"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Qigong and Meditation: Healing and Awakening
Mingtong Gu
Saturday, March 25, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code MT1D17.
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Health in our body and clarity in our meditation increases as energy flows more freely through the spine. In this daylong we will learn six simple qigong movements that awaken energetic wholeness in the spine and the entire body. We will experience how awakening the spine through qigong is a valuable support and complement to mindfulness meditation.

Used in concert, the two practices bring a bright wakefulness and concentrated, embodied presence that help us discover who we are beyond our stories. Our spines, and bodies, accumulate energetic imprints and physical tensions that can cause pain and block the free flow of life energy. The practices offered in this daylong release spinal stagnation and open a profound circulation of universal energy. This promotes health and well-being in body and mind. The radiant aliveness found through qigong combined with the wise focus of meditation reconnect us with the innate love, joy and wisdom of our true nature. No previous experience necessary.

Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals- Based on the content of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate to clients how awakening the spine through qigong is a valuable support and complement to mindfulness meditation;
  • Utilize six simple qigong movements that awaken energetic wholeness in the spine and the entire body, to help clients reconnect with innate love, joy and wisdom of true nature;
  • Incorporate a wakefulness and concentrated embodied presence that help one discover a sense of self, in ways that are useful to both oneself and with clients;
  • Utilize practices to release spinal stagnation, opening circulation of qi or life energy, which promotes health and wellbeing in body and mind.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

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Continuing Education

This course offers 6 CE credits for $60 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing Board to see if credits for programs from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.

Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP10318 for 6 contact hours. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs from APA approved agencies.

Credit is awarded for instructional time only. For more information, including attendance and cancellation policies, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

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