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Diploma Courses:
Diploma in Relational Mindfulness/CPD

 

NB *Attendance at both Modules is required to obtain the Diploma* The Diploma constitutes 80 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours

A Short Course for Personal and Professional Development

 

DEVON : RESIDENTIAL

Tutor: Maura Sills, Founder and Director of Karuna Institute

(1) Mindfulness in Relationship (Part 1 of the Diploma in Relational Mindfulness) : 5-10 March 2017 and

(2) Liminal Mind (Part 2 of the Diploma in Relational Mindfulness) : 4-9 June 2017

 

Cost : £1,400   Deposit : £600 (deposit payment required to secure your place : non-refundable and non-transferable)

Venue: Karuna Institute, Natsworthy Manor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Nr Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TR

Application: To join, please return the completed application form to Jacqui Aplin, Administrator, Karuna Institute, Natsworthy Manor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Nr Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TR

 

DEVON : RESIDENTIAL

Tutor: Maura Sills, Founder and Director of Karuna Institute

(1) Mindfulness in Relationship (Part 1 of the Diploma in Relational Mindfulness) : 1-6 October 2017 and

(2) Liminal Mind (Part 2 of the Diploma in Relational Mindfulness) : 11-16 March 2018

 

Cost : £1,500  Deposit : £700 (deposit payment required to secure your place : non-refundable and non-transferable)

Venue: Karuna Institute, Natsworthy Manor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Nr Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TR

Application: To join, please return the completed application form to Jacqui Aplin, Administrator, Karuna Institute, Natsworthy Manor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Nr Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TR

 

 

 

SCOTLAND: NON-RESIDENTIAL *NB THERE ARE ONLY 5 PLACES LEFT ON THIS TRAINING*

Tutor: Maura Sills, Founder and Director of Karuna Institute assisted by Patricia Price

(1) Mindfulness in Relationship (Part 1 of the Diploma in Relational Mindfulness) : 17-21 April 2017 : Monday-Friday

(2) Liminal Mind (Part 2 of the Diploma in Relational Mindfulness) : 12-15 June 2017 : Monday-Thursday

 

Timings:

(1) 17-21 April 2017 :  9am-5pm - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and then Friday 9am-12noon

(2) 12-16 June 2017 : 9am-5pm every day – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  Monday til Thursday PLUS evening session from 6-8pm on the Tuesday of the second module (13 June 2017)

 

Diploma Cost £1,200 Deposit £600 (required to secure your place : non-refundable and non-transferable)

Venue: Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 (Skye Room on the second floor) www.gilliscentre.org.uk/ *some accommodation may be available at the Gillis Centre please contact them direct in this regard*

 **IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THIS TRAINING PRIOR TO APPLYING TO JOIN THE POST-QUALIFICATION MA MINDFULNESS BASED CORE PROCESS PSYCHOTHERAPY STARTING IN OCT 2017, THEN SUBJECT TO RECEIPT OF YOUR APPLICATION, WE MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER YOU AN INTERVIEW IN THE EVENING ON ONE OF THE DIPLOMA DAYS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY**

Application: To join, please return the completed application form to Jacqui Aplin, Administrator, Karuna Institute, Natsworthy Manor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Nr Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TR

   

 

  BPS LogoApproved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Application: To join, please return the completed application form to Jacqui Aplin, Administrator, Karuna Institute, Natsworthy Manor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Nr Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TR

 

 

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Course description

This Diploma course is intended to give a preliminary grounding in the basic theory and practice of mindfulness within psychotherapeutic practice.  The course introduces participants to key therapeutic contemplative practices and relational skills, grounded in the practice of Core Process Psychotherapy, one of the original mindfulness-based therapeutic forms.  Its curriculum draws on over thirty years of experience in offering psychotherapy trainings based on mindfulness practice.  It invites us to listen at depth to self, other and to the relational field through adapting ancient Buddhist mindfulness practices for working jointly in relationship.

Course participants develop the ability to deepen into a state of presence and learn to bring this state of awareness into Relational Mindfulness which then becomes the ground of enquiry into self and interpersonal process.  In this endeavour, mindfulness practices are integrated with western psychodynamics and psychotherapy skills yielding a fully integrated approach.  The main focus is a cultivation of qualities of presence, compassionate awareness, and enquiry that we can bring to self and other within relationship, and the extension of this both into our clinical work and in our everyday lives.  It will be of interest to therapists in many fields of practice including psychotherapy, counselling, practitioners of complementary and orthodox medicine, body-oriented therapies such as Craniosacral Therapy and mindfulness-based practitioners in general.

The Devon course is made up of 2 x 5-day residential modules at the Karuna Institute, set within the beautiful Dartmoor National Park in Devon.  The Scotland course is made up of 1 x 5-day module and 1 x 4-day module.  There is also an evening session held on the Wednesday of each module. Both modules are non-residential and held at The Gillis Centre.

Dates:

(1) "Mindfulness in Relationship" (Part 1 of the Diploma in Relational Mindfulness) :

The inherent spaciousness and openness of being can become a fundamental resource in our lives and a guiding light within both meditation and clinical practice.  It is through this spacious awareness intrinsic within our human condition, that suffering may be relinquished.

All of this has important implications for psychotherapy and the psychotherapeutic relationship.  The heart of the therapeutic process is not to re-work or change our self-nature, but to perceive it as it is, and appreciate our inherent freedom.  Psychotherapeutic activity is understood to take place within the context of a relational field within which the state of consciousness of both therapist and client are not separate.  Both therapist and client are thus on a mutual journey of exploration in which their processes are interdependent.  This goes beyond the usual concepts of transference and projection, and extends into a mutually arising field of consciousness.  The psychotherapist learns to perceive the information that is communicated within this wider field, and to respond appropriately.

(2) "Liminal Mind" (Part 2 of the Diploma in Relational Mindfulness) :

Building on the first module, we will continue to explore the subtle and subliminal territories of mind.  The "Liminality of Mind" allows us to move between conditioned consensual reality and qualities of knowing beyond our individual constrictions.  This threshold and the relational field that holds the dual co-emergent natures of mind is sometimes called a "Bardo".  Our capacity to stay open in a place where the old and known drops away but the emergent or realised has not arisen is encouraged.  Supported relationally we might find the courage to go "beyond our limits" whilst still able to abide in witness consciousness.

The Diploma in Relational Mindfulness - 80 continuing professional development (CPD) hours

The intention is to help participants feel more resourced, whole and protected, both within themselves and when with others. As such, time and space is given for cultivating personal wellbeing and resiliency through reflective exercises, mindfulness practices and enquiry into what supports and hinders our wellbeing. Participants often find that the course helps them to deepen into a state of presence and learn to bring this state of awareness into relationship.

Course participants will be introduced to key concepts and practices including:

We welcome people attending for various reasons including:

We welcome people from all spiritual traditions or none - it is certainly not necessary to be a Buddhist to do this course, or have any prior knowledge of Buddhism. We respect and encourage the diverse ways people can connect with personal forms of wellbeing such as through nature, animals, music, art, dance and movement.

 

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