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Balancing Compassion and Self-Care: A Retreat for People in the Helping Professions, CC 10/27

Saturday, October 27
9 am - 4 pm
with Jisan Tova Green and Keiryu Liên Shutt

Conference Center, 308 Page Street

CEUs available - see note* below.

As people working in the health professions, our efforts go towards helping others in need every day. It can be hard to say no or to stop in the midst of our busy days to check in and see how we feel or what we may need.

Do you find it difficult to balance caring for others and caring for yourself? If so, this workshop will help you explore ways to tune into yourself in the midst of a demanding work setting and to get support from others – co-workers, employers, friends and others outside of work.

This retreat will include Zen contemplative practices (sitting and walking meditation), Dharma teachings, and exercises to identify our needs, clarify our boundaries, and develop methods of self-care.

The morning will be dedicated to settling ourselves through walking and sitting meditation. In the afternoon we will explore how to balance caring for others and self care through exercises and small group discussions on issues such as practicing wise effort, internal vs. external focus, and what it really means to be compassionate to ourselves and others.

Fees: $60; $54 current SFZC members; $48 limited income, with scholarships available. (See the website or email ccdirector@sfzc.org for a scholarship application). Lunch and tea are included. *Add $15 for CEU certificate fee, to be paid at the time of registration.

*NOTE about CEUs: 6 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 team 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, Ph.D. at 707-763-3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department.

To Register: Use the Ticket Table below. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.