In an era of pain and polarization, a robust and evidence-based approach to mindfulness practice—for ourselves and the world—is essential. By addressing trauma, mindfulness meditation and other contemplative practices have the potential to change not just individual lives, but also to shift our society from systemic prejudice and injustice. As teachers, educators, and practitioners, we can learn to offer mindfulness in a trauma-sensitive way, so everyone has access to the benefits of these practices.
Guided by leading voices in mindfulness, trauma treatment, and social change, we examine the benefits of mindfulness practice and teaching, which is backed by evidence-based research and applied to one of the most pervasive and challenging issues of our times—trauma. We explore the relationship between mindfulness and trauma, and we learn specific tools to ensure our teaching is informed, effective, and gets us closer to our shared goal: a society based in love, equality, and care—one in which everyone can thrive. We also discuss the lifelong physical and neurological impact of trauma, the role of trauma in reinforcing systemic bias and racism, models for nonviolent discussion of trauma and injustice, and more.
All are welcome—professionals and beginners. The program will benefit anyone engaged in teaching mindfulness or contemplative practices, including educators, therapists, coaches, clinicians utilizing mindfulness, and meditation, classroom, yoga, or MBSR teachers.
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.
Jon Kabat-Zinn joins us remotely via Zoom video conferencing. Cosponsored by the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
Please note there is a special schedule for this course. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.:
|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|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
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
Rhonda V. Magee, JD, MA, a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, is professor of law at the Univ ...
Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, LMFT, serves as Global Ambassador to MBSR Affiliates worldwide at t ...
David Treleaven, PhD, is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the in ...
Lynn Koerbel MPH, is the cofounder of Present Moment Mindfulness, a community-based organiza ...
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher internationally known for his ...
Tuition & Fees
Mindfulness & Trauma Conference
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).
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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Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00
Credit Hours: 9.75
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
SW - Social Workers $ 0
WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board) $ 0