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Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training, Intro and Level I

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

This weeklong training begins with an introduction to Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) that includes experiential exercises and lectures on the science, foundation, and applications of CEB. The training then dives deeper into the specific practices of CEB and provides the time, space, and support for you to sink into your meditation practice, as well as learn to teach and apply the science-based skills of emotional balance.

Led by Eve Ekman, MS, PhD, and Ryan Redman, MA, this training was developed by B. Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman as the result of a dialogue between biobehavioral scientists, the Dalai Lama, and Buddhist monks and scholars.

You will learn:

  • Relevant research on emotion, stress, and mindfulness practices
  • Science-based skills of emotional regulation, professional empathy, mindfulness, self-compassion, and identifying meaning and purpose in work and life
  • Shamata meditation, the four applications of mindfulness, and the four immeasurable practices
  • Emotional awareness through mindful engagement with emotions, including emotional triggers, the embodied and psychological sensations of emotion, and the results of emotional expression and behavior
  • The CEB approach to teaching contemplative and emotion-skills content.

You will be given a tour of the CEB teacher manual, participate in teaching workshops, and enjoy half-day silent sessions to deepen your practice. The skills you take home can support you throughout your life, and you will have completed the first part of teacher certification in CEB.

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Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD | Ryan Redman, MA

November 5 - 12, 2017
Sunday-Sunday , 7 nights

$795 Tuition

Plus 7 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

This weeklong training begins with an introduction to Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) that includes experiential exercises and lectures on the science, foundation, and applications of CEB. The training then dives deeper into the specific practices of CEB and provides the time, space, and support for you to sink into your meditation practice, as well as learn to teach and apply the science-based skills of emotional balance.

Led by Eve Ekman, MS, PhD, and Ryan Redman, MA, this training was developed by B. Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman as the result of a dialogue between biobehavioral scientists, the Dalai Lama, and Buddhist monks and scholars.

You will learn:

  • Relevant research on emotion, stress, and mindfulness practices
  • Science-based skills of emotional regulation, professional empathy, mindfulness, self-compassion, and identifying meaning and purpose in work and life
  • Shamata meditation, the four applications of mindfulness, and the four immeasurable practices
  • Emotional awareness through mindful engagement with emotions, including emotional triggers, the embodied and psychological sensations of emotion, and the results of emotional expression and behavior
  • The CEB approach to teaching contemplative and emotion-skills content.

You will be given a tour of the CEB teacher manual, participate in teaching workshops, and enjoy half-day silent sessions to deepen your practice. The skills you take home can support you throughout your life, and you will have completed the first part of teacher certification in CEB.

Faculty Bio

Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD

Eve Ekman is a stress, emotion, and empathy postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. The daughter of Paul Ekman, a pioneering founder of the field of emotion research, Eve is an internationally sought-after trainer of emotion regulation and mindfulness skills.

Her research interests are inspired by her past experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital and her training in Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), an applied emotion-regulation and mindfulness intervention.

At the Osher Center, Eve continues to refine the framework, research, and training in the areas of meaning, empathy, and burnout. She provides trainings based on CEB to a wide array of clients in technology, health care, criminal justice, law, and education. She has also led a training for Wisdom 2.0, and gave a TEDx talk at California State East Bay.

In 2012, an Elle magazine profile introduced Eve’s research into mainstream media.

Ryan Redman, MA

Ryan Redman is cofounder and executive director of the Flourish Foundation, a social nonprofit dedicated to promoting contemplative practices in communities for the purpose of achieving mental balance and universal compassion.

He is also a certified instructor of Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) and serves as a core faculty member of the Inner Kids Program. He has been teaching contemplative-based practices in Sun Valley, Idaho, for the past 15 years.

Ryan developed an interest in contemplative practices at an early age. In his early 20s he spent three years in India, deepening his personal practice and furthering his understanding of various traditions. He holds a master’s degree in contemplative education from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and continues to study meditation with B. Alan Wallace.

Ryan is actively involved in local community service as a Rotarian and hospice volunteer, and each year he leads international service projects to Central America and Asia.

Why Attend

  • Deepen your understanding of the science behind Cultivating Emotional Balance and the tangible benefits it provides for you in your professional and personal life.

  • Take time away to expand your meditation practice, reset your nervous system, and connect with like-minded practitioners—return home feeling rejuvenated, restored, and inspired.

  • Begin certification in Cultivating Emotional Balance, so you can share this relevant, evidence-based, meaningful work in the world.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    The Attention Revolution, B. Alan Wallace; Emotions Revealed, Paul Ekman; and articles by Eve Ekman and Shauna Shapiro

  • Special Details

    This week is the first part of a four-part teacher accreditation, and will begin the process of training participants to be teachers of CEB.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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