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Workshop times have been updated to 9am – 4pm
The Earlybird Deadline has been extended to June 26.
We highly recommend that all registrants book their accommodations as soon as possible as this workshop is scheduled during Banff’s high season.
Most of us live our lives running from task to task, distraction to distraction…
Mindful awareness means paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one’s inner mental and somatic experience, while reducing reactivity. Scientific evidence suggests that we can change our brains by cultivating habits of mind that will improve wellbeing, including happiness, resilience, compassion and emotional balance. Each of these characteristics can be shaped and modified within our brain by experience and training.
From the clinical setting to the classroom, you will learn the theory and practice of mindfulness. Today’s challenging health care environment puts health care professionals at increased risk for stress and burnout. Research suggests that mindfulness and self-compassion training are powerful tools for promoting staff health and well-being, job satisfaction, and staff retention, and even for improving patient care and communication.
In twenty years of studying, practicing, and teaching Eastern meditative and Western psychotherapeutic disciplines, I have discovered that combining both paths is profoundly more effective than following one alone. Join me in discover the intersection of traditional “Easter” maps of the mind, with the insight of Western psychology and medicine.
This experiential training integrates scientific research into clinical technique. We will alternate between theory, clinical presentations, group practice, and role-play.
This training comes with a comprehensive reading kit.
This Intensive is intended for anyone looking to learn the practice and theory of mindfulness. Individuals new to mindfulness practice are welcome.
Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)
† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.
* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.
Michael Stone, M.A., is a renowned speaker, psychotherapist, and teacher. He illuminates the ancient teachings and practices of meditation in the language of contemporary psychology and medicine. Internationally recognized as a transformative visionary, teacher and agent of social change, his work manifests the fusion of committed spiritual practice and mental health. He is the author of numerous books and his podcasts enjoy a large global audience. He lives with his family in British Columbia. michaelstoneteaching.com
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“I learned a lot about mindfulness and plan to learn more!”
“Michael challenges one to see things and experience things in a whole new perspective. Great workshop!”
“Michael is brilliant in his delivery of traditional mindfulness, making sense of it in simplistic terms. He’s very in tune with his audience, kept breaking things down for people to understand. 2 thumbs up!! Will definitely go see him in the future for one of his workshops. Thanks J”
“Michael Stone is an incredible resource to the field – he brings human-ness, connection, and healing to a new and deeper level. Inspiring and motivating. Thank you, Michael Stone.”
“Michael Stone’s work is particularly important in taking our profession to the next level of ethics: having an awareness practice in order to be truly present ad take appropriate action, coming from true creativity, not reaction.”
Who Should Attend
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Body Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
* Corporate rates unavailable. Please check with the hotel for best available rates.
When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.