Bob Stahl: Mindfulness Meditation as Medicine at 1440 Multiversity

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Mindfulness Meditation as Medicine

Cultivate Healthy Living and Personal Well-Being

July 20 - 22, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

CE Credits Available

$295 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

Experience deep renewal and develop your potential to live with clarity and ease. Mindfulness meditation is scientifically proven to reduce stress, decrease chronic pain, and create a greater sense of well-being.

Essentially the practice of cultivating present moment awareness, mindfulness programs are now found in health care, education, business, and government in the United States and throughout the world. Why? Because it works.

This weekend retreat applicable for anyone aspiring to teach mindfulness, already teaching mindfulness, or to anyone wanting to live better with stress, pain or illness.  The retreat is also applicable to Therapists and Nurses of all levels who will experience mindfulness meditation as a way to help their clients access powerful inner resources for health and vitality.

Bob Stahl is a senior teacher at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where the original Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and featured in Bill Moyer’s series, Healing and the Mind.

In a highly experiential setting, you will:

  • Discuss the latest scientific research on mindfulness and its efficacy
  • Utilize precise language to enhance clarity of communication in all phases of instruction
  • Describe the mechanisms through which stress exacerbates and often precipitates illness and specific medical conditions
  • Identify the theoretical, philosophical, pedagogical, and scientific underpinnings of mindfulness facilitation
  • Employ instruction and guidance of others in the formal and informal methods of mindfulness facilitation
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  • Faculty Bio
    Bob Stahl, PhD

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher

    Bob Stahl has founded eight Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently directs MBSR programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California, El Camino Hospital at both the Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses, and Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Gatos.
    A longtime practitioner of insight meditation, Dr. Stahl lived in a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery for more than eight years and is now the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz, as well as a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock. He conducts mindfulness-meditation retreats and workshops for many people as we as to health care professionals, corporations, and educational institutions, and has extensive experience working with individuals facing physical disabilities, chronic pain, life-threatening illnesses, and stress-related conditions.
    Dr. Stahl serves as a senior teacher for the Oasis Institute, which offers mindfulness-based professional education and innovation at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
    He is coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living with Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday.

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  • Why Attend
    • Enhance your physical and mental well-being, creating the energy and vitality to thrive in your life.

    • Experience a lasting reduction in pain, stress, and other challenges to living the life you desire.

    • Master simple, practical, scientifically proven tools for healthy living that don't require a whole new belief system.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Friday, July 20
    7:30 PM- 8:00 PM:    Welcome and Outline of this weekend workshop

    8:00 PM- 8:45 PM:    Meditation/Reflection: (What brought you here?)
    8:45 PM- 9:00 PM:    Closing Meditation. Good mindful night

    Saturday, July 21

    6:30 AM–7:45 AM:   Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM–8:30 AM:   Breakfast

    9:00 AM- 9:15 AM:   Sitting Meditation

    9:15 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome and overview this day of practice. Some didactic this morning to understand on how MBSR is applied to health care.

    9:30 AM- 10:15 AM: History of MBSR

    • What is the program, and Q & A?
    • Research: Brain, Immune System, Pain, Telemeres…

    10:15 AM- 10:30 AM: Break

    10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Mindfulness and Perception:

    • How mindfulness and perception supports decreasing stress, pain, or illness…
    • Raisin exercise

    11:00 AM- 11:45 AM: Body Scan Meditation

    11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Small Group Discussion


    12:00 PM- 2 PM:  Lunch

    2:00 PM- 2:30 PM:    Sitting Meditation; end with reflection on how you experience an unpleasant event with your thoughts, emotions, and the body

    2:30 PM- 3:00 PM:    Mindfulness and stress reduction: Reacting/Responding

    • Put on Board: Thoughts, emotions and picture of human body.
    • Gary Schwartz Diagram

    3:00 PM- 3:15 PM:    Break

    3:15 PM-3:30PM:      Entering into Intensive Practice with Silence

    3:30 PM- 4:00 PM:    Sitting Meditation

    4:00 PM- 4:30 PM:    Mindful Movement

    4:30 PM- 5:00PM:    Sitting Meditation

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Silent Dinner

    7:30 PM- 7:45 PM:    Sitting & Integration Meditation

    7:45 PM-8:00 PM:     Small Group Discussion

    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM:  Large Group Council-discussion about impact of practicing and experiencing mindfulness meditation professional and personally. Good Night.

    Sunday, July 22

    6:30 AM–7:45 AM:   Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 am–8:30 am:   Breakfast
    9:00 am- 9:30 am:   Sitting Meditation/Reflection: What has been left unsaid?

    9:30 am- 10:00 am: Walking Meditation

    10:00 am-10:45 amCouncil/Discussion on what is alive inside you now?
    10:45 am- 11:00 am: Break
    11:00 am-12:00 pm: Reflection and then Discussion – How will you bring what you’ve learned into your professional life?

    11:30am-1:30 PM:   Lunch and departure




    None required.

    Experience Level

    Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses. All levels.

    CEs Available

    5 CEU hours available for mental health professionals and nurses:
    MFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP: 5 CEU hours available.  Approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider CAMFT #136535
     RNs, LVN’s:   5 CEU hours available. Approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing Provider # CEP 15967.
    Contact Bob Stahl for more information:
    $25 processing fee email Bob Stahl for details

    Special Interest To

    Open to all:  mental health professionals, medical care providers and anyone interested in learning about mindfulness as medicine

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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