Public Programs and Continuing Education

Offering classes and workshops on Clinical Skills; Integration of Mind, Body, and Spirit; Caring for Yourself as a Healer; and many others. These informative and interesting classes are available to Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers. The Community Healing Centers, an established group psychotherapy practice, is a Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Provider (#PCE 2334).

Classes

Continuing Education Credit available for MFTs.

  • Total Focus Stress-Management, Instruction and Practice
    Individual and group instruction. For more information, click here.
  • Psychology Panels and Forum – Local and International
    Featuring Speakers on a Variety of Topics
  • Cultivating Therapeutic Presence Training Group
  • Heartbeing Meditation Program
  • Individual and group instruction

For More Information or to Pre-register: 415 499-1115

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Forty Days: Alchemy of Tranquility® Workshop Series

what to expect : location and session dates : practice groups : director : presenters : registration

The Program
Practical. Intense. Transformative.

This unique program is based on the ancient recognition that psychology, physiology, and spiritual experience are interrelated and interconnected dimensions of the whole self. To better understand any one dimension requires exploration of all dimensions. Such an exploration fosters emotional balance and a deeper understanding of our attitudes, behavior and spiritual development.

The 40 Days Alchemy of Tranquility Series is designed for individuals interested in further exploring the multiple dimensions of self, as well as for practicing psychotherapists who are interested in methods for addressing these dimensions with their clients. CEU credits are available.

Evening, day-long, and week-end workshop sessions are offered throughout the year at a variety of locations.

Participants interested in more intensive study and who wish to fully integrate, through concentrated practice, the concepts presented in day-long sessions may sign-up for a guided practice group that meets weekly over a 40 day period. Attendance of at least one of workshop sessions is required and there is a separate registration form and fee.

What to Expect

The workshops introduce techniques of ancient wisdom that lead to confidence and stability. The principles and practices of psychological and spiritual development include:

  • Awareness of the body and bringing it into a state of equilibrium.
    Exploring the dimensions of ego and using it effectively.
    Recognizing the power of mind and its influence on personality.
    Increasing concentration, presence, and focus.
    Bringing intention and action into alignment.
    Accessing the wisdom of the heart and experiencing tranquility.

2014 Upcoming Events

Week-end Retreat
September 5-7, 2014
Friday evening through Sunday afternoon
Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, California

The 40 Days: Alchemy of Tranquility program will be holding its annual weekend retreat Friday evening September 5th through Sunday afternoon September 7th. The retreat will be held at the beautiful and peaceful grounds of the Santa Sabina Center on the Dominican University campus in San Rafael, Ca.

The 40 Days program is based on the ancient recognition that psychology, physiology, and spiritual experience are interrelated and interconnected dimensions of the whole self. The program is comprised of co-leaders and Sufi Masters Dr. Nahid Angha and Shah Nazar Dr. Ali Kianfar and a team of experienced psychotherapists and educators.

Facilitators at this retreat will invite each participant to explore his or her self-experience to cultivate increased wisdom and intrapersonal balance through the various workshops and experiential presentations. The intention of the program is to offer each participant a well-developed style of personal practice for how to understand the self—this style of practice is rooted in ancient mysticism and influenced by psychology. The design of the retreat strives to have participants integrate back into their lives post-retreat with a new and profound sense of personal meaning, intention and life direction.

The retreat will include presentations, conversations and experiential practices covering the subjects of psychology, spirituality, meditation, poetry and music, and the martial arts. This weekend is open to and helpful to one of any religious/spiritual background and is designed for one interested in a practical approach to psycho-spiritual development.

The fee for the weekend, including registration, lodging and meals, is $350 per person for a double room or $400 for a single room. Continuing education units are available for LMFTs and LCSWs. You may register by mail (registration form below), or by phone, 415-499-1115. For more information please call or email forty-days@live.com. Registration deadline is August 22. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!

Registration deadline is August 22, 2014.
For information or registration, (415) 499-1115.

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registration form

Click here for Fall 2014 retreat information and registration form.
Call (415) 499-1115 for more information.

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2013 Events

Week-end Retreat
September 20 – 22, 2013
Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, California


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Sunday, January 6, 2013
This workshop is open to the General Public and Mental Health Professionals seeking continuing education.


Brain, Mind, & Self:
Discovering the Art of Connection and Self Regulation

True healing involves all levels of being including the physical, psychological, and spiritual, so that one ultimately experiences these as united. Being aware of moments when we are not connected is the beginning point of transformation. When we learn to remain present to ourselves despite interpersonal demands, conflict, or external events our awareness of our brain’s connection to all aspects of our being is enhanced, and we can experience increased clarity, energy, and purpose. Learning the art of this practice is an essential component of the journey towards healing, development, and self-transformation.

Join us if you wish to develop the healing potential within.

A half-day experiential workshop.

Sunday, January 6, 2013, 1pm-5pm

14 Commercial Blvd. #101 - Novato, CA 94949

To register or for more information
415.499.1115

$30/person, $25/person, 2 or more persons registering together
Limited scholarships available.

CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs are offered by Community Healing Centers, Provider #PCE 2334

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2012 Events

Special Invitation for Graduate Psychology Students
and Mental Health Professionals seeking continuing education
Sunday, November 11, 2012.


Brain, Mind, & Self:
Contact the client beyond the presenting problem

True healing involves all levels of a person including the physical, psychological, and spiritual. Mental health workers can assist those seeking help by recognizing and leading them to an understanding of their whole being with more depth than symptom resolution. The process of healing, development, and transformation is the journey to oneself.

Join us if you wish to develop a way to help your clients unlock
the healthy inner healing potential within.

A half-day experiential workshop.

Sunday, November 11, 2012, 1pm-5pm

14 Commercial Blvd. #101 - Novato, CA 94949

To register or for more information
415.499.1115

$30/person, $25/person, 2 or more persons registering together
Limited scholarships available.

CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs are offered by Community Healing Centers, Provider #PCE 2334

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Practice Groups

After any one of the workshop sessions, participants who wish to fully integrate the concepts presented in the workshops through in-depth study and concentrated practice may sign up for a study group wherein they meet weekly and receive instruction for a course of practice over forty days.

Throughout the ages and in traditions across the globe, a practice of forty days has been valued as a concentrated method of self discovery, a means of experiencing increased awareness, personal transformation and healing. Practitioners move daily, step-by-step, from a limited experience of self to a greater sense of wholeness. The result of the practice is embracing peace and is known as the Alchemy of Tranquility.

Visionary Leadership from the Workshop Director

Shah Nazar Seyyed Dr. Ali Kianfar, a world-renowned Sufi master who has been teaching for over thirty years, directs and guides the entire program.

Workshop Presenters
Jamal Granick, Ph.D, LMFT
Mary Toth Granick, LMFT
Arife Ellen Hammerle, Ph.D., LMFT
Brian Heery, Ph.D.
Rahmaneh Lynn Larkin, LCSW
Salim George Matchette, LMFT
Salima Ginny Matchette, LMFT
Sarah Hastings Mullin, Ph.D
Katherine Preston, LMFT
Amineh Amelia Pryor, Ph.D., LMFT

For More Information or to Pre-register: 415 499-1115

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Groups

Support Group for Women

Facilitated by Dr. Ellen Hammerle

Join us to share stories about the wisdom of fertility.

Held in collaboration with Balance Restored and Community Healing Centers.

Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

600 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA
RSVP: (415) 389-6448
Cost $30.00 per group

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