CANCELED: See instead Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion, at Green Gulch, 2/15
with Dr. Lee Lipp and Kanzan David Zimmerman
Saturday, February 15, 2014
9 am - 4:30 pm
Wheelwright Center at Green Gulch Farm
Mood states can often feel so painful that we want to run away from them, or fight or force these states of mind to change. Sometimes the repeated strategies that clients have been using over and over again don’t work anymore—and yet these strategies keep repeating themselves simply because they’ve become habits. Pain and distress occur, and people look to mental health practitioners for help.
Neuroscientific and clinical studies have led us to an enhanced understanding of how mindfulness practice helps people to allow life's challenges to be experienced with a new relationship to mood states and reactivity, with freshness and compassion. Instead of pushing away painful feelings and memories, we can support our clients to relate to their lives with kindness, acceptance and skillful connection.
This workshop, specifically designed for mental health practitioners, will include elements of mindfulness-based practices with guided meditations and specific therapeutic skills that offer skill-building exercises. Rather than a primarily didactic approach to learning these skills, this type of learning is experiential in nature. The day will include a gentle introduction to scientific studies, with a Zen and mindfulness practice focus on learning through doing. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. This workshop is suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.
Fees: $100; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income.
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