Workshop

How Biography Becomes Biology

Oct 19 - Oct 21 2018 Rhinebeck, NY
Discover this transformational approach to healing the biography and curing the biology simultaneously with naturopathic doctor Paul Epstein.

New research into the effect of childhood trauma on adult illness reveals a deeper relationship than previously recognized between adverse childhood events, stress, and trauma, and chronic diseases in adulthood.

In this experiential and instructional workshop, naturopathic doctor Paul Epstein shares the latest research and theories to help us understand how biography can and does influence our biology.

Through lectures, discussions, and experiential exercises, we:

  • Gain an understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on our biology
  • Explore the effects of chronic stress on conditions and diseases of adulthood
  • Discover a practical process for “connecting the cell and the self” in our quest for healing
  • Learn to treat our health concerns in a revolutionary and highly effective way

Practitioners gain knowledge about how to integrate this approach in clinical practice. Patients learn to advocate for their treatments to include attention to both aspects of healing. Everyone returns home with tools and resources to continue working with biography as a method of healing and transformation.

At the end of this weekend workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe the role that traumatic/adverse events play in establishing life-long attitudes and beliefs and how this relates to health and disease
  • Discuss the latest research into the impact of stress (and our response to it) on health and disease
  • Articulate how and why Mindfulness IS medicine
  • Describe Clinical Guided Imagery and how it can be used to explore the meaning/message of pain/symptoms & to tap into inner guidance/wisdom
  • Discuss the 3 sciences behind Mind-Body Medicine - Psychoneuroimmunology, Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity
  • Discuss the necessary components of an optimal healing environment
  • Discuss the role and purpose of Unconditional Presence in the healing process
  • Articulate why and how “narrative medicine” and “contemplative medicine” are powerful approaches for shifting perspective towards health challenges, to heal one’s biography and support the process of curing one’s biology.
  • Demonstrate the basics of mindfulness meditation practice
  • Demonstrate the basics of a guided imagery session in the context of the healing process

This workshop is designed for mental health professionals with a beginner-advanced knowledge base in this field.

More Information

Paul Epstein is also teaching Connecting the Cell and the Self.

Schedule

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Paul Epstein, ND, a naturopathic physician and mindfulness meditation teacher, has studied an ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

How Biography Becomes Biology

$325
regular
$360

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 2 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 604.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 702.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 510.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 548.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 588.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 446.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 396.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 378.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 376.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 292.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 246.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

Credit Hours: 10.5

ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) $ 80.00

BRN/ANCC - Nurses $ 50.00

APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association) $ 80.00

SW - Social Workers $ 50.00

SW-NYS - Social Workers and Counselors of New York State $ 50.00

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