COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants spend 1 day in a Silent Meditiation Intensive, led by the facilitator rotating through various formal practices, followed by a debrief at end of day. The next three days allow focused study of the content of the MBCPM course using the trademarked curriculum. The 3 modules of the course will be showcased: 1) Building resilience strategies; creating a safe space; 2) Developing self awareness and self care; 3) Exploring inate behaviours and relationships with self and others. The connection to pain is evident as the course unfolds. Key topics and core concepts are explored from the perspective of facilitating a vulnerable, in-pain, and/or chronically stressed group. The languaging of delivery of the teaching and enquiry is noted and practiced, with some opportunity to practice delivery of formal practices. Trauma-informed (TI) facilitation is emphasized. TI is discerned and discussed at a deeper level during Curriculum Implementation and Development on line.
PREREQUISITE(S): This course is aimed at professionals with a daily mindfulness practice and an interest in facilitating the course for chronic pain and/or stress sufferers. A degree in a biological/clinical/counseling discipline is recommended.