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Running Is My Therapy

  • 23 Mar 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Community Shared Space, 3756 The Barnyard, Suite H23, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
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"Running Is My Therapy"

A practitioner's guide to including movement in mental health treatment


Saturday, March 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Kjersti Nelson, LMFT

2 CEUs offered

Light refreshments will be provided


The Community Shared Space 

3756 The Barnyard, Suite H23 (Second Floor behind Post No Bills) 

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923 


Registration and Announcements: 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Workshop: 9:30 am  - 11:30 am

Checkout and Certificates: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 


Monterey County CAMFT hopes you will join Kjersti Nelson, LMFT, a distance runner and yoga instructor, as she shows us how to incorporate movement and other mind/body techniques in our work. Kjersti is the developer of Running Based Stress ReductionTM(RBSR), an approach that facilitates change in the mind and body that promotes both physical and mental wellness. 

This workshop will include information about historical and current research on how running and other physical activity improves treatment outcomes. Kjersti Nelson will describe, demonstrate and lead experiential activities in specific strategies and interventions—and how to implement these in our work. She will highlight how including running, walking, yoga, or other physical activities in a treatment plan aligns with a number of different theoretical lenses including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Eco-Therapy, and Polyvagal theory. This is an introductory workshop for all therapists - athletes or not!

Measurable Learning Objectives

Therapists will be able to: 

● Explain the theoretical basis and research that supports movement as a treatment intervention; 

● Describe how including running, walking, yoga, and other physical activity aligns with their own theoretical orientation; 

● Name and know how to implement 2-3 essential components of Running Based Stress ReductionTM

Presenter Bio

Kjersti Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified NAASFP “Marathon Coach,” and certified Yoga Instructor. She developed Running Based Stress ReductionTM(RBSR), a comprehensive therapy that combines mindfulness, movement, meditation, breath work, immersion in nature, yoga/stretching/strength training and rest with inter- and intra-personal connection. She serves patients and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

2 CEs are included in the registration cost for this presentation


Licensed MC-CAMFT Members:  $30

Pre-Licensed MC-CAMFT Members: $25

Non-Members and Guests:  $55

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


Please contact MCCAMFT at


Please Note: Certificates of completion will be awarded at the completion of the workshop to those who attend the workshop in its entirety, sign in and out, and complete the course evaluation form.

MC-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Provider# 050097.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

  • For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, email

This event will not be recorded and will not be offered virtually.  

You may cancel for a full refund up to 15 days in advance of the event, or a 50% refund between 5 and 14 days in advance of the event. No refunds for cancellations within 4 days of the event or for no-shows or failure to attend due to emergencies. Unused funds cannot be applied to future workshops. All requests for refunds must be submitted by email at

The Monterey County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (MC-CAMFT)  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

P.O. Box 3092, Monterey, CA 93942

Located on Ancestral Native Lands of Rumsen/Ohlone/Esselen Peoples

MC-CAMFT Grievance Policy:  If a grievance regarding CEUs is brought to the attention of the MC-CAMFT Board the board will review it and will vote on the validity of the grievance.  If the grievance is proven valid by the Board a full or partial refund will be given.

ADA Compliance:  All MC-CAMFT luncheons and conferences are held in accessible locations.

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