This event is also be available online as a LIVE video stream. To register for the online event, visit this link.
This daylong is especially designed for professional care providers such as healthcare practitioners, psychotherapists, and body workers. It is also appropriate for family members or friends caring for someone who is ill.
Care providing can be enormously fulfilling. You have an opportunity to connect with another human being at a very deep level. Your generosity and kindness nurture your heart and you have the contentment of knowing that you are of benefit to another being.
However, being a care provider is also laden with challenges, many obvious, some quite subtle or hidden. Your resources, both internal and external, may be scarce. You may be experiencing a lot of stress and uncertainty may pervade many different areas of your life. Moreover, as kind and compassionate as you are in your care providing, you may discover that you are undermining yourself by being violent to your body and mind in the routine of your daily life. You may be caught, perhaps consciously or unconsciously, in one or more of the seven traps in care providing.
During this daylong, we will explore the seven traps and how they drain your energy and impair your ability to care for yourself. We will offer antidotes you can use to release yourself from the trap(s) and restore your personal energy and vitality as well as your dedication and passion. The program includes sitting and walking meditation as well as time for questions.
Dana: This is a dana (donation) day. The teacher is offering the day as a gift to the Spirit Rock community. Our regular daylong fee of $55 - $108 is waived for this event. The practice of generosity, or Dana, in all forms is considered a central pillar of Buddha Dharma practice. We invite you to contribute what is appropriate for you.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
Carpooling is always requested, but due to the large number of folks expected at this event, cars with less than 2 people may be asked to pay a $10 non-carpooling fee. You can either find other people on our carpooling forum at our Online Bulletin Board For Ride Sharing or meet up with others at the Central Fairfax Carpooling Lot. Folks who can OFFER a ride are really needed. Many people who would like to attend events have no way out here. The Board is usually full of people looking for a ride and not many offers - please help us change that!
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.