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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00 EDT Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:00 EDT RESCH: Awake and Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer Retreat -

RESCH: Awake and Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer Retreat

Apr 24 - 9:00am to Apr 28 - 6:00pm

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This life-affirming retreat offers anyone living with cancer the opportunity to explore what it means to live fully awake and alive while facing serious illness. A balanced program of transformative, healing practices gives you practical tools to navigate the emotional, psychological, and spiritual challenges of cancer – empowering you to live well in the midst of change and uncertainty.

What to expect:

  • A small intimate group in a safe and nurturing environment that honors and supports each person’s unique journey with cancer.
  • Gentle and insightful mindfulness, stress reduction and loving-kindness practices.
  • Qigong to help you activate and circulate life energy through your body.
  • Opportunities to share in a supportive circle; poetry; ritual; and time alone for rest, self-refection and exploration of the beauty of the old growth forest.
  • Expressive Arts: drawing, music and movement to stimulate imagination and to unlock the the healing power of creativity.
  • Laughter, creativity, celebration, joyful play and delicious, organic, gourmet meals.

Who will benefit?

Anyone with any type of cancer, at any stage, interested in personal healing, growth, and transformation. Caregivers/companions welcome if space allows.

The facilitators:

Erica Rayner-Horn M.A., L.M.H.C.A.— mindfulness-based psychotherapist; instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, meditation instructor, presenter, and workshop leader. Erica is the author of Finding Tranquility - Guided Mindfulness Meditations for Stressful Times, and an upcoming book and audio series on cancer and mindfulness. To learn more, visit www.mindful-therapy.net.

Diana and Kelly Lindsay—authors, speakers, workshop facilitators, and coaches for those in a health crisis and their caregivers. Diana is a Qigong instructor, Kelly a Reiki Master. Program Directors of Healing Circles Langley, a Commonweal program on Whidbey Island. Authors of Something More Than Hope/Something More Than Everything: Surviving Despite the Odds, Thriving Because of Them. www.somethingmorethanhope.com.

Location:
Whidbey Institute at Chinook, on Whidbey Island, WA

Registration & Information:
http://whidbeyinstitute.org/event/awake-alive-fall-2016/

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Mon, 01 May 2017 19:45 EDT Mon, 01 May 2017 21:45 EDT Lecture Series: The Buddha's Wife: The power of relational mindfulness in clinical practice -

Lecture Series: The Buddha's Wife: The power of relational mindfulness in clinical practice

May 1 - 7:45pm to 9:45pm

Presenter: Janet Surrey, PhD

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Insight Dialogue is a co-meditative practice specifically bringing mindfulness into relationship, including speaking  and listening. Clinical applications for the therapy relationship will be discussed and demonstrated.

Participants will learn:

1. Practice  the guidelines for Relational  mindfulness
2.  Apply the practice to clinical relational practice-especially deep listening and wise speech
3. Learn how mindfulness practiced in relationship can help clients with relational difficulties 

Janet Surrey, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Newton.  She is a Founding scholar of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Stone Center, Wellesley College and a Board member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. She is trained as an Insight Dialogue teacher in the Buddhist Theravadan tradition and co-author of The Buddha'sWife:the Path of Awakening Together.

Register here for The Buddhas Wife: The power of relational mindfulness in clinical practice    

For more information about the Buddhist Psychology Lecture Series, please click here.

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Sat, 06 May 2017 19:00 EDT Sat, 06 May 2017 22:00 EDT Film Series: ANOMALISA -

Film Series: ANOMALISA

May 6 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

ANOMALISA

With David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan
Directed by Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman, 2015
90 min
Discussant: Chip Hartranft

How May I Help You Help Them? is the title of a book by customer service industry guru, Michael Stone, and it is the topic of his forthcoming keynote at a CS convention in Cincinnati. It is Michael, though, who seems to need help the most. Bored, barely capable of interpersonal connection, and beginning to perceive everyone around him as the same—even an old girlfriend the family man haltingly invites to the hotel bar for a drink—Stone stumbles through the synthetic world he’s helping to create. Isolated amidst his encounters with a parade of fitfully sincere service workers and monotonic settings, he comes across only one person who speaks to him in an authentic voice: the wounded but distinctive Lisa. Anomalisa is an increasingly surreal love story for adults, rendered in a unique style of stop-action puppet photography where the seams and joints are not only visible but somehow part of the point. Artificial though they appear, Michael and Lisa move each other deeply (and us as well)—particularly when things become awkwardly, touchingly sexual. Winner of every major animated film award including an Oscar and Golden Globe, Anomalisa is a one-of-a-kind work of art—antic, entertaining, uncomfortable, and ultimately revelatory in its no-strings account of our human need to connect.

 

About the Film Series:

Each evening, a film addressing key elements of Buddhist psychology will be shown, followed by a presentation and a discussion moderated by a faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and Chip Hartranft, Director of the Arlington Center. Read more here: http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/film-series 

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Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:45 EDT Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:45 EDT Lecture Series: Implicit Mindfulness: Bringing Mindfulness Concepts to Pre-Contemplative Patients -

Lecture Series: Implicit Mindfulness: Bringing Mindfulness Concepts to Pre-Contemplative Patients

Jun 5 - 7:45pm to 9:45pm

Presenter: Laura Warren, MD

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This presentation will discuss techniques for bringing mindfulness concepts implicitly to encounters with patients who, for a variety of reasons (cultural, religious, etc), have a more difficult time engaging with mindfulness when it is explicitly discussed, for which the term “pre-contemplative” is applied. We will discuss ways to incorporate language and concepts clinically that implicitly reflect core mindfulness principles while also respecting patients’ unique identity and values. We will also discuss using implicit mindfulness to frame shared goals with patients with regard to their overall physical and mental health. 

Participants will learn to:

  1. ·      Identify “pre-contemplative” patients who might benefit from implicit mindfulness
  2. ·      Integrate specific language/concepts that reflect implicit mindfulness concepts
  3. ·      Apply implicit mindfulness to clinical settings when appropriate

Bio: Laura Warren, M.D. is an outpatient psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and works in primary care as well as specialty mental health.  She was first trained in MBSR in 2007, and completed the IMP Meditation and Psychotherapy Certificate Program in 2009, and since then has been incorporating mindfulness into her clinical practice.  She has been involved with the Center For Mindfulness and Compassion at CHA since its inception.  Currently she is teaching as part of the MINDFUL-PC program, which seeks to bringing mindfulness groups to primary care, and she has been involved in bringing mindfulness to psychiatry residency training. She recently joined the board of IMP, and is interested in using mindfulness to help patients and providers manage stress, and to reduce burnout among healthcare professionals.

Register here for "Implicit mindfulness:  Bringing Mindfulness Concepts to Pre-Contemplative Patients." 

For more information on the Buddhist Psychology Lecture Series, please click here.

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Film Series

This CE program is intended for psychotherapists who are interested in Buddhist psychology, meditation, or mindfulness. Mindfulness-oriented psychotherapy is increasingly appreciated by the therapeutic community as an effective way to reduce emotional distress. Each evening, a film addressing key elements of Buddhist psychology will be shown, followed by a presentation and a discussion moderated by a faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and Chip Hartranft, Director of the Arlington Center.
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Lecture Series

This monthly continuing education (CE) program is for psychotherapists interested in Buddhist psychology, meditation, or mindfulness. Each lecture will address theoretical and clinical issues at the interface of these rich healing traditions, with topics ranging from addictions to forgiveness to countertransference.
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Upcoming Events

Jun 5 - 7:45pm
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