Professional Training Program

Mind-Body Medicine for Western Maryland

Initial Training October 2-5, 2019 AND Advanced Training January 22-25, 2020

Allegany College of Maryland has received a grant from the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center to bring training from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine to our community.

  • The CMBM Model of Self-Care and Group Support addresses the root causes of addiction: trauma; despair; isolation; mental health challenges; chronic illness and chronic pain.
  • The Community Resilience Collaborative has 20 Community Partners – and growing!
  • More than 45 local professionals are currently trained in the CMBM model and ACM has successfully used this model for almost two decades.
  • The CMBM “train the trainer” Model is designed to be self-sustaining.

The OOCC grant will fund 150 seats in the CMBM Professional & Advanced training

  • Professional Training is scheduled for February 7-10, 2020
  • Advanced Training is scheduled for March 12-15
  • Participants are required to attend all 8 days of training

Upon completion of the Advanced Training, participants are committed to facilitate at least one 8-week Mind-Body Skills group & two 1-hour information workshops (PowerPoint provided) in the community. Participants can do this in pairs. You will have EVERYTHING you need and facilitator supervision will be provided through the grant. Our grant goal is to reach 2,000 individuals through Mind-Body Skills Groups and Workshops! A local leadership team will be developed and groups & supervision will be ongoing.

What You Will Learn

In large group lectures, you will learn the science of meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and autogenic training, and of self-expression in words, drawings, and movement. In CMBM’s groundbreaking Mind-Body Skills Groups, led by senior CMBM faculty, you will use these tools and share your experience with other trainees. You’ll also learn how to deliver Mind-Body Skills Groups in your personal and professional communities and receive ongoing coaching from CMBM faculty.

This evidence-based program gives you the tools you need to understand and address the challenges that all of us face and help others do the same. It has often been described by CMBM’s 6000 trainees as “life changing.”