Presence: A Doorway to Ethics

January 6, 2024
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Online workshop
Zoom link to be provided
Portland, OR

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CE Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

Presence has been shown to be a potent indicator of success in therapy, yet most of us weren't taught how to deliberately develop this capacity in our therapy practices. Reflective meditation naturally develops presence, moving us gently toward the flow of our own experience in all its complexity, richness, and unpredictability.

Becoming more aware of our experience through meditation ultimately highlights several human existential “givens”. In Buddhism, these "givens" are called the Marks of Existence. A deeper understanding of these three Marks can create more capacity to approach our difficulties, and those or our clients, with greater insight and balance. This in turn further grows our ability to be present.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn and practice Reflective Meditation, a meditative approach that supports therapeutic Presence.
  • Learn and practice ReflectiveMeditation, a meditative approach that functions as an ethical safeguard.
  • Cultivate a friendly, responsive, and curious stance towards your own and others' experiences.
  • Learn the 3 marks of existence in Buddhist Psychology and a provisional fourth mark.
  • Adopt an adaptation of ACA Code of Ethics as workshop agreements.
If you've already attended training at Pine Street and would like to learn more about Buddhist concepts that can arise in meditation, or if you simply feel drawn to developing Presence in your practice, this training is for you.

Cost: The workshop is offered at three price points: $225, $175, and $125. Honestly consider what you can afford. If you are able to pay on the higher end, this will support others who are experiencing financial challenges. 
We are offering one free slot to BIPOC therapists, email to request the slot.

Refund and Complaint Policy

CE: 6 hours approved by NBCC**
Please note that we are currently limiting this workshop to 18 participants. This workshop is best taught in small groups as it is interpersonal, requiring intimacy and insight building; it is experiential rather than primarily didactic.

If this event is FULL, you can contact and ask to be put on the Waiting List.

**Pine Street Sangha has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6694. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Pine Street Sangha is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Registration     Price Quantity

Supporting     $225.00
Sustaining Fee     $175.00
Students, Interns, Financially challenged     $125.00

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