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Calm the Mind/Open the Heart
A Two-Session Mindfulness and Heartfulness Class
Is your mind continually busy worrying about the future or obsessing about the past? Do you find anxiety or negativity keep you from relaxing into your life, opening yourself to new opportunities or relationships? This is the class for you. You will learn formal and informal mindfulness and heartfulness practices that decrease over-activity in the mind and lessen destructive negative emotions such as, self-loathing, self-judgment, and self-doubt. Develop peace of mind and open yourself to greater acceptance and kindness. *This class is appropriate for both beginning or experienced mindfulness meditation practitioners.
Mindfulness for Depression: A daylong retreat
Learn effective skills to empower the healer within and move yourself gently and mindfully out of depression.
Depression is a spectrum disorder with a wide range of severity. Some people feel stuck and isolated; others feel ambivalent and lose interest in activities; many people have impaired sleep and a change in appetite; others feel empty, helpless, or overwhelmed with sadness. Mindfulness, in its varied forms, is now being used extensively within the medical and psychological community as an important and clinically supported treatment for depression and depression relapse prevention. Come spend the day opening to the wisdom of depression by cultivating mindful awareness of body, mind, and heart. Learn practical and effective strategies to develop the ability to be present with difficult emotions like sadness, disappointment, guilt, inertia and shame. You will experience informal and formal mindfulness practices such as mindfulness of breath, mindful movement, compassion and lovingkindness meditation.
Mindfulness for Addiction: A daylong retreat
Learn effective skills to empower the healer within while gently and mindfully revisioning your relationship to addiction.
Addiction comes in many forms and manifests in many ways in the human psyche. Buddhist psychology has much to contribute to the field of addiction with its interest in how the mind deals with unmanageable cravings and urges. Mindfulness in its cognitive and meditative forms is fast becoming an effective part of clinical treatment for addiction and relapse prevention programs. Mindfulness strategies help people in recovery learn to stay present with the physical, cognitive, and emotional discomfort associated with urges and ravings, rather than reactively reaching for a “fix. Come spend the day cultivating a wise mind through mindful awareness of body, mind, and heart. We will discuss addiction from the perspective of Buddhist psychology and learn practical and effective strategies to deal with addictive patterns of thought and behaviors. You will experience informal and formal mindfulness practices such as, mindfulness of breath, mindful movement, and compassion/lovingkindness meditation.
MIndfulness Interventions for Psychotherapists
Mindfulness is being utilized in a wide range of clinical programs and psychotherapeutic treatment modalities such as DBT, ACT. MBCT, and MBRP. Mindfulness interventions fit into two basic categories:
1) cognitive behavioral/skills-oriented
2) mindfulness-based interventions, involve teaching mindfulness meditation and mindful movement practices.
This experiential workshop is given in two three-hour sections, one week apart, to allow participants time to apply techniques from the first class in their clinical settings. The course will include formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices for opening into the present moment, and teach practical applications of mindfulness for use with psychotherapy clients.