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11jul(jul 11)3:00 pm20(jul 20)11:30 amFULL/WAIT LISTJuly Metta Retreat - Cultivating a Loving Heart3:00 pm - 11:30 am (20) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Sally Armstrong, Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, John Martin, Anushka Fernandopulle, Pawan Bareja (assistant), Marcy Reynolds (qigong)
11 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 20 (Friday) 11:30 am
Upper Retreat Hall
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We are very sorry, this retreat has SOLD OUT. Please submit an application if you are interested in being on the wait list. We do have cancellations, so the longer
We are very sorry, this retreat has SOLD OUT. Please submit an application if you are interested in being on the wait list. We do have cancellations, so the longer you’re able to wait, the better your chances of getting in.
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 3:00pm – Friday, July 20, 11:30am
Cost: Sliding Scale $2550 – $1160, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 374R18.
Metta is the Pali term for friendship, goodwill or loving-kindness. In this retreat we will develop metta as a meditation practice, which cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart towards ourselves and all other beings. We will also develop the practices of compassion, joy and equanimity. Metta practice leads to greater acceptance of ourselves and others, revealing our fundamental connectedness to all life. The schedule will include regular periods of mindful movement, as we find this is a helpful complement to the loving-kindness meditation.
Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP
Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Community Meditation Center
Cost: Sliding Scale $75 - 200. Code PB2D18. The traumatic responses in our body can inhibit our daily life through stress and anxiety. Is it possible to begin to heal the
Cost: Sliding Scale $75 – 200. Code PB2D18.
The traumatic responses in our body can inhibit our daily life through stress and anxiety. Is it possible to begin to heal the trauma by discharging the unresolved responses in our nervous system, such as as body constriction and emotional reactivity?
In this daylong, we will explore holding our trauma responses using somatic skills and mindfulness tools. These tools will help your nervous system to access its innate capacity to self-regulate. We will examine how practices of loving-kindness and compassion will help you feel more settled, grounded and calm in your everyday life.
Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways that improve patient/client care. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.
Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:
- Describe how mindfulness may be used when working with trauma;
- Describe 3 tools/techniques or practices to assist in releasing trauma;
- List 4 symptoms of release of trauma;
- Describe the differences between fight, flight and freeze responses in patients/clients.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.
Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.
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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
This course offers 5.5 CE credits for $55 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing Board to see if credits for programs from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.
Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by Spirit Rock and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center.
- The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 5.5 contact hours.
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs from APA approved agencies.
- The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners Code of Regulations 361(h)(2) provides that continuing education requirements may be met by taking continuing education courses by any California Healing Arts Board approved provider, including those approved by the BRN.
Please note: To qualify for CE credits, you must arrive and sign-in at the CE table (separate from the registration table) within 15-minutes of the start of the event, stay until the end of the program, and sign out. Partial credit for partial attendance is not available. Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered. For more information about CE credit at Spirit Rock, please see our Continuing Education (CE) Credit information page.
Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend a program, or fulfill the attendance requirements for CE credit, you may offer your CE credit fee as a donation to Spirit Rock, or you may request a credit to be used towards a future non-residential program. If you would like a credit, you must cancel by 4:00pm at least two business days prior to the program. For more information, please see our Cancellation Policy for Non-Residential Programs.