Come join us as we cultivate greater wisdom, joy, health, and well-being. Drawing on practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness as well as revolutionary research in neuroscience, we will explore the transformational power of meditation. We can discover how the weaving together of lovingkindness and mindfulness supports us in healing and living a joyful and meaningful life. In this workshop, you will be taught simple yet potent meditation practices, including lovingkindness practices, mindfulness meditation, and mindful movement. You will also learn about new research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives. We will become familiar with specific practices and techniques for cultivating greater joy, ease, wisdom, and compassion, and learn to integrate these into our daily lives. We will immerse ourselves in the striking natural beauty of Esalen, allowing the sounds and vistas of the ocean, the exquisite coastline, and bountiful gardens to nourish and support our practice.
This workshop is appropriate for anyone curious about meditation and how to deepen our connection with the beauty and mystery of life. Be prepared for unexpected delight. This workshop is suitable for all health care and education professionals.
Recommended reading: Shapiro and Carlson, The Art and Science of Mindfulness; Salzberg, Lovingkindness.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/mindfulness-lovingkindness-meditation-0418.
CE credit for nurses; CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;