Judgments of a reactive and compulsive nature are very strong in most of o They can distort our perceptions, make relationships with others difficult, and undermine our work and self-esteem. When they are transformed, we open naturally to our underlying clarity of mind and generosity of heart.
In this three-day non-residential retreat, we will examine what judgments are and how to work with them, using mindfulness, “heart” practices, and inquiry, especially as developed in The Work of Byron Katie®. These methods help us to preserve the discernment often found in judgments, while working through the destructive aspects of judgments.
Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.
Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals.. Based on the content of this program, you will be able to Incorporate practicing mindfulness of the judgmental mind in ways in ways that reduce stress in the workplace; Describe how reactive judgments can function as a defense mechanism to protect against unacknowledged or unconscious pain; Utilize techniques to investigate core beliefs that generate chronic judgments, in ways that may be used Describe how inquiry can be used as a tool to help minimize the effects of the judgmental mind; Describe how the practice of forgiveness can be utilized to help.
Utilize techniques of loving-kindness meditation in ways that improve emotional regulation;
Describe how the practices of lovingkindness and compassion can be utilized to help as an antidote to distress related to the arising of strong negative judgments of self or other;
Utilize several methods of developing skillful speech through following ethical guidelines, in ways that can lead to more effective communication and better clinical outcomes.
Develop perspectives on the nature of the judgmental mind, in ways that will help guide one’s practical work with both oneself and clients.