Healing, Mindfulness and Compassion
UNITING WESTERN & EASTERN APPROACHES TO HEALING
OCTOBER 27 – 29, 2017
(Will be offered again March 23-25, 2018)
Health care professionals are invited to attend the semi-annual integrative medicine and Balint process program which will combine Western medicine perspectives, Balint group process, and the traditional Tibetan practices of Kum Nye yoga and meditation. Attendees will gain an understanding of the complex factors in the provider/patient relationship and the tools necessary to integrate conventional and complementary approaches to patient care.
The Tibetan Aid Project has facilitated the sharing of Buddhist insights and healing techniques for over 40 years. With this integrative approach, consideration is given not only to the body but also the mind. When elements such as empathy and compassion are fully integrated in the therapeutic process there is a boost in healing. Additionally, a natural connection with patients is developed and communication opened. As a result, professionals are more satisfied and effective when they are able to recharge their internal strength, maintain a positive inner glow, and avoid energy drain.
Ratna Ling, the host site, is an upscale retreat facility located in the redwoods of coastal Sonoma County. Accommodations are in luxurious two-bedroom cottages and delicious vegetarian meals are included.
PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Identify complex factors in the clinician-patient relationship
- Demonstrate greater understanding and flexibility in thoughts and feelings that connect clinicians and patients
- Demonstrate ability to use increased understanding of clinician-patient relationship to be more effective and therapeutic with patients
- Demonstrate an ability to address problematic clinician-patient encounters
- Demonstrate increased understanding of how mind-body practices apply and can be effectively used in clinical practice
- Demonstrate increased awareness of the impact of provider reflection and self-care on clinical practice
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
MD and DO: This Live activity, Healing, Mindfulness and Compassion – an integrative Balint experience, with a beginning date of 10/27/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please be advised that credit was warded for the experiential portion of the Yoga or Meditation session along with the discussion portions, a change from previous years.
Nurses: IMCF offers up to 12 units of CEUs to RNs, Provider Number 12821, from the California Board of Nursing.
LCSW, MFT, LEP, and LPCC: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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Those with PhD, EdD Behavior Health degrees, and other healing professionals should contact us about applicable continuing education credits. Please contact Judy Rasussen at 510-848-4238 or email@example.com.