Workshop

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Medicine, Practice & Science

A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat

Jun 02 - Jun 09 2019 Rhinebeck, NY
Train intensively in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with teachers from the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.

This comprehensive program offers healthcare 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, you assimilate core tenets of MBSR and how these apply in healthcare settings. You 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.

Grounded in a continuity of mindfulness practice, mutual respect, and exploration, participants 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.

This 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.

This retreat 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.

Specific themes and areas of focus include:

  • Seamless cultivation of mindfulness 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
  • Review of research supporting the clinical value of MBSR
  • 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 credits will be available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs and it is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification. Check back in April for more information on CE/CMEs for this program.

More Information

Enrollment period is December 2018 through start date. Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Attendance at this retreat does not constitute authorization by Meleo-Meyer or Brewer to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Please note this training begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m., and has lengthy extended hours with daily early morning sessions beginning at 6:00 a.m. and evening sessions ending at 9:00 p.m.; view full schedule below. There are NO BREAKS during scheduled sessions, which may run up to 3 hours. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification. There may be periods of time outside normal session hours when silence will be expected of class participants.

The following books are required reading for the course:

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

Schedule

Please note: this program begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and has lengthy extended hours with daily early morning sessions beginning at 6:00 a.m. and evening sessions ending between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. There are NO BREAKS during scheduled sessions, which may run up to 3 hours, and it is required you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification. There may also be periods of time outside of normal workshop hours when silence will be expected of class participants. Please check back for complete schedule.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Meditation
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 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 will not be available during the extended hours (6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.) of this workshop. 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

  • Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, LMFT, serves as Global Ambassador to MBSR Affiliates worldwide at t ...
  • 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 Medicine, Practice & Science

$1575
regular
$1675

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 - 7 Nights

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.

$ 693.00

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.

$ 826.00

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.

$ 1106.00

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.

$ 1050.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared 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.

$ 1211.00

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.

$ 1365.00

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.

$ 1491.00

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.

$ 1680.00

A Single Cabin Room

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

$ 1918.00

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. 

$ 1211.00

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. 

$ 1764.00

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.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 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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