DEEPENING PRACTICE FOR MBSR GRADUATES
This course is offered to anyone who has graduated from an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course or equivalent.
In this course, we review skills, meditations, and experiences learned in MBSR. Students are then guided to deepen their understanding through more advanced meditations and trainings.
This course focuses on:
Reviewing and reinforcing the living of concepts and skills learned in the original MBSR course
Deepening a sense of embodiment (living more and more in the body)
Practicing techniques to uncover and disentangle from habitual thought patterns, beliefs and behaviors that keep us stuck or suffering (RAIN and other inquiry practices)
Working with practices designed to help open our hearts
Honing communication skills to enhance connectedness
Tuition: $550, 8-week course includes 8 2.5-hour experiential sessions, a 6.5-hour daylong retreat, workbook, and several CDs of guided meditations. Some scholarship is available.
REVIEWS FROM DEEPENING PRACTICE PARTICIPANTS
I have become more sensitive to taking another person’s perspective and also to considering their possible intentions. I have noticed that after meditating I am more calm and even-keeled, positive, strong, optimistic. I feel like I ruminate far less than before on emotionally-laden events.
One of the things I take away is the cultivation of space to feel and connect to my body through difficult emotions and uncertainty. I feel like I have gained access to a core, central voice of wisdom that is just waiting for me to access at any moment.
Going in I had no real expectations. But by the end of the course, I found my way of responding to my pain and disability had changed dramatically. And I was feeling better for it--physically, emotionally, and spiritually.