Healing, Mindfulness, and Compassion Retreat (CEUs Available)

  • Ratna Ling Retreat Center Ratna Ling Retreat Center
  • 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd. Cazadero, CA 95421 United States
  • Oct 25 - 27, 2019 (3 days)
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About This Event

Health care professionals are invited to attend the annual integrative medicine and Balint process program which will combine Western medicine perspectives, Balint group process, and the traditional Tibetan practices of Kum Nye yoga and meditation. Attendees will gain an understanding of the complex factors in the provider/patient relationship and the tools necessary to integrate conventional and complimentary approaches to patient care.

The Tibetan Aid Project has facilitated the sharing of Buddhist insights and healing techniques for over 40 years. With this integrative approach, consideration is given not only to the body but also the mind. When elements such as empathy and compassion are fully integrated in the therapeutic process there is a boost in healing. Additionally, a natural connection with patients is developed and communication opened. As a result, professionals are more satisfied and effective when they are able to recharge their internal strength, maintain a positive inner glow, and avoid energy drain.

Program Learning Objectives

Identify aspects of challenging practitioner/client relationships which affect your practice

Discuss the impact of provider reflection and self-care on clinical practice

Explain the importance of compassion for the resilence of practitioners

Discuss how our understanding of healing, for ourselves and others, relates to our practice of family medicine

Formulate different options for handling challenging patient encounters.

Describe the usefulness of the group process for members as well as case presenters.

Differentiate Balint group work from conventional case consultation.

Identify your own responses to language related to diversity and the ‘otherness’ of patients.

Discuss how meditation practice can enhance the wellbeing of patients.

Feel more comfortable recommending meditation as a stress managment technique for individuals.

Discuss how a movement practice like Yoga can enhance the wellbeing of patients

Feel more comfortable recommending yoga-type movement practice for patients as part of their overall life-style management.

Retreat begins with check-in from 3-4 pm on Friday and ends at 1:00 pm on Sunday.

See the retreat schedule for additional details.

Integrative Medicine: is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

Balint: Named after psychoanalyst Michael Balint, this technique is a group process that enhances self awareness and addresses the emotional content of patient-practitioner relationships. Healthcare practitioners only.

Kum Nye: Based on Tibetan medicine, this form of yoga is a natural healing system that uses movement, massage and breathing practices to promote physical and emotional health.

Traditional Tibetan Healing: For over 2,500 years, meditation, mantra recitation and visualization have successfully aided in keeping the body and mind healthy and sustained. We will explore the healing quality of these techniques

For a complete description of the program, please visit The American Balint Society’s website.

This Live activity, Healing, Mindfulness and Compassion with a beginning date of 10/25/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  11.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Unfortunately we cannot offer CE units for RNs this year.

Provided by: Nyingma Organizations: Approval Number: 68113

Participants requiring special accommodations for ADA related needs, please call Chris DeCristofaro at (contact info blocked).

Course Completion Certificates will be available to participants at the end of the course. A Course Evaluation form must be submitted prior to receiving a Course Completion Certificate.

Breaks are not included in the total CEU hours available for this course.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Payments are fully refundable up to 30 days before the course start date. If the cancellation occurs within one month prior to the course start date, there will be a 50% administrative fee deducted from the payment.

Grievance Policy:  Please direct any grievances in writing to the Conference Director.

Nyingma Organizations is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  Nyingma Organizations maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

“A beautiful and serene retreat center. The setting is breath-taking. The food is delicious and the accommodations are clean, comfortable and exquisitely designed. A wonderful getaway to truly relax and escape from it all.” – Beth Berlin-Stephens, a Google review

Venue Highlights

Three miles from the beautiful Sonoma coast. Organic, vegetarian meals. 120 acres of redwoods, canyons, reservoirs, and wildlife. Sacred architecture timber cottages and communal spaces. Featured stupas, gardens, and temple empowered by Tibetan Buddhist Lama Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche.

Accommodations

14 guest cottages on 120 acres of property. Each spacious, quiet cottage has 2 private rooms, with high ceilings and a deck with a view. Cottages include jet tubs (or ADA shower), towels, deluxe linens, refrigerator, tea kettle, coffee/tea, kitchen sink/counter, diningware, dining table, and living room with a stove fireplace. Free wifi available and a landline telephone.

Guests can choose to have an exclusive cottage for ONE person; a private room for ONE person in a SHARED cottage; or a cottage for TWO people. Any additional guest after TWO is $100 per person per night. Meals and classes included.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

All of our meals are organic and vegetarian, made with love and care.

We provide homemade yogurt and granola for breakfast. Lunches and dinners always include salads or salad bar. Each meal is self-served on a buffet table.

Directions

San Francisco International and Oakland International airports are approximately three hours south of Ratna Ling by car. Alaska Airlines flies to and from Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa which is approximately 1.5 hours from Ratna Ling by car. Unfortunately, there are no shuttles that bring you directly to Ratna Ling, so it is best to rent a car or email us to support in coordinating a carpool with fellow retreatants.

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