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

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.

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.

Retreat- this 1.5 day retreat 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.

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’s 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:

  • Develop Stress Management
  • Develop Mindfulness Practices
  • Develop Dialogue Practices
  • Develop a Mindfulness-Dialogue practice

Dates & Time: Fri., June 14, at 3pm through Sat., June 15 at 3pm

Fee: $335 (all inclusive)

Presenters: Danny Martin, STL, PhD; and Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW

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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 under-served populations and include health behavior change, implementation science, primary care practice change, evaluation and outcomes, behavioral epidemiology and drug dependence treatment.

 

Mindfulness Dialogue for Life

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: Fri., Sept. 20, 3:00pm through Sat., Sept. 21 at 3:00pm

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

Fee: $335 (all inclusive)

Presenters: Danny Martin, STL, PhD and Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW

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 Dialogue For Life Workshop

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.

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.

Retreat- this 1.5 day retreat 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.

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’s 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:

  • Develop Stress Management
  • Develop Mindfulness Practices
  • Develop Dialogue Practices
  • Develop a Mindfulness-Dialogue practice

Dates & Time: Fri., June 14, at 3pm through Sat., June 15 at 3pm

Fee: $335 (all inclusive)

Presenters: Danny Martin, STL, PhD; and Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW

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 under-served populations and include health behavior change, implementation science, primary care practice change, evaluation and outcomes, behavioral epidemiology and drug dependence treatment.

 

Meditative Realization: Exploring Your Soul’s Imagination

Political Chaos Series: Mystics of Peace and Justice

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


Mind the Gap through Life’s Transitions

“Mind the Gap-no longer…not yet”

If you have traveled on the railroad you have seen the warning, “Mind the Gap.” Gaps are usually considered hazards to be avoided.  The bridge that leads us across those gaps of no longer being somewhere and not yet arriving at our destination, are the transitions in our life.  As we cross those bridges we learn much more about ourselves, life and God than on the smoother pathways we journey. The gaps we face are to be embraced because they are our own personal, God-given tutor to prepare us for the next stage of our life.

Come to a day long workshop sharing faith discoveries. How would you describe any gap that you feel you are in right now? How do you feel about it? How might you “mind the gap”…give it your attention and help it bring something new to birth in your life? These are just a few of the reflection questions that will be explored.

Includes lunch

All are welcome to stay after the program and enjoy Mass in the Chapel at 4pm.

Presenter: Joan McGovern, Spiritual Director

 

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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student to develop their own meditative practice.

The classes will be held on Saturday morning twice a month from September 2017 to April 2018. The classes will consist of a one hour talk followed by another hour of discussion. There will be an optional 1/2 hour of meditation preceding each class, as well as an optional discussion during lunch (lunch is $12) after the class. A suggested reading list will be provided, but no reading will be mandatory.

There will be a retreat at the end of the series, Thursday April 19, 2018 to Sunday April 22, 2018, at an additional cost.

Presenter: Fernando Camacho, MD, and Dharma Teacher Order priests and teachers under the supervision of Janet Reale, Maeve Eng-Wong, and Fernando Camacho
Fee: $250 for 15 sessions over 8 months. Deposit of $50 due at time of Registration.

September 9 and 23, 2017, October 7 and 21, 2017,  November 4 and 18, 2017, December 2 and 16, 2017,  January 6 and 20, 2018,  February 3 and 17, 2018,  March 3, 17 and 31, 2018, April 14, 2018.

 

The end of Series Retreat dates are; Thursday April 19 to Sunday April 22, 2018, at an additional cost.

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student to develop their own meditative practice.

The classes will be held on Saturday morning twice a month from September 2017 to April 2018. The classes will consist of a one hour talk followed by another hour of discussion. There will be an optional 1/2 hour of meditation preceding each class, as well as an optional discussion during lunch (lunch is $12) after the class. A suggested reading list will be provided, but no reading will be mandatory.

There will be a retreat at the end of the series, Thursday April 19, 2018 to Sunday April 22, 2018, at an additional cost.

Presenter: Fernando Camacho, MD, and Dharma Teacher Order priests and teachers under the supervision of Janet Reale, Maeve Eng-Wong, and Fernando Camacho
Fee: $250 for 15 sessions over 8 months. Deposit of $50 due at time of Registration.

September 9 and 23, 2017, October 7 and 21, 2017,  November 4 and 18, 2017, December 2 and 16, 2017,  January 6 and 20, 2018,  February 3 and 17, 2018,  March 3, 17 and 31, 2018, April 14, 2018.

 

The end of Series Retreat dates are; Thursday April 19 to Sunday April 22, 2018, at an additional cost.

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student to develop their own meditative practice.

The classes will be held on Saturday morning twice a month from September 2017 to April 2018. The classes will consist of a one hour talk followed by another hour of discussion. There will be an optional 1/2 hour of meditation preceding each class, as well as an optional discussion during lunch (lunch is $12) after the class. A suggested reading list will be provided, but no reading will be mandatory.

There will be a retreat at the end of the series, Thursday April 19, 2018 to Sunday April 22, 2018, at an additional cost.

Presenter: Fernando Camacho, MD, and Dharma Teacher Order priests and teachers under the supervision of Janet Reale, Maeve Eng-Wong, and Fernando Camacho
Fee: $250 for 15 sessions over 8 months. Deposit of $50 due at time of Registration.

September 9 and 23, 2017, October 7 and 21, 2017,  November 4 and 18, 2017, December 2 and 16, 2017,  January 6 and 20, 2018,  February 3 and 17, 2018,  March 3, 17 and 31, 2018, April 14, 2018.

 

The end of Series Retreat dates are; Thursday April 19 to Sunday April 22, 2018, at an additional cost.

REGISTER ONLINE

 

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