This experiential and didactic workshop draws on Eastern & Western Contemplative Perspectives as well as Mind-Body Medicine innovations. Topics include: 1) How Mindfulness and Contemplative methods and can cultivate essential clinical qualities in a therapist; 2) The healing relationship as "Deep Practice"; 3) Applications for meditative awareness with: mood disorders, OCD, compulsions/addictions, chronic pain, stress, etc; 4) Integrating mindfulness with systems theory, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral & transpersonal perspectives. Methods include moving from periods of silent guided meditations to discussion, experiential practicing and readings.
Major Topics Covered:
• How Mindfulness and Contemplative
methods and can cultivate essential
clinical qualities in the therapist / The
therapist as the “Instrument of the
• The healing relationship as "Deep
• The ways that in-session meditative
awareness can form the basis of
treatments for: mood disorders, OCD,
stress, addiction, etc.
• Integrating mindfulness with systems theory,
psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral &
Presenter: JEROME J. FRONT, MA, MFT
is in private practice in Studio City. He is an experienced leader of innovative training workshops and retreats, and teaches meditation. He is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University, and is also a consultant to major corporations on using meditative perspectives for wellness. Jerome leads a CEU Weekend Retreat each May at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur called “Mindfulness in Deep Relationship: A Retreat on the Sources of Nourishment.” More mindfulness information at: www.JeromeFront.com.
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