A True Healing Science for Healthcare Professionals–Presented by Susan Taylor, PhD
Meditation has been recognized as one of the most powerful techniques available to restore balance and vitality on a mental, emotional and physical level.
The Meditation Specialist™ Competency Training is a complete course in the theory, science, and practice of meditation therapy with a focus on the use of meditation as a true healing science that can be applied in a wide variety of health conditions. It prepares attendees to assist patients who are suffering from healthcare conditions such as cancer, pain, cardiovascular disease, anxiety and depressive disorders, for example with practical applications for everyday use.
The training combines online learning, practice sessions, and live webinars. There is also a separate "in-person" 5-day program (Sept. 18-22, 2013). After attending the entire training (webinars, online learning and 5-day program or equivalent), students will learn the skills required to enable them to sit for the National Meditation Specialist™ Certification Board exam*.
Earn 36.0 contact hours for the online readings, practice and webinar sessions.
Online readings will begin October 8, 2012. Webinar courses will begin Thursday, October 11, 2012.
All webinars will be recorded and will be available until December 12, 2012.
Goal and Objectives for the The Meditation Specialist™ Competency Training
The goal of the Meditation Specialist Competency Training Series is to provide participants with the foundation tools of focused awareness, the principles of healing and the keys to starting a meditation practice. Upon completion of this series, attendees will be able to do the following:
* Recognize the principles of healing.
* Discuss bringing meditation into healthcare.
* Explain the science of breath.
* Describe the role of relaxation in meditation.
* Discuss a practical approach to starting a meditation practice
* Describe anatomy and physiology of the brain and nervous system, the respiratory system and nasal function, and relaxation.
* Describe the basis of seated postures.
* Discuss a practical approach to providing meditation training to healthcare facilities as well as personal practice.
* Demonstrate foundation principles for healing through systematic meditation.
* Use posture and movement to support meditation.
* Review the steps to build a foundation for meditation.
EBM Practices for the Clinic: Review medical literature supporting evidence-based meditation.
Anatomy of Your Seat: Describe the anatomy of posture and how it relates to overcoming stress and supporting meditation.
Anatomy of Respiration and Nasal Function: Describe anatomy and physiology of the brain and nervous system in relation to meditation.
Anatomy of Relaxation, Skeletal Muscles, and Stress Reduction: Describe the correlation between stress, muscle tension and practice of relaxation.
- Healing Power of Meditation: Understand Focused Awareness and healing and the keys to starting a meditation practice.
Goal: Provide participants with an understanding of focused awareness and healing and the keys to starting a meditation practice.
• Review the definition of healing
• Define meditation and its effect on healing from stress
• Demonstrate the method for deep relaxation and meditation
- Meditation Rx: Evidence-based meditation: 5 steps to starting a meditation practice.
Goal: Provide participants with five evidence based meditation steps to starting a meditation practice.
- Discuss history of evidence based meditation
- Discuss the role of evidence based meditation (E
- Build Your Foundation for Meditation: Establishing Your Seat: Understand the foundation principles to support a meditation practice.
Goal: Explain the importance of the seated pose in meditation, including how to improve posture as well as demonstrate the correct form for the three most familiar seated poses.
· Describe the relevance of the seated pose to effective meditation
· Identify the three most familiar seated poses
· List at least three techniques for improving posture
- Create Vitality Science of Breath - Part 1:
Goal: Explain how diaphragmatic breathing takes place including the muscles involved as well as the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing.
- Describe the function of breath
- Describe the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing
- Describe a practical approach to using breathing techniques
- Create Vitality Science of Breath - Part 2: Understand the science and breath as it relates to meditation (part 2).
Goal: Explain how breathing affects health and discuss the modes of breathing.
- Define diaphragmatic breathing
- Describe how breathing affects heart health
- Identify three modes of breathing
- Relaxation: The Door to Meditation: In-depth description of relaxation and its role in meditation.
Goal: Explain the five levels of relaxation, the importance of relaxation to meditation as well as ways to achieve relaxation.
- Define relaxation
- List the five levels of relaxation
- List seven behaviors to achieve relaxation
- The Vital Mind: The Pillar of Transformation: Anatomy of the mind as it relates to meditation.
Goal: Explain the role of the mind in meditation as well as the mental benefits of meditation.
- Identify the four functions of mind
- Describe the benefits of training the mind
- Discuss meditation in the field of psychiatry
- Bringing Meditation Into Healthcare: Create a business model utilizing the tools of stress reduction and practices associated with meditation.
Goal: Explain how meditation can be used to effectively in healthcare as well as how healthcare professionals can incorporate meditation into healthcare practice.
- Describe the role of meditation in healthcare
- Describe the process of meditation in healthcare
- Describe how to start incorporating meditation into healthcare
WEBINAR PRESENTATION SAMPLES
KEY COURSE BENEFITS:
• Learn the foundational tools for focused awareness through mindfulness and concentration, and the keys to starting a meditation practice.
• Recognize the principles of healing and gain skills to bring meditation into healthcare.
• Obtain strategies to take charge of your health, and your patient’s health, by coping with stress more effectively.
* Network with your peers and form your own study group within the online classroom.
Early Bird (by September 17, 2012) : $599
Registration Fee: $549
Group (3+): call for details
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: October 1, 2012
For more details please call
Gannett Education: 1-800-866-0919
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received by September 7, 2012 will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received between September 8, 2011 and October 1, 2012 will be assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after October 1, 2012 or “no shows” will not receive a refund. In the event that the program is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
If you missed any webinars, you will have a chance to view the recording until December 12, 2012.
Susan Taylor, PhD, is director of educational programs and founder of the Center for Meditation Science, Inc. An accomplished nutritional biochemist and meditation specialist with more than 25 years of experience, and a pioneer in the field of mind/body medicine, Taylor continues to transform our understanding of health.
By understanding the link between psychological function and physical reality and how the mind-body matrix plays a role in our health and healing mechanisms, her approach integrates the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions.
Dr. Taylor is the author and producer of the Healing Power of Meditation and The Vital Energy audio programs, and the author of The Healing Power of Meditation national seminar and the Meditation Specialist™ Competency Training for health care professionals.
She holds a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve Medical School and a MS in Human Nutrition with Columbia Medical School. Dr. Taylor's research has appeared in the scientific journals Analytical Biochemistry and The American Journal of Physiology. She has also been profiled in many national magazines, including Nursing Spectrum, Healthy Living, Fit Magazine, New Age Journal, Mademoiselle, Country Living, and Cosmopolitan.