July 12, 2018

Osher Center sponsoring "Diving Deep, Giving Back" mindfulness facilitation class

“Diving Deep, Giving Back," professional development in mindfulness facilitation, will be offered at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt beginning Aug. 31.

This 50-hour training course is designed for those who have experienced the transformative beauty of mindfulness practice in their own lives, and wish to bring it into their work with others. There will be an emphasis on continuing to deepen one’s own practice as we learn to skillfully and compassionately guide others. Participants will be offered a well-rounded understanding of the contemporary field, research findings and historical origins. Both those who are new to facilitating mindfulness and those who are already using it in their work will benefit from the structured mentorship and the richness of a learning community that this program offers. There will be six full-day meetings, along with 5 hours of mentoring in small groups via a computer or in-person.

Course is geared for psychologists, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, educators, business professionals and other professionals who desire to facilitate mindfulness practices with patients, clients and colleagues.

Classes will meet on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates:

Aug. 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14.

Please email diane.sussman@vumc.org to apply.

Applications will be accepted until Aug. 15, 2018

Questions or for more information call 615-343-1170

The fee for the course is $1,200. 20 percent non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance.

The balance is due by Aug. 31. Payment plans are available.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

Course is facilitated by:

Linda Manning, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, course director

Michelle Foote-Pearce, DMIN, MSN, MA, LPC-MHSP, RN, director of Mindfulness Programs and Outreach, Associate in Psychiatry, planner

David Vago, PhD, director of Research,  associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, planner

Paloma Cain, MA in psychology, Insight LA, mindfulness teacher, planner