Classes for Health Pros

About - Portland Mindfulness Therapy

Health Professional Meditation Classes in Portland, Oregon
Winter 2014

Intro to Mindfulness for Health Professionals

Portland Mindfulness Therapy is excited to offer our Intro to Meditation Class to professionals in the mental health or medical fields in February 2014. This four-week class is perfect for health practitioners, offering mindfulness skills that can be used in both professional settings and daily life. We draw upon current behavioral psychology and the ACT model as an aid to breaking mindfulness meditation into 4 teachable/learnable skill sets that can be applied anytime throughout your day.

The purpose of having this series strictly for professionals is to develop skills and share freely without concern of contact with clients/patients. As you are most likely aware, “mindfulness” and meditation benefits have been cited in many research studies as beneficial in the field, both for our clients/patients/customers and for those providing mental health services. The American Psychological Association states, “Empirical literature demonstrates that including mindfulness interventions in psychotherapy training may help therapists develop skills that make them more effective”. http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/ce-corner.aspx

Please join us for this special offering exclusively for professionals in the mental health field!

Dates:
February: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

Class Times:
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Instructor:
Kathleen Gleason, MA

Cost:
$100
Contact us for more details.

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Meditation Disclaimer

Meditation is generally considered a medically and psychologically safe and beneficial activity. It is, especially at the start of instruction, mainly an exercise in relaxation and concentration. However, as one meditates more and more over time, it tends naturally to lead to self-study and self-examination, which can be uncomfortable at times. Meditators also commonly experience some discomfort in the body due to sitting still for extended periods of time.

If you are unwilling to have such bodily or psychological discomfort, or feel you are unable to engage in this kind of self-examination, then you may wish to hold off on participating in meditation classes and consider trying a different kind of approach to address your needs and desires at this time. If you have a history of mental illness, then please consult with your health care provider before learning mindfulness meditation.

If you have concerns about medical problems such as circulation, please consult with a physician before undertaking meditation classes. Participants in our classes agree at the time of registration for class to take full responsibility for their own understanding and use of what we teach, indicating that they accept that meditation is not always comfortable or pleasant.

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