Mindfulness in Clinical Care - Weekend Retreat


Weekend Retreat
Sponsored by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)

May 13 - 14, 2017

The Ontario Associaton of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) is hosting me for a weekend retreat for healing professionals and students of the healing arts, entitled, "Mindfulness in Clinical Care." In this workshop/retreat we will explore (and practice) Mindfulness Meditation and how it can support a process of personal healing and transformation as well as provide a powerful tool for use in our work with our own patients in clinical care. This will be a retreat-style workshop, designed to inform and educate, while providing a restorative environment of self nurturing and rejuvination.

We all understand that stress has deep and wide influences on all of our patients, so what do you do about it? Mindfulness is a hugely valuable addition to the care plans of every single one of your patients. It is a remarkable skill that dissolves the burden of stress by viewing it peacefully and accepting the circumstances as they are. This has profound effects on people where no other method seems to be effective. Not only does stress disappear, but practicing mindfulness can resolve pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, inflammation, immune suppression, infertility and more. 

This course provides clear direction on how to establish a Mindfulness practice of your own and how to use mindfulness clinically. You will learn what it means to become a “mindful practitioner” and gain the tools to needed to accomplish that.

Practicing Mindfully has surprising and positive effects on you and your patients. It dramatically changes the way you are with clients and evokes a strong therapeutic effect just by your mindful nature. You will explore the healing power of mindfulness in the healing process and be exposed to the scientific research that is demonstrating without a doubt that ‘mindfulness IS medicine!’ Finally, you will be guided in how to clinically apply and integrate this knowledge into your practice.
Mindfulness is a potent therapy that complements every other strategy you employ!

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Workshop Outline:

      • Introduction and Overview
      • Becoming a Mindful Practitioner
      • Mindfulness Meditation: What is it, how is it done, why is it helpful in healing? The Science Behind Mindfulness in Medicine
      • The Healing Power of Mindfulness
      • Contemplative Medicine, The 3 Living Questions, Healing VS Curing
      • Mindfulness Research & Neuroplasticity
      • The Power of Unconditional Presence
      • Working with the Wounded Healer Within
      • Why and how is this important to our work? How to engage with your own wounded healer to both benefit yourself personally and professionally.
      • Cultivating a Healing Therapeutic Relationship
      • How Biography Becomes Biology: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Adult Disease
      • Clinical Application & Integration
      • Q&A

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May 13 - 14, 2017

This event is appropriate for healing professionals.