Wednesdays, September 14 to November 2, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM Pacific Time
This online course is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.
First of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness – Mindfulness of the Body
This “32 Parts of the Body” meditation class has rarely been taught in the West. It includes practices that will cultivate deeper insight into the true nature of the body and most importantly to help see through the identifications, conditionings, beliefs, and narratives – the erroneous view of self.
It has also been used for healing illness. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body and to explore the mind/body connection.
Each class will consist of silent and guided meditation, chanting of the body parts, and group discussions. These teachings and practices will help develop greater clarity, wisdom, and compassion; and foster the depth of practice.
These teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. An optional 12 CE credits will be offered.
About the Instructor:
Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in medical centers in the SF Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital, El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View, and Good Samaritan Hospital. He serves as a Senior Teacher for Brown University Mindfulness Center and the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Bob teachers MBSR Teacher Trainings and Insight Meditation retreats worldwide and is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society. He is coauthor of 5 books: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday.
The full tuition is intended to support the course instructor and pay expenses that make courses such as this at the Sati Center possible. Please consider offering generously within your means. If full tuition is not within your means, we offer a partial tuition rate of $160. If you would like to apply at the partial rate, you may register now.
You may cancel your registration. Cancellations prior to the program start date are possible with a full refund. Registration fees for this course are nonrefundable after the program start date.
Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program when working with clients. Based on the content of this workshop, health care professionals will be able to:
- Apply the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation in ways useful to clients.
- Demonstrate to clients, and incorporate in a professional setting, the positive effects of deepening the quality of concentration in order to reduce stress and improve well-being.
- Use, and describe to clients, ways to identify and ease mental and physical compulsions by developing kind, open, and non-judging attention.
- Utilize practices when working with clients to identify and establish a greater balance of compassion for oneself and others.
- Utilize skills to work more effectively with stress, and be able to share these skills with clients.
- Utilize non-judgmental, moment to moment awareness of the relationship between the body and mind, in ways that may be shared with clients.
- Utilize mindfulness meditation skills with clients to improve their sense of well-being and personal life control.
- Compile at least 4 benefits of mindfulness meditation that are useful in health care.
- Describe the relationship between a health care professional’s mindfulness practice, and improved clinical outcome.
- Apply mindfulness of breath practices to develop presence moment awareness, and to calm the mind in preparation for, and when working with clients.
Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals
- CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 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.
- SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
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