Healing the Healer: A Mindfulness And Dialogue For Life (DfL) Workshop

How can we deal with all the stress and negativity that we encounter these days and not let it overwhelm or depress us? How can we meet the inevitable struggles that are part of every life, at home and at work, and allow these struggles to be our teachers? Research has shown that we can indeed learn to work with the challenging aspects of life by training our minds to expand, through the practice of Mindfulness and Dialogue. Only a mind that is expanded will know how to live creatively in the face of life’s challenges, and relate with others in ways that promote justice and compassion.

There is one reality which we call by many names that is the source of all life. Each of us (and every thing) is a manifestation of this reality, though we tend to identify with a much smaller self, that is, our individual ego. This identification with a smaller, isolated – ultimately untrue – self is the cause of anxiety, suffering, competition and violence in all its forms and structures. The peace, happiness, compassion and justice we all desire will come, therefore, only when we realize our true nature. This then is the real challenge of today: learning how to realize our true nature and re-make our world accordingly.

Some of our leaders today are speaking of a civic spiritual evolution that goes beyond the present situation of simply tolerating each other to seeing ourselves and all others as manifestations of the one reality, and beyond fixing problems to transforming how we experience and relate with each other. We can promote this evolution by fostering awareness through Mindfulness-Dialogue.

Mindfulness is the practice of present moment awareness without judgment. Dialogue is the practice of heartfelt, open and creative interaction. Mindfulness-Dialogue (M-D) brings together the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue in a way that enriches both and creates a powerful method for accessing richer connections and deeper meaning in our own personal lives and in all our interactions.

The Retreat

Join us for a 1.5-day retreat on Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life – Healing the Healer – that is designed for healers, including but not limited to therapists, counselors, nurses, social workers, teachers, physicians, clergy, and social service staff. Diane and Danny will introduce you to the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life (DfL) that will enable you to use brief meditation practices and dialogue skills to enhance your ability to befriend yourself and improve your interactions with clients, patients, and co-workers. Gentle yoga movements will complement this comprehensive approach.

With Mindfulness, you will learn to increase your ability to deal with stress by being more present, to more fully understand patterns of thought, and to allow appropriate space for emotions as they arise. With DfL you will learn to bring this expanded awareness to your interactions with others in order to enrich the exchanges and generate creative outcomes. Through dyadic and small group experiences and trainings you will learn how to integrate these skills into your life. The workshop will conclude with participants developing a plan for implementing a Mindfulness-Dialogue way of living.

The entire retreat will consist of an afternoon and evening session on Day One and a morning and afternoon session on Day Two. It will also include an individual coaching phone call follow up within three weeks of the training.

Learning goals:

  1. Develop Stress Management

Stress is understandable and therefore manageable. Using neuroscience examples – cortisol vs. adrenalin, limbic vs administrative, ANS and vagal nerve response, etc. – we will explore the benefits of mindfulness and DFL to reduce stress.

  1. Develop Mindfulness Practices:
  • Formal (sitting, journaling), integrated (walking, yoga/qigong/tai chi, breathing), informal (paying attention when washing dishes, or brushing your teeth, etc.)
  • Recognizing that mindfulness is familiar to us, something we do naturally
  1. Develop Dialogue Practices:
  • Introduction to the Dialogue method + skills for each part of the method
  1. Develop a Mindfulness-Dialogue practice
  • Form what we are calling a Heart Core within your system (organization, community, family) that will serve as both a support structure and a source of inspiration and creativity.

Dates & Time: December 6-7, 2019 from Friday @ 3pm to Saturday @ 3pm

Fee: $335 (includes overnight accommodations and meals)

A Mindfulness And Dialogue for Life Workshops are Quarterly Events, meeting; June 14-15, Sept. 20-21 and December 6-7, 2019 (price is per weekend)

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About the Presenters:

Danny Martin, STL, PhD is the creator of Dialogue for Life and has more that 30 years of experience bringing DFL to public health departments, hospitals, substance use treatment centers, therapists, educators…more about Danny visit https://dannymartin.org/

Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW is a trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Facilitator and Researcher. Her work in mindfulness and parenting is nationally recognized and she has published several papers on the effects of mindfulness. Diane is a Professor of Obstetrics, Genecology, and Pediatrics and the Director of Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education and Research Division (MATER) at Thomas Jefferson University. Her primary areas of expertise in research are with underserved populations and include health behavior change, implementation science, primary care practice change, evaluation and outcomes, behavioral epidemiology and drug dependence treatment.

 

Healing the Healer: A Mindfulness And Dialogue for Life (DfL) Workshop

How can we deal with all the stress and negativity that we encounter these days and not let it overwhelm or depress us? How can we meet the inevitable struggles that are part of every life, at home and at work, and allow these struggles to be our teachers? Research has shown that we can indeed learn to work with the challenging aspects of life by training our minds to expand, through the practice of Mindfulness and Dialogue. Only a mind that is expanded will know how to live creatively in the face of life’s challenges, and relate with others in ways that promote justice and compassion.

There is one reality which we call by many names that is the source of all life. Each of us (and every thing) is a manifestation of this reality, though we tend to identify with a much smaller self, that is, our individual ego. This identification with a smaller, isolated – ultimately untrue – self is the cause of anxiety, suffering, competition and violence in all its forms and structures. The peace, happiness, compassion and justice we all desire will come, therefore, only when we realize our true nature. This then is the real challenge of today: learning how to realize our true nature and re-make our world accordingly.

Some of our leaders today are speaking of a civic spiritual evolution that goes beyond the present situation of simply tolerating each other to seeing ourselves and all others as manifestations of the one reality, and beyond fixing problems to transforming how we experience and relate with each other. We can promote this evolution by fostering awareness through Mindfulness-Dialogue.

Mindfulness is the practice of present moment awareness without judgment. Dialogue is the practice of heartfelt, open and creative interaction. Mindfulness-Dialogue (M-D) brings together the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue in a way that enriches both and creates a powerful method for accessing richer connections and deeper meaning in our own personal lives and in all our interactions.

The Retreat

Join us for a 1.5-day retreat on Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life – Healing the Healer – that is designed for healers, including but not limited to therapists, counselors, nurses, social workers, teachers, physicians, clergy, and social service staff. Diane and Danny will introduce you to the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life (DfL) that will enable you to use brief meditation practices and dialogue skills to enhance your ability to befriend yourself and improve your interactions with clients, patients, and co-workers. Gentle yoga movements will complement this comprehensive approach.

With Mindfulness, you will learn to increase your ability to deal with stress by being more present, to more fully understand patterns of thought, and to allow appropriate space for emotions as they arise. With DfL you will learn to bring this expanded awareness to your interactions with others in order to enrich the exchanges and generate creative outcomes. Through dyadic and small group experiences and trainings you will learn how to integrate these skills into your life. The workshop will conclude with participants developing a plan for implementing a Mindfulness-Dialogue way of living.

The entire retreat will consist of an afternoon and evening session on Day One and a morning and afternoon session on Day Two. It will also include an individual coaching phone call follow up within three weeks of the training.

Learning goals:

  1. Develop Stress Management

Stress is understandable and therefore manageable. Using neuroscience examples – cortisol vs. adrenalin, limbic vs administrative, ANS and vagal nerve response, etc. – we will explore the benefits of mindfulness and DFL to reduce stress.

  1. Develop Mindfulness Practices:
  • Formal (sitting, journaling), integrated (walking, yoga/qigong/tai chi, breathing), informal (paying attention when washing dishes, or brushing your teeth, etc.)
  • Recognizing that mindfulness is familiar to us, something we do naturally
  1. Develop Dialogue Practices:
  • Introduction to the Dialogue method + skills for each part of the method
  1. Develop a Mindfulness-Dialogue practice
  • Form what we are calling a Heart Core within your system (organization, community, family) that will serve as both a support structure and a source of inspiration and creativity.

Dates & Time: Sept. 20-21, 2019 from Friday @ 3pm to Saturday @ 3pm

Fee: $335 (includes overnight accommodations and meals)

A Mindfulness And Dialogue for Life Workshops are Quarterly Events, meeting; June 14-15, Sept. 20-21 and December 6-7, 2019 (price is per weekend)

REGISTER NOW


About the Presenters:

Danny Martin, STL, PhD is the creator of Dialogue for Life and has more that 30 years of experience bringing DFL to public health departments, hospitals, substance use treatment centers, therapists, educators…more about Danny visit https://dannymartin.org/

Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW is a trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Facilitator and Researcher. Her work in mindfulness and parenting is nationally recognized and she has published several papers on the effects of mindfulness. Diane is a Professor of Obstetrics, Genecology, and Pediatrics and the Director of Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education and Research Division (MATER) at Thomas Jefferson University. Her primary areas of expertise in research are with underserved populations and include health behavior change, implementation science, primary care practice change, evaluation and outcomes, behavioral epidemiology and drug dependence treatment.

 

Healing the Healer: A Mindfulness And Dialogue For Life (DfL) Workshop

How can we deal with all the stress and negativity that we encounter these days and not let it overwhelm or depress us? How can we meet the inevitable struggles that are part of every life, at home and at work, and allow these struggles to be our teachers? Research has shown that we can indeed learn to work with the challenging aspects of life by training our minds to expand, through the practice of Mindfulness and Dialogue. Only a mind that is expanded will know how to live creatively in the face of life’s challenges, and relate with others in ways that promote justice and compassion.

There is one reality which we call by many names that is the source of all life. Each of us (and every thing) is a manifestation of this reality, though we tend to identify with a much smaller self, that is, our individual ego. This identification with a smaller, isolated – ultimately untrue – self is the cause of anxiety, suffering, competition and violence in all its forms and structures. The peace, happiness, compassion and justice we all desire will come, therefore, only when we realize our true nature. This then is the real challenge of today: learning how to realize our true nature and re-make our world accordingly.

Some of our leaders today are speaking of a civic spiritual evolution that goes beyond the present situation of simply tolerating each other to seeing ourselves and all others as manifestations of the one reality, and beyond fixing problems to transforming how we experience and relate with each other. We can promote this evolution by fostering awareness through Mindfulness-Dialogue.

Mindfulness is the practice of present moment awareness without judgment. Dialogue is the practice of heartfelt, open and creative interaction. Mindfulness-Dialogue (M-D) brings together the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue in a way that enriches both and creates a powerful method for accessing richer connections and deeper meaning in our own personal lives and in all our interactions.

The Retreat

Join us for a 1.5-day retreat on Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life – Healing the Healer – that is designed for healers, including but not limited to therapists, counselors, nurses, social workers, teachers, physicians, clergy, and social service staff. Diane and Danny will introduce you to the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life (DfL) that will enable you to use brief meditation practices and dialogue skills to enhance your ability to befriend yourself and improve your interactions with clients, patients, and co-workers. Gentle yoga movements will complement this comprehensive approach.

With Mindfulness, you will learn to increase your ability to deal with stress by being more present, to more fully understand patterns of thought, and to allow appropriate space for emotions as they arise. With DfL you will learn to bring this expanded awareness to your interactions with others in order to enrich the exchanges and generate creative outcomes. Through dyadic and small group experiences and trainings you will learn how to integrate these skills into your life. The workshop will conclude with participants developing a plan for implementing a Mindfulness-Dialogue way of living.

The entire retreat will consist of an afternoon and evening session on Day One and a morning and afternoon session on Day Two. It will also include an individual coaching phone call follow up within three weeks of the training.

Learning goals:

  1. Develop Stress Management

Stress is understandable and therefore manageable. Using neuroscience examples – cortisol vs. adrenalin, limbic vs administrative, ANS and vagal nerve response, etc. – we will explore the benefits of mindfulness and DFL to reduce stress.

  1. Develop Mindfulness Practices:
  • Formal (sitting, journaling), integrated (walking, yoga/qigong/tai chi, breathing), informal (paying attention when washing dishes, or brushing your teeth, etc.)
  • Recognizing that mindfulness is familiar to us, something we do naturally
  1. Develop Dialogue Practices:
  • Introduction to the Dialogue method + skills for each part of the method
  1. Develop a Mindfulness-Dialogue practice
  • Form what we are calling a Heart Core within your system (organization, community, family) that will serve as both a support structure and a source of inspiration and creativity.

Dates & Time: June 14-15, 2019 from Friday @ 3pm to Saturday @ 3pm

Fee: $335 (includes overnight accommodations and meals)

A Mindfulness And Dialogue for Life Workshops are Quarterly Events, meeting; June 14-15, Sept 20-21 and December 6-7, 2019 (price is per weekend)

REGISTER NOW


About the Presenters:

Danny Martin, STL, PhD is the creator of Dialogue for Life and has more that 30 years of experience bringing DFL to public health departments, hospitals, substance use treatment centers, therapists, educators…more about Danny visit https://dannymartin.org/

Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW is a trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Facilitator and Researcher. Her work in mindfulness and parenting is nationally recognized and she has published several papers on the effects of mindfulness. Diane is a Professor of Obstetrics, Genecology, and Pediatrics and the Director of Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education and Research Division (MATER) at Thomas Jefferson University. Her primary areas of expertise in research are with underserved populations and include health behavior change, implementation science, primary care practice change, evaluation and outcomes, behavioral epidemiology and drug dependence treatment.

 

Healing the Healer: A Mindfulness And Dialogue For Life (DfL) Workshop

How can we deal with all the stress and negativity that we encounter these days and not let it overwhelm or depress us?  How can we meet the inevitable struggles that are part of every life, at home and at work, and allow these struggles to be our teachers? Research has shown that we can indeed learn to work with the challenging aspects of life by training our minds to expand, through the practice of Mindfulness and Dialogue. Only a mind that is expanded will know how to live creatively in the face of life’s challenges, and relate with others in ways that promote justice and compassion.

There is one reality which we call by many names that is the source of all life. Each of us (and every thing) is a manifestation of this reality, though we tend to identify with a much smaller self, that is, our individual ego. This identification with a smaller, isolated – ultimately untrue – self is the cause of anxiety, suffering, competition and violence in all its forms and structures. The peace, happiness, compassion and justice we all desire will come, therefore, only when we realize our true nature. This then is the real challenge of today: learning how to realize our true nature and re-make our world accordingly.

Some of our leaders today are speaking of a civic spiritual evolution that goes beyond the present situation of simply tolerating each other to seeing ourselves and all others as manifestations of the one reality, and beyond fixing problems to transforming how we experience and relate with each other. We can promote this evolution by fostering awareness through Mindfulness-Dialogue.

Mindfulness is the practice of present moment awareness without judgment. Dialogue is the practice of heartfelt, open and creative interaction. Mindfulness-Dialogue (M-D) brings together the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue in a way that enriches both and creates a powerful method for accessing richer connections and deeper meaning in our own personal lives and in all our interactions.

The Retreat

Join us for a 1.5-day retreat on Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life – Healing the Healer – that is designed for healers, including but not limited to therapists, counselors, nurses, social workers, teachers, physicians, clergy, and social service staff.  Diane and Danny will introduce you to the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life (DfL) that will enable you to use brief meditation practices and dialogue skills to enhance your ability to befriend yourself and improve your interactions with clients, patients, and co-workers. Gentle yoga movements will complement this comprehensive approach.

With Mindfulness, you will learn to increase your ability to deal with stress by being more present, to more fully understand patterns of thought, and to allow appropriate space for emotions as they arise. With DfL you will learn to bring this expanded awareness to your interactions with others in order to enrich the exchanges and generate creative outcomes. Through dyadic and small group experiences and trainings you will learn how to integrate these skills into your life. The workshop will conclude with participants developing a plan for implementing a Mindfulness-Dialogue way of living.

The entire retreat will consist of an afternoon and evening session on Day One and a morning and afternoon session on Day Two. It will also include an individual coaching phone call follow up within three weeks of the training.

Learning goals:

  1. Develop Stress Management

Stress is understandable and therefore manageable.  Using neuroscience examples – cortisol vs. adrenalin, limbic vs administrative, ANS and vagal nerve response, etc. – we will explore the benefits of mindfulness and DFL to reduce stress.

  1. Develop Mindfulness Practices:
  • Formal (sitting, journaling), integrated (walking, yoga/qigong/tai chi, breathing), informal (paying attention when washing dishes, or brushing your teeth, etc.)
  • Recognizing that mindfulness is familiar to us, something we do naturally
  1. Develop Dialogue Practices:
  • Introduction to the Dialogue method + skills for each part of the method
  1. Develop a Mindfulness-Dialogue practice
  • Form what we are calling a Heart Core within your system (organization, community, family) that will serve as both a support structure and a source of inspiration and creativity.

Dates & Time: March 15-16, 2019 from Friday @ 3pm to Saturday @ 3pm

Fee: $335 (includes overnight accommodations and meals)

A Mindfulness And Dialogue for Life Workshops are Quarterly Events, meeting; June 14-15, Sept 20-21 and December 6-7, 2019 (price is per weekend)

REGISTER NOW


About the Presenters:

Danny Martin, STL, PhD is the creator of Dialogue for Life and has more that 30 years of experience bringing DFL to public health departments, hospitals, substance use treatment centers, therapists, educators…more about Danny visit  https://dannymartin.org/

Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW is a trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Facilitator and Researcher.  Her work in mindfulness and parenting is nationally recognized and she has published several papers on the effects of mindfulness. Diane is a Professor of Obstetrics, Genecology, and Pediatrics and the Director of Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education and Research Division (MATER) at Thomas Jefferson University. Her primary areas of expertise in research are with underserved populations and include health behavior change, implementation science, primary care practice change, evaluation and outcomes, behavioral epidemiology and drug dependence treatment.

 

Mindfulness and Empowerment Pulse Workshop

Mindfulness and Empowerment PULSE Workshop

PULSE is a dynamic, easy-to-learn, effective technique that empowers you to consciously and mindfully create more of what you desire in your life. In this same process, you are guided how to release what has blocked up to now.  The Re-Creation lens helps you become the amazing person you were born to be.   PULSE  Empowerment can be used to create a life partner, better health, financial abundance, a new direction in your career or whatever you desire.

In this workshop, you will learn how to PULSE and have an opportunity to practice PULSEing,

You will leave this workshop feeling empowered and uplifted, knowing you have a tool you can use throughout your life to intentionally create in the present, what you desire in the future.

Please check out Janet’s website, pulsemanifestation.com to learn more about PULSE and to

learn about others’ experiences using this technique.

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Rescheduled-Mindfulness and Empowerment PULSE Weekend Workshop

Rescheduled-Summer 2019, August 2 -4

PULSE=P-Perception, U-Uniting, L-Life, S-Spiritual, E-Energy

PULSE Empowerment is an extraordinarily effective, dynamic process that helps you consciously and mindfully create whatever you desire in your life while at the same time let go of what has blocked you up to now. The re-creation lens helps you become the amazing person you were born to be.

During this weekend, you will learn how to PULSE, and have ample opportunity to practice PULSEing as well as mindfulness meditation. In the final culmination of the weekend, you will experience The Ultimate Manifestation which helps to contribute to the creation of peace and harmony in the world.

You will come away from this weekend feeling uplifted and empowered, knowing you have a tool you can use for the rest of your life to create your future in the present. People have utilized PULSEing to create life partners, new directions in their careers, better health, financial abundance, balance in their life and peace of mind.

Date & Time:  November 30, 5pm to December 2, 1 pm
Fee:  $325
PresenterJanet Alona Catalina


About the Presenter

Janet Alona Catalina, MSW, is a therapist, life coach, and a workshop leader who has been in the field over 30 years. She is the author of the article, “The Gift of Coaching” featured in New Life Magazine. Janet trained in Mindfulness Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn and leads mindfulness meditation workshops and retreats.

Please check out Janet’s website  https://pulsemanifestation.com/

 

Rescheduled for a future date TBD….Meeting God Through Our Senses

Have you ever felt the presence of God while viewing a Sunrise/Sunset? Has your heart ever been overjoyed by hearing a particular melody? Rediscover the unique gifts of love God has given to us in each of our Five Senses. We will meet God through Scripture passages keeping focus on the senses, as well as invite you to participate in sensory meditation practices.

This is an all day workshop from 10am to 3:30pm-explore the senses and enjoy the Mariandale grounds.

Lunch is included, stay and enjoy Mass in the Chapel at 4pm

Presenter: Joan McGovern, Spiritual Director


Summer Qigong: Learn to Expand Your Awareness

Summer Qigong Series on Wednesday evenings 7-8pm

July 11 thru Aug. 8, 2018 on the grounds of Mariandale

Qigong is a moving meditation practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote vitality and longevity. Sometimes referred to as Chinese or Daoism Yoga, it combines breath practice with moving meditation. Ancient practitioners studied the natural world and the changing seasons and recognized how the same energetic changes they observed in nature also occur in predictable cycles during our lives. Qigong applies this knowledge to bring mind, body, and spirit into alignment with Universal energy.

This Qigong practice will incorporate both the Chinese Five Element Theory and The Meridian Theory for a very holistic approach to this fluid standing meditation practice.

Qigong is a health cultivation/restorative discipline that is accessible to everybody. It can be practiced anywhere, and requires no special equipment.

All are welcome to attend, no prior experience necessary. No particular attire is required, only to dress comfortably.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 8, 2018

Presenter: David Nahon

Fee: $15 per session

 

 

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Summer Qigong: Learn to Expand Your Awareness

Summer Qigong Series on Wednesday evenings 7-8pm

July 11 thru Aug. 8, 2018 on the grounds of Mariandale

Qigong is a moving meditation practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote vitality and longevity. Sometimes referred to as Chinese or Daoism Yoga, it combines breath practice with moving meditation. Ancient practitioners studied the natural world and the changing seasons and recognized how the same energetic changes they observed in nature also occur in predictable cycles during our lives. Qigong applies this knowledge to bring mind, body, and spirit into alignment with Universal energy.

This Qigong practice will incorporate both the Chinese Five Element Theory and The Meridian Theory for a very holistic approach to this fluid standing meditation practice.

Qigong is a health cultivation/restorative discipline that is accessible to everybody. It can be practiced anywhere, and requires no special equipment.

All are welcome to attend, no prior experience necessary. No particular attire is required, only to dress comfortably.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 8, 2018

Presenter: David Nahon

Fee: $15 per session

 

 

REGISTER NOW


Summer Qigong: Learn to Expand Your Awareness

Summer Qigong Series on Wednesday evenings 7-8pm

July 11 thru Aug. 8, 2018 on the grounds of Mariandale

Qigong is a moving meditation practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote vitality and longevity. Sometimes referred to as Chinese or Daoism Yoga, it combines breath practice with moving meditation. Ancient practitioners studied the natural world and the changing seasons and recognized how the same energetic changes they observed in nature also occur in predictable cycles during our lives. Qigong applies this knowledge to bring mind, body, and spirit into alignment with Universal energy.

This Qigong practice will incorporate both the Chinese Five Element Theory and The Meridian Theory for a very holistic approach to this fluid standing meditation practice.

Qigong is a health cultivation/restorative discipline that is accessible to everybody. It can be practiced anywhere, and requires no special equipment.

All are welcome to attend, no prior experience necessary. No particular attire is required, only to dress comfortably.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 8, 2018

Presenter: David Nahon

Fee: $15 per session

 

 

REGISTER NOW


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