HEARTWORK: Mindfulness & Compassion Practitioner Training 2020
with Radhule Weininger and Michael Kearney
While deepening your own meditation practice, learn how mindfulness, compassion and nature connection practices can be most effectively shared with others. If you are a therapist, health-care professional, teacher, spiritual director, social or environmental activist, working with minority or marginalized communities, or you are a caretaker of others in any way, you will find this program highly valuable. You will receive a solid foundation in mindfulness, compassion and nature connection practices, learning about the relationship between mindfulness and emotional regulation, how to connect deeply with others, and how to bring what you learned back into your everyday life.
HEARTWORK: Mindfulness & Compassion Facilitator Training 2020
with Radhule Weininger and Michael Kearney
This second half of the year-long program provides training, support, internship, and supervision, to those who want to teach mindfulness, compassion and mindful nature connection practices to the communities with whom you work. If you are a therapist, health-care professional, teacher, spiritual director, social or environmental activist, working with minority or marginalized communities, or you are a caretaker of others in any way, you will find this program highly valuable. Successful completion of this program provides a Mindfulness Facilitator Certificate of Completion.
After obtaining the Practitioners Certificate of Completion you will engage in the Mindful Facilitators Program. Radhule and Michael will be joined periodically by guest teachers providing a greater variety of information and skills. In addition to the following in-person training, you will be supported with online support contains teachings, readings, and guided meditations. This additional training will include group supervision and internship experience. To complete this training, students will participate in a silent retreat.
Group Meetings and Practice Sessions: Group training sessions. Minimum attendance is 7 classes.
Weekly Dharma Sitting: Attendance at a One Dharma Sangha, or a sangha of your choice, once a week for the duration.
Mentorship: A monthly phone call or meeting with a teacher to check in about the program, report about your experiences and challenges in offering spiritual care, and to explore your Dharma practice in relation to the work you are doing. Additional support will be provided with a weekly call-in group with a teacher (upon availability).
Internship: You will engage in a practicum where you initiate a mindfulness class with a minimum of 1 hour per week, in the venue of your choosing to share and demonstrate your growing skill set. Students should begin researching volunteer options.
Retreat: A mandatory 5 Night Mindfulness Meditation Retreat from December 4 - 9, 2018 at Mount Calvary Monastery that will be held in silence providing the experience of extended silence and additional practice as a teacher. An additional voluntary weekend retreat is also available in August for additional practice or make-up for missed times.
Prerequisite for the Facilitator Program is the completion of all three Modules of the Practitioner Training.
Continuing Education units will be provided for psychologists, registered nurses, MFTs and LCSWs. Credit is only given for classroom time - minimum of 16 hours must be obtained to receive credit. Retreat will offer separate CE. Please see information regarding CE credits on the Continuing Education page at Continuing Education.
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CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com. Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent sitting or walking meditation, meals, yoga, breaks, or work periods.
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