Judgments of a reactive and compulsive nature are very strong in most of our lives, and in the dominant culture. They can distort our perceptions, make relationships with others difficult and undermine our work in the world.
In this daylong, we will examine what judgments are and how to work with them, using mindfulness and loving-kindness practices, inquiry, dyad work and role play. These will help us to transform the energy of judgments--preserving the intelligence often found in judgments, while working through the destructive and compulsive aspects of judgments.
Those attending the daylong will have an option of continuing with monthly evening follow-up sessions in Berkeley.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
This workshop is designed to help health care professionals:
- Practice mindfulness of judgments in ways that might be shared with clients;
- Develop perspectives on the nature of the judgmental mind, in ways that will help guide their practical work with both themselves and clients;
- Utilize techniques of loving-kindness meditation that might be shared with clients; and
- Practice the application of loving-kindness as an antidote to distress related to the arising of strong negative judgments of self or other.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.