This event is a benefit for the Spirit Rock Family Program.
More than 2,500 years ago, the Buddha taught the mental causes of suffering and happiness. Today we are beginning to understand the underlying neural causes. This "neuro-Dharma" offers exciting and powerful ways to deepen insight, strengthen motivation, and cultivate love and inner peace.
In this evening event, Rick Hanson will describe how the brain evolved to make us crave and suffer in order to survive. In particular, its negativity bias means that most experiences of mindfulness, compassion, virtue, and wisdom pass through the brain like water through a sieve, with no lasting value, undermining motivation and growth on the path of awakening. We will explore one way to solve these problems, through a simple practice that turns everyday experiences into lasting neural resources. You will get a strong sense of your needs being met that dramatically reduces the feeling of deficit and disturbance that drives craving, stress, fear, frustration, and heartache. This allows increasing rest in a natural peace, contentment, and love.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available.
Learning objectives for CE credits:
-Describe the two stages of emotional learning;
-Teach clients the four HEAL steps of deliberately internalizing positive experiences.
Limited partial Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities may be available for this program. If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 488-0164 x224. Scholarships are not available for this event.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 2 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $20. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.