May 2021

07May(May 7)10:00 AM09(May 9)5:00 PMComing Together When There Are Differences -- ONLINEInner and Outer Tools10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (9) Online Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: Friday to Sunday, May 7 – 9, 2021.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sliding Scale: $125-$1008. Code: DR1M21.
Continuing Education Credits: This program offers 12 CE credits for $120 for psychologists, health & wellness coaches, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses, licensed by the APA, NBHWC, California BBS, or BRN.


Description:
Differences with others about views and strategies can be challenging, whether in close relationships, the workplace, political polarization, or relationships between ethnic groups. Such differences may lead to frustration, despair, anger, and even violence.

In this retreat, we will offer core principles and practices for working with differences, through talks, meditations, and exercises. Rooted in the Buddha’s Middle Way and his understanding of views, the contemporary work of peacemakers and a vision of non-dual “conflict transformation,” and wise speech practice (including resources from Nonviolent Communication), we will approach differences as opportunities for empathy, learning, reconciliation, steadiness, trust, and compassion.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) credit available:
This program offers 12 CE credits for $120 for psychologists, health & wellness coaches, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses, licensed by the APA, NBHWC, California BBS, or BRN.*

 

Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public.

 

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
At the end of the program you will better able to:

  • Demonstrate to clients a model of working with differences to clarify the dynamics of repetitive conflicts about differences;
  • Describe how mindfulness of dynamics about differences is key to working skillfully with differences;
  • Describe how skill in working with difficult emotions, such as fear and anger, is key to skill in working with differences and transforming conflicts;
  • Describe how compassion practices may be used when working with challenging people or situations;
  • Describe how working through attachments to one’s views is key to skillful work with differences;
  • Describe how differences between people and/or groups can be opportunities for learning and transformation;
  • Describe how conflicts can helpfully be defined in terms of differences of intentions, goals, and values, rather than necessarily involving hostility or aggression;
  • Describe some of the reasons why being with differences and conflicts are hard for many people, and how knowing this is a step towards resolving discord..

Continuing Education content level: Intermediate

Teacher(s)

  • Donald Rothberg, PhD

    Donald Rothberg, PhD

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