Although essential for practice, mindfulness is not the only mental factor to be cultivated. The seven factors of awakening are mental qualities to be developed and used to counteract mental states that cause suffering. These factors regulate and stabilize mindfulness. As they are engaged, practice comes alive in a more wholehearted way. During our time together, didactic modules, group discussions, and mindful communication exercises will be offered. Apart from this, silence is observed, including during meal times to facilitate a deeper contemplative experience. Mornings and evenings will be devoted to guided sitting and walking meditation. Sunday is a full day of mindfulness practice (with instruction) and an opportunity for individual meetings.
12 continuing education credits for psychologists and social workers have been approved for those who attend this program in full. We are not able to offer CEU's for Counselors (NBCC). Please note that we charge a $25 processing fee for CEUs. More information is available here.