January 2019

26Jan(Jan 26)10:00 AM27(Jan 27)4:30 PMEvent CancelledExploring Impermanence Through Living with Illnesses - CANCELLED10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (27) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Shahara Lauren E. Godfrey, PhD No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: January 26 – 27, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale:
$150 – 400. Code SG1M19.
11 CE credits available for $110, for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors.

Living with illnesses, we experience a greater need to celebrate life and endless possibilities. Each moment is precious. Many of us yearn for the deepest compassion with our struggling selves, and to connect with the natural joy of living. This weekend retreat is open to people living with illnesses, survivors as well as caretakers, loved ones, and health professionals.

Through writing, music, and sharing, we will explore our healing capacities. The retreat will include contemplative practices of walking and sitting meditation. Please bring writing materials and a small item for the altar.

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, patients, and caretakers. 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:

• Apply the principles of equanimity to reduce stress and burnout;
• Describe how creating a support system can improve interactions with patients, colleagues, and clients;
• Describe a supportive, compassionate and care taking practice;
• Describe two benefits of compassion to others (e.g. clients / patients, caretakers);
• Describe two benefits of mindfulness to others;
• Explain how curiosity and acceptance support more understanding of cancer and other life threatening illnesses;
• List at least 2 practices for a care provider to cultivate acceptance, in ways that improve patient care;
• Describe 2 mindful practices to people living with serious illness to open the heart, and cultivate creative methods for ongoing support.

Continuing Education content level: Introductory


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 volunteering@spiritrock.org.


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 program offers 11 CE credits for $110 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 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 11 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.
Attendance Requirements:
– Sign-in at the CE table within 15 minutes of the start of the program;
– Stay until the end of the program;
– Sign out.


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 visit the 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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