MARC offers several workshops throughout the year that designed to be experiential and educational. MARC workshops introduce you to the latest topics related to mindfulness and well-being. Many of these programs are Continuing Education credit eligible.
Past workshops incude Why Mindfulness Matters: A Scientific Perspective with Dr. Sue Smalley, Mind Body Medicine: From Genes to Behavior with Dr. Michael Irwin, An Integrative Journey to the Mind with Dr. Daniel Siegel, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Philippe Goldin, Positivity Resonates with Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, and many more.
.Inquiry is the component of teaching mindfulness and compassion that intrigues and confounds most teachers. We can become adept at teaching topics, leading meditations and exercises, and reading poetry, but inquiry will always be a live, fresh, unrepeatable process. Inquiry is as complex as any authentic human encounter and it’s as simple as showing up. For this reason, we rarely get it right and we rarely it wrong. Inquiry is an art that we can develop as long as we live.
Inquiry is also a learning process with profound implications for any therapeutic encounter. It is a self-to-other dialogue that mirrors the self-to-self relationship we wish to cultivate. For example, one way to teach self-compassion is to be compassionate. But how do we sustain our compassion in the midst of empathic pain, the urge to help, and the stresses of the workplace? And how do we find the right words when we feel anything but compassionate?
This daylong workshop is an experiential journey into the heart of inquiry. Mindfulness teachers will be able to refresh their skills and discover new dimensions of practicing inquiry, especially essential elements of inquiry in compassion training. Psychotherapists and healthcare workers will learn how inquiry can enhance both the effectiveness of their work and the satisfaction they derive from it. All participants will have a direct experience of loving, connected presence and learn new skills for bringing this beneficial state of mind into their professional lives.
About the Instructor:
Chris Germer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer (with Kristin Neff) of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Germer teaches internationally about mindfulness and compassion and has a private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy.
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind with Dan Siegel M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D., December 6, 2014
Mindfulness Based Leadership: How to Be a Valued Presence in your Organization and Community with Dawa Tarchin Phillips, October 25, 2014
Working with Anger: Developing Skill in the Midst of Intense Feeling, A Three-Class Series with Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. July 10, 17, 24, 2014
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy: Cultivating the Clinician, Crafting the Intervention with Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. Saturday July 19, 2014
Intuition and the Power of Letting Go with Judith Orloff, M.D. Saturday June 14,m 2014
Mindfulness and World Music with Diana Winston, Michael Perricone, Jahna Perrricone, A.J. Racy, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Fowler Museum UCLA.
The Science of Mindfulness Series - Mindfulness and Cancer: Effects of Mindfulness Training for Cancer Patients and Survivors
with Julienne Bower, Ph.D. April 30, 2014
The Awake in the Wild Experience with Mark Coleman, Saturday March 15, 2014
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy: Cultivating the Clinician, Crafting the Intervention with Matthew Brensilver, PhD, Saturday March 1, 2014
Mindfulness Based Leadership: How to Become a Valued Presence in your Organization and Community, with Dawa Tarchin Phillips, Saturday, Feb 8, 2014
Bridging the Science of Mindfulness and Psychoneuroimmunology, with David S. Black M.D., M.P.H., December 4, 2013
Conversations with Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman, with Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg. November 7, 2013
Mindfulness for the Earth: Deepening Personal and Ecological Awareness, with Deborah Eden Tull. November 2, 2013.
Mindfulness Meditation and Tibetan Singing Bowls, with Michael Perricone and Diana Winston. Fowler Museum. October 17, 2013
Breaking Bad Habits, with Dr. Elisa Goldstein, September 21, 2013
Why Mindfulness Matters: A Scientific Perspective with Susan Smalley, PhD July 10, 2013
Mind Body Medicine: From Genes to Behavior with Dr. Michael Irwin, MD, July 17, 2013
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy with Matthew Brensilver, PhD, July 24, 2013
Positivity Resonates: Creating Health and Happiness in Micro-Moments of Connection with Barbara Fredrickson PhD, June 25, 2013
Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom From Self-Defeating Emotional Habits with Dr. Daniel Goleman and Tara Goleman, June 1, 2013
Untangle and Be Free: Thoughts and Emotions as a Path to Freedom with Shinzen Young, May 29, 2013
Intuitive Healing and Mindfulness with Judith Orloff, M.D. March 16, 2013
Classical Mindfulness: Intensive Training for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, with Lobsang Rapgay, Ph.D, December 7 & 8, 2012
Breaking Bad Habits: The Neuroscience and Psychology of Transforming our Lives with Dr. Elisha Goldstein, November 3, 2012
Brain Plasticity and Meditation, with Drs. Eileen Luders & Marvin G. Belzer, July 11, 2012
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation and Its Effects On Anxiety And Emotion Regulation, with Philippe Goldin, Ph.D., May 2012