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

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - March 16 @ 3:00 pm


A Healing the Healer 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 Abatemarco and Danny Martin 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 training, 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, such as cortisol vs. adrenaline, limbic vs administrative, ANS and vagal nerve response, etc., we will explore the benefits of mindfulness and (DfL) to reduce stress.
  2. Develop Mindfulness Practices: Formal (sitting, journaling), integrated (walking, yoga/qigong/tai chi, breathing), informal (paying attention when washing dishes, or brushing your teeth, etc.) and recognizing that mindfulness is familiar to us, something we do naturally.
  3. Develop Dialogue Practices: Introduction to the Dialogue method + skills for each part of the method.
  4. 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 Event)


Danny Martin

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. For more about Danny, visit https://dannymartin.org/



Diane AbatemarcoDiane 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.


March 15 @ 3:00 pm
March 16 @ 3:00 pm
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The Mariandale Center
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

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