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5-Day MBCT & MBSR Advanced Training 17–307–01

Start: Sunday, April 23, 2017
At: Ontario Retreats & Intensives, ON
Fee: $2,400+ (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Susan Woods MSW LICSW & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP

Deepen your facilitation skills.

This training intensive supports facilitation skills while focusing on strengthening the facilitation of mindful inquiry.  At its deepest, it is about our relationship to the practice of mindfulness and to the articulation of that process. The curriculum is highly interactive and highlights the necessity of personal practice as a platform from which to teach.

This course will be led by Susan L. Woods and Dr. Patricia Rockman. Susan Woods is the Senior Guiding Teacher at the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, UC San Diego, and one of the world’s leading experts and trainers in mindful inquiry. Dr. Patricia Rockman is the Director of Education and Clinical Studies here at The Centre, and has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years.

The heart of this training program focuses on developing skills that increase an embodied mindful presence, mindful inquiry, and examines the theme, rationale, intention and practice skills for each of the eight MBSR/MBCT sessions.  We will pay attention to nurturing specific qualities associated with mindfulness—such as a present-moment-directed focus, an awareness that represents an inner and outer listening, and a compassionate stance that incorporates a willingness to meet our teaching edges with generosity and kindness.  This training offers the time to nurture these qualities through silent mindfulness practice, through simulated patient-teacher encounters, discussion and personal supervision from the retreat leaders.

Participants Will Learn
• Demonstrate proficiency in embodying present-moment-directed skills
• Identify the components and characteristics of the delivery and practice of inquiry
• Describe how mindfulness offers a radical perceptual shift for approaching difficult modes of mind and moods and creates a platform of self-compassion for the client
• Describe the theme, rationale, intention and practice skills embedded in the MBSR/MBCT programs
• Articulate appropriate professional and personal ethics

Who Should Attend
MBSR and MBCT facilitators.
Prerequisites:
• Advanced degree in a health-related field
• Attendance at a 6-day professional MBSR training and/or a 5-day professional MBCT training
• Teaching experience; the facilitation of a minimum of 3 MBSR or MBCT groups before the start of the 5-day advanced training
• Personal on-going mindfulness meditation practice
• Have attended an annual 5 or 7-day silent teacher led mindfulness meditation retreat

Following registration, participants will be asked to provide:
• Your intentions/reasons for attending this advanced training
• The year you attended the professional training(s) in MBSR and/or MBCT with the teachers’ names
• The number of MBSR/MBCT courses taught and where
• An outline of your attendance at 5+ day silent teacher-led mindfulness meditation retreats
• A description of your daily meditation practice and in what tradition you practice
• Your professional CV
• If you’re not sure if you meet the prerequisites, please email these to info@mindfulnessstudies.com before registering.

This training fulfills part of the requirements for the Level 2: Supervised MBCT Facilitator Certification at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies as well as the MBSR and MBCT certification pathway at UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute.

Timing
Five-Day Retreat: Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon
4pm on April 23, 2017 – 2pm on April 28, 2017

Fee: $2,400 double, $2,900 single
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.