Workshop

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Medicine, Practice & Science

A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat

Jan 11 - Jan 18 2019 Mount Madonna, CA
Learn MBSR from Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, LMFT, and Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, in this 7-day professional training.

This comprehensive program with experts from Brown University's Mindfulness Center offers health-care and other professionals an opportunity to come together under the direct guidance of foundational leaders in the practice and science of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Participants engage with mindfulness practices and their direct application personally and professionally. Through direct experience, reflection, and dialogue, we assimilate core tenets of MBSR and how these apply in health-care settings. We also learn the underlying scientific principles and mechanisms, review the new developments in the exponentially expanding mindfulness field, and explore how these are applied to improve health in practice and society.

In the retreat-like format of this program, grounded in a continuity of mindfulness practice, mutual respect, and exploration, we contribute to a learning community that supports introspection and the cultivation of wisdom. The ethos of MBSR expressed as innate wholeness, sovereignty, and participation support the development of self-awareness, resilience, and compassion. Innovative approaches to employ mindful awareness into one’s daily life can lead to greater personal satisfaction, while also informing decisions that affect patients, clients, systems, and society.

The program is founded on synergistic learning, employing both conceptual understanding and experiential engagement with the intention of developing embodied wisdom. Through a combination of guided meditation practices as taught in the MBSR program, didactic presentations, dialogue, reflection, and inquiry, whole-person knowledge that is practical and immediately applicable can develop.

The program is open to professionals and individuals who come prepared for the intensive nature of this training. Understanding the ethic of embodying mindfulness practice in one’s life, before attempting to share this with others, is essential and necessary.

Specific themes and areas of focus include:

  • Seamless cultivation of mindfulness throughout the program, through formal and informal practices, silence, conversation, and dialogue
  • Respond skillfully in the face of stress, pain, anxiety, and burnout, within ourselves and when working with others
  • Mindful approaches to develop resilience with workplace challenges
  • The review of research supporting the clinical value of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Explication of Teacher Education pathway
  • Exploration of the ethical principles and core elements of the ethos expressed within MBSR through non-harming, compassion, and wisdom

CE and CME are available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs to receive them. You may register for your CE/CMEs with Omega registration at 877.944.2002 before your arrival or with your Omega representative on site. To receive CE/CME certification you must attend and sign in at all sessions.

If you have any questions about payments, reservations, cancellations, CEs, or accommodations, please call Omega Registration at 877.944.2002. Please do not contact Mount Madonna, as they will not be able to assist you.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.

Required reading before the program:

  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (2013 edition) by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine by Saki Santorelli
  • The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes, to Smartphones to Love—Why We Get Hooked, And How We Can Break Bad Habits by Judson Brewer

Also recommended but not required:

  • Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Things To Bring

It is important that you bring the following:

  • Warm comfortable clothing (for cool nights and mornings)
  • Towels (Mount Madonna does not provide towels)
  • Flashlight
  • Alarm clock
  • Shoes (for a rural setting)
  • Slippers for indoors (shoes are left in lobbies)
  • Wet weather gear
  • Bathing suit (for hot tub)
  • Meditation cushion (please bring your own if you are able to)

Mount Madonna supplies shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion in all showers.

Schedule

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Opening Session
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Brunch
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Midday Session
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Snack
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Evening Session
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
6:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Early Morning Session
8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Morning Session
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Afternoon Session
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Evening Session
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 14
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Early Morning Session
8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Morning Session
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Afternoon Session
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Dinner
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Early Morning Session
8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Morning Session
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Afternoon Session
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Evening Session
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Early Morning Session
8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Morning Session
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Afternoon Session
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Evening Session
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Early Morning Session
8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Morning Session
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Afternoon Session
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Dinner
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Early Morning Session
8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Morning Session/Closing

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

Meet the Teachers

  • Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, LMFT, serves as Global Ambassador to the MBSR Affiliates world-wide ...
  • Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self- ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine

$1150
regular
$1250

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.

TYPE Rate - 7 Nights

MMDBL - Double Room With Shared Hall Bath

Simple Double Occupancy room in a hotel-style building (no phones or televisions in rooms) with a gender specific shared hall bath with multiple shower stalls, toilets, sinks & mirrors. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1022.00

MMCOM - Commuter/Facility Fee

Commuters stay offsite and drive in daily. Please be aware that this program has long hours, running from 6 a.m.-9:30/10 p.m. most days. The commuter fee includes all meals, and facility use.

$ 497.00

MMCAMP - Tent/Van

Developed campsites, for your own tent, with good drainage and access to showers and privies, are available year round. Please be aware that we can receive significant amounts of rain from November through May.

Various spots are available for your own van, camper or other vehicle. Some have access to electricity, but no other hookups. Showers and restrooms are available in campgrounds and Center buildings.

$ 574.00

MMTRP - Triple Room With Shared Hall Bath

Simple Triple Occupancy room in a hotel-style building (no phones or televisions in rooms) with a gender specific shared (private while in use) hall bath with multiple shower stalls, toilets, sinks & mirrors. Register with companions, or same gender roommates will be assigned to you.

$ 875.00

Refunds, less a $100 processing fee, apply to both tuition and housing and are available only if you give notice of cancellation at least 45 days before the beginning of the program. If you cancel less than 45 days before the program begins, do not show up or leave early; no credit or refund is available. All fees are nonrefundable.

Travel Insurance

Please Note: We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance, which insures you against unforeseen sickness, injury, job loss, inclement weather, and more. Rates are available through TravMark's A+ Program Protection Plans. Get a free quote today.

Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

Credit Hours: 62

ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) $ 0

APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association) $ 0

BRN/ANCC - Nurses $ 0

NCBTMB - Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) $ 0

SW/MFT - Social Workers and Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists $ 0

WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board) $ 0

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