November 2018

04Nov10:00 AM4:30 PMBeing Present in the Body: Using Mindfulness to Work with TraumaA Day for Self-Identified People of Color10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Pawan Bareja, PhD, SEP No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Sliding Scale: $40 – 100. Code PB4D18.
5.5 CE credits available for $55 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors.

A Day for Self-Identified People of Color

When we feel stress or lack of safety in our daily lives, we lose our center and our sense of well-being. Traumatic responses arise in our bodies. Over time, our capacity to deal with daily stress and anxiety is inhibited. In this day retreat, we will reclaim our innate capacity to self-regulate by working directly with our body based trauma responses using Somatic Experiencing and mindful meditation tools. Specifically, the mindfulness practices of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity will be used to help you free up your energy so 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 beneficial to clients or patients. 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:

  • Utilize mindfulness with clients as a resource to begin to work with traumatic responses;
  • Utilize Somatic Experiencing skills with clients to release physical and emotional tension;
  • Describe the difference between the fight, flight, and freeze responses so clients can cultivate body awareness of their personal stress response, and be able to respond with self-care;
  • Identify habitual response patterns in clients that are linked to past traumatic events.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $20.

General Information

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


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.

Continuing Education

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.


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