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A Day of Mindfulness & Compassion for Educators and the Helping Professions
Mark Coleman
Sunday, August 10, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Hall
$55 - $150 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) Add $5 at the door. Please bring your lunch. Code MC3D14.
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Working in healthcare, psychology or education can be both rewarding and highly stressful. Today there is a growing awareness that the qualities of Mindfulness and Compassion are essential for self care and the ability to work with others with a skilled kind presence.

This daylong is designed to give participants an experiential understanding of mindfulness and compassion and how to bring these qualities into your personal and professional life. It is a day of nourishment that provides a balance of self care in the midst of your work with others. To support this you will develop an embodied self-awareness to relate to your mind and emotions with kindness and wisdom.

Working with people requires great skill and sensitivity. Participants will practice mindful talking and listening as tools to foster that capacity. We will also look at common obstacles to developing a compassionate presence in your work.

This day will be practical and experiential, using meditations, discussion and exercises as well as periods of silence. Open to anyone interested in deepening mindfulness and compassion in their professional life.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.

Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.

Learning Objectives for health care professionals who are participating:

-Apply Buddhist perspectives and practices to steady the mind and open the heart.

-Use emotional self-regulation through the practice of mindfulness through various exercises and meditations.

-Apply the principles of equanimity and compassion for meeting stress, pain and burnout with kindness and wisdom.

-Apply mindfulness principles and practices to working with others in a clinical setting other environments.

Please Carpool! Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.

Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.

Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org or (415) 488-0164 x224.

Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.



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