Online Class Series

Dharma Institute

The Somatics of Thought and Emotion: Working With the Mind and Heart Through the Body

The body feels before the mind thinks. Embodiment allows us to sense thoughts and emotions as they are arising, before they captivate the heart. With this awareness is a sensitivity to attachment and aversion (upādāna) as bodily sensations. Feeling subtle contraction and shifts in the body and breath allows us to respond rather than react. This relaxation of the heart and softening of the body is a form of non-harming (ahiṁsā) that can be felt. As we become familiar with it, we can recognize its absence, and see when harmful states are arising.  Preparing the heart/mind and body to meet life more gracefully creates the conditions for favorably meeting the world as it is. By balancing the nervous system, lightly controlling the breath, and practicing kind awareness, we lessen the conditions of anxiety and fear, and enjoy states of ease and openness as our natural state of being.

Continuing Education: 12 CE Credits

$120

This program offers 12 CE Credits Continuing Education (CE) credits for $120 for , and may be applicable for other licenses. Please review our CEC information page for full provider information.

To be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs), you must:

  • Register and pay for CECs by 4:30 p.m. PT, the business day before the program. After the program begins, no retroactive CECs will be given and the CEC fee is non-refundable.
  • Attend in full and fulfill all attendance requirements and next steps. No exceptions. Please review the CEC information page for attendance requirements.

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Learning Objectives

Additional notes

  • For full provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our CEC information page.
  • Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905, for 12 contact hours.
  • Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.
  • For those with a different license or with a license from a different licensing board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed above.

Teaching Team

Jill Satterfield

Jill Satterfield

Teacher

Jill Satterfield is an international mindfulness and meditation teacher. She integrates somatic and contemplative psychology with 35 years of Buddhist practice.

With her primary teacher, Ajahn Amaro, Jill was the first to offer mindful movement in silent retreats at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Center over 25 years ago.

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