Training for Social Workers, Licensed Creative Arts Therapists and Mental Health Practitioners. 6 New York State CE credits* for the above professions
Mindfulness is about being present and aware. Interpersonal mindful awareness is being present and aware of what is happening inside, (mind, heart and body), aware of what is happening around, (environmental context) and aware of what is happening between us and others, (direct interpersonal field).
In developing mindfulness we are growing our ability to be more present in our internal experience. When we are mindful, we are more attuned to ourselves and others. We grow our capacity to respond with greater agency and skill.
The field of cognitive neuroscience firmly supports our intuition that we humans come pre-wired for social connection. Close contact with others is our greatest longing but it also brings us into close contact with parts ourselves that have been wounded. Our difficulty in the inter-personal world is that we are often emotionally triggered. Un-metabolized traumas frustrate our desire and ability to be present and connect. This is especially so when are caught in difficult encounters.
The path to interpersonal mindful awareness begins with the recognition that each of us possesses the ability observe our minds in action. In order to observe what our minds are thinking, we quiet the mind and body through meditation, investigating what calls our attention. We explore our narratives and recognize patterns that live in our bodies. We can offset narratives which are excessively critical and judgmental by cultivating compassion. This helps us to open to our narratives with curiosity and compassion instead of contempt and judgment. This attitude of caring attention creates safety for consciousness and is the gateway to intimate connections.
In this workshop we will learn skills to respond and attend to our internal narratives as well as the difficult emotions that often arise in the inter-personal world. The practices of “pausing”, “active investigation” and “compassionate presence” will be taught and demonstrated.
This will be a highly experiential program, utilizing group and dyad interaction as well as action exploration, (including role play and role reversal). While this day is designed for therapists or mental health practitioners who are interested in integrating mindful awareness, meditation, and compassion practices within their therapeutic work, it is also open for anyone who wants to explore relational mindfulness! These practices are resources that foster support, stability and presence. They cultivate spontaneity and resilience. They are applicable to any clinical style or orientation.
||Saturday, May 11th 2019|
|Time:||10:00 am to 5:00 pm.|
|Location:||Sociometric Studios, a Division of the Sociometric Institute
213 West 35th Street, Suite 806 (8th floor) New York, NY 10001
|Fee:||$150 (additional $20 fee for NYS Social Work CE credits)*|
Jacquie Siroka, ACSW, TEP at 212-947-7111
Jaye Moyer, LCSW, TEP at 845-774-9364
|Registration:||For more information and registration, please contact Nan Nally-Seif, LCSW, TEP at or 917-584-1136 or Jaye Moyer, LCSW, TEP at 845-774-9364 Email:|
** Advanced registration and payment are required. **
*Sociometric Institute, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social worker #0268, mental health counselors #MHC -0096 and licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0046.