For all of us:
The Power of Awareness: Mindfulness Training to Transform Your Life with Awareness, Compassion and Well-Being is probably the single most effective training resource for regular folks I’ve ever recommended through these posts.
Jack Kornfield, author of many best-selling books on Buddhist practice, has been teaching meditation internationally since 1974 and, as co-founder of the Insight Mediation Center in Barre, MA and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, is one of the leading teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West.
Tara Brach, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C., is the author of the best-sellers Radical Acceptance and True Refuge; her weekly podcasts are downloaded by more than 20,000 people daily.
These two internationally renowned meditation teachers have created an Awareness Training Institute to teach:
How to Establish Your Practice and Awaken to Your Body
Mindfulness with Your Emotions and Freedom with Your Thoughts
How to Work with Difficulty in Your Life
Expanding the Love for Yourself and Others
Creating Mindful Relationships
How to Bring More Awareness into Your Daily Life and Care for Our World
The Personal Retreat Experience
Jack and Tara are offering this online course through the deeply respected Sounds True; the course includes
26 videos with 9.5 hours of teaching to watch online or download
Personal mentoring sessions
Power of Awareness Reflections workbook
Guided Meditation Practices
Personal Journaling Exercises
Participants will receive a professional certificate from the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley and audio guided meditation programs from both Jack and Tara. Sounds True provides a 100% guarantee of satisfaction on the course or a full refund/exchange.
I don’t know of a better way to begin and to deepen an effective, transformative meditation practice than this course. To find out more, click here. May all that is offered here be useful to you and yours.
For my fellow clinicians:
Here’s the other most effective training on mindfulness I’ve ever offered through these posts:
NICABM is offering an intensive training program with Ron Siegel, PsyD, on integrating mindfulness into psychotherapy. I know from my own studies with Ron, he is one of the most gifted and spirited mindfulness teachers of our time, and his wisdom and experience come through in his teaching.
Mindfulness is such a valuable tool for helping clients transform negativity, ease self-criticism, and build the inner love and peace that they can embody in all areas of their lives. It has the remarkable power to help clients respond to life’s challenges with more ease and wisdom, as well as to build stronger, deeper connections and healthier relationships.
This program is especially designed to bring you in-depth instruction on using mindfulness in your work – here’s the link where you can find out more.
Over the course of 10 weeks, you’ll get step-by-step exercises to help you master each mindfulness technique and gain confidence to begin using these powerful practices with your clients.
Here’s are some of the topics this program is designed to help you master:
* Why Mindfulness Can Free Clients from Self-Preoccupation and Empower Them to Experience the Richness of the Moment
* Getting Clients Started with a Mindfulness Practice that Can Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Boost the Immune System, and Even Change the Brain
* How Mindfulness Can Transform the Therapeutic Relationship
* Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: Antidotes to Loneliness and Alienation
* Mindfulness-Based Treatments with Proven Client Outcomes
* Empowering Clients to Step Back into Life: Mindfully Treating Depression
* How to Help Clients Befriend Fear and Increase Their Capacity to Bear Anxious Feelings
* Taking Patients Beyond Symptom Management: How Mindfulness Can Be Instrumental in Treating Chronic Pain
PS Because everyone will be going through this program as a community, including discussion forums and hour-long Q&A sessions, NICABM will close registration before it begins. So be sure to register soon if you’d like to be a part of it.