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This Very Moment: Mindfulness in Psychotherapy
August 1-3, 2014, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Sponsored by The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
A three day residential workshop with Ronald Siegel, PsyD

This experiential workshop will explore the many ways that mindfulness practice can enrich psychotherapy, enliven interpersonal relationships, and contribute to personal well-being. Psychotherapists, human-service professionals, and other psychologically minded people interested in personal development are all welcome to attend. You will learn:

  • How to practice mindfulness yourself—both inside and outside your work setting
  • Guidelines for tailoring various mindfulness techniques to individuals
  • A step-by-step, mindfulness-based program for working with anxiety, chronic pain, and stress-related medical disorders
  • How to use mindfulness to augment cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and systemic treatments
  • Ways to deal with the obstacles and challenges that arise when working with emotional difficulties in yourself and others

12.5 CE’s are offered to most human service professionals.
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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness:
An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat for Mental Health Professionals
August 9-16, 2014, Taos, New Mexico
Sponsored by Vallecitos Mountain Ranch.

With Bill Morgan, Psy.D., and Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS and Ronald Siegel, Psy.D.

This week we will study and practice a core training element of Buddhist psychology, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness–body, feeling tones, mind and mental qualities. Applied mindfulness and compassion exercises relevant to each domain will be explored and practiced. This yearly course provides a container in which to explore these practices with colleagues. The teaching is experience-near, focusing on the development of mindfulness practice and its relevance in our work with others, particularly in the delivery of accurate empathy and therapeutic presence. There will be daily mindfulness meditation instruction and three to four hours of meditation each day, study modules most afternoons in combination with dyadic or small group discussion, and individual meetings with teachers.

The rest of the time we will observe silence, including during meals, to facilitate a deeper contemplative experience. This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in an exquisite natural environment and work closely with leaders in the growing field of clinical mindfulness meditation and compassion. Every effort will be made by the teachers and staff to give each participant a delightful, educational, retreat experience, so that you can return home with renewed enthusiasm for clinical work and for cultivating mindfulness and compassion in daily life.   /p>

TThis retreat is limited to 30 participants. 20 CE credits available to psychologists, social workers and licensed mental health counselors.
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The Power of Mindfulness: Inside & Outside The Therapy Hour
September 18-19, 2014, Northbrook, IL
October 3-4, 2014, Burlingame, CA
November 14-15, 2014, Raleigh, NC
January 29-30, 2015, Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior

Day One: Mindfulness for Personal and Interpersonal Fulfillment is designed to help you to understand mindfulness practice theoretically and experientially and see how it can enrich and enliven your life both inside and outside of the therapy hour. We will explore how mindfulness practice can help us to deal with an ever-changing, uncertain world filled with complicated interpersonal relationships, and investigate the role of mindfulness in working with loneliness, alienation, illness and loss. You’ll gain insights from both scientific and Buddhist Psychology into paths and obstacles to greater well-being.

Day Two: Mindfulness-Based Clinical Interventions will focus on the integration of mindfulness practice into psychotherapy. First we'll examine how mindfulness practice can enhance therapeutic presence and transform understanding of the causes of psychological suffering. We will then discuss when and how to introduce various mindfulness techniques to our clients or patients. Special techniques for treating depression, anxiety, chronic pain, stress-related medical disorders and childhood distress will be introduced.

12 CE’s are offered to psychologists, social workers, nurses, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed mental health counselors.

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