CEU Workshop - Being Ourselves: From The Perspective of Buddhist Psychology

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CEU Workshop - Being Ourselves: From The Perspective of Buddhist Psychology

95.00

Friday, November 1, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm Lunch 12:00pm-1:30pm

A CEU workshop for clinicians. Please note: This workshop is for clinicians only so as to provide a container for learning and exploring in an open and supportive way, to nurture our own growth, and to nourish ourselves. Space is limited to 12 people, pre-registration is required.

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A CEU workshop for clinicians. Please note: this workshop is only for clinicians so as to provide a container for learning and exploring in an open and supportive way, to nurture our own growth, and to nourish ourselves.

This is an experiential workshop exploring the central concepts of Buddhist Psychology’s approach to our human life and how they can be applied to clinical work. We will explore through discussion, guided mediations, and experiential exercises. The exercises and meditations are designed to foster our own inner awareness and to nourish our being, while exploring the concepts presented.

Buddhist Psychology is one of the oldest and most well-developed systems of healing and understanding. It offers a positive, spiritual and visionary approach to mental health. Western psychology is based upon the medical model of pathology, “there is something wrong with you that needs to be fixed”. Whereas, Buddhist Psychology is based upon the refined analysis of human consciousness. The basic aim of Buddhist Psychology is to help us become compassionately aware of and welcoming to our mental, emotional and behavioral patterns in order to skillfully work with them so that we may live more fully from our inherent goodness, compassion and wisdom.

Some of the topics we will be exploring:

  • Five attitudes that assist in exploring our inner world.

  • The four realities of a human life.

  • What constitutes a human being from a Buddhist perspective.

  • The eight levels of consciousness according to Buddhist philosophy.

  • The relationship between beliefs, perception, and suffering.

  • Practices that help counter our disturbing (afflictive) emotions such as loving-kindness, compassion and mindfulness.

  • The foundations of Buddhist Philosophy: the Three Poisons, Impermanence, Interdependent Causes and Conditions (Codependent Origination), and Two-Fold Egolessness and how exploring these teachings help us in working with emotions and our life.

Please bring a journal, and something to lay on - a blanket or yoga mat and a small cushion for your head if you need one. You will be invited to lay down for at least one of the guided meditations.

The workshop is held in my home, there is a small set of stairs and I have a very loving friendly small dog who will be joining us. You may wish to bring socks to wear as we remove our shoes before entering.