Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Medicine, Practice & Science

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Rhinebeck, NY

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member

$900

regular

$1,000

Workshop

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Medicine, Practice & Science

A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$900

regular

$1,000

Study MBSR with Florence Meleo-Meyer and Judson Brewer of the Mindfulness Center at Brown University in this 7-day professional training.

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 are 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.

Enrollment period is October 2019 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. This program 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. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification. There are no breaks during scheduled sessions, which may run up to 3 hours. There may also be periods of time outside normal workshop hours when silence will be expected.

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

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 at 9:00 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.

Program Tuition

member

$900

regular

$1,000

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


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).

Commute

7 nights commuter fee
$280.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


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Certificate of Attendance : $25

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ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)$0
APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association)$0
BRN/ANCC - Nurses$0
SW-NYS - Social Workers and Counselors of New York State$0
WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board)$0


CE and CME credits are 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.

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