Continuing Education Live Workshop's
Mindful Relationships Retreat
Mindful Education Institute - Retreat 3
Living Unto Death: Dying Into Life (Workshop at Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Phoenicia, NY)
Hakomi Professional Skills Training
Intimacy and Anger: A Path to Healing; with Ze Sho Susan O'Connell and Dr. David Bullard
Transforming Depression and AnxietyCo-Sponsor:
Insight Meditation - ModestoContact Name:
Lori WongWebsite: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:
10am to 5pmCE Hours:
Transforming Depression and Anxiety
A Path of Skillful Compassion
Anxious and depressed states of mind often feel like fiery dragons that can hinder and overwhelm us. Aversion to these states of mind are often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer.
During this day we will examine how to relate to dragons with the support of mindfulness practice as well as the latest neuroscience research. As the essence of mindfulness-based practice can best be understood through our own experience, the day will include guided mindfulness meditations, along with didactic and experiential components with an emphasis on investigating ourselves and mind/body habit patterns which may contribute to depression and anxiety.
We will examine how to best take care of ourselves with compassion with a focus on cultivating a capacity to allow distressing feelings, thoughts and sensations to occupy awareness, without trying to change them, replace them with other thoughts, or fix anything about them. With encouragement and skillful means to interrupt the mind’s habitual patterns contributing to depression and anxiety, participants can cultivate practices to manage and prevent chronic feelings of unhappiness.
This workshop retreat is appropriate for those new to meditation or those wishing to deepen their practice, individuals and health care professionals alike. Everyone is welcome.
There are seven learning objectives that are taught throughout the day.