Aversion to anxiety is often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer.
Instead of running from anxiety, our focus for this day will be on kindhearted mindful awareness and intentional cultivation of non-reactive attention to this mood state. Guided meditations will be offered as we practice stopping and quieting the mind so that we slow down enough to see what is actually happening internally. The natural state of a quieted mind interrupts reactivity and offers us freedom to discover a compassionate and responsive relationship to this element of experience.
Teachings are appropriate for meditators of all levels, as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
~Learning objectives for participating health care professionals~
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Introduce mindfulness meditation to clients who are experiencing distressing mood states.
- Utilize mindfulness meditation as a way to teach clients how to turn towards difficult or unpleasant aspects of experience.
- Apply the exploration of thinking patterns and their relationship to habitual rumination, worry and anxiety
- Practice how-to's for building a new relationship to thinking patterns that lead to feeling bad.
- Use action planning to prevent future difficulties and reactivity to everyday life challenges.
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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.