Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety, City Center
With Paul Irving and Kanzan David Zimmerman
in the Conference Center at 308 Page Street
Everyone is welcome
CE credits available
Sunday, March 12, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 23, 9 am – 5 pm
You open a door to a dark room and you think you know what’s there, where everything is arranged, but you really don’t know until you step inside. — Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1
Aversion to anxiety is often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer. This workshop, taught from the perspectives of Zen and mindfulness meditation practices, is supported by the latest neuroscience and psychological research.
Our focus for the day will be on our direct experience. We will practice uncovering the natural state of a quieted mind, slowing down enough to see what is actually happening when we describe ourselves as anxious. As we cultivate the opportunity to be with what is actually happening with awareness and clarity, we can respond to difficulties with consciousness, ease and new choices, rather than with reactivity that at times can make things worse.
This workshop is supported with guided meditations and psychotherapeutic strategies and is appropriate for those who are new to meditation and for those who are experienced meditators. The workshop also meets the CE criteria for several health care professional designations.
Fee: $100; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income.
- Please bring a bag lunch.
- Add $30 for CEU certificate fee, to be paid at the time of registration.*
- Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations.)
*NOTE about CE credits: 7 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, and nurses. The $30 fee can be paid at the time of registration. San Francisco Zen Center and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) team together to offer CE credit to MFTs, LCSWs, and nurses. SCRC offers CE credit to MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #PCE1851). SCRC maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. For complete information visit spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD, at 707.763.3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department at email@example.com.
Preregistration is required. Use the Register Online button above (July available soon). Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).
About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations