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Training Workshops & Groups

  • With and Without: Mindful Photo Reflection Group With and Without: Mindful Photo Reflection Group  By Jessica Thomas, PhD The practice of mindful photography, as introduced by Jessica Thomas,PhD engages the outside world, while cultivating deeper awareness of your inner world, and learning how these two worlds integrate and create meaning. Jessica is presenting a new 4-week introductory series based on her own research. Over the course of the series you will learn the practice of mindful photography, and have an opportunity  share your life journey and express yourself creatively.  You will need to bring your camera or smart phone camera, and be able to email your images. Where: Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Mondays: July 10-July 31st 10am-noon Restration Link:   Our personal growth can fuel our photography and our photography can fuel our personal growth – Brooks Jenson
  • Death, Loss & Grief: A Systems Perspective Treatment Issues in Death, Loss & Grief: A Systems Perspective By Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT Date: February 10th, 2017 Time: 9am-4pm Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel This course for counselors, therapists and other practitioners will explore the experience of death and loss through a systems perspective, addressing the clinical applications of a family systems approach to treating various types of losses which involve the death of a loved one or family member. A portion of this course will focus on the meaning-making process and a therapist’s role in facilitating, what is often considered a difficult and taboo topic. Additionally, participants will examine common social rules that govern the expression of grief in Western society, the role of shame, and how these constructs might shape the expression of grief. Following this workshop, participants will have the ability to: Describe various types of losses and what sets each apart in both experience and therapeutic treatment Assess a systems grief process according to the family adaptational tasks of grief Engage the topic of death and loss in therapy with those that are from diverse cultures and belief systems Integrate photographic images into bereavement therapy, enhancing discussion and meaning making processes Class Details & Registration Noncredit: $125 by 11/17, $150 after. Includes 6 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & ...
  • Mindful Photography Reflection Group™ A Benefit for The Portland Dharma Center by Jessica Thomas, PhD A benefit for The Portland Dharma Center by Jessica Thomas, PhD The practice of mindful photography invites a deeper connection with the world and ones experience.  Seeing the world with clear eyes can draw you toward a state of awareness that increases acceptance, connection, inspiration and meaning-making. Come and learn the basics! This group will integrate contemplative group dynamics and the practice of mindful photography to deepen and fine-tune your capacity to connect, be present and create meaning through your experiences. Space is very limited, call Jessica Thomas, PhD for registration: 503-683-1644 or When: Sept 17th, 3-6:30pm Sept 18th, 3-6:30pm Where: Portland Dharma Center 4614 SW Vermont Portland, OR 97219 Cost: $50.00 Other: No skills as a photographer required! A smart phone or camera required & capacity to upload and email photos.
  • Mindfulness-Based Embodiment Training Mindfulness-Based Embodiment (MBE) Introductory Training Workshop Training for Therapists working with the Eating Disorder population. This is an introductory workshop to MBE, an embodied intervention for psychotherapists who work with the eating disorder population. In this 3hour workshop you will: -Understand the importance of the integration of the body in treatment, both individually and in groups. -Understand embodiment and why it is useful in the eating disorder population. -Be introduced to all four foundations of mindfulness-based embodiment (MBE). -Experience all four foundations of embodied mindfulness and understand the importance of a personal practice. -Understand MBE’s use and benefits.      -Understand to incorporate embodiment into therapeutic practice. Call Ann at 518 894-8344 for more details
  • Restorative Yoga Teacher Training By Ann Saffi Biasetti  Level 1: 40 Hr. Restorative Yoga Teacher Training  2 consecutive weekends, Sept. 26-27th & Oct. 3rd-5th Fridays, 9:30-5:30 Saturdays,12:00-6:00 Sundays, 11:30-6:00 Yoga Mandali Saratoga Springs, NY For further details and registration visit the website at * In addition to the group training, students will be required to complete a project for final certification. This Training is open to Yoga Instructors and students who have had a dedicated practice for at least two years. It is limited to 16 participants. In this 40-hour training you will learn the art & skill of teaching Restorative Yoga. All aspects of the subject will be covered, including: – Cycle of stress & the physiology & “art” of relaxation – The physical, emotional & spiritual aspects of Restorative Yoga – Basic postures along with therapeutic adjustments, and learning how to sequence restoratives into an active practice. Participants will learn: The art of “seeing” a set-up by developing your eye and intuition Proper set-ups and adjustments for different bodies Working with special populations (pregnancy, limitations) Sequencing a class/workshop Sequencing restoratives into vinyasa classes Working 1:1    
  • Everyday Zen Workshops By LaKisha Hudson Research shows that individuals live fast paced lives, and often neglect to take care of their personal mental and spiritual health while attempting to keep up with the speed of life.  Individuals are constantly looking for ways to take care of their mental wellbeing that can be easily incorporated into their current lives.  These workshops provided practical activities that can be incorporated into busy lifestyles.  The workshops were conducted in Seoul, Korea and Conway, South Carolina. To read more about the workshops and to view photos from the event, click here.      
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