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From Psychological Healing To Spiritual Transformation

media-audiocourse-tn With Tara Brach • 5 Sessions • 5 Optional CE Credits

mind-body-a108-spiritual-transformationExplore the power of mindfulness to help clients nurture self-compassion, move beyond a constricted sense of identity, and awaken to the true beauty of their own nature.

Buddhist awareness training cultivates two qualities for therapeutic healing and deep inner transformation: mindfulness and compassion. This course is recommended for clinicians who've had an introduction to meditation practice.
 
What's Covered in A108 From Psychological Healing to Spiritual Transformation:
  • How mindfulness--a clear and present-centered attention--allows the nonjudgmental recognition of habitual behaviors and unconscious experiences.
  • How compassion naturally arises as we bring an embodied attention to suffering.
  • A step-by-step guide for using discussion and guided meditation to help your clients awaken from a sense of deficiency to the beauty of their true nature.
  • How to use meditation as a therapeutic strategy for addressing fear and shame.
  • How to assess the clinical situations in which using meditation techniques is appropriate.

5 Audio MP3 Sessions:
Download $49 • CDs $59 (+$5 Shipping)
Add 5 CE Credit Hours: $49

A108 From Psychological Healing to Spiritual Transformation

Session 1:

  • Understanding Buddhist Psychology and Meditation
  • The cause of emotional suffering from perspective of Buddhist psychology
  • Role of meditation in emotional and spiritual transformation
  • Radical acceptance and mindfulness
  • Awareness of body and breath
  • Meditations: Concentration, mental noting, and developing embodied awareness

Session 2:

  • Developing Compassion and Mindfulness
  • Understanding strategies for resisting difficult emotions
  • Mindfulness and dis-identifying from thoughts and stories
  • Developing self-compassion
  • Meditations: Mental noting, releasing the story, awakening compassion

Session 3:

  • Transforming Shame and Fear
  • Understanding how emotions proliferate through reactivity
  • The two lenses of awareness
  • Strategies for using meditation for post-traumatic stress
  • Psychotropic medication and meditation
  • Meditations: Discovering a safe refuge; developing mindfulness in face of fear and shame

Session 4:

  • Meditation and Relationships
  • Identifying unconscious strategies that create an "unreal other"
  • Five intimacy-enhancing strategies
  • Recognizing vulnerability and inherent goodness
  • Bodhisattva Path Meditations: Forgiveness and compassion

Session 5:

  • The Fruition of Radical Acceptance
  • Trusting ourselves
  • Facing impermanence and loss
  • Becoming "intimate with all things" in daily life
  • Meditations: Establishing aspiration; wise reflection and inquiry; sacred pause and embodied presence
 

Meet Presenter Tara Brach, PhD

tara brach np0010 Tara Brach, Ph.D., through teaching, writing, and audiotapes, has made a significant contribution to the clinical use of Buddhist meditation to address difficult emotions. A meditation practitioner for more than 30 years, she's led workshops and Buddhist retreats throughout North America. Her book Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha has received critical acclaim and popular success. She's a clinical psychologist and the founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.

 

5 Audio MP3 Sessions:
Download $49 • CDs $59 (+$5 Shipping)
Add 5 CE Credit Hours: $49

The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.