Mindfulness Meditation Retreat for Therapists
Deepen your personal practice and understanding of mindfulness meditation and its clinical implementation within MiCBT
MiCBT Institute mindfulness meditation retreats are near-silent retreats with a predominantly meditative content, specifically designed to teach the practice of the Vipassana method in the popular Burmese tradition of Ven. Ledi Sayadaw, Saya Thet, U Ba Khin and S. N. Goenka. The retreats have the particularity of developing equanimity, one of the central mechanisms in MiCBT. They provide a more advanced understanding of mindfulness meditation and its fundamental purpose in the wider Buddhist teaching of the Eightfold Noble Path and its relevance to MiCBT. You will benefit from practising an ancient, authentic and unaltered mindfulness meditation tradition.
The retreats are offered to mental health therapists who have attended an MiCBT Foundation or Applied Course. The retreats are an opportunity to deepen your practice of mindfulness meditation and acquire priceless personal and professional benefits. They also provide a deepening of mindfulness meditation’s central effects and how these differ from occasional adverse effects reported in the literature.
The retreats are indispensable to anyone serious about acquiring a thorough experiential understanding of equanimity. While spending time with like-minded colleagues, the retreats are an ideal way to improve your self-care and regain a sense of peace and equanimity at home and work. The retreats are also an ideal training event to maintain yearly MiCBT professional development.
The fee is kept purposefully low to facilitate frequent attendance for MiCBT clinicians and teachers.
Pre-requisitesParticipants must have successfully completed the MiCBT Foundation Course
Noble Silence and Right Speech
The retreats integrate the ethical principles of traditional Buddhist retreats. For example, to enhance your personal gain in this course, the silence of speech, body and mind (i.e., “Noble Silence”) must be kept at all times between 9:00 pm and 8:30 am, as well as during all rest, meal and break periods (except for dinner on the first day and lunch on the last day). You are welcome to speak to the teacher about private matters during breaks. During communication periods, participants abstain from using misleading speech and (Buddhist) “right speech” is cultivated.
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