Presented by Susan Taylor, PhD
Honesdale, PA | September 20-24, 2017 (a 5-day "in-person" program)
Focused Awareness: Bringing Mindfulness Into Focus
Bolster your resume and join an elite group of entrepreneurial healthcare pioneers who have already become board certified meditation specialists™. Take your practice to the next level and become eligible to complete your certification, gain competency, and put the skills and tools acquired from the online and webinar program into practice! This clinic is open to those who have completed the online and webinar portion of this program or its equivalent.
Travel to a retreat center nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains and attend this five-day professional continuing education seminar. Participants are provided with skills to teach focused awareness meditation and its practices in multiple settings – long-term care facilities, hospitals, veterans’ administration facilities, outpatient clinics, community health, or private practice.
As a professional, you can use meditation and it's practices to help your patients, clients and students. This immersion retreat will also focus and strengthen your existing skills—while you earn continuing education credits. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in the principles of healing and evidence-based meditation, and learn how to integrate this transformative practice into your own life.
This retreat is the teacher methodology course of Dr. Susan Taylor’s acclaimed Meditation Specialist™ Training Program. Students are immersed in the powerful learning, restorative and health building techniques unique to the authentic practice of meditation. You will have opportunities to explore questions and impressions arising out of your experience —and, if so inspired, to discuss the steps to becoming a board certified meditation teacher.
This program fulfills one of the requirements of the Meditation Specialist™ Training conducted by the Center for Meditation Science, but does not guarantee board certification. For more information on becoming a board certified meditation specialist teacher, visit http://www.nmscb.org.
Participants who attend this continuing education class in its entirety and complete the evaluation form will earn:
Occupational Therapy Level and Content Focus:
Content Level: Intermediate
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes
Course delivery format: In-person Seminar
Instructional Method: Lecture, Group Discussion, Meditation Practicum; Seminar
Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Occupational Therapists,
Occupational Therapy Assistants
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Provide participants with teaching tools of meditation and its practices, the principals of healing and the keys to teaching in different populations. Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
1. Explain the principles of teaching and evidenced based meditation
2. Discuss bringing meditation into healthcare.
3. Describe the science of breath.
4. Discuss the role of relaxation in evidence-based meditation.
5. Describe a practical approach to teaching a meditation practice.
6. Review anatomy and physiology of the seated pose.
7. Review anatomy and physiology of the brain, and nervous system.
8. Review anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and nasal function.
9. Review anatomy and physiology of muscular relaxation.
10. Review anatomy and physiology of the process of meditation.
11. Demonstrate foundation principles for healing through systematic meditation
12. Use posture and movement to support meditation
13. Review the steps to build a foundation for meditation
*Attendance does not guarantee passing of National Meditation Specialist™ Certification Board online and practical exams. Must complete entire course (online readings, webinars and on-site clinic or equivalent) to sit for Certification exam. For information on becoming board certified as a meditation specialist, visit nmscb.org.
**Must register for the online/webinar portion of this program in order to attend the live 5-day clinic.
For content questions, contact Susan Taylor, PhD
For certification questions, contact the National Meditation
Specialist Board www.NMSCB.org
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.
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 healthcare professionals.
She holds a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve Medical School and a MS in Human Nutrition with Columbia Medical School.
Day 1 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Day 2 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Day 3 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Day 4 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Day 5 6:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Himalayan Institute Headquarters
952 Bethany Turnpike
Honesdale, PA 18431-9706
Accommodations include vegetarian meals, hatha yoga classes, and full use of guest facilities. Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance.
Click here for specific details on room and board, meals and payment at the Himilayan Institute.
Dress very casually and bring exercise clothes, an exercise or yoga mat, cushion to sit on, small cushion for under head, blanket or shawl and any other items that you will need for comfort in a retreat setting. You must bring your own mat to the Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
Seminar sites are handicapped accessible and barrier-free.
Seminar room temperatures are difficult to control. For your comfort, please plan accordingly.
ALL programs must be attended in their entirety in order to receive a certificate of completion.
To request a receipt or confirmation, call (800) 866-0919 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. Registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within the same calendar year (expires December 31 each year) or to another participant. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITIES
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation, please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
Seminars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.
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