Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park. (Photo credit: Jennifer Skog)

Dating Unmasked – Allied Arts – August 25, 2018


Dating Unmasked

– Women’s ACT Workshop August 25, 2018

Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws. ~Anaïs Nin

When the misconceptions about dating are stripped away, its secret identity is revealed. Who’d have guessed that dating is actually a potentially profound opportunity for spiritual and psychological development? With this simple shift in focus, dating transforms into a practice of self-discovery, acceptance, and reclamation of power.  Plus, it can be super fun. (Sometimes, we settle for fun-ny.) We are free to approach one another with a spirit of curiosity and authenticity. We become open to grace.

This daylong workshop is dedicated to exploring dating as a means for personal transformation. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as its foundation, the workshop interweaves guided contemplation, extemporaneous teachings, written exercises, small group inquiry, impromptu one-on-one coaching, and periodic outbursts of laughter.  Join us and you will: 

  • GET TO KNOW yourself more fully (the whole enchilada!)
  • CONSIDER what matters most deeply for you in relationship
  • DISCOVER your blocks to joy, freedom and power in dating

When we become more intimately aware of who we are and what we want, then dating becomes an opportunity for authentic expression and self-acceptance. It’s less about fear and more about fun…

What about lunch? Lunch is not included when we gather at Allied Arts. Instead, please bring a sack lunch. Or consider dining at the Blue Garden Cafe (on the grounds of Allied Arts Guild). I’ll reserve a cluster of tables on the enclosed patio. It’s a very sweet experience to dine in small groups together and get to know one another more fully…  (Consider it practice for dating?)

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. This workshop uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as its foundation. Click here to see Kelly’s specialty training, including two years of full-time supervised ACT training.

Continuing education: Psychologists, MFT’s, LCSW’s, and RN’s earn 4.5 APA-approved CE units.  See the “continuing education” section below.

 

Information

August 25, 2018
10:00a – 4:00p

Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park CA
4.5 APA CE units (See Policies below)

Schedule

9:45 am Arrivals & coffee service
10 am Workshop
12 pm  Lunch
1:30 pm  Workshop
4 pm Departures

Registration (See link below)

Limited to 16 women

$280

Includes coffee service
BYO sack lunch or eat at the cafe

 

 

 

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.

The following are learning objectives for this event. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: 1. Differentiate ‘self-as-context’ from ‘self-as-content’ using an ACT perspective; 2. Administer a written exercise aimed at shifting client perspective from ‘self-as-content’ to ‘self-as-context’; 3.  Guide clients through a ‘values’ exploration technique in the therapeutic setting; 4. Describe the purpose of ‘values exploration’ as a measure of treatment progress from an ACT perspective. (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 Saturday August 25, 2018.

And click here to register

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