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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
March 29–April 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Workshop for Yoga Teachers

David Emerson and Jenn Turner

For certified yoga teachers. The Justice Resource Institute Trauma Center Yoga Program team has taught thousands of people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) yogic skills proven to reduce their symptomology to a significant degree. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
May 1–3, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Emotional Mindfulness, Connection, and Healing: Befriending the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions

Ronald J. Frederick

Emotions help you feel alive, meet life’s challenges, enrich your relationships, and heal from emotional wounds. Learn how to recognize, tap into, and get the most out of your emotions and be fully present with yourself and others in this highly experiential workshop grounded in contemporary neuroscience and drawn from a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15–17, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Brain Care is Self-Care

Linda Graham

Learn how to rewire your brain to reduce stress, regain equilibrium, and restore resilience and perspective. Psychotherapist Linda Graham applies neuroscience to the process of personal healing and growth, and teaches you techniques to avoid burnout, come to clarity in decision making, heal toxic shame and retire your inner critic, recover creativity and flow in your life, and revive a sense of competency and connection with others. more …

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
May 17–22, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Neuroscience of Buddhism and Yoga: Harnessing the Brain for Healing and Happiness

Jim Hopper and Dana Moore

For therapists, yoga instructors, researchers, and everyone interested in harnessing the brain for transformation. Learn how Buddhist- and neuroscience-informed meditation and yoga techniques can cultivate mindful embodiment and transform habitual thoughts, emotions, and behaviors into openings for freedom, love, and happiness. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers, Nurses, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
May 29–31, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To

Janis Abrahms Spring

All of us struggle to forgive someone—a partner, parent, sibling, child, friend, or colleague. Using instruction and role-playing exercises, this workshop teaches those of us who have been deeply hurt how to De-shame the injury Release bitter preoccupation with its injustice See what happened more clearly Restore a sense of dignity Forge an appropriate relationship with the offender (this might mean cutting off that person, or fully engaging with them). more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
June 5–7, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Language of the Nervous System: Becoming Fluent in Polyvagal Theory

Deb Dana and Deb Grant

For psychotherapists and other helping professionals. As therapists, we know that experiences of safety, danger, and life threat become woven into personal narratives, beyond conscious control. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
June 7–12, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Working with the Body and Attachment

Deany Laliotis

For mental-health clinicians who have completed the basic course in EMDR therapy. This training is for experienced EMDR clinicians who want to deepen their skills in working with complex developmental trauma. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
July 17–19, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Positive Psychology

Maria Sirois

A happier, healthier, richer life is available to each of us. By exploring the science of optimal functioning—including research from the fields of Positive Psychology, neuroscience, and mind-body medicine—we can begin to create a life that centers on what works. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Psychologists.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
July 19–24, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Trauma, Body, and the Brain: Restoring the Capacity for Rhythm and Play

Bessel van der Kolk and Steven Gross

For licensed therapists, yoga instructors, and others interested in the nature of trauma. Neuroscience research shows that awareness of physical sensations forms the very foundation of human consciousness. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, Psychologists, and Athletic Trainers.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 26–31, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Breath~Body~Mind Teacher Training, Level 1

Richard P. Brown, Patricia Gerbarg, and Joy Bennett

For health-care professionals, therapists, yoga teachers, and schoolteachers working with stressed and traumatized populations. Breath~Body~Mind integrates ancient and modern trauma-sensitive techniques to rapidly balance stress-response systems for self-care and healing others. more …

Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31–August 2, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

This Very Moment: Mindfulness in Psychotherapy

Ronald D. Siegel

For psychotherapists, human-service professionals, and others interested in personal development. Mindfulness has been successfully practiced for more than 2,500 years and is a deceptively simple way of alleviating human suffering. more …

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August 2–5, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

New Beliefs, New Brain: Neurosculpting for Stress Relief

Lisa Wimberger

How does a healthy brain handle stress? It reacts and responds in the moment, then releases the emotional energy without letting it leave permanent traces in the neural tissue. more …

Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 9–13, 2015 Sunday–Thursday 4 nights

Wired for Relationship

Stan Tatkin and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

For everyone interested in relationship success. Why not use all the tools at your disposal to ensure the long-term happiness and success of your relationship? more …

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 16–21, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Internal Family Systems Therapy: Embodying the Healing Wisdom

Richard C. Schwartz and Sarah Stewart

The world’s religions teach that there is an untarnished essence within us, a Self from which wisdom, healing, and spiritual energy flow. We rarely experience this Self because it is obscured by self-protective psychological mechanisms, or lost in the fear, pain, and shame of past trauma. more …

Friday, October 9, 2015

October 9–11, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Interpersonal Neurobiology: Practices that Cultivate Connection and Well-Being

Daniel J. Siegel

Interpersonal neurobiology integrates a wide array of sciences into one perspective on well-being, offering practical suggestions on how to use the focus of attention to strengthen connections in the brain and in our relationships. more …

Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015–September 30, 2016 Monday–Friday 347 nights

Certificate in Positive Psychology

Tal Ben-Shahar, Maria Sirois, Megan McDonough, and Megha Nancy Buttenheim

Course Overview There’s a scientific way to study happiness—it’s called Positive Psychology. In contrast with traditional psychology that focuses on pathology—alleviating neurosis, anxiety, and depression—Positive Psychology focuses on individual and societal flourishing—on cultivating happiness, strengths, self-esteem, and optimism. more …

Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23–25, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk and Licia Sky

For health professionals, therapists, yoga instructors, and others interested in the nature of trauma. Overcoming trauma means fully engaging in the present without being hijacked by survival-related emotions and sensations. more …

Sunday, October 25, 2015

October 25–30, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Workshop for Yoga Teachers

David Emerson and Jenn Turner

For certified yoga teachers. The yoga program run by the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute has helped thousands of people dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), from survivors of chronic abuse to war veterans. more …

Friday, November 6, 2015

November 6–8, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Resilient Child: Breath~Body~Mind for Emotional Regulation, Learning, and Well-Being

Richard P. Brown, Patricia Gerbarg, and Joy Bennett

For educators without yoga training, health-care professionals, and yoga teachers. Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of children? Take home a toolkit of proven practices to create a compassionate environment and relieve behavioral, social, and emotional disorders for children, including at-risk youth. more …

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 15–18, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Unfinished Conversation: Healing from Traumatic Loss

Robert Lesoine and Marilynne Chophel

The effects of traumatic loss often remain hidden and unresolved. This program offers a safe and supportive space to reflect on your loss in order to facilitate a transformative healing process. more …