Continuing Education Program
Heart-based Meditation for Therapists
Workshop Sessions will be held at two locations:
CHC Novato Office - Four Sunday mornings, 10-11am, facilitated by Ellen Hammerle, Ph.D., LMFT
CHC San Francisco Office - Four Thursday evenings, 7-8pm, facilitated by Amelia Pryor, Ph.D., LMFT
Call for dates and to pre-register: (415) 499-1115
Heart-based meditation is a centuries old practice for bringing attention and awareness to the heart, and aligning heart and mind for balance, focus, and presence. Heart-based practices have been shown to increase a stable sense of self, and are beneficial in establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in clinical work and in reducing vicarious trauma. This experiential seminar will help you understand what heart-based is, the benefits for the therapist, and practical applications in clinical practice.
Through presentation and experiential exercises, you will learn powerful techniques that can easily be integrated into your life and therapy practice. As a therapist you will learn ways to integrate this work for your own self-care.
As a result of attending 4 sessions, participants will be able to:
· List two techniques to increase heart-based presence in your life and in work with clients.
· Identify three ways in which you become distracted from your heart center in your life and in your clinical work.
· Describe two strategies you can use to focus your awareness and return your attention to your heart center.
· List two specific ways to integrate heart-based practice in the therapeutic session.
This workshop meets the requirements for 4 hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
The Community Healing Centers is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and LEPs, Provider number: 90789. Community Healing Centers maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Continuing Education grievances and request for refunds, disability accommodations, copies of CEU certificates or other records should be directed to Dr. Ellen Hammerle at (415) 499-1115. For our policies pertaining to these matters, please go to the policies page.
Forty Days: Alchemy of Tranquility® Program
Annual Week-end Retreat: "Practice"
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Friday, Feb 1 - Sunday, Feb 3, 2019
Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States (map)
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. CHC clinicians present at and facilitate workshops in the Alchemy of Tranquility Program.
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Registration deadline is January 20, 2019.
Call (415) 499-1115 for more information.
CEUs are offered through International Association of Sufism/40 Days: Alchemy of Tranquility Program. IAS/40 Days: Alchemy of Tranquility Program is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LEPs. Provider number: 95354. IAS/40 Days maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Continuing Education grievances and request for refunds, disability accommodations, copies of CEU certificates or other records should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For our policies pertaining to these matters, please go to ias.org/programs/fortydays/40-days-program-policies