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Digital Seminar

Creating the Inner Holding Environment in Meditation



Why do westerners struggle to establish a regular meditation practice? Could it be that traditional instructions are not engaging enough for our high stimulus cultural milieu? Might creating a sound, consistent formal meditation practice enhance a clinician’s capacity for therapeutic presence?

In order to support a more enlivening atmosphere for meditation, there are several important building blocks which need to be established at the beginning of practice. If these are overlooked meditation is more likely to be colored by restlessness, boredom and cognitive drift. These foundational elements-a settled posture, an easy breath and affectively engaged attention- create a holding environment for practice. Development of such a sound holding environment for formal meditation practice translates into deeper therapeutic presence - the capacity and skill set of the clinician to create a sound, healing holding environment for the psychotherapy client. This recording will focus on identifying and engaging core elements of this internal holding environment, with serving suggestions about how to cultivate them.


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Susan T. Morgan, MSN, RN, CS |  Bill Morgan
Duration:
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 17, 2016
Product Code:
POS052120
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Susan T. Morgan, MSN, RN, CS's Profile

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Susan is a psychotherapist who teaches mindfulness meditation to individuals and groups, and consults with psychotherapists interested in deepening their meditation practice and therapeutic presence. Susan has practiced Buddhist meditation for 25 years, primarily in the Theravada tradition, and recently completed a 4-year retreat with her partner Bill. She has co-led mindfulness retreats and workshops for psychotherapists with Bill for the past 15 years. Lovingkindness and mindfulness of the body are integral to her teaching. Susan is a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition


Bill Morgan's Profile

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Bill is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cambridge and Quincy MA. He is a founding board member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and has participated in 8 years of intensive retreats in the Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan schools of Buddhism during his forty years of meditation practice. He has led mindfulness retreats, workshops and courses for mental health professionals for the past 20 years. Bill is a contributing author to  Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Determine the three core elements of the inner holding environment for practicing mindfulness meditation.
  2. Establish the three inner holding environment elements during a practice meditation session.
  3. Practice monitoring, adjusting and re-establishing these core elements during meditation practice.

Outline

  • Three core elements of the inner holding environment
  • Demonstrate a practice meditation session
  • Presence skills from cultivating a sound foundation of formal meditation practice
  • Monitor, adjust and re-establish core elements

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Total Reviews: 2

Comments

Eileen M - AMHERST, Massachusetts

"Fantastic, engaging & fun!!!! "

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