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Continuing Education for Therapists and Social Workers
The following courses and workshops meet the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Provider: Nyingma Institute #2513.) They present innovative techniques that help manage physical and emotional pain and enhance overall well-being. Some of these techniques and approaches can be directly applied to help clients. We are often told by participants, however, that the greatest benefit comes from providing the therapist themselves tools to stay clear and balanced in the clinical setting.
The course list below gives dates, times, and short descriptions. Following each course description is the name of the Certificate Program or Programs that the course is part of (in parentheses). Clicking on the Program name will take you to a full description of the Program. The costs shown below apply when the courses are taken individually; costs are lower when courses are taken as part of a Certificate Program.
Saturday workshops begin at 10 AM, conclude at 4:45 PM, and include a vegetarian buffet lunch. Classes and workshops are open to those with all levels of experience in meditation. A full refund is given if a program is cancelled or a student is unable to attend. Please register in advance so that we can have the necessary paperwork ready for you.
NPS101 Reclaiming the Heart 15 CEs
Mondays, 8—9:30 PM (January 6—May 26)
The purpose of this five-month course is to awaken self-knowledge and inner joy. Class sessions include powerful non-conceptual meditations. They present key ideas and techniques from the Tibetan tradition that help each student discover more of the rich inner fulfillment that our mind and senses offer. Topics include: transformation through love; emotions as hidden knowledge; breaking free of negative conditioning; and contacting authentic being.
Cost: $400 (for the entire five months) or $80 per month, which includes the workshops “Transforming Negative Emotions” on January 18 and “Self-Image” on April 19. Instructor: Sylvia Gretchen. Students may attend just the first month of this course..
KNR101 Promoting Spaciousness 15 CEs
Wednesdays, 6:15—7:45 PM (January 8—March 12)
Kum Nye teaches us to live spaciously as it gently moves us beyond perceived limits and boundaries. Students open the senses and then navigate the space of sensations, emotions, and perceptions, moving toward an integration of body and mind.
Cost: $180. Instructor: Jack van der Meulen. For beginning and intermediate students.
NPS101 Reclaiming the Heart
Mondays, 8—9:30 PM (March 24—May 26) 15 CEs
This ongoing course is designed to awaken self-knowledge and foster inner joy. Class sessions include powerful non-conceptual meditations. Topics covered in the spring quarter include: unmasking judgments and self-images, breaking the contract with inner pain, contacting authentic being, and trusting the inner teacher.
Cost: $180, which includes the “Self-Image” workshop on April 19. Instructor: Sylvia Gretchen. Students wishing to join this ongoing course must have a background in Nyingma Psychology or Kum Nye and have the consent of the instructor.
KNR102 Working with Lower Body Energy 15 CEs
Wednesdays, 6:15—7:45 PM (March 26—May 28)
This course presents Kum Nye exercises that energize the belly, hips, legs, and spine. Bringing awareness to the lower part of the body counteracts the tendency to focus on thoughts and personality, allowing us to reconnect to the vitality of full embodiment.
Cost: $180. Instructor: Jack van der Meulen. Based on Tarthang Tulku’s Tibetan Yoga.
Please call (510) 809-1000 or email us at email@example.com to register or for more information.
Typical Workshop Schedule
10:00 AM Instruction Session
11:30 AM Tea Break
12:00 PM Instruction Session
1:00 PM Vegetarian Lunch
2:00 PM Instruction Session
3:30 PM Tea Break
4:00 PM Instruction Session
4:45 PM Workshop Concludes