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Eventbrite - Turning the Light Inward: 1/2 Day for Psychotherapists - (Dec/GGF) December 1

Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm
led by Steve Weintraub

(CE credits available - see below*)

Zen master Dogen says that essential to our Zen understanding is “taking the backward step, and turning the light inward.” In this zazen-focused morning, practicing as a community of psychotherapists with like minded people who face similar issues and challenges, we will work on ways of bringing our Zen practice to bear on our life’s work. This is a way to strengthen our root sense of purpose and refresh our practice. The morning will include 25-minute sitting meditation periods alternating with periods of walking meditation, and talks and discussion focusing on how our practice does and can inform our clinical work. This event is appropriate for those therapists who have had or would like to have experience with more extended sitting practice than is offered in a workshop setting. We’ll end our morning together by sharing a vegetarian lunch, provided by Green Gulch Farm.

Fee: $40; $36 current SFZC members; $32 limited income.
Add $15 one time fee to receive CE credit.*

*1.5 CEUs per date provided for MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Psychologists. For MFTs and LCSWs: BBS Provider #PCE 3978. For Licensed Psychologists: Spiritual Competency Resource Center. SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education activities. SCRC maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. For questions about APA CE, contact David Lukoff, Ph.D., via email, at 707.763.3576, or at this web site.

To Register: Use the Register Online button above for the date you wish to attend. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.

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Steve Weintraub
Steve Weintraub was ordained as a Zen priest in 1973, and he has been teaching Buddhism at San Francisco Zen Center, Tassajara, and Green Gulch Farm for over 30 years. In 1994, he received Dharma transmission - full authorization as a teacher - in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. Steve is the guiding teacher for Presidio Hill Zen Group, which meets weekly on Thursday evenings in San Francisco. Steve also has an MFT license, and a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley.