The Path of Simply Being:
Skillfully Overcome Fear and Embrace Compassion
A Retreat and Workshop on Mindfulness by
Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT
Friday, April 24, 2009, 4-8pm
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 9-5pm
St. Cloud State University
Atwood Memorial Center
Brought to you by:
St. Cloud State University …
Community Psychology Club
Community Counseling Graduate Student Association
Marriage and Family Therapy Club
Education Leadership and Community Psychology Program
Download the Registration Form ( Word Format): Registration form.
Who Should Attend: Any one interested in applying mindful living to their life. This would include professional and non-professional persons. There are no religious or spiritual requirements for any of the attendees.
Overview: Your journey during The Path of Simply Being will help you explore the ways you have been creating difficulties in your life:
You will have many opportunities to deeply explore and address the core issues of your daily experiences. You will examine the many facets of your life in order to awaken amidst the everyday circumstance of your life. The more you work with these elemental notions the greater your life will benefit from mindful being. You will come to understand the sources of your suffering in order for you to create and embrace the inherent joy of spacious awareness, the opening of your heart, the enlightening of your mind.
Program Highlights: Friday evening (4pm – 8pm) will be more of a mindfulness retreat format. This will be primarily experiential. The meal on Friday night will be a silent mindful eating experience. Saturday will also be largely experiential but with more presentation, and discussion.
Meet Your Presenter: Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT, is a Psychotherapist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice where he is the Director at Innerchange Counseling in Onalaska, Wisconsin. He specializes in hypnotherapy with particular emphasis on treating medical conditions which do not traditionally respond to conventional treatments.
Tom is licensed in the state of Wisconsin as an Independent Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and is certified as an Addictions Counselor in the State of Wisconsin. He also holds Fellow status with both the National Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists and The American Association of Integrative Medicine; he is a Diplomate with the American Psychotherapy Association.
He has had articles published in peer reviewed journals and numerous magazines and newspapers related to his mind-body approach to hypnotherapy as well as the application of mindfulness both personally and professionally. He has also presented over 250 trainings and workshops at the local, regional, and national levels.
Over the past 25 years, Tom has worked in a variety of settings from addiction treatment programs to his present private practice, where he specializes in hypnotherapy with particular emphasis on developing the use of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy for mind-body healing. Tom is an engaging speaker who has helped professional and non-professional persons across the country to more effectively use both mindfulness and mind body interventions in their personal and professional lives.
Comments from previous workshop participants:
Activities: Presentation, discussion, experiential exercises which demonstrate how to apply mindful living skills to the participants life.
Requirements: Wear comfortable clothing.
Each Participant will receive: A workbook and extensive reading list. They will also have the opportunity to purchase CD’s that help enhance their mindfulness practices
Location: St. Cloud State University Campus
Atwood Memorial Center (as indicated below)
Date / Time: Sign in: 45 minutes prior to each program
Friday, April 24, 2009
Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Path of Simply Being: Skillfully Overcome Fear and Embrace Compassion
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fees includes workshop materials, meals, and refreshments
Pre-Registration Rates if postmarked or delivered by April 17th 2009.
*Free for SCSU Students
*$20.00 for non-SCSU students and Community Psychology alumni (graduate and undergraduate)
*$50 for SCSU Faculty and Staff, and
*$70 for Community Members.
Registration Rates if postmarked or delivered after April 17th 2009.
*$20 for SCSU Students
*$40.00 for non-SCSU students and Community Psychology alumni (graduate and undergraduate)
*$70 for SCSU Faculty and Staff, and
*$90 for Community Members.
*There is an additional $25 cost for Continuing Education Units. Applications are pending but if approved, (CEUs) will be available. Please indicate on the registration form if a CEU certificate is desired.
We are seeking Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the following Minnesota Boards:
Please register on the Registration form. The registration deadline is April 17, 2009. Early registration is encouraged as seats are limited.
Note: A confirmation letter, map, and workshop preparation materials will be mailed to all registered participants
To register by phone, please call: 320-308-4723. For additional information, contact Gail Ruhland at: Gruhland@stcloudstate.edu
To ensure full participation in this workshop, please inform us about any dietary requirements or physical challenges which should be addressed prior to your arrival.
Please call if you would like more information or have questions. Contact Gail Ruhland at (320) 308-3081.
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If you or your business is interested in having a training package designed for your needs, contact:
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St. Cloud State University, Center for Continuing Studies
320-308-3081 or firstname.lastname@example.org