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The Power of Mindfulness: Inside & Outside The Therapy Hour
March 7-8, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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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Cultivating the Inner Holding Environment:
An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat for Mental Health Professionals

July 28 - August 4, 2018,  Taos, New Mexico
Sponsored by Vallecitos Mountain Ranch.

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

By stepping out of everyday life in a retreat environment, we can explore the subtle habits of heart and mind more easily. This retreat will be experience-near, focusing on the development of mindfulness practice and its relevance in our work with others, particularly in the cultivation 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 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. 

This retreat is limited to 32 participants. 20 CE credits available to psychologists, social workers and licensed mental health counselors.
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The Nature of Mindfulness:
Awakening the Heart of Peace and Healing

October 7-13, 2018, Assisi, Italy
A nature, culture, and history retreat

With Ronald Siegel, PsyD, Larry Cammarata, PhD, & Linda Cammarata, RN

From the Buddha’s earliest teaching to the wanderings of Zen masters, meditators have appreciated the power of nature to cultivate mindfulness and the understanding of interdependence. And being emersed in other cultures, especially those that are slower, more sensually attuned, with histories of deep spiritual practice, can heighten our awareness.

Our retreat is located at Castello Petrata, a castle perched high upon a peaceful plateau in the countryside outside of Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis. We’ll enjoy meditation, gentle mindful movement, and clinical education. There will also be opportunities to visit ancient villages, hike in beautiful forests, explore Assisi, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and get to know local people.

This will be an intimate trip with ample opportunities to reflect on our experiences together as well as to explore their clinical implications.

Enrollment is limited. CEs are offered for most psychologists, social workers, nurses, and licensed mental health counselors.
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