PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

MINDFULNESS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

PRESENTER
Helen Vantine, Ph.D. and Stephanie Swann, Ph.D., LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Learn the practice and application of mindfulness for psychotherapists and other health care providers in this eight-week program sponsored by the Atlanta Mindfulness Institute and the Anxiety & Stress Management Institute.

The following professionals are eligible for 20 continuing education credits (CEUs):**
Psychologists
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
Licensed Marriage & Family Counselors (LMFC) Licensed Social Workers (LCSW & LMSW)

This eight-week course offers intensive training in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and mindful communication. You will discover how mindfulness can reduce stress, alleviate a range of mental and physical health problems, and increase joy and kindness.
Deepen your mindfulness practice to provide better care for your patients. When you are mindful, you are more present in your work, more compassionate with patients, and more open and aware.

DATE/TIME/DURATION

August 17 - October 5, 2018 • $650

The first and last classes are from 10:00am-1:00pm The other six classes are from 10:00am-12:30pm Atlanta Center for Wellness

Retreat 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, Sept. 28th Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge, GA

COST/FEE
$650

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Helen Vantine, 404-357-0078, info@atlantamindfulness.com

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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 January 25 - March 15, 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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

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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
March 17, 2018 from 10:00—5:00

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

VISIT
www.beverlyjmatthews.com

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

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