Date(s) - Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Woodacre, California
Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. Through the practice of mindfulness, we learn tools to regulate emotions, develop attention, and cultivate states of compassion, even-mindedness, and greater well-being. When we attend to the present moment over a sustained period of time, practitioners report deeper connection to themselves, more self-compassion, and greater insights into their lives.
In this 6-night retreat, we will practice mindfulness meditation through sitting and walking meditation as well as lectures and opportunity to meet with teachers who will guide our practice. While rooted in Buddhist practice of mindfulness, this retreat will focus on the practical applications of mindfulness, and is open to people of all backgrounds and experience, especially those interested in secular mindfulness. An excellent retreat for beginners, but open to all levels.
Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. The tools and practices offered in this program will focus on training attention, awareness and cultivating self-regulation, and can be incorporated by health care professionals in ways that improve patient care. Through personal practice, care providers can cultivate strategies to manage the challenges of working in health care; reduce stress and emotional exhaustion, improve focus and general well-being. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.
Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:
- List 4 practices that can be used to cultivate mindfulness;
- Utilize mindfulness of breath practices to develop presence moment awareness, and to calm the mind in preparation for, and when working with clients;
- Describe a mindfulness practice that may be used to reduce stress;
- Describe a mindfulness practice that may be used to reduce emotional reactivity;
- Describe a mindfulness practice that may be used to improve emotional self-regulation while working with clients;
- Utilize body awareness practices to deepen listening presence with clients;
- Assess and respond to compassion fatigue and burnout;
- Utilize practices of self-compassion to address caregiver burnout.
Continuing Education content level: Introductory
Co-sponsored by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Financial assistance is available for all Spirit Rock residential retreats. Our scholarship rate is $40/night and available for all those with financial hardship with special funds allocated to People of Color (POC), folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-26). Scholarship funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and because they are in high demand, can run out quickly. We encourage you to register for a retreat as close as possible to the registration opening date (lotteries are an exception).
A unique scholarship opportunity! If you are an Educator, Health Care Professional, or Artist that has never attended a residential retreat longer than a weekend retreat (1-3 nights), you may qualify for a Hemera Foundation Fellowship to assist in attending your first week-long residential retreat. Hemera Foundation Fellowships: Click link for more information. ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.