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Introduction to Mindfulness
January 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.
January 14, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
$195 Full Tuition $135 early registration until December 25, 2016
This workshop will introduce students to the practice of mindfulness meditation. We will focus on the often-neglected nuts-and-bolts of what to do and how to train our minds. We alternate short periods of silent meditation with an exploration of what actually happened while we were meditating. We will cover the practical aspects of:
- Cultivation of attention
- Working with thoughts and the mind
- Mind-Body Integration
- Experience of Anxiety, Panic and Depression
- Developing an attitude that fosters an openness to experience.
Mindfulness practices offer opportunities to be present with experience, train the mind, and bring the nervous system back into regulation and reduce emotional reactivity. This workshop focuses on cultivating attention and examining the habit patterns of our minds. We use the breath, sensations of the body and thoughts to develop awareness and insight.
Michael Shiffman, Ph.D., is a relational body therapist at the Insight Center in West Los Angeles. He founded LA Dharma in 1999 and co-founded the Insight Center in 2006. Michael has studied with numerous Western Buddhist teachers and currently studies with Rev. Hye Wol Sunim. He has been meditating since 1994 and teaching mindfulness and insight meditation since 2002. Michael is a certified NARM practitioner and part of the Los Angeles NARM teaching team. He is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with substantial training in the use of touch for trauma resolution. Michael has an extensive background working with anxiety, panic, traumatic stress, substance abuse and recovery, relapse prevention, and somatic oriented therapeutic practices. He teaches meditation and somatic therapy. Michael is a photographer whose work is shown on his website http://shiffmanphotos.com, enjoys cooking and is frequently happy in his new life in Encino. Continuing Education:
Continuing Education Units are available. A CE certificate is issued for each module for a $20 charge per module. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed once registration is completed and certificates are issued after the module is completed.
Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 6 CE units.
MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. This course provides 6 CE units.
Nurses: The Insight Center, Provider Number 14914, is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course provides 6 CE units.