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A One-Day Guide to Incorporating Mindfulness into Your Helping Profession with Shauna L. Shapiro

November  16 - 16, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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A One-Day Guide to Incorporating Mindfulness into Your Helping Profession with Shauna L. Shapiro

Based on Shauna Shapiro's book, The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy and the Helping Professions, this daylong workshop offers scientific research and meditative practices for therapists interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine, and cognitive neuroscience, we will investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation on decreasing pathology and increasing positive psychological and physiological states. In addition, we will explore the mechanisms of action through which mindfulness meditation has its transformational effects. Further, the workshop will delve into the potential ways of integrating mindfulness and meditation into psychotherapy and the helping professions. Through didactic presentation, meditation practices, and small group activities we will explore ways of developing mindfulness personally and professionally. 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.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Identify the three key elements of mindfulness.
2. Specify explicit mindfulness practices for clients.
3. Identify three specific levels of integrating mindfulness and meditation into clinical work.
4. List key research findings of current meditation research.
5. Describe how mindfulness practice can help relieve ruminative and anxious thought patterns.
6. Articulate a vision of mindfulness that includes both reduction of pathology as well as enhancement of well being and optimal health.
7. Explain how mindfulness can enhance therapist qualities essential to therapeutic work.
8. Identify how mindfulness practices can decrease therapist stress and burnout.


Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD, is associate professor at Santa Clara University, and previously served as adjunct faculty for Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona. Shapiro pursued her training in meditation in Thailand and Nepal, as well as in the West, training in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). She has conducted extensive clinical research investigating the effects of mindfulness-based therapies across a wide range of populations, and has published more than 70 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. She is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to graduate education in the area of mindfulness and psychotherapy.


Saturday, November 16, 2013
CIIS Main Building
$150/$170/$190 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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6 CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN, PSY)

California Institute of Integral Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CIIS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


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