Continuing Education Live Workshop's


details03/31/2017 Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compasion
details04/01/2017 Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT
details04/01/2017 Psychodrama for Personal Growth and Professional Development in San Jose A One-Day Workshop and Training
details04/01/2017 Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) | 2017 Spring Quarter | Saturdays
details04/03/2017 Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT
details04/05/2017 Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT
details04/06/2017 Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT
details04/07/2017 Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Action: Teaching DBT Skills with Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Role Play
details04/08/2017 Compassion Immersion Weekend Workshop
details04/15/2017 Turning Toward Suffering (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)
details04/21/2017 Psychedelic Therapists: Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process in Psilocybin Assisted Therapy
details04/21/2017 Psilocybin Enhances Mindfulness-Related Capabilities in a Meditation Retreat Setting: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled fMRI Study
details04/21/2017 Enhanced Improvisation in Brain Processing by LSD: Exploring Neural Correlates of LSD Experience with Connectome-Specific Harmonic Waves
details04/21/2017 Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Depression Increases Amygdala Reactivity After Therapy, While Reducing Symptoms
details04/21/2017 Psychedelic Use Predicts Reduced Suicidality: Findings From a Longitudinal Study of Women Sex Workers in Vancouver, Canada
details04/21/2017 Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Integration of Difficult Psychedelic Experiences
details04/21/2017 Cancer at the Dinner Table: Experiences of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Psychological Distress
details04/21/2017 Psychedelic Therapy and Third-Wave Behaviorism: New Directions for the Prevention of Interpersonal Violence
details04/21/2017 From Jungle To "Civilization": How Plant Medicines Can Promote Health in a Toxic Culture
details04/21/2017 Ayahuasca Practices as Intangible Cultural Heritage: A New Piece in the Drug Policy Puzzle?
details04/21/2017 An Examination of Psychological Healing with Ayahuasca
details04/21/2017 Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Anxiety: A Large Case Series
details04/21/2017 Nourishing the Spirit: Exploratory Research on Ayahuasca Experiences Along the Continuum of Recovery from Eating Disorders
details04/21/2017 Rapid Antidepressant Effects of the Psychedelic Ayahuasca in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trial
details04/21/2017 From Enhancing Mindfulness Abilities to Promoting Neurogenesis: New Findings on the Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca
details04/21/2017 Evaluating the Efficacy of Ayahuasca-Assisted Treatment for Substance Dependency
details04/21/2017 Ayahuasca, Psychiatric Distress, and the Meaning of Life: Results from a Pilot Study in Peru
details04/21/2017 Long-Term Effects of Ayahuasca on the Quality of Life, Well-Being and Health of Western Users: A Longitudinal Study
details04/21/2017 The Psychological and Neurophysiological Effects of Music in Combination with Psychedelics
details04/21/2017 Psychedelics, Morality, and Virtue
details04/21/2017 Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Low Dose LSD: A Phase 1 Study
details04/21/2017 Treating Alcohol-Related Disorders with Ayahuasca
details04/21/2017 Examining the Effects of Pre- and Post-Ceremony Factors on Self-reported Therapeutic Experiences to Identify Preliminary Guidelines for Mental Health Clinicians Regarding the Ritualized Use of Ayahuas
details04/21/2017 Clinical Potential of the Plant Salvia Divinorum
details04/21/2017 Psychedelic Research at the Beckley/Imperial Research Programme
details04/21/2017 Past and Future of Psychedelic Therapy
details04/21/2017 Bringing MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy to Brazil
details04/22/2017 Plant Medicine or Psychedelic Medicine? Understanding the Healing Processes with Ayahuasca and Ibogaine
details04/22/2017 Ibogaine in Brazil: Finally Stepping out from the Underground?
details04/22/2017 Peyote: Plant Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul
details04/22/2017 The Impact of Ayahuasca-Assisted Therapy for Addiction and Stress Among a Rural First Nations Community in Canada: a Qualitative Analysis
details04/22/2017 "Ibogaine Works": Examining the Effectiveness of Psychedelic Drug Treatment from an Anthropological Perspective
details04/22/2017 The Therapeutic Potential of Kratom
details04/22/2017 Ibogaine and Opioid Withdrawal: Does it Work and Is it Safe?
details04/22/2017 LSD Gives Up a Secret
details04/22/2017 Peyote as Medicine: An Examination of Therapeutic Factors that Contribute to Healing
details04/22/2017 History of MDMA
details04/22/2017 Peyote Dreams: From Collective Ritual to Personal Treatment?
details04/22/2017 Ibogaine and Neurotrophic Factors: GDNF, BDNF and NGF Releasing Properties of Ibogaine and Activity of Novel Ibogaine Analogues
details04/22/2017 Conflict and Transformation in Mazatec and Outsiders' Views of the Therapeutic Value of Mushroom Use in Huautla
details04/22/2017 Peyote’s Race Problem
details04/22/2017 Ibogaine Panel
details04/22/2017 The Use of Cannabis as a Substitute for Opiate and Non-Opiate Based Pain Medication
details04/22/2017 The Effects of Psilocybin on Perception and the Dynamics of Induced EEG/fMRI Correlates of Psychedelic Experience
details04/22/2017 Aftercare Needs Related to Pilot Participant Data from the Ongoing Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Psilocybin for Alcohol Dependence Clinical Trial at NYU
details04/22/2017 New Findings from the University of Zurich Studies into the Mechanism of Action of Psilocybin and LSD: Relevance for Treatment of Major Depression and for Enhancement of Psychotherapy
details04/23/2017 Indoleamine Hallucinogens in the Treatment of Cluster Headache
details04/23/2017 Beyond Ayahuasca: Occurrence and Biological Activities of Some Naturally Occurring ß-carbolines
details04/23/2017 Love and Connection in Psilocybin-Facilitated Mystical Experience Research
details04/23/2017 Psilocybin for Cancer-Related Anxiety and Depression: NYU Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial and Proposed Mechanisms
details04/23/2017 The Varieties of Religious Leaders' Experiences: The NYU Clinical Trial on the Effects of Psilocybin-Generated Mystical Experience in Religious Leaders
details04/23/2017 Examining "Bad Trips": Acute and Enduring Positive and Negative Consequences of Challenging Experiences with Psilocybin
details04/23/2017 Remembering Salvador Roquet
details04/23/2017 Ayahuasca and the “Diet”: Some Cross-Cultural Considerations
details04/23/2017 Drug Ethnography and Clinical Trials: Designing a Psilocybin Therapy Protocol
details04/23/2017 Integrating Plant Medicines and Psychiatry: Theory and Methods of a Model Clinic
details04/23/2017 What Do the Spirits Do? Towards an Understanding of the Psychological Mechanisms of Transformation
details04/23/2017 Exploring Psychoanalytic Themes and Therapeutic Alliance in MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy
details04/23/2017 Whole Organisms or Pure Compounds? Entourage Effect versus Drug Specificity
details04/23/2017 Biological Effects of Ayahuasca in Human Neural Stem Cells and Minibrains
details04/23/2017 Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Research Project: Studies of Mystical Experience, Adverse Effects, Meditation in Healthy Volunteers, and Palliative Effects in Cancer Patients
details04/23/2017 Psychedelics as Behavior Change Agents: Addiction Recovery and Beyond
details04/23/2017 Neural Correlates of Responses to Psilocybin During Meditation and Music Listening
details04/23/2017 Love and Connection in Psilocybin-Facilitated Mystical Experience Research
details04/24/2017 Depth Hypnosis Foundation Course
details04/29/2017 Cultivating Emotional Balance: Steady Your Mind, Strengthen Your Heart - A Study Series
details05/03/2017 Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training Immersion
details05/18/2017 The Path of Service (Teleclass)
details05/20/2017 Compassion with Aging and Illness (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)
details05/20/2017 A Daylong Retreat for Mental Health Providers
details05/28/2017 Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion
details06/02/2017 The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Difference
details06/03/2017 The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Differences
details06/03/2017 Individual Consultation as an Adjunct to Group Therapy
details06/03/2017 Advanced Psychodynamic Process Group
details06/03/2017 Psychodramatic Family Therapy
details06/03/2017 Whose Lives Matter in the Multicolored US?How do clinicians respond to the needs of this diverse population?
details06/03/2017 Healing the Wounds of History: Unearthing and Transforming Generational Trauma through Drama Therapy
details06/03/2017 Beginning Psychodynamic Process Group
details06/03/2017 NCGPS Annual Institute and Conference. June 3-5,2017
details06/04/2017 Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Spiritual Practice
details06/10/2017 The Sacred Feminine
details06/17/2017 Wise Preparation and Zen Rituals for Death and Dying (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)
details06/17/2017 Embracing Change: Zen and the Art of Creating a Life You Want
details06/17/2017 Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice for Women
details06/24/2017 The Shamanic Journey
details06/29/2017 Grief and Loss (Teleclass)
details07/15/2017 The Way of Transitions, the Healing of Grief (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)
details07/23/2017 Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety
details08/07/2017 Depth Hypnosis Foundation Course
details08/19/2017 Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Spiritual Practice
details09/10/2017 Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety
details09/12/2017 Applied Buddhist Psychology: Entering the Stream (Teleclass)
details09/16/2017 The Shamanic Journey
details09/23/2017 Relationship and Karma
details09/23/2017 Compassionate Responses in Difficult Times (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 3)
details10/06/2017 Shamans and Siddhas: Meeting at the Crossroads of Shamanism and Tantrism
details10/17/2017 Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice for Women
details10/28/2017 Power Retrieval and the Middle World
details11/11/2017 Soul Retrieval and the Guiding of Souls
details11/19/2017 Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion
details12/02/2017 Applied Buddhist Psychology Retreat: Gateway to the Tantra
details12/03/2017 Working with Dreams

Event Details

Mindful Education Institute - Retreat 3

Co-Sponsor: Mindful Education Institute

Contact Name: Juliana Johnson


Phone: 415-824-2048

Date: 7/7/2013

End Date: 7/12/2013

Time: all day

CE Hours: 31.750

The Mindful Education Institute’s (MEI) year-long teacher training is a journey of self-discovery and awakening as well as a path to becoming a skilled and creative mindfulness educator. MEI’s goal is to support the real-world implementation of mindfulness-based programming for youth in diverse environments including K-12 schools, foster care facilities, juvenile detention centers, and community-based sites. With mindfulness, social and emotional literacy, empathy training, and other awareness-based practices, educators around the world are helping youth to cultivate insight, compassion, attention, and other skills that have the capacity to transform their lives, families, and societies. MEI draws together preeminent teachers to offer you the most comprehensive, supportive, and dynamic mindfulness and education training available. Mindfulness is the radical notion of opening to the truth of what is happening right here and now, which allows life to be marked by openness, courage and deep compassion. Research shows that mindfulness decreases stress, attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, and hostility in children, while benefiting their health, well-being, social relations, and academic performance. Children can easily learn these techniques, and when learned young, they become lifelong tools. The core aspect of becoming a good mindfulness teacher is cultivating ones own practice. Much of the retreat time, talks, and projects will be focused on deepening personal mindfulness practice and identifying ways to become more present and empathic in relation to the individual’s population. MEI believes that the facilitator is 99% of what makes the intervention effective; the curriculum is 1%. A big focus of the MEI training will be getting participants more comfortable in their own skin, more improvisational, and dynamic in teaching.

Schedule: Retreat #3: JULY 8-12, 2013 * indicates that this portion of the program is being counted towards CEs and corresponds to the listed learning objectives. While there are many more learning objectives throughout the program, due to the length of meditation, those portions may not be counted towards CEs and so we do not list those learning objectives on this form. SUNDAY *7:00-9:00- Daniel Rechtschaffen Welcome back and breaking into cohorts to discuss how we are doing. Discussing how we have integrated our mindfulness based curriculum plans. MONDAY *9:30-12:15- Susan Kaiser Greenland Showing how to use mindfulness games for kids of all ages. Using different props and games to engage students. *2:00-5:00- Cliff Saron Research and neuroscience in the mindfulness world. Describing the current research and evaluation techniques. *7:00-9:00- Vinny Ferraro How to use storytelling as a tool in mindfulness teaching. How to engage students with stories of heroes that they can relate to. TUESDAY 9:30-10:30 Megan Cowan Guided Sitting Instruction *10:30-12:30 Chris Mckenna Working with resistance in students and administrators. How to use students resistance as a way to help them learn. *2:00-5:00 All Faculty Cohort Groups working on participants curriculum and program planning. Giving advice and practice teaching on how to create their visions. *7:00-9:00 Daniel Rechtschaffen Beginners mind. How to continue to keep a beginners mind when we are teaching. How to be spontaneous and go with the flow when teaching and learning to meet the students exactly where they are. 180 mins WEDNESDAY 9:30-10:30 Vinny Ferraro Guided Meditation Instructions *10:30-12:30 Susan Kaiser Greenland How to develop a mindfulness program. How to talk with parents and schools about the work you are doing. How to advertise. *2:00-3:30 Megan Cowan and Chris Mckenna Pitching to schools and institutions. Writing grants and raising money for your work. How to approach and explain the benefits of mindfulness. *3:30-5:00 Pam Dunn Diversity and how to use conscious language in different settings. Being aware of your population and how to understand your own assumptions. *7:00-9:00 Amani Simms Finding your voice. Learning to teach mindfulness through songs and games. THURSDAY 9:30-10:30- Daniel Rechtschaffen Meditation Instruction 10:30-12:30 All Faculty Cohort groups working on completing our curriculum and mindful business plans. Visioning our next year and figuring out the support we need to manifest our visions. *2:00-5:00- Joanna Harper Using Council with kids. Learning different council techniques to integrate into the school day. How to use the council structure for conflict. *7:00-9:00- All MEI faculty Panel on bringing mindfulness into daily life. Each presenter describing how they integrate mindfulness into their lives. Questions from participants about how to be mindful in daily life. FRIDAY 9:00-10:00- Daniel Rechtschaffen Guided Meditation Instruction *10:00-11:00- Pam Dunn Creating a vision and a plan of how to integrate this work into your life. Sharing our plans with the entire group. *11:00-12:00- Amani Simms and Daniel Rechtschaffen Ending Ritual- Circle and making goodbyes.