Amaranth in the Garden, Private Residence, Sunol. Summer 2017

‘Acceptance’ Workshop – April 29, 2018


Acceptance as the Gateway to Power & Love

– Women’s Workshop April 29, 2018

 

It is only by practicing through a continual succession of agreeable and disagreeable situations that we acquire true strengths. To accept that pain is inherent and to live our lives from this understanding is to create the causes and conditions for happiness.” ~ Suzuki Roshi

Acceptance is the most crucial component of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and it is also the most frequently misunderstood.  Tragically, this misconception prevents us from living in a way that is juicy and empowered.  It blocks us from true connection with ourselves, with others, and with all-that-is. It is the obstacle to happiness.

This daylong workshop is dedicated to exploring acceptance as it is meant in the ACT model. It interweaves guided contemplation, extemporaneous teachings, small group inquiry, and impromptu one-on-one coaching.  Join us and you will:

  • DEMYSTIFY what acceptance really means, and gain clarity about your own resistance to acceptance
  • UNCOVER your own personal obstacles to acceptance, and learn how to move through those obstacles
  • PRACTICE real-time acceptance, and learn to open to the NOW

The transformation is simpler than you can imagine.  The result is profound peace.

 

Who should attend?  Today’s teachings are subjective and experiential in nature. They are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to themselves, as well as to their clients/patients.

Continuing education: Psychologists, MFT’s, LCSW’s, and RN’s earn 5 APA-approved CE units.  See the “continuing education” section below.

 

Information

Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00a – 4:00p

Pastime Farm, Sunol CA
Address provided upon registration

5 APA CE units (More here)

Schedule

9:45 am Arrivals & coffee service
10 am Workshop
12 pm  Lunch
1 pm  Workshop
4 pm Departures

Registration

Limited to 10 women

$280

Includes coffee service
Catered vegetarian lunch provided

 

 

Continuing Education for this Workshop

Continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor CE for psychologists. The SCRC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the APA. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.

Learning objectives for this event are to: 1. Define acceptance from an ACT perspective; 2. Empathize with clients who are demonstrating resistance to acceptance; 3. Differentiate types of “acceptance” (i.e. the feeling from the verb); 4. Describe acceptance in a clinical context using ACT metaphors; and 5. Identify techniques for relaxing into present-moment-awareness, openness, and acceptance. (Click here for further details.)

 

Please Read Our Policies Before Signing Up

In the event that you cancel your daylong workshop registration for any reason, the following policies apply:  (1) If you cancel at least 30 days before a daylong workshop, then 75% of your payment will be refunded. (2) If you cancel at least 14 days before a daylong workshop, then 50% of your payment will be refunded. (3) If you cancel within 13 days of the daylong workshop, there is no refund. No refunds will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the workshop. Cancellations must be made by contacting Nelly at 650-492-3702.
In the event that you cancel your retreat registration for any reason, the following policies apply: If you cancel 30 or more days prior to the retreat start-date, then 75% of your payment will be refunded.  If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the retreat start-date, then 75% of your payment will be refunded only if someone from the wait list fills your spot.  No refunds will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat. Cancellations must be made by contacting Nelly at 650-492-3702.
In the event that you cancel your group registration for any reason, the following policies apply: If you cancel 30 or more days prior to the group start-date, then 75% of your payment will be refunded. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the group start-date, then 75% of your payment will be refunded only if someone from the wait list fills your spot. No refunds will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the group series. Cancellations must be made by contacting Nelly at 650-492-3702.
Registration discounts are sometimes offered. If you see a coupon code listed near the event pricing, then enter that code during online registration to receive the discount. Work scholarships are available offering a 25% to 50% discount. They are awarded based upon financial need and application timing. If you’re interested in being a work scholar, contact Nelly at 650-492-3702.
 
APA-approved continuing professional education units are offered for some events. In that case, it is available for California psychologists, MFT’s, LCSW’s, and RN’s. In order to receive CE, you must: 1) indicate “Attending for CE” upon initial online registration and 2) pay an additional $35 processing fee (for a single day) or $75 (for multi-day). In addition, you must sign-in at all events and complete a written evaluation upon course completion. Visit the Services page to read more about Continuing Education.
In the event that your image is captured during any of the women’s events, it may be used by Kelly Minor on promotional materials and/or her website. By registering for this event, you are giving permission for those images captured through video, phone photo, and digital camera to be used at Kelly’s sole discretion on promotional materials and publications and waive the rights of compensation or ownership thereto. That said, if you are uncomfortable with a photograph of yourself being posted, please contact Nelly at 650-492-3702.
  

To register for this event:

Please confirm that you can attend Sunday April 29, 2018.

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Note: When registering, leave the ‘coupon code’ section blank. (It is for work scholars.)