Advanced Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine
Deadline for Early Bird Discount Coming Up
Sign up by January 27 to save on your tuition!
James S. Gordon, MD
Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW
Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP
About the Training
Please note this training is open only to those who completed the initial Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine. Sorry – no exceptions!
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 training teaches participants how to use CMBM’s mind-body medicine techniques with individuals, families, and in classrooms. Participants will also learn CMBM’s signature “Mind-Body Skills Groups,” complete with a detailed manual describing each session and discussing solutions to common issues that arise in groups.
After completing Advanced Mind-Body Medicine, participants can start supervision or the Certification process to further enhance their skills as they integrate our model into their work and their lives.
“The Advanced training helped me to identify the path by which I’ll bring this healing work to my community and to myself. This program has changed my life and given me a means to give that change to others.”
Serena Hasworth, MPH
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Who Should Attend
Note: participation in this program is available only to persons who completed the initial Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine.
- Physicians and Physician Assistants
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
- Social Workers
- Mental Health and Pastoral Counselors
- Military & Veteran Providers
- Massage Therapists
- Yoga Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Recreational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Dietitians and Nutritionists
- Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
- Other Allied Health Professionals
- Organize and give a didactic presentation on one or more mind-body approaches.
- Demonstrate the ability to lead a mind-body skills group.
- Describe how to deal with different personalities in a group (i.e. people who are withdrawn or who talk excessively).
- Identify the complexity of dealing with one’s own psychological issues in the context of a mind-body group.
- Describe ways to regulate the timing of the pace when leading a group.
- Develop a clearer perspective on ways to integrate mind-body medicine into one’s own practice or institution.
- Identify possible ways to establish a mind-body program.
*Early Bird rate must be paid in full by January 27, 2020 (midnight ET).
Early Bird Policy – The Early Bird deadline is January 27th, 2020. Tuition must be paid in full by the early bird deadline to receive the discount. If tuition is not paid in full by the early bird deadline, tuition will automatically be adjusted to regular price.
Partial Payment Policy – A non refundable deposit of $200 is required to register, with the balance due for regular-priced tuition by March 16th, 2020. If you have a balance remaining, you can make a payment by Clicking here and logging into your registration. Be sure to scroll to the top/bottom of the page and click on “Already Registered?” You will need your email address to access your profile. Be sure that the correct billing address is entered for credit cards, otherwise the payment will not go through. Your credit card on file will automatically be charged for any remaining balance on March 16th, 2020. Full payment is required to register after that date.
If you work for an institution that requires tuition payment by check, you will need to register with a minimum $200 non-refundable deposit by credit card. After completing registration you can print an invoice and have your institution send a check. We must receive your check prior to the March 16th,2020 deadline to avoid your card being charged the remaining balance. Contact [email protected] if there is a delay in obtaining a check.
Cancellation & Refund Policy – Participants who withdraw before March 16th, 2020 will have the option to receive a credit in the full amount paid towards another CMBM program within one year or receive a refund of the course tuition minus the $200 non-refundable deposit. All refunds will be issued after the training. Absolutely no refunds, for any reason, will be made for registrations canceled after March 16th, 2020. Canceled registrations after March 16th, 2019 will be issued a credit in the amount paid to attend a CMBM training within one year. It is the participant’s responsibility to contact CMBM staff indicating which training they will be using their credit toward. Unused credits expire after one year.
Terms of Participation – In an effort to facilitate a positive experience for its program attendees, CMBM reserves the right to remove from attendance and from enrollment at any current or upcoming CMBM event or activity, anyone whose actions, in CMBM’s discretion and judgment, are disruptive or would interfere with the program or the attendees. In such circumstances, CMBM retains the discretion to grant or withhold refunds of registration fees, in full or in part.
The schedule will be posted closer to the training. We will begin on April 26 at 8:00 pm and will conclude on May 1 at 12:00 pm, followed by lunch.
Information on getting to Esalen can be found here.
Continued Education Credits
CE information will be available closer to the program.
Please note: While we try to keep up to date on CEU information for various professions, we recommend that you contact your licensing board directly to confirm that your profession will accept CEU credits.
Approved Continuing Education Credits
Location & Travel
The Esalen Institute
55000 California 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
Esalen has limited quantity of each accommodation type so if you have a specific preference, we suggest contacting their reservations team to find out availability prior to registering with CMBM. Note that only after you have registered with CMBM will you be able to reserve accommodations. We recommend that you secure your accommodations immediately after registering by calling Esalen at 888-837-2536 or by booking online here. For accommodations pricing chart, click here. Note that Esalen does not allow commuters/offsite attendees.
Please visit Esalen’s Visitor FAQs for important information about wifi, cell service, accessibility, and more. Esalen is located approximately 45 miles from “civilization,” and there is currently no cell coverage. This isolation and tranquility, while deepening the experience of your stay at Esalen, can also be a significant change. While there is no cell service, there are three pay phones and calling cards available in the bookstore. Wireless internet is available in the lodge except during mealtimes.
For travel details including airport information, driving directions, ridesharing and parking information, visit Esalen’s “Getting Here” page. Esalen has a shuttle service from the Monterey airport and Monterey Airbus Station. In order to get from San Francisco or San Jose to Monterey, you can book a Monterey Airbus and pick up the Esalen shuttle at the Monterey Airbus Station. Times for the shuttle correspond to our program’s schedule: arriving at Esalen on Sunday April 26 3:00-4:00pm and departing Esalen Friday May 1 3:15pm (see pricing and details here). If these shuttle times do not fit your travel plans, Esalen is connected with local drivers:
- Kathleen Kleinsmith 831 324 0386
- Tom Bohannan 831 238 3875
- JJ Jeffries 831 667 0452 (Sundays only)
- taxis (Gilberto’s Green Cab Taxi 831 869 8150)
who can bring you back and forth between Monterey and Esalen. Please book your transportation needs in advance to ensure availability. Taxis will accept credit cards, but you will need cash for the drivers (~ $90-$110).
Please schedule your flights so that you will not miss any of the lectures!
I have lots of experience with mind-body medicine. Can I take the Advanced Mind-Body Medicine training right away?
Advanced Training is opened only to those who completed the initial Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training Program. Sorry – no exceptions!
Can I get the student rate?
We do not have a student rate for this program. If needed, you are welcome to apply for a partial tuition scholarship.
Can I attend half/part of the program?
What does my tuition cover? Does the tuition include accommodations? How can I reduce my travel costs?
Tuition covers all lectures and lunch during the program. The tuition does not include any other meals or accommodations. Visit the Travel page for information on our discounted room rate (book early to assure availability!)
I need a paper registration to give my employer for approval- what do I do?
Please register online with a minimum $200 deposit. After completing registration you can print an invoice and have your institution send a check. Please make the check payable to: The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and send to: The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, 5225 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 414, Washington, DC 20015. We must receive your check prior to the deadline indicated on the Tuition page to avoid your card being charged the remaining balance. Contact [email protected] if there is a delay in obtaining a check.
Can I register over the phone/fax?
We encourage all attendees to register online in our online registration system (it only takes 5-10 minutes and is secure). If you would like to register by phone, please contact us at (202) 966-7338 x219.
I find your National and Regional work very interesting, and want to become faculty. How do I do that?
Our faculty members for Global Trauma Relief programs are chosen from among our most experienced faculty world-wide. To be considered in the future, the path starts with attending the initial Mind-Body Medicine Training followed by Advanced Mind-Body Medicine and Certification.
Can I purchase conference recordings since I can't attend? Do you have online programs?
Unfortunately, because this training has such large experiential portion, none of it can be taken online or as a long-distance course at this time.
I teach yoga or qigong and would like to teach at Advanced Mind-Body Medicine. Whom do I contact?
Please email [email protected] with your name, a description of your practice, and your CV. You will be contacted if we are in need of an additional teacher.
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