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The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Compassion and Awe Week of August 5-10, 2018

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This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we’ll explore the transformative effects of meditative practices. We will explore simple yet potent meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation, compassion practices, mindful movement, and experiential exercises. We will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers the hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives.
We will immerse ourselves in the practice of being fully present, re-training our minds and hearts toward pathways of greater joy, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. Esalen’s natural beauty will support us as we engage in sunset meditations, listen to the sounds of the ocean, walk through the vibrant gardens, and open ourselves to the serenity and wisdom of nature. This workshop will deepen connections with ourselves, one another, and the larger web of life. Be prepared for unexpected delight, mystery, and stillness.
Recommended reading: Siegel, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being; Keltner, Born to Be Good; Shapiro, The Art and Science of Mindfulness.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;
CE credit for nurses;

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