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Mission: Empowerment!

Thursday, 9 November 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 10 November 2017 at 4:00 PM (EST)

Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
Early-Bird Registration
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. *Note: The fee of $12.82 applies for online registration & payment by credit card or PayPal. If you are paying by cheque or email money transfer and wish to avoid this fee, do not complete registration online and instead mail in the completed registration form along with your cheque (or email with your email money transfer). The form can be downloaded at www.missionempowerment.ca
8 Oct 2017 $349.00 $12.82 $47.04
Standard Registration
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. *Note: The fee of $13.87 applies for online registration & payment by credit card or PayPal. If you are paying by cheque or email money transfer and wish to avoid this fee, do not complete registration online and instead mail in the completed registration form along with your cheque (or email with your email money transfer). The form can be downloaded at www.missionempowerment.ca
Not Started $379.00 $13.87 $51.07

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Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy

Instructor: Bill Gayner, MSW, RSW

Date: November 9-10, 2017

Time: 9am - 4:00pm

Location: Best Western PLUS The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON

Early-Bird Cost: $349 + 13% HST = $394.37 (by October 8, 2017)

Regular Cost: $379 + 13% HST = $428.37 (after October 8, 2017)

Registration Deadline: November 5, 2017 at 4pm

* Cost includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments

**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.74 USD (as of June 5, 2017,  - check online for current exchange rate) 

*Group Rates available for groups of 5+ people registering together OR for individuals registering for more than one workshop.  See www.missionempowerment.ca/discounts for more information*

 

For more information on this workshop visit www.missionempowerment.ca

 

Workshop Description

​​Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy (EFT-M) is a practice which encourages the exploration of difficult thoughts and emotions in meditation and in life, in contrast to other meditation practices where there is a tendency to interrupt emotional processes by putting thoughts aside to concentrate on bodily sensations. EFT-M can help us to better navigate difficult emotions, decrease suffering, increase happiness, and empower us to live in alignment with our deepest values. Rather than feeling better, the emphasis is on getting better at feeling, so that our feelings can guide us rather than overwhelm us.

 

In addition to helping clients process their emotions, EFT-M enhances practitioners’ therapeutic presence and their ability to follow and facilitate clients’ emotional processes when they are reporting their meditation practice.

 

​This interactive and experiential 2-day workshop will introduce participants to the method of EFT-M and provide several opportunities to experience this practice. You will also learn how to introduce this method to clients and integrate it into clinical practice (counselling, psychotherapy, and other therapeutic and helping settings).

 

​Topics Covered:

  • The fundamental concepts and background of Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy
  • Six key meditative processes and the differences between them
  • How to use emotion-focused mindfulness to deepen therapeutic presence and attunement with clients
  • How to use emotion-focused mindfulness to deal with difficult clinical situations
  • How to assess, introduce, and coach clients in emotion-focused mindfulness meditation
  • Key challenges that come up when teaching mindfulness and meditation, and strategies for navigating these challenges
  • The recommended guidelines for your own mindfulness practice in order to effectively teach mindfulness to others
  • Resources for further learning and practice

Who Should Attend?

Any helping professional who provides some form of counselling and would like to gain mindfulness tools and strategies to use with clients. This includes social workers, counsellors, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, chaplains, and other social service and health care professionals. This workshop is also
appropriate for anyone who wants to develop mindfulness practices in their personal life.​

​[Please be advised that there is substantial overlap between this workshop and the "Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation into Clinical Practice" workshops that Bill taught in 2015.]


Presenter 

Bill Gayner

Bill Gayner, MSW, RSW, is a registered Social Worker, an Adjunct Lecturer with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and a faculty member of the Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute and the Health Arts and Humanities Program at U of T.  He led a large randomized controlled trial of mindfulness for gay men living with HIV and is now developing and researching an emotion-focused therapy approach to mindfulness. He provides individual psychotherapy in the Clinic for HIV-Related Concerns at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where he also teaches emotion-focused mindfulness to people living with HIV, psychiatric outpatients and hospital employees.

 

Accommodations 

The BEST WESTERN Plus Arden Park Hotel is pleased to offered preferred rates for Mission: Empowerment guests. Rooms start at $118.99 + taxes.  A block of rooms has been set aside for this event, up until October 8, 2017. For reservations, call 1-877-788-8818 or 519-275-2936 and quote "Mission Empowerment Block".  For other accommodation options, visit www.visitstratford.ca

 

Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another person without prior notice. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a workshop is cancelled, any payment will be returned in full.

Have questions about Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy? Contact Mission: Empowerment!

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Arden Park Hotel
552 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A 3J3
Canada

Thursday, 9 November 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 10 November 2017 at 4:00 PM (EST)


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Mission: Empowerment!

Mission Empowerment provides professional development and personal development workshops and events that educate, transform, inspire and empower.

Our mission is two-fold:

  1. To empower individuals to reach their fullest potential and achieve their dreams in all life areas
  2. To assist helping professionals to become more effective at empowering their clients to make positive changes in their lives

Professional development workshops are offered in one or two day formats and are held in convenient locations in southwestern Ontario (typically Kitchener or Stratford, ON). Some workshops are also available for on-site training.

Personal development workshops and events range from two-hour classes to full weekend retreats. 

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