clients that arise from endorphin, enkephalin, and endocannabinoid release through the process.

- Discuss the significance of Joy with clients and how it often relates to experiential outcome.

- Assess levels of Nature Connectedness in clients that arise from integration with, caring for, and protecting nature.

- Discuss the significance of Connection with clients and the roles of oxytocin and vasopressin while experiencing this emotion. 

- Assess levels of Stress Recovery in clients through exposure to natural environments.

- Discuss the significance of Relaxation with clients and the roles of serotonin and GABA while experiencing this emotion.  

Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to:

Dan Wilson, PhD 

connect@watercalming.org 

833-54-WATER 

Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Water Calming® Institute training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact:

Dan Wilson, PhD 

connect@watercalming.org 

833-54-WATER

For interest in participating in the Water Calming® certification & training program, contact 833-54-WATER or connect@watercalming.org.

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833-54-WATER
 
 
All inquiries will receive a response as soon as possible.