Mindfulness Meditation Retreat for Therapists
Acquire or deepen your personal practice and understanding of mindfulness meditation and its clinical implementation within MiCBT.
This 5-day mindfulness meditation retreat is a near-silent retreat with a predominantly meditative content, specifically designed to teach the practice of the Vipassana method in the popular Burmese tradition of Ven. Ledi Sayadaw, Saya Thet, U Ba Khin and S. N. Goenka. The retreat has the particularity of developing equanimity, one of the central mechanisms in MiCBT. It provides a more advanced understanding of mindfulness meditation and its fundamental purpose in the wider Buddhist teaching of the Eightfold Noble Path and its relevance to MiCBT. You will benefit from practising an ancient, authentic and unaltered mindfulness meditation tradition.
The retreat is offered to mental health therapists who have attended the MiCBT Foundation or Applied Course. The retreat is an opportunity to deepen your practice of mindfulness meditation and acquire priceless personal and professional benefits. It also provides a deepening of insight regarding the central effects of mindfulness meditation and how these differ from occasional adverse effects reported in the literature.
This retreat is indispensable to anyone serious about acquiring a thorough experiential understanding of equanimity. While spending five days with like-minded colleagues, it is an ideal way of improving your self-care and regaining a sense of peace and equanimity at home and at work. This retreat is also an ideal training event to maintain yearly MiCBT professional development.
The fee is kept purposefully low to facilitate frequent attendance for MiCBT clinicians and teachers.
Participants must have successfully completed the MiCBT Foundation Course
Learning objectivesYou will learn
- to achieve greater levels of experiential awareness, equanimity and well-being
- the structure, content and purpose of the Eightfold Noble Path, of which mindfulness is a part, and its relation to MiCBT
- to implement mindfulness meditation with greater knowledge and confidence while using MiCBT
Early Bird Fee:$1600
Regular Fee: $1700
Venue - Canada
Situated next to an old growth forest overlooking the Ottawa River, Galilee Centre is a welcoming holistic spiritual life centre that is an oasis of peace, care and comfort.
Venue - Australia
Situated on 60 acres of tranquil bushland and only 55 minutes from the centre of Sydney, Swami's Yoga Retreat offers calm and peaceful accommodations and facilities.
3.00pm Thursday 7 November - 12.00pm Tuesday 12 November 2019
398 John Street North, Arnprior ON CANADA
3.00pm Friday 13 November - 2.00pm Wednesday 18 November 2020
Swami's Yoga Retreat
183-185 Pitt Town Rd Kenthurst New South Wales 2156
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If the retreat is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
Training Quick Links
- MiCBT Workshops
- Foundation Course
- Applied Course
- Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
- Group Supervision
- Individual Supervision
- Live Masterclasses
- On-demand Masterclasses
Boyd Cowley, Psychologist, Melbourne commented on 08-Oct-2015 7:37 AM
A very important opportunity to deepen one's understanding of the mind and MiCBT.
Lily from Sydney commented on 28-April-2014 2:43 PM
It has been a great experience and learning for me professionally and personally! Cathy's food is yummy and provided a calm and caring environment to practice. The content of the teaching was enjoyably complex and thought provoking. Bruno and other participants at the retreat made it easy to understand and take it in. This is a training that I would go back again! Thankyou
David Hunnerup, Mental Health Social Worker: Launceston commented on 01-May-2013 5:44 PM
It made crystal clear the fluidity and connectivity of 1.lack of balance, 2. physical pain, and 3. emotional pain. It made it crystal clear what to do about it!
Mikako - Clinical Psychologist, Gold Coast commented on 01-May-2013 10:35 PM
The retreat must have helped me dissolve a layer of my 'ego' or two - because I am now effortlessly loving and patient, both inside and out.