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Mind, Mood, and Happiness

Transforming the Self

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. – Lao Tzu

Studies in the fields of health psychology, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, and learned optimism confirm that people can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that enhance happiness and resiliency. For 2,500 years, the wisdom teachings of the East have utilized what their texts refer to as “skillful methods” for the study and transformation of the mind/body. These meditation and visualization practices help cultivate self-regulation through awareness, concentration, mindfulness, and other attention skills. This leads to clarity of mind, spaciousness of self, and greater compassion.

Using techniques from modern positive psychology, mindfulness practices, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, and non-dual teachings, participants will be taught skills to calm the mind, develop a mindful brain, regulate mind/body states, develop trust with the unconscious, and explore inner resources for activating core creativity, vitality, and resilience.

These skills are especially applicable for health care and behavioral health professionals in their work with clients and patients to impart self-healing practices.

You will explore how to:

  • Apply more creative and resourceful skills in the treatment of trauma, pain, mood and somatic disorders
  • Techniques to enhance natural mind-body healing rhythms, including yogic exercises and breath work
  • Buddhist remedies for unpleasant or painful states of mind
  • Utilize mindfulness meditation and clinical skills from Positive Psychology to promote insight and cognitive changes to shift mood disorders
  • Analyze and observe demonstrations in mindfulness and breathing techniques that access the unconscious and its core inner resources
  • Demonstrate mindfulness and somatic experiencing methods for amplification, containment and release of a patient’s painful feeling states and affect states. The use of containment, pendulation, release, modulation, and track for coherence will be demonstrated.
  • Utilize meditative and psychological practices that promote new neural pathways for healthy and creative brain development
  • Explain the similarities and differences between Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness antidote remedies
  • Apply Mindfulness practices into contemporary neuroscience and Somatic Experiencing Therapy that arise in the relational dialogue and the inter-subjective field.

Health professionals will learn valuable practices to use with clients and learn skills to develop a mindful brain, regulate emotions, calm the mind, cultivate resistance, and promote loving-kindness.

Ron Alexander, PhD

January 26 - 28, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

10 CE Credits available

$315 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. – Lao Tzu

Studies in the fields of health psychology, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, and learned optimism confirm that people can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that enhance happiness and resiliency. For 2,500 years, the wisdom teachings of the East have utilized what their texts refer to as “skillful methods” for the study and transformation of the mind/body. These meditation and visualization practices help cultivate self-regulation through awareness, concentration, mindfulness, and other attention skills. This leads to clarity of mind, spaciousness of self, and greater compassion.

Using techniques from modern positive psychology, mindfulness practices, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, and non-dual teachings, participants will be taught skills to calm the mind, develop a mindful brain, regulate mind/body states, develop trust with the unconscious, and explore inner resources for activating core creativity, vitality, and resilience.

These skills are especially applicable for health care and behavioral health professionals in their work with clients and patients to impart self-healing practices.

You will explore how to:

  • Apply more creative and resourceful skills in the treatment of trauma, pain, mood and somatic disorders
  • Techniques to enhance natural mind-body healing rhythms, including yogic exercises and breath work
  • Buddhist remedies for unpleasant or painful states of mind
  • Utilize mindfulness meditation and clinical skills from Positive Psychology to promote insight and cognitive changes to shift mood disorders
  • Analyze and observe demonstrations in mindfulness and breathing techniques that access the unconscious and its core inner resources
  • Demonstrate mindfulness and somatic experiencing methods for amplification, containment and release of a patient’s painful feeling states and affect states. The use of containment, pendulation, release, modulation, and track for coherence will be demonstrated.
  • Utilize meditative and psychological practices that promote new neural pathways for healthy and creative brain development
  • Explain the similarities and differences between Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness antidote remedies
  • Apply Mindfulness practices into contemporary neuroscience and Somatic Experiencing Therapy that arise in the relational dialogue and the inter-subjective field.

Health professionals will learn valuable practices to use with clients and learn skills to develop a mindful brain, regulate emotions, calm the mind, cultivate resistance, and promote loving-kindness.

Faculty Bio

Ron Alexander, PhD

Ronald Alexander is a licensed psychotherapist, leadership consultant, clinical trainer, and author of Wise Mind, Open Mind. He is executive director of the OpenMind Training® Institute in Santa Monica, a leading-edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in mindfulness-based mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and meditation.

His unique method combines ancient wisdom teachings with positive psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive, integrated, behaviorally effective mind-body program to support strategies of personal, clinical, and corporate excellence and growth.

Dr. Alexander has been a leading pioneer in mindfulness-based mind-body therapies, Gestalt therapy, somatic psychotherapy, Ericksonian mind-body therapies, holistic psychology, leadership coaching, and integrative and behavioral medicine since 1970. He lectures at the UCLA Departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Entertainment, David Geffen School of Medicine, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Pepperdine University.

An associate member of the American Psychological Association and clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Dr. Alexander has also been a consultant and leadership coach with the entertainment industry and corporations for over 30 years. He conducts professional and personal training programs throughout the United States and abroad.

Why Attend

  • Access core resources and utilize the unconscious to activate internal healing resources.

  • Develop clarity of mind, spaciousness of self, and greater compassion for a more joyful, peaceful life.

  • Practice Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing Practices, and Mind- Body Therapy exercises to access core resources and the development of a Mindful Brain.

  • Explore techniques from modern positive psychology, Ericksonian mind body therapies, neuroscience, creative thinking, and non-dual teachings to develop trust in the unconscious and activate creativity, vitality, and well-being.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    January 26:

    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Getting to know one another, Introductions, centering meditation, Introduction to western and eastern systems of mind, mood and happiness.

    January 27:

    9:00 am -10:30 am

    Teachings of Mind from western and eastern systems.

    The psychobiology of mood, affect and how to direct positive energy flows.

    The exploration on how to tap into one’s unconscious inner resources to activate their creativity and vitality.

    10:30 am – 10:45 am:

    Break

    11:00 am- 12:00 pm:

    Continuation of above material

    12:00 pm -1:30 pm:

    Lunch

    1:30 pm – 3:30 pm:

    Yoga and Somatic breathing exercises to explore natural mind/body healing rhythms.

    The theory of mindfulness based meditation for self-care and patient care to reduce stress, cultivate positive emotions and promote a sense of well-being.

    3:30 pm – 3:45 pm:

    Break

    3:45 pm – 5:45 pm:

    Continuation of above material

    January 28

    9:30 am – 11:30 am

    Practice of breathe methods and healing meditations and visualizations for insight, wisdom and inner healing.

    Closing Circle: Promoting loving-kindness and self-compassion.

     

     

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Occupational therapists, Nurses. All levels.

  • CEs Available

    This course has been approved for 10 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply for CE (continuing education) hours, click HERE. The cost is $30.
    Cancellations and Refunds
    If You Cancel
    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels
    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    Grievances
    Participants of approved continuing education courses may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if displeased with the results of the process.

    For questions or concerns, please email Ginny.Paige@1440.org

  • Recommended Reading

    Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss and Change, Ronald Alexander
    The Art of Happiness: Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, Mirko Frýba
    Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryū Suzuki

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 mid-February 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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