MINDFULNESS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT
A 6 week Live Telecourse for managing and easing chronic pain with the practice of compassionate mindfulness
This course is an approach to managing and easing chronic pain with the practice of compassionate mindfulness. It is designed for those who are living in ongoing pain and those in the healing professions assisting them. It is a practical and useful approach to decreasing symptom severity, increasing one’s psychological flexibility concerning pain, and reshaping our unconscious and automatic responses to pain.
Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Pacific Time
October 2 to November 6, 2016
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- learn to enter into full-body relaxation and deeply mindful states of consciousness
- learn to determine by subjective experience the depth and expansiveness of one’s mindfulness state of awareness during meditation
- learn experientially the difference between thinking and awareness and their relationship to mindfulness
- learn how to deeply relax when you want to
- learn how to create a mindful “living space” for our pain and or the pain of clients
- experience and expand your ability to vividly imagine
- access resources from the subconscious and superconscious for greater creativity and solving emotional problems;
- learn to access states of consciousness that are deeply blissful
- how to create a meditation practice that is sustainable and joyful
TO REGISTER: or contact Jerry Rosser at firstname.lastname@example.org
COURSE FEE: $150 for a regular class or $210 for those taking the class for CEU’s.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: For MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs This course meets the qualifications for 16 Continuing Education Credits under the regulations of the California Board of Behavioral Science (Provider # PCE3098). For Acupuncturists, this is a Category 1, Live course approved for 16 Continuing Education Hours by the California Acupuncture Board (Provider # 1272).
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: There is a $30.00 processing fee per course for refunds requested in writing 7 days before the beginning of the course. There is no refund for cancellations received later; however, a credit will be issued toward a future course or seminar. If a course must be canceled due to an unforeseen event, such as a natural disaster or instructor illness the course will be rescheduled, participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another course offered by Psychology of Joy® or receive a full refund.
COURSE SYLLABUS: Didactic and experiential learning include articles, diagrams, PowerPoint presentations, and guided meditations
Session 1. Introduction to the course, general orientation to neurofeedback and brainwave categories. Learning deep relaxation meditation practices is the most effective way to reduce beta brainwaves or the discursive mind, also known as the “monkey mind”.
Session 2. Continuing with Beta Mastery and quieting the mind. Learning to create a “living space”, and differentiating between mindfulness approaches and a “living space” approach.
Session 3. Exploring the nature of pure consciousness, exploring the states of consciousness of the witness and observing self, and consciousness without an object.
Session 4. Understanding and experiencing our alpha brainwaves and their relationship to visual imagery is a key to meditation. Alpha Word Picture meditations using guided sensory imagery of Oak Chaparral and Ocean Beach.
Session 5. Understanding theta brainwaves and their relationship to the subconscious and superconscious realms, learning the House of Doors theta meditation.
Session 6. Exploring delta brainwaves, deep sleep, non-local mind, Meditation on Eternity.
Session 7. Exploring our personal meditation process, the subconscious hindrances, and superconscious resources to our meditation, integration meditation of the three aspects of self: conscious, subconscious, and superconscious.
Session 8. Meditation and the creative process, putting it all together in co-creating our goals and service, Co-creative meditation.
SELECTED REFERENCES ON MINDFULNESS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT:
Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback by James R. Evans (Editor), Andrew Abarbanel (Editor)
<p=”text-align: left;”>A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback by Jim Robbins
Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder Without Drugs by Robert W. Hill, Eduardo Castro
Mindfitness Training: Neurofeedback and the Process by Adam Crane, Richard Soutar
Eeg in Clinical Practice by John R. Hughes
Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness by James H. Austin, MD
What people have said about the Meditation, Brainwaves, and Being Course
“This is the best CEU course I’ve ever taken”,
Louise, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
“I attended this course because I am often in a state of high anxiety. I was very pleasantly surprised by it and didn’t expect to like it so much and wanting more. The conference call format was a very relaxed way to learn and made me feel very comfortable. The meditations which were most helpful to me were the one’s training alpha waves with sensual imagery. In coming away from the course I realized that meditation is the key to life. I definitely recommend this course.”
Lauretta, Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach
“I really appreciate that I took this course which was very powerful and healing! It helped me release my physical and emotional pains, and heal my heart. Moreover, it supported me to develop the ability to observe self which helped to explore my subconscious. Bringing light from the super-conscious to the subconscious made me feel joy and love. Jerry is a well-informed and patient mentor, and his course is easy to follow and applies for beginners. I highly recommend it.”
Xin, a graduate student from China.
“I was impressed with the comfort I felt participating in this group and what I was able to accomplish in the guided meditations. Each meeting included information about the brainwaves we would be focusing on for that particular day and then one or two guided meditations. The gentleness and patience Jerry demonstrated with each session made this class a success. There were some meditations where I was unable to get my beta waves to subside, and allow more alpha to govern my subconscious, but this helped me understand that meditation is a process and art that is in a constant state of being perfected. I followed Vipassana practices before this class, and believe that it takes practice to get one’s meditation schedule in order. It also takes practice to attain sound states of meditation, regardless of what brainwave surfaces. All in all, I feel that my meditation practice is stronger after participating in this class. I feel subtle shifts occurring in my subconscious. After the sessions, I felt relaxed, clear-headed, and a lot more appreciative of myself as a conscious human being.”
Rebecca, Licensed Acupuncturist
“It was such a pleasure to take this telecourse in the comfort of my home and, to be earning CEU credits. While thoroughly enjoying the material and meditations, I was learning methods of improving my work with clients as well as my own personal meditation practice. Jerry is a well-informed instructor with excellent teaching skills. I looked forward to each class and highly recommend the course. It’s one of the best I’ve taken in years.”
Linda, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
“This class provided a loving and nurturing space which supported me in a delightful journey of self-exploration. I appreciated the opportunity to connect with others in a beautiful field of consciousness and was reminded of how beneficial it is to meditate with a group of people. The alpha brainwave meditations we did were particularly helpful to my meditation process. Jerry’s guiding, teaching, and resource materials were excellent and significantly improved my understanding of meditation. This course was truly a great way to deepen my meditation skills and I highly recommend it.”
“This class helped me learn to relax and improve my concentration. I really enjoyed the diversity of people in the course and hearing about their experiences in meditation. I learned to quiet the monkey mind a little bit more.”
Ann, Small Business Owner
“Jerry’s class has opened my eyes to a different level. His class allows me to be aware of what is happening now in me and around me, which gave me opportunities to stay focus on whatever I am engaging and communicate with people much more smoothly. this leads to more productive on my work and has a connection with people deeper.”
Masako, Life Coach, Tokyo, Japan