Coming soon, MARC will be offering continuing education programs for mindfulness professionals--mindfulness facilitators and clinicians and care providers in the mental health or medical fields who wish to deepen their understanding of how to directly bring mindfulness to patients, clients, and students.
MARC is excited to introduce a new program that trains in-depth mindfulness skills as applied to chronic pain and trauma.
These workshops will introduce and explore applied embodied mindfulness as complimentary interventions for particular conditions and communities.
There will be two weekend workshops, and you can attend one weekend or both:
Prerequisites: Must have an existing personal mindfulness practice of at least two years. Especially suited for professionals with some previous mindfulness facilitation training, such as UCLA TMF, MBSR training, MBCT, etc.
Please read below for more details on each individual weekend.
Chronic illness or severe pain can be like quicksand – we can get overwhelmed and “go under.” Our bodies and minds become entangled in a messy confusion of pain and strong emotions. Many of us have little knowledge on how to find mental or emotional relief from the physical suffering.
Relief can come through understanding the relationship of our body and mind and learning the ability to not add additional mental suffering to physical pain is pivotal to finding ease. This concept is fundamental to mindfulness and can be taught to patients and clients.
This workshop for professionals will be an experiential and didactic exploration of integration and separation. We will examine the reasons why separation of mind and body is not only skillful but also imperative in gaining the capacity to live with mental and emotional ease in spite of the body’s conditions and learn tools to develop self-compassion. We will learn mindfulness-based approaches to working with clients, students, and patients.
The body experiences thoughts and emotions before they are cognized by the mind. The body is also a storehouse for unprocessed thoughts and emotions – especially those that were traumatic and uncomfortable. Tending to the body is imperative when working with trauma, as the nervous system and tissues hold memory.
Acknowledging the role of the body when addressing trauma facilitates the releasing of the harm caused by PTSD. By addressing both mind and body, the ingrained, habitual patterns can be attended to with balanced respect and understanding for the roles they play separately and together. Mindfulness of sensations, of emotions and of thoughts – held in a perspective of kindness can greatly reduce the continued harm of reliving a painful past.
This workshop for professionals will teach a number of mindfulness based skills for working with students, patients, and clients with trauma. We will learn both the theory of this body-centered approach to working with trauma, as well as embodied mindfulness practices that can be utilized with a variety of clients.
Skillfully opening and releasing areas of the body, through posture, breath and visualization will be tools offered to address the burden of trauma.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Comfortable, loose clothing.
About the Instructor:
Jill Satterfield an international mindfulness and meditation teacher, wellness program director, speaker and coach. Jill’s integration of embodied mindfulness include skills from somatic yoga therapy and contemplative psychology. She has been in the field of integrative healthcare for over 35 years. This dedication to health and wellness was born from having lived through (and thrived from) multiple surgeries and years of chronic pain. Jill’s direct and hard won experiences have come from knowing illness and pain, sitting over 150 silent meditation retreats and having worked on the front lines of at risk and in need communities for decades. She was named “one of the 4 leading yoga and Buddhist teachers in the country” by Shambhala Sun Magazine.
Jill is also the founder of the School for Compassionate Action: Applied Embodied Mindfulness for Communities in Need. SCA trains therapists, healthcare providers and caregivers to integrate mindfulness as it applies to illness and chronic pain, trauma and addictions as well how to embody resilience, emotional intelligence and self care for the caregiver and client.
Jill is a founding faculty member of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga Teacher Training and teaches there regularly. She was the first to bring mindful movement to a silent retreat at Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society over 25 years ago. She has been featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, More, Tricycle amongst others. Learn more about Jill at www.jillsatterfield.org.
**CE Credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP 16887) for licensed nurses in California. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com, or contact David at CE@spiritualcompetency.com