Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 5-day Teacher Training


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 5-day Teacher Training

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014, 1:00 PM –
Friday, Sep 26, 2014, 12:00 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW, Char Wilkins, MSW, LICSW
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma CA 94952
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Inherent in this teacher training is the necessity of a personal mindfulness practice as a platform from which to teach. The delivery of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) requires the teacher to teach from a personal integration of what it means to embody a non-judgmental present moment focus with an understanding of how this supports and strengthens such mind states as kindness, compassion, and equanimity. This training will provide the opportunity to strengthen these teacher competences.

This intense 5-day retreat training is highly interactive. In the first part of the training, trainees will experience the MBSR program. In the second half of the training, trainees will be given the opportunity to practice teaching various components of the MBSR program under the supervision and guidance of the teachers.

This retreat training will integrate didactic and experiential teaching modules. The curriculum includes both large and small group learning, with opportunity for role-play and simulated patient-practitioner encounters. There is daily meditation practice yoga/mindful movement, and periods of silence. The ethical underpinnings of teaching MBSR will be discussed.

About the Presenters

Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist in private practice. She specializes in working with depression, anxiety, and stress related conditions. Ms. Woods is extensively trained in the clinical application of mindfulness-based approaches, teaches the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs and has been awarded MBSR teacher certification by the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Ms. Woods teaches professional training programs in MBCT, leads mindfulness-based professional training retreats and has presented on the clinical application of mindfulness at numerous conferences. She provides consultation and supervision in mindfulness-based approaches and has been involved in MBCT clinical research projects. Ms. Woods is a published author in the training of health professionals in mindfulness, has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1981 and is a certified yoga instructor.

Char Wilkins, MSW, LICSW is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and mindful eating awareness programs. She has been awarded teacher certification in MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA. She has had a personal meditation practice since 1995 and is currently studying Qigong and Taijiquan. Char specializing in stress-related physical and emotional issues, women who have experience childhood abuse, and those who suffer with depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. She also trains professionals in the application of mindfulness in psychotherapy, advanced MBCT skills, mindful eating, and leads mindfulness retreats/trainings for professionals. She provides consultation in the use of mindfulness in professional settings. Char serves on the Board of Directors for The Center for Mindful Eating and is the owner/director of the Center for Mindful Living, LLC in Connecticut.

Early-Bird Registration through July 20th: $1095 + Room & Board
General Registration starting July 21st: $1195 + Room & Board

Room and Board Single Occupancy: $1175 
Room and Board Double Occupancy: $925 

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