The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Advanced Mind-Body Medicine

February 28-March 4, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Pre-requisite: initial Mind-Body Medicine training

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Our Advanced Mind-body Medicine Training Program is the second step in the most complete experiential and didactic training in mind-body medicine available — anywhere. It is also the next step as we continue our commitment to working with you on your professional growth and development.

This year we are offering a track option for those working with children, teens and their families as well as an option to take only a mini-workshop on Friday February 27. Please note that all attendees of the Children & Teen Track need to attend the workshop. Click below for details.

Mind-Body Skills for Children, Teens & their Families

We will be offering once again a specialty track option at the Advanced Mind-Body Medicine Training for those participants working with Children, Teens, and their Families as well as an option to take only a mini-workshop on Friday February 27 for those attending the adult track.

Workshop on Working with Children, Teens and Their Families

Mini workshop on Working with Children, Teens and Their Families will take place on Friday February 27th from 9:00 am-2:30 pm. The workshop is opened to those taking the adult track, and mandatory for those taking the children´s track. It will provide an overview on how to work with kids and teens of all ages using mind-body medicine. It will include information on working with traumatized children and children with special needs, and working together with parents and children. The workshop will lay the foundation for the following days at Advanced Training – Track on Working with Children, Teens and Their Families. The workshop will include interactive experiential learning and Q &A. Includes lunch.

Track on Working with Children, Teens and Their Families

The Children´s Track starts with the workshop described above – mandatory for all taking the Children´s Track.

The program’s focus will be on teaching mind-body skills in a child-friendly way with age appropriate toys and materials that enhance all developmental stages and provide understanding for the child in the attainment of new mind-body skills, stress reduction, and self awareness. Manual developed by our senior faculty working with children and teens will be made available as a resource with plenty of ideas, worksheets, and didactic which can be used in private, group, schools, community and hospital settings. Participants will be coached in a group format as well as individual consultation on their specific situations in working with kids, teens, and families. The opportunity to lead group will be enhanced by presenting the didactic in child terms, but the group “check in” and process will be as adults so experience will be gained on all levels. Pre-requisite: Studying the PowerPoints provided ahead of the training. If you are not currently working with children/teens, we will ask you to do basic reading on child psychology/development.

We recommend you take this track only if majority of your work is with children/teens. If you work equally with children and adults, we suggest you come to the Advanced Training twice.

This track requires additional studying ahead of time, especially for those who don´t have educational background with children specialization, for example education/child psychology/pediatrics or similar area. The materials provided when you register must be reviewed ahead of time – they are a necessary background for the track itself, and will not be covered again onsite as we have much to share with you and only limited time.

To register, select the Children’s Track or select the mini-workshop only for those attending adult track when registering.

Certification candidates should attend the adult track.

Over the course of this training you will:

  • practice leading Mind-Body Skills Groups
  • be supported with individual and interactive supervision by senior faculty
  • receive guidance on integrating the mind-body approach into individual and group work
  • take the next steps in creating your own personally fulfilling and economically viable program of mind-body medicine within institutions — hospitals, professional schools, private practices, and bureaucracies — and independent practices and teaching programs that are unique to your talents and abilities.
Who should attend?

Physicians and Physician Assistants
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Psychologists
Social Workers
Mental Health and Pastoral Counselors
Military & Vetaran Providers
Coaches
Educators
Massage Therapists
Yoga Therapists
Occupational Therapists
Recreational Therapists
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
Other Allied Health Professionals

Please note this training is opened only to those who completed the initial Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training Program. Sorry – no exceptions! (click here for more information)

Questions? Contact education@cmbm.org

The single most rewarding and stimulating training I’ve ever experienced. The skills and techniques learned have been invaluable in treating clients suffering from anxiety, depression, panic disorder, and chronic illness.
- Richard Petruce, LCSW, ACSW, Rockaway, NJ

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