Mindfulness of Mind: Working with States of Mind, Beliefs and the Inner Critic, with Mark Coleman

March 4, 2018, 10 – 5

How might we work with our own states of mind and the myriad flowing random thoughts that move constantly through it? How can we observe thoughts without getting stuck or spun by them? What are the benefits of watching and knowing one’s own mind? How might knowing one’s own mind lead to understanding mind in general, understanding others and being more flexible when working with diverse populations, moods and ways of behaving? We’ll explore mindfulness of mind, mindful awareness and it’s benefits, the refreshing difference between knowing and believing, and the freedom of not taking everything personally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize mindfulness to identify and address the inner critic
  • Practice ways to love and respect the inner critic
  • Investigate “How to quell the wave before it crashes”: Using awareness of the body to notice intense thoughts before they further develop and become an habitual ruminative loop
  • Identify methods to differentiate between fact and interpretation
  • Identify the benefits of and know how to practice self reflection

6 CE’s offered:
One Day: $60.00
Two Days: $100.00

For psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs and nurses.  If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing Board to see if credits for programs from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.

Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by School for Compassionate Action and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center.

Held at the Ashtanga Yoga Studio Berkeley