Professional Trainings and Development


Mindful Practice in Medicine

Mindful Practice in Medicine: A weekend retreat-like workshop followed by four live interactive 90-minute webinar sessions designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. Designed for medical practitioners and others involved in medical practice and education. Contact us for discounts available to social workers, NPs, PAs and psychologists.

Dates: Saturday March 18 & Sunday March 19, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Followed by four Wednesday webinars: March 29, April 5, 26, May 10, 5:30-7:00 pm

Course Directors: Ron Epstein, MD, Mick Krasner, MD and Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

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Open to: healthcare professionals (all levels of experience with mindfulness and meditation, including beginners, is welcome)


CBCT (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) Workshop

CBCT ® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a meditation protocol with the primary aim of helping to sustain a genuine compassionate responsiveness while buffering against negative effects of empathic fatigue and burnout.  CBCT has been widely researched with a number of promising outcomes, including: increased resilience to stress, improved empathic accuracy, decreased depression and loneliness, and increased hopefulness. CBCT is offered in collaboration with Emory University.

Dates: 4-Day Workshop: Friday - Saturday, April 14-15, 2017 and May 19-20, 2017
All days: 9
:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Timothy Harrison

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Open to: all in the community, especially those looking to cultivate compassion in their lives and work


MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) Professional Training

MBCT: This Professional Training Workshop is a requirement in MBCT teacher training, intended for mental health professionals who have an established mindfulness practice and want to address depression relapse for clients. Through this workshop, professionals can expand and/or deepen their work with MBCT and mindfulness-based approaches for supporting clients that suffer with chronic depression and unhappiness. MBCT is an adaptation of the MBSR program through Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale. Note: This course qualifies as the MBCT: 5-Day Professional Training for the Prevention of Depression Relapse, Phase 1 training towards further teacher certification through UCSD.

Dates: 2 Weekend Trainings: Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6 and May 11-13, 2017
Thursdays 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 - 6:00 pm (1.5 hour break)

Instructor: Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW

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Open to: mental health professionals who have an established meditation practice and are supporting clients with chronic depression


Mindfulness and Biofeedback for Resilience and Self-Regulation Workshop

Mindfulness and Biofeedback for Resilience and Self-regulation Workshop: 2 day workshop on Mindfulness and Biofeedback on integrating both mindfulness and biofeedback in to addressing overall health and well-being. Dr. Khazan is a clinical psychologist, who published the book The Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide for Training and Practice with MindfulnessThis workshop includes software for a review of biofeedback assessments that measures heart rate, respiration, skin conductance, skin temperature and muscle activity provides the client with a window into what is going on in their body and how it reacts to stress.  The results of the initial assessment can help determine the best mindfulness techniques to use with each client. Real-time training with biofeedback can measure the effect mindfulness training has on ones physiology.

More information about workshop content is available on the registration page

Dates: June 2-3, 2017 - 2-Day Non-Residential Workshop

Instructor: Inna Khazan, PhD BcB

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Open to: all in the community, particularly those interested in growing and applying understanding of mindfulness and biofeedback