MEDITATION SPECIALIST™ TEACHER TRAINING: TAKE YOUR PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL* | BY SUSAN TAYLOR, PhD
HONESDALE, PA | SEPTEMBER 10-14, 2014
A 5-DAY "IN PERSON" PROGRAM
Healthcare Professionals! 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 to acquire the teaching tools of evidence based meditation. Participants are provided with additional skills to teach the core competencies (breathing, yoga postures, and systematic relaxation) to specific client populations. Integrate the principles of teaching meditation and its practices into multiple settings – long-term care facilities, hospitals, veterans’ administration facilities, outpatient clinics, community health, or private practice.
Fact: more than one-third of U.S. adults use some form of complementary/alternative medicine.1
Fact: meditation has been recognized as one of the most powerful techniques available to restore mental, emotional and physical balance and vitality.2
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.
Topics included in this cutting-edge CE seminar are:
- The fundamentals of teaching
- Meditation as medicine: the five steps to bringing mindfulness into focus and healing
- Anatomy and physiology review of the meditation posture and technique
- The yoga-meditation synergy (including yoga practicum)
- Practical teaching application: how to prescribe how to sit; when, where and how long to practice in order to enjoy benefits; skills for meditation in action
More than just a theoretical study, Meditation Specialist™ Teacher Training gives you practical pointers for bringing meditation and it's tools into your professional activities; keys to furthering your personal meditation training; and the fundamental principles of healing through traditional yoga meditation. Under Dr. Taylor’s expert guidance, you’ll practice the meditation sequence and master the five steps of bringing mindfulness into focus.
This retreat is the teacher methodology course of Dr. Susan Taylor’s acclaimed Meditation Specialist™ Training Program: a complete course in the theory, science and practice of meditation therapy, with a focus on healing meditation in a wide range of personal and professional environments. Students are immersed in the powerful learning, restorative and health building techniques unique to the authentic practice of meditation. Youwill 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™ Competency Training (MSCT) 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:
* Registered Nurses: 36.0 contact hours
* Registered Dietitians: 36.0 CPEUs (Level 2)
* Occupational Therapists: 3.6 AOTA CEUs
* Occupational Therapy Assistants: 3.6 AOTA CEUs
Target Audience: Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists
Occupational Therapy Level and Content Focus
Content Level: Intermediate
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes
Learning Goal: Provide participants with teaching tools of meditation and its practices,the principles of healing and the keys to teaching in different populations.
Summary of Objectives:
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.
1National Institutes for Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). See http://nccam.nih.gov/health/providers
2Cancer, AIDS, autoimmune dysfunction, addictions, anxiety, hypertension and stress management are some of the areas in which meditation techniques have been found effective. See http://www.depression-guide.com/meditation-benefits.htm
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.
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Cancellation and Refund Policy for Seminars:
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.