Meditation as Medicine with Bob Stahl
*Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - An Approach to Stress Reduction, Chronic Pain, and Illness*
About the Workshop
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and featured in Bill Moyer's series Healing and the Mind. This program is specifically designed for people living with stress, pain, or illness, and supports individuals as well as the work of therapists and other caregivers.
MBSR consists of intensive training in mindfulness meditation, gentle mindful movement, and group support. The program is designed for people who yearn for more balance in day-to-day life, and it promotes healthy living, renewal, and stress management.
Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating nonjudgmental awareness in day-to-day life. Mindfulness develops the potential to experience each moment, no matter how difficult or intense, with serenity and clarity. One can feel more alive and gain access to powerful inner resources for healing. Participants learn lifelong tools to help maximize life, even in the midst of stress, pain, and illness.
The workshop will be a synergy of the didactic principles of MBSR, mindfulness meditation practices, discussion, and inquiry in both small and large groups. Students will learn how to apply MBSR skills in their practices.
6 CEUs*/6 CEs
–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.
–CIIS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CIIS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
About the Presenter
Bob Stahl, PhD, is a longtime student of vipassana/insight meditation who lived in a Buddhist monastery for eight years. He teaches MBSR and MBSR teacher training in the San Francisco Bay Area and also serves as an adjunct senior teacher for Oasis, the institute for mindfulness-based professional education and innovation at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society. He is a coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, and the forthcoming Calming the Rush of Panic.