See instead Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion, at Green Gulch, 2/15
with Dr. Lee Lipp and Kanzan David Zimmerman
Saturday, February 15, 2014
9 am - 4:30 pm
Wheelwright Center at Green Gulch Farm
Mood states can often feel so painful that we want to run away from them, or fight or force these states of mind to change. Sometimes the repeated strategies that clients have been using over and over again don’t work anymore—and yet these strategies keep repeating themselves simply because they’ve become habits. Pain and distress occur, and people look to mental health practitioners for help.
Neuroscientific and clinical studies have led us to an enhanced understanding of how mindfulness practice helps people to allow life's challenges to be experienced with a new relationship to mood states and reactivity, with freshness and compassion. Instead of pushing away painful feelings and memories, we can support our clients to relate to their lives with kindness, acceptance and skillful connection.
This workshop, specifically designed for mental health practitioners
, will include elements of mindfulness-based practices with guided meditations and specific therapeutic skills that offer skill-building exercises. Rather than a primarily didactic approach to learning these skills, this type of learning is experiential in nature. The day will include a gentle introduction to scientific studies, with a Zen and mindfulness practice focus on learning through doing. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. This workshop is suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.
$100; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income.
*Note about CEUs:
6.5 CEUs available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. The $15 fee can be paid at the time of registration. San Francisco Zen Center and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) have teamed together to offer CE credit to MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. SCRC offers CE credit to MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #PCE1851). SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education activities for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. SCRC also offers CE credit to nurses (California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP11909). For complete information visit spiritualcompetency.com
or contact David Lukoff, PhD, at 707-763-3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department (firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellation
Dr. Lee Lipp
Lee Lipp, PhD, has a therapy practice in San Francisco and supervises at Haight Ashbury Psych Services. She has been a member of Thich Nhat Hahn’s Order of Interbeing, practicing Zen and Vipassana since 1990. She served as shuso (head student) at City Center for the 2013 Winter Practice Period. Having taught in psychology graduate programs for 16 years, her most recent work has included being Diversity Coordinator at SFZC. She has taught Transforming Depression and Anxiety classes in venues that include Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, Zen Hospice Project, Tassajara Mountain Center, San Francisco Zen Center, East Bay Meditation Center, Gay Men’s Buddhist Sangha, SF Mental Health Association and San Francisco Department of Mental Health.
Kanzan David Zimmerman
Kanzan David Zimmerman has been practicing Zen for 20 years and was ordained by Rev. Teah Strozer in 2006. Having spent eight years at Tassajara, where he held a number of positions including guest manager, meditation hall manager and director, he now lives at City Center where he is Program Director. He supports Dr. Lee Lipp with classes and workshops on "Transforming Depression and Anxiety."