PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION

PRESENTER
Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week program developed by mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn 1979. Extensive research over the past 30 years has shown that MBSR is extremely helpful in improving quality of life. It is proven to alleviate many common mental and physical health problems:

  • stress and stress-related illnesses
  • depression and other mood disorders
  • anxiety and panic disorders
  • chronic pain
  • insomnia
  • coping with cancer
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • type-2 diabetes
  • attention deficit disorder
  • eating disorders
  • heart disease
  • addiction
  • autoimmune diseases
  • and others

This course can also help you improve concentration and attention, regulate your emotions, and enhance your relationships. You will learn how to focus on the present moment and be open to things just as they are. Over eight weeks, you will develop your ability to experience greater joy, compassion, and kindness.
No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of realizing the benefits of the course.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Begins August 24, 2017 and meets 8 consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
(Next 8 week program is January 25 - March 15, 2018 -- see flyer #2 below for details)

COST/FEE
$525

VISIT
http://www.atlantamindfulness.com/programs/stress-reduction/
Pre-registration is required.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Stephanie Swann
Atlanta Mindfulness Institute
404-906-1862
info@atlantamindfulness.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE MBSR FLYER #1

CLICK HERE FOR THE MBSR FLYER #2

MINDFULNESS & PSYCHOTHERAPY

This course will allow participants to experience Jon Kabat-Zinn’s 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) first-hand. This is a unique program for psychotherapists and other professionals that is based on MBSR with additional information particularly geared to health care professionals who are using or want to use mindfulness as part of their work. 

 The class is primarily focused on Mindfulness Meditation, Mindful Movement, and everyday Mindfulness. No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of realizing the benefits of the course

Individuals who practice Mindfulness notice an increased ability to stay in the present moment and to be more open to “things just as they are.” Acknowledging present moment reality, whether it is pleasant or unpleasant, is the first step toward transformation and insight. Responding versus reacting becomes a possibility. An increase in positive mind states, such as kindness, compassion, equanimity, and joy, arises on the ground of insight. In addition to improving their own quality of life, many health care providers find that Mindfulness practices allow them to be more fully present to their patients. Others discover ways to incorporate Mindfulness practices into their work. Finally, others use Mindfulness and mindfully informed interventions as their primary method of reducing suffering and caring for others.

For more info, please visit www.atlantamindfulness.com.

NEW YEAR’S MEDITATION RETREAT

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews and Pat Stogner

DESCRIPTION
An annual January retreat to help release what no longer serves us and set a clear intention and focus for the new year. Participants learn various forms of meditation; explore ways to introduce a meditation practice into their life; deepen their existing meditation practice; and experience the peace of listening and learning in complete silence. CEUs will be offered to professionals.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Saturday January 2018--Date TBA; 10:00-5:00 pm

COST/FEE
$150_($25 additional if you would like CEUs).

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

PSYCHODRAMA WORKSHOP

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews

DESCRIPTION
Psychodrama is a therapeutic modality with uses action and role play as a means to study behavior in its concrete form. It allows the protagonist to use his/her body to express what is held in the conscious and subconscious mind. Group members participate as role players, protagonists and observers, and experience emotional release, insight and clarity in any role they play. The group exercises provide a safe and supportive environment in which to work. This one-day workshop includes psycho-dramatic processes along with full psychodramas and takes place in the large group room.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
July 22, 2017 from 10:00-5:00. This group is held several times a year.

COST/FEE
$125

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

SELF-HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP

PRESENTER
Beverly Matthews and Pat Stogner

DESCRIPTION
A very popular program designed to teach anyone how to enter, deepen and utilize the trance state to make changes in their life. This one-day workshop is chocked full of techniques to help with relaxation, behavior change, pain management and stress reduction by learning how to identify cues, create effective suggestions, and work through emotional blocks that prevent us from moving forward. CEUs will be available.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
One day from 10:00—5:00; Date TBA

COST/FEE
$150 ($25 additional for CEUs)

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Beverly Matthews, 470-326-0560; bejoiful@yahoo.com

THE ENNEAGRAM IN RELATIONSHIPS
(AN ENNEAGRAM INSTITUTE AUTHORIZED WORKSHOP)

PRESENTER
Nan Henson

DESCRIPTION
Relationships are one of the most rewarding—as well as the most frustrating aspects of our existence. Whether in intimate or work settings, the quality of our relationships has an enormous impact on the quality of our lives, on our self-esteem, and on our careers. Yet, we often find the behavior of others baffling—even if we have known them intimately for many years.

Often, the very things that we do not understand in others are the greatest sources of problems and conflicts in our relationships. Clearly, the better we know ourselves and the people in our lives, the more harmonious and satisfying our relationships will be.

The Enneagram can help us tremendously in understanding our relationships. It is a remarkable system of nine basic personality types that sheds light on the most important psychological dynamics in our personality, as well as on the deeper spiritual yearnings of our soul.

Each type has its own set of strengths, vulnerabilities, and perceptions of the world. The Enneagram can help us to realize who we are and what our greatest potentials might be, as well as to make sense of the sometimes confusing behavior of others.

Participants will be guided to use the Enneagram as a profound and immensely practical way to understand their relationships with others, both intimate and professional. Particular dynamics between the different types, effective methods for communicating with each type, and the ways in which the three Instinctual Variants (Subtypes) affect our main motivations in relationships will be covered.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
August 25th 6pm - 9pm
August 26th 9am - 5pm
August 27th 9am - 5pm
*To complete your registration please go to the Workshop Registration page to register & pay

COST/FEE
Early Bird Price $250 (Until August 10th, 2017)
Standard Price  $295

VISIT
www.EnneagramAtlanta.com/workshops

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Nan Henson, 404-931-6321, Nan@EnneagramAtlanta.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENNEAGRAM IN RELATIONSHIPS FLYER

THE JOURNEY OF GROWTH WORKSHOP

PRESENTER
Nan Henson

DESCRIPTION
We are all aware there are times in every day we are more or less responsive and times when we are more or less reactive. We wish we would mindfully respond to all situations….but, we don’t!

Learning about the Enneagram’s Levels of Development, how we move from reacting to responding and back again, can help us understand our Type’s Journey towards growth. The Levels show us the specific places we get stuck and point us to greater health and transformation.

This is an important workshop for anyone wanting to learn more about the structure of the Enneagram, how it all fits together, and how it can lead to transformation.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Friday, September 22nd, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, September 23rd, 9am - 6pm
Sunday, September 24th, 9am - 5pm

COST/FEE
Early Bird Price $250 (until September 7th, 2017)
Standard Price $295

VISIT
www.enneagramatlanta.com/workshops/#journeyofgrowth

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Nan Henson, 404-931-6321, Nan@EnneagramAtlanta.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE JOURNEY IN GROWTH FLYER

THE THREE INSTINCTS AND THE ENNEAGRAM 

PRESENTER
Nan Henson

DESCRIPTION
Our instinctual nature, while extremely powerful in our decision-making processes, lifestyle choices, and orientation to day-to- day reality, is often given little emphasis in many spiritual paths, and the Instincts are often treated as an inherent problem - a distortion to be eliminated. This is understandable since this part of our nature is usually little interested in our spiritual or psychological development. Yet, without a clear and viable relationship with this aspect of our souls, it is extremely difficult to maintain an integrated approach to our path.

The Enneagram deals very directly with this aspect of the Self through teachings about the Three Instincts - Self-Preservation, Sexual (Attraction), and Social (Adaptation).  Seminal ideas about the three Instincts go back at least as far as Gurdjieff's teachings about the Centers and have equivalents in other spiritual traditions. In recent years, many Enneagram students have discovered the explanatory power of seeing how their instinctual bias operates in combination with their dominant Enneagram type. Learning how their type plays itself out through one of these instincts can be as exciting as when we first learn about the Enneagram.

In this workshop, we will first clarify and deepen our understanding of the Instincts, seeing them at work in our personal experience. We will also examine how our particular instinctual "stack" - the way we prioritize our basic human needs and values - is the pattern that most keeps us locked in the repetitive habits of our personality.  (One of the quickest ways to unlock the Passion and Fixation of our type is to understand and work on the imbalance in our Instincts.) Recognizing the way we give energy to certain needs while neglecting others brings balance and helps us integrate the deeper experiences of Essence and Being that we may have had. Without such Inner Work, even profound experiences of Spirit and Oneness cannot affect our lives the way they could.

This Workshop will employ experiential dyads and triads, meditation, movement work, and music to help participants recognize the ways that these patterns express themselves in their lives.  We will also explore concrete ways in which to bring greater balance in our approach to our instinctual life.  Our approach is relaxed and conversational, with an emphasis on the development of our capacity to remain in Presence.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
March 9, 10 & 11, 2017

COST/FEE
Early Bird Price $250 (Until February 22nd, 2017)
Standard Price  $295
*To complete your registration please go to the Workshop Registration page to register & pay

VISIT
www.EnneagramAtlanta.com/workshops

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Nan Henson, 404-931-6321, Nan@EnneagramAtlanta.com

WIDSOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM 

PRESENTER
Nan Henson

DESCRIPTION
At a deeper level, the Enneagram tells us about the relationship between our personality and our Essence, or spirit. This Workshop will focus on exercises to help us see through the veils of our personality structures to have a more direct experience of our Essence, our true spiritual nature. We will look at the personality types as nine distinct aspects of human nature that can be found in all of us regardless of our type. We will see how these different parts of ourselves manifest personally in our lives, and how, rightly understood they can lead us to deeper inner resources and lasting joy.

This Workshop will feature exercises for each type, as well as music, meditations, and practices that will help bring our Centers of intelligence (Thinking, feeling, and Instinct) into greater alignment, thus opening us to the transformative action of Spirit. We will focus primarily on the spiritual gifts of each type. If you are interested in finding more effective ways of using the Enneagram in your spiritual practice, or if you are interested in exploring the underlying meaning and Wisdom of the Enneagram, this workshop will be highly relevant to you.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
November 10, 11 & 12, 2017

COST/FEE
Early Bird Price $250 (Until October 26th, 2017)
Standard Price  $295
*To complete your registration please go to the Workshop Registration page to register & pay

VISIT
www.EnneagramAtlanta.com/workshops

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Nan Henson, 404-931-6321, Nan@EnneagramAtlanta.com