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Meditation for Therapists Workshop

 

This six-hour educational and experiential workshop is for practicing counselors and psychotherapists who seek to learn more about meditation as a therapeutic modality. Psychiatrists, social workers, hypnotherapists, and holistic healers who incorporate therapy into their practices are also welcome to take this course, as are graduate students in Psychology and Social Work.

This workshop features six styles of meditation drawn from several spiritual traditions that can be usefully adapted to work with clients in the therapeutic setting. Participants will have an opportunity to practice the techniques and to guide others in them. A workbook is included with the course.

The course begins with an overview of the many styles of meditation. We will discuss and practice in this workshop those meditation techniques that have special efficacy in promoting insight, aiding in stress reduction and relaxation, and assisting your clients to contact their inner resources of intuition and volition. Among the methods we will explore are Vipassana, Inner Absorption (Laya) methods, breathing meditation, and techniques of Reflective and Receptive meditation.

Professionals who work on a daily basis with individuals seeking to better understand themselves, improve their lives, and relate to others in a healthier way will find this an invaluable course, both for their clients and for themselves. Incorporating the powerful focusing methods of meditation in therapy can lead to faster resolution of clients’ issues and improved therapeutic outcomes.


The course and workbook cover:


Introduction to Meditation

What is Meditation?

The Great Continuum of Consciousness

Models of Consciousness in Psychology

Vehicles, Forms, or Energetic States—The Focal Point of Meditation

Comparisons of Psychotherapy, Hypnosis and Meditation

Who is Using Meditation in Therapy?

Techniques of Meditation with Relevance to Psychotherapy

Using Meditation in Your Therapy Sessions

Monitoring Techniques

Vipassana

Vipassana upon Sensations

Vipassana upon Feelings

Vipassana upon Thoughts

Vipassana upon I AM Statements

Vipassana upon the Voidness of Consciousness

Breathing Meditations

Watching the breath

Breathing an affirmation

Breathing a mantra

Creative Meditations

Energizing the body by visualization—a demonstration

The Rainbow Method

Affirmation

Process Meditation

Reflective Meditations

The Little Sun Method

The Mandala Method

The Stepping Stone Method

Centering

Disidentification

Ego, Self, and Soul

Grounding—Coming Back from Altered States of Consciousness

Articles on Meditation and Psychotherapy

Conscious Mind Meditation

Methods for Meditation on the Vehicles and to Activate the Potentials of Consciousness

Meditation on the Vehicles

Levels of Autosuggestion

Imagery Techniques in Psychotherapy

A Comparison of Spiritual and Psychological Work

Therapy with Members of Religious Cults

Some of George A. Boyd's Other Reflections on Meditation

The Human Growth Continuum

What is Transformation?

Temples of Human Life

A New Model of Human Functioning

A Heuristic for Determining the Outcome of Therapy

A Comparison Between Psychological and Spiritual Transformation

Inner Encounter

Madness and Mysticism: the Role of Reality Testing

The Journey to Inner Awakening

The workbook also contains suggestions for continuing study and an extensive glossary of new terms.

Your agency can host this workshop if you wish. [It is not approved for professional continuing educational credit at this time].


 

 

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