- September 21, 2013
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
We are the time of our lives. When time eats us, it causes suffering; when we eat time, every moment presents an opening to liberation.
Clock time is a convention imposed by economics: it pressures us to rush rather than relish our lives. Much of our clients' problems arise from feeling chained to a past or appropriated to a future. This leaves them little room in which to simply be themselves.
This workshop will help therapists cultivate "presence" with clients. Although therapists are usually paid for a certain number of sessions, each consisting of a certain number of minutes, the healing that occurs in therapy is neither short nor long; time is not linear, but lived. Meeting a client in a moment, "presence" is a gift that grants space in mind.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. State the difference between clock time and experiential time.
2. Describe different cultures' views of time and aging.
3. State at least two controversies in modern physics' views of time.
4. Describe several different biological "clocks" and their effects on subjective experience.
5. State at least two Lojong phrases used to strengthen compassion.
6. Describe and use at least two techniques for altering the experience of time.
7. Distinguish compassion from empathy.
8. Describe the relationship between mindfulness, compassion, and time.
Robert Rosenbaum, PhD, has 30 years experience as a psychotherapist and clinical neuropsychologist. He has also received lay entrustment in the Soto Zen lineage as well as authorization to teach Dayan (wild goose) qigong.
Saturday, September 21
CIIS Main Building
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6 CEUs/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.