Wise Mind Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Uncertain Times
July 5–7, 2013
Drawing on ancient Buddhist mindfulness practices and tools from positive psychology, pioneering psychotherapist Ronald Alexander guides us to create a new personal vision that can weather the storms of change and upheaval. We learn to build mindstrength, the ability to calm thoughts and emotions, even in uncertain times. In this healing retreat, we gain tools for transforming painful, afflictive, and destructive emotions into wholesome, positive ones; and discover ways to access our core creative unconscious to open new possibilities for living, loving, working, and relating. As we see our crises and loss as symbolic cycles of death and rebirth, renewal and change, we can harness the art of creative transformation to enliven a fresh, unique and more positive future. The weekend will offer mindfulness meditation, Gestalt practice, Ericksonian trance, music, creative writing, breathing techniques, somatic psychology, and more, as healing practices to open ourselves to joy, contentment, and vitality.
CEUs available for MSWs and LCSWs.
Ronald A. Alexander, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist, leadership consultant, international trainer, and the author of the widely acclaimed book, Wise Mind, Open Mind. His unique work combines ancient wisdom teachings with positive psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive integrated, behaviorally effective mind-body program. Executive Director of the OpenMind Training® Institute in Santa Monica, he teaches at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine, Pacifica Graduate Institute and Pepperdine University, and leads trainings worldwide.