Embodiment, Presence, and Awareness in the Therapeutic Process with Eugene Cash
About the Workshop
The program will emphasize the development of mindfulness/awareness as the fundamental ground for the therapeutic process. From the perspective of mindfulness, healing does not require changing or fixing our experience, but discovering the capacity to find freedom in the midst of our innate, human vulnerability. The program will include both didactic and experiential segments, with time for discussion of the student's experience.
I will focus on mindfulness of the body, and will teach a number of body- centered mindfulness practices. Specifically, we will explore experientially how being grounded in our physical form leads to "presence," and how this supports deepening our capacity to tolerate distressful feelings, emotions, and interactions. In addition, we will look into the obstacles that prevent us and the people we work with from being fully embodied.
–This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credits for MFT and/or LCSW as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for registered nurses.
About the Presenter
Eugene Cash, MA, is the founding teacher of San Francisco Insight (since 1992), and a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. He is the cofounder of the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioners Program for senior students, and currently leads the Community Dharma Leaders Program, an international training to develop community-based dharma teachers. He also teaches the Diamond Approach® in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.