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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:00 EDT Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:00 EDT Intimacy as a Spiritual Path -

Intimacy as a Spiritual Path

Aug 11 - 3:00pm to Aug 13 - 5:00pm

For all couples.

Rich and Antra Borofsky bring us this couples retreat at Kripalu in Lenox, MA.

Love is the ultimate renewable resource. To be sustainable, the quality of love in an intimate partnership must continually evolve, becoming more precise, mindful, compassionate, and wise—eventually blossoming into a spiritual path. Explore six ways to grow your intimate partnership into a spiritual practice:

  • Learn to abide timelessly together in the present
  • Open to receive and give abundant, unconditional, omnipresent love
  • Expand compassion to include all that is vulnerable or unloved in yourself and your partner
  • Rejoice in the grace of sexuality
  • Meet each other in humility, truth, and mutuality to foster a bond that transcends differences
  • See and speak to each other as the Beloved.

Grow your love into a deeper, more spiritual connection in a weekend that includes couple mindfulness practices, dialogue, humor, music, and group sharing.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:00 EDT Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00 EDT Working with Challenging Mind States and their Antidotes: An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat for Mental Health Professionals -

Working with Challenging Mind States and their Antidotes: An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat for Mental Health Professionals

Aug 12 - 3:00pm to Aug 19 - 11:00am

Join Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan and Willa Miller in Vallecitos, NM for a different kind of retreat, one that brings Theravada (vipassana) and Tibetan perspectives into conversation and into practice as we work with challenging mind states and their antidotes. Joining us is Willa Miller, a Buddhist teacher (lama) who has studied and practiced extensively in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and who is committed to making meditation psychologically relevant and accessible to caregivers in our culture.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

 

A discount is available to those who register for both weeks.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center offers financial assistance. Please click here for information.

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Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:00 EDT Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:00 EDT Healing Trauma as a Modern Day Bodhisattva Training - IMP Benefit -

Healing Trauma as a Modern Day Bodhisattva Training - IMP Benefit

Sep 9 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The intense suffering of trauma can completely disorganize a human being. To ease PTSD symptoms people often turn to meditation. Therapists, meditation and yoga teachers can better support their clients/students with an understanding of how trauma imprints on the body-mind-heart.

 

Healing Trauma as a Modern Day Bodhisattva Training:
Meditation skills for trauma & attachment

Daylong Workshop to benefit The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

with Deirdre Fay, LICSW

Saturday, September 9, 2017   ~     Arlington Center, Arlington, MA

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

SUMMARY:

Our bodies, minds, and hearts are natively wired to connect. When connections are broken, or betrayed, especially while young or in an affectively intense manner, the internal patterns become disorganized, remaining that way despite how one appears externally. 

These underlying, unresolved body-mind patterns result in one of the main reasons post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t resolve. The body, mind and heart when affectively encoded with traumatic patterns feels as if this is the only way it can be. As therapists and teachers, it can be easy to collude with the suffering, feeling stuck, caught in cycles of despair and hopelessness. Or we oversimplify the disorganizing effect trauma has on the body-mind-heart.

We need to understand the disorganizing body-mind-heart of trauma, how memory gets dislocated in time and space, and the developmental disruption of attachment patterns that keep a person stuck in trauma reactivity.

Neuroscience combined with the ancient wisdom traditions gives a conceptual understanding of how the brain is encoded – and better yet, how to shift those body-based patterns. There is a new path forward. Combining cognitive understanding of trauma disruption, attachment theory, body therapies, neuroscience, meditation and yoga, we now have access to changing the non-narrative imprinting.

This workshop will look at the informal meditation skills we can apply through foundational practices of mindfulness, concentration, self-compassion and non-dual.

Therapists, meditation and yoga teachers can better support their clients/students with an understanding of how trauma imprints on the body-mind-heart.

 

More information on this work is available: https://safelyembodied.lpages.co/imp-mts/

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how non-narrative affective patterns can derail meditation
  • Identify one of the six foundations of secure attachment
  • Explain the negativity bias
  • Compare how meditation helps cultivate a positivity bias
  • List one reason why meditation can be difficult for trauma

This workshop is suitable for all-level meditators and all-level psychotherapists interested in meditation and yoga; meditation teachers, yoga teachers, body-oriented therapists, acupuncturists, physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, educators/teachers, and anyone interested in meditation who has a trauma history.

 

SCHEDULE:

10am - 1pm: Didactic and experiential learning with one break
1 - 2:15pm: lunch
2:15 - 5pm: Didactic and experiential learning with one break

 

FACULTY:

Deirdre Fay, LICSW has decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga and meditation. Having meditated since the 70’s and lived in a yoga ashram for six years in the 80’s and 90s Deirdre brings a unique perspective to being in the body.  In the 90’s Deirdre was asked to teach yoga and meditation to those on the dissociative unit at McLean Hospital. Having amassed skill sets in trauma treatment (as a supervisor under the guidance of Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center), attachment theory (13 years of training with Daniel Brown), and body therapy (as a trainer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), Deirdre now teaches an integrative approach which Chris Germer calls “a radically positive approach to healing trauma.”  Deirdre founded the Becoming Safely Embodied skills groups and is the author of Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery (W.W. Norton, 2017), Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual (2007), and co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults (W.W. Norton, 2016) as well as the co-author of chapters in Neurobiological Treatments of Traumatic Dissociation.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

 

Psychologists: The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 5 hours of credit.
 
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6048. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program is approved for 5 clock hours. It is also applicable for MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for relicensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.

Nurses: This program carries 5 contact hours and meets the specifications of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00).

Social Workers:Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy at mail@meditationandpsychotherapy.org for the status of social work CE accreditation.

Marriage and Family Therapists:Application for professional continuing education has been submitted to the Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. Please contact The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy at mail@meditationandpsychotherapy.org for the status of MAMFT CE accreditation.

 

REGISTRATION: follow this link to buy tickets and register

FEE:
$195 for benefactors
$150 regular admission
$125 IMP members
$100 for students

 

LOCATION: Arlington Center, Arlington, MA
781-316-0282 ~ www.arlingtoncenter.org

 

Please contact carrie@meditationandpsychotherapy with any questions.

 

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:00 EDT Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:30 EDT Being Together: The Art of Loving -

Being Together: The Art of Loving

Oct 21 - 5:00pm to Oct 22 - 1:30pm

Join Rich and Antra Borofsky for a couple's weekend workshop at The Center for the Study of Relationship, in Cambridge, MA

 

Click here to read about the Borofskys work with couples and their workshops.

Read more
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:00 EST Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:00 EST Level II Couples Workshop -

Level II Couples Workshop

Nov 11 - 1:00pm to Nov 12 - 1:00pm

Join Rich and Antra Borofsky for their Level II Couples Workshop, only open to couples who have previously attended a workshop with them, at the Center for the Study of Relationship in Cambridge, MA.

Click here to read about the Borofskys work with couples and their workshops.

Read more
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:00 EDT Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:00 EDT Intimacy as a Spiritual Path -

Intimacy as a Spiritual Path

Aug 11 - 3:00pm to Aug 13 - 5:00pm

For all couples.

Rich and Antra Borofsky bring us this couples retreat at Kripalu in Lenox, MA.

Love is the ultimate renewable resource. To be sustainable, the quality of love in an intimate partnership must continually evolve, becoming more precise, mindful, compassionate, and wise—eventually blossoming into a spiritual path. Explore six ways to grow your intimate partnership into a spiritual practice:

  • Learn to abide timelessly together in the present
  • Open to receive and give abundant, unconditional, omnipresent love
  • Expand compassion to include all that is vulnerable or unloved in yourself and your partner
  • Rejoice in the grace of sexuality
  • Meet each other in humility, truth, and mutuality to foster a bond that transcends differences
  • See and speak to each other as the Beloved.

Grow your love into a deeper, more spiritual connection in a weekend that includes couple mindfulness practices, dialogue, humor, music, and group sharing.

Click here for more information and to register.

Read more
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:00 EDT Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00 EDT Working with Challenging Mind States and their Antidotes: An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat for Mental Health Professionals -

Working with Challenging Mind States and their Antidotes: An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat for Mental Health Professionals

Aug 12 - 3:00pm to Aug 19 - 11:00am

Join Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan and Willa Miller in Vallecitos, NM for a different kind of retreat, one that brings Theravada (vipassana) and Tibetan perspectives into conversation and into practice as we work with challenging mind states and their antidotes. Joining us is Willa Miller, a Buddhist teacher (lama) who has studied and practiced extensively in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and who is committed to making meditation psychologically relevant and accessible to caregivers in our culture.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

 

A discount is available to those who register for both weeks.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center offers financial assistance. Please click here for information.

Read more
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:00 EDT Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:00 EDT Healing Trauma as a Modern Day Bodhisattva Training - IMP Benefit -

Healing Trauma as a Modern Day Bodhisattva Training - IMP Benefit

Sep 9 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The intense suffering of trauma can completely disorganize a human being. To ease PTSD symptoms people often turn to meditation. Therapists, meditation and yoga teachers can better support their clients/students with an understanding of how trauma imprints on the body-mind-heart.

 

Healing Trauma as a Modern Day Bodhisattva Training:
Meditation skills for trauma & attachment

Daylong Workshop to benefit The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

with Deirdre Fay, LICSW

Saturday, September 9, 2017   ~     Arlington Center, Arlington, MA

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

SUMMARY:

Our bodies, minds, and hearts are natively wired to connect. When connections are broken, or betrayed, especially while young or in an affectively intense manner, the internal patterns become disorganized, remaining that way despite how one appears externally. 

These underlying, unresolved body-mind patterns result in one of the main reasons post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t resolve. The body, mind and heart when affectively encoded with traumatic patterns feels as if this is the only way it can be. As therapists and teachers, it can be easy to collude with the suffering, feeling stuck, caught in cycles of despair and hopelessness. Or we oversimplify the disorganizing effect trauma has on the body-mind-heart.

We need to understand the disorganizing body-mind-heart of trauma, how memory gets dislocated in time and space, and the developmental disruption of attachment patterns that keep a person stuck in trauma reactivity.

Neuroscience combined with the ancient wisdom traditions gives a conceptual understanding of how the brain is encoded – and better yet, how to shift those body-based patterns. There is a new path forward. Combining cognitive understanding of trauma disruption, attachment theory, body therapies, neuroscience, meditation and yoga, we now have access to changing the non-narrative imprinting.

This workshop will look at the informal meditation skills we can apply through foundational practices of mindfulness, concentration, self-compassion and non-dual.

Therapists, meditation and yoga teachers can better support their clients/students with an understanding of how trauma imprints on the body-mind-heart.

 

More information on this work is available: https://safelyembodied.lpages.co/imp-mts/

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how non-narrative affective patterns can derail meditation
  • Identify one of the six foundations of secure attachment
  • Explain the negativity bias
  • Compare how meditation helps cultivate a positivity bias
  • List one reason why meditation can be difficult for trauma

This workshop is suitable for all-level meditators and all-level psychotherapists interested in meditation and yoga; meditation teachers, yoga teachers, body-oriented therapists, acupuncturists, physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, educators/teachers, and anyone interested in meditation who has a trauma history.

 

SCHEDULE:

10am - 1pm: Didactic and experiential learning with one break
1 - 2:15pm: lunch
2:15 - 5pm: Didactic and experiential learning with one break

 

FACULTY:

Deirdre Fay, LICSW has decades of experience exploring the intersection of trauma, attachment, yoga and meditation. Having meditated since the 70’s and lived in a yoga ashram for six years in the 80’s and 90s Deirdre brings a unique perspective to being in the body.  In the 90’s Deirdre was asked to teach yoga and meditation to those on the dissociative unit at McLean Hospital. Having amassed skill sets in trauma treatment (as a supervisor under the guidance of Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center), attachment theory (13 years of training with Daniel Brown), and body therapy (as a trainer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), Deirdre now teaches an integrative approach which Chris Germer calls “a radically positive approach to healing trauma.”  Deirdre founded the Becoming Safely Embodied skills groups and is the author of Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery (W.W. Norton, 2017), Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual (2007), and co-author of Attachment Disturbances for Adults (W.W. Norton, 2016) as well as the co-author of chapters in Neurobiological Treatments of Traumatic Dissociation.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

 

Psychologists: The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 5 hours of credit.
 
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6048. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program is approved for 5 clock hours. It is also applicable for MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for relicensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.

Nurses: This program carries 5 contact hours and meets the specifications of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00).

Social Workers:Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy at mail@meditationandpsychotherapy.org for the status of social work CE accreditation.

Marriage and Family Therapists:Application for professional continuing education has been submitted to the Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. Please contact The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy at mail@meditationandpsychotherapy.org for the status of MAMFT CE accreditation.

 

REGISTRATION: follow this link to buy tickets and register

FEE:
$195 for benefactors
$150 regular admission
$125 IMP members
$100 for students

 

LOCATION: Arlington Center, Arlington, MA
781-316-0282 ~ www.arlingtoncenter.org

 

Please contact carrie@meditationandpsychotherapy with any questions.

 

Read more
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:00 EDT Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:30 EDT Being Together: The Art of Loving -

Being Together: The Art of Loving

Oct 21 - 5:00pm to Oct 22 - 1:30pm

Join Rich and Antra Borofsky for a couple's weekend workshop at The Center for the Study of Relationship, in Cambridge, MA

 

Click here to read about the Borofskys work with couples and their workshops.

Read more
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:00 EST Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:00 EST Level II Couples Workshop -

Level II Couples Workshop

Nov 11 - 1:00pm to Nov 12 - 1:00pm

Join Rich and Antra Borofsky for their Level II Couples Workshop, only open to couples who have previously attended a workshop with them, at the Center for the Study of Relationship in Cambridge, MA.

Click here to read about the Borofskys work with couples and their workshops.

Read more

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