Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Medicine, Practice & Science

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Mount Madonna, CA

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$900

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Workshop

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Medicine, Practice & Science

A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat

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Mount Madonna, CA

Program Tuition

member

$900

regular

$1,000

Learn MBSR from Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, LMFT, and Lone Overby Fjorback, 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

After attending this workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • Demonstrate the ongoing practice of the principles of mindfulness in silence, conversation, and dialogue
  • Describe mindful approaches to stress, pain, grief, and anxiety within ourselves and when working with others
  • Demonstrate the language and methods used for instructing and guiding others in the formal and informal methods of mindfulness meditation in various settings
  • Discuss research supporting the clinical value of MBSR
  • Describe the essential components of a viable mindfulness training program, including MBSR teacher readiness and competency criteria
  • Explore the ethical and moral principles and the domains of nonharming, compassion, and wisdom that underlie mindfulness practice and MBSR

 

Fueled by Results from Scientific Studies

Founder of MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and professor of medicine Saki F. Santorelli discuss MBSR research and major scientific studies.

According to mindfulness-based psychotherapist Susan Woods, the recent interest in mindfulness is “fueled by results from scientific and clinical studies that are increasing our understanding of how the practice of mindfulness can help with stress, chronic illnesses, and specific mental health issues such as depression, or sustained levels of anxiety.”

The health benefits of mindfulness tend to be systemic. “Training in mindfulness is associated with a wide variety of physical changes that include improved immune function, decreased pain, and even resistance to respiratory illnesses and colds,” said Michael Baime, associate professor of medicine and head of the Penn Program for Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania. “The most significant benefits though, and the reason why it’s become so widely popular, are the psychological benefits.”

As a result, mindfulness practices are being applied across a range of fields and institutions—from neuroscience to education, from corporations to prisons, to workplaces and beyond.


Who This Course is Open To: This course is open to health-care professionals and educators. This course is open to those with an intermediate-advanced knowledge base in this field.

CE and CME are available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs to receive them. Prior to registering, please click here for complete CE details and conflict of interest disclosures. 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.

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

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.

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course. For a more complete schedule download the agenda. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13
7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Session
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Session
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Session
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Session
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Session
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Session
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Session
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Session
 
MONDAY, MARCH 16
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Session
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Session
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Session
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Session
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Session
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Session
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Session
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Session
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Session
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Session
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Session
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Session
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Session
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Session
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Session
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Session
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Session
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Session

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

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

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Commute

7 nights commuter fee
$504.00

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.


See our Cancellation Policy.

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 are available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs to receive them. Prior to registering, please click here for complete CE details and conflict of interest disclosures. 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.

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