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Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) Three-Day Weekend

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Imagine how our relationships, working life, and overall sense of well-being would improve if we were conscious of our emotional triggers, paused before reacting, and experienced more authentic joy. During this highly experiential weekend, immerse in the wisdom and transformative practices of the Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) training, developed by renowned psychologist Paul Ekman, PhD, and eminent Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace, PhD, in 2000. Bring your fears, sorrows, joys, and spirit of investigation!

Delivered by emotional awareness researcher Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD, and Ryan Redman, MA, director of Flourish Foundation’s mindfulness in schools program, this three-day weekend program is appropriate for those with both minimal and extensive contemplative and psychological training. Through evidence-based lecture; silent periods for self-reflection and guided meditation; and group discussion, you will build your skills and increase your emotional awareness.

You will learn about:

  • Rich, relevant Western research on emotion and stress, and Eastern contemplative practices for investigating the mind
  • Science-based skills of emotional regulation, professional empathy, mindfulness, self-compassion, and identifying meaning and purpose in work and life
  • The benefits of emotional awareness through mindful engagement with emotions—from the triggers to the sensations and the results of emotional behavior
  • Informed skills of emotional regulation, the mindfulness of everyday emotions, investigating one’s purpose, sharing joy, and transforming difficulties into meaning in work and life.

 

Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD | Ryan Redman, MA

November 9 - 12, 2017
Thursday-Sunday , 3 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Imagine how our relationships, working life, and overall sense of well-being would improve if we were conscious of our emotional triggers, paused before reacting, and experienced more authentic joy. During this highly experiential weekend, immerse in the wisdom and transformative practices of the Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) training, developed by renowned psychologist Paul Ekman, PhD, and eminent Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace, PhD, in 2000. Bring your fears, sorrows, joys, and spirit of investigation!

Delivered by emotional awareness researcher Eve Ekman, MSW, PhD, and Ryan Redman, MA, director of Flourish Foundation’s mindfulness in schools program, this three-day weekend program is appropriate for those with both minimal and extensive contemplative and psychological training. Through evidence-based lecture; silent periods for self-reflection and guided meditation; and group discussion, you will build your skills and increase your emotional awareness.

You will learn about:

  • Rich, relevant Western research on emotion and stress, and Eastern contemplative practices for investigating the mind
  • Science-based skills of emotional regulation, professional empathy, mindfulness, self-compassion, and identifying meaning and purpose in work and life
  • The benefits of emotional awareness through mindful engagement with emotions—from the triggers to the sensations and the results of emotional behavior
  • Informed skills of emotional regulation, the mindfulness of everyday emotions, investigating one’s purpose, sharing joy, and transforming difficulties into meaning in work and life.

 

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

  • Map and chart the territory of your emotions.

  • Develop skills to address the root causes of professional and personal stress.

     

  • Cultivate the ability to identify the “spark” before the “flame” of your emotions through investigating world views and perceptions which lead to difficult and disturbing emotions.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • 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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