Mindfulness Professional Training:
Cultivating Inner Stillness in a Chaotic World

Note: This training can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of a series. We offer this training in a retreat environment for full benefit of integrating the practices. This training is applicable to anyone – you do not need to have a professional practice to attend and can be solely for personal growth.

Upcoming dates:

September 29-October 1, 2017 • The Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY
October 5-6, 2017 • Body Therapy Institute, Siler City, NC
December 29-January 1, 2018 • The Mountain Retreat Center, Highlands, NC
January 14-20, 2018  • Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, Costa Rica

The first course in our Mindfulness Professional Training series focuses on embodied awareness and experiential mindfulness. Mindfulness promotes deeper understanding of our own human experience, increases awareness of internal body messages and helps shift unhealthy patterns to positive ones. Research has shown that a mindfulness practice can also reduce stress, physical tension and pain, and reactivity. Through strengthening our internal awareness, our personal and professional lives can flourish with more resilience, less stress and increased happiness.

This highly experiential course will enable you to integrate mindfulness practices immediately into your work as well as your personal life.  Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a beginner, all are welcome!  In this course, you will:

  • Increase your capacity to meet difficulties, stress, chronic pain, grief and anxiety with attention, compassion and authenticity
  • Learn specific mindfulness-based practices that you can incorporate into your daily life and professional practice
  • Become more present and in-tune with your clients, co-workers, employers, friends and family by paying attention to verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Learn about the most current research that supports mindfulness
  • Increase your objectivity, flexibility, concentration and emotional and mental clarity
  • Identify the physiological changes of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system that occur during the stress response and how breathwork and mindfulness practice can lower stress response, reactivity and pain
  • Incorporate effective communication strategies using mindfulness-based communication approaches

Mindfulness Professional Training, Part 2:
Cultivating Inner Stillness in a Chaotic World

Note: Cultivating Inner Stillness in a Chaotic World (Mindfulness Professional Training, Part I) is a prerequisite for this course. We offer this training in a retreat environment for full benefit of integrating the practices. This training is applicable to anyone – you do not need to have a professional practice to attend and can be solely for personal growth.

This course is the second in our Mindfulness Professional Training series and builds on the foundations learned in Cultivating Inner Stillness in a Chaotic World. During this course you will deepen your experience of body-centered mindfulness, develop more advanced therapeutic communication skills, and strengthen your skill of awareness and observation. These advanced skills in mindfulness, communication and observation can enhance your awareness and understanding of non-verbal cues and communication and can assist in creating an environment that feels safer, more nurturing, and more effective for your clients.  In this course, you will: 

  • Strengthen the capacity for attention, observation, compassion and authenticity while building increased sensory awareness as a practitioner
  • Incorporate mindfulness-based communication approaches that build and strengthen relationships with clients, including delivering feedback
  • Enhance your ability to work with chronic pain and a variety of emotional states
  • Learn skills to instruct others in breath awareness and other mindfulness practices for the purpose of stress and pain reduction
  • Reduce empathy fatigue and increase emotional resilience, along with personal and work satisfaction
  • Handle ethical challenges and difficult situations with integrity and mindful awareness
  • Develop stronger interpersonal skills and intuitive awareness with clients
  • Explain the most current research that supports the therapeutic tool of mindfulness

Pricing
See specific date/location for pricing

Continuing education hours
NCBMTB Approved 21 CE hours, varies depending on location

Upcoming Mindfulness Professional Trainings

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~ Ashlyn B., Oberlin, PA