This course is designed to offer the healing clinician (psychologist, therapist, physician, chiropractor, acupuncturist, coach) a way to learn to integrate mindfulness into the therapeutic setting and relationship. Mindfulness can enhance our own personal growth and ability to offer the healing work we conduct, and can be an opportunity to teach and share with our patients. This course will help the clinician to establish their own regular mindfulness practice and offer ways to teach and share mindfulness practice with their respective clients.
Each class series will run for four consecutive weeks and each week meets for 2 hours in duration. There are CEU’s available for some therapeutic professions (please email for further information).
This class is designed to help clinicians develop a consistent and deep mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is best taught to others when we have our own authentic practice that is rooted with integrity and discipline. The class will help the individual clinician to explore their own experience of mindfulness practice, barriers that may arise and ways to work with these and to more deeply understand oneself, to cultivate a deeper integration of mindfulness into life. From this class participants will be more directly able to offer mindfulness-based approaches to their respective clients from their own integrated practice experiences.
This class is designed to help clinicians learn to lead formal mindfulness meditations to their respective clients and/or groups. Formal mindfulness meditations are the heart of how practice is developed. To understand how to best guide others in mindfulness meditation practice, participants will be taught and encouraged to lead from their own established mindfulness meditation practice.
As the class progresses participants will learn to lead from the moment and whatever is unfolding in direct experience to allow this knowing to inform and guide the experience that is unfolding for the participant or group. From this class participants will be able to more confidently lead mindfulness meditation practices to their respective clients and/or groups.
This class is designed to help clinicians learn to pose mindful inquiry into their clients and/or group participant experiences. Mindful inquiry is the art of learning to lead meditative dialogue. After formal mindfulness meditation practices are lead, their is a ripe opportunity to allow this nature of dialogue to unfold to more deeply allow your client/group to integrate their mindful meditation experience.
This class is designed to encourage the development of staying in the present moment of the experience with yourself and your client when in dialogue to allow the nature of individual knowing to arise. In our ability to remain present in dialogue we can open to the curiosity of the experience rather than presuming the experience of our client, which then allows a present moment experience truly be the experience the client/group receives to fully embody mindfulness in interaction and life. From this class participants will be more skillful in their ability to guide mindful inquiry post lead formal mindfulness meditation practices with their respective clients and/or groups.
This class is designed to help clinicians learn how to skillfully weave mindfulness meditation practices directly into individual therapeutic sessions. The therapy session is an opportunity to engage in one consistent mindfulness practice with our clients. By learning to weave both formal practice and inquiry in and out of the experiences that organically arise in a session we can create a mindfulness-based therapeutic experience for our clients. This experience ultimately allows them to learn how to practice and take their practice experiences directly into their lives to lead a life that is mindful.
In this class you will learn how to utilize specific practices and inquiry to address particular symptom concerns that clients may be presenting. From this class participants will be more equipped to integrate and cultivate mindfulness both in formal practice and inquiry into their individual sessions.