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Presence, Flow, and Aliveness: Evoking Human Potential through the Meditative Arts
April 22 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Monday, repeating until May 20, 2019
This five-week session will be based on the research in cognitive psychology on the therapeutic potential of meditation, as well as the research in positive psychology on the methods for invoking the state of flow. By looking beyond analytical psychology into the realm of newer cognitive distinctions, such as the difference between consciousness and thoughts, participants will learn how to diminish the impact of negative thinking. Participants will be asked to practice meditation daily in order to learn experientially as well as academically.
The American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare has defined a social agenda to promote individual and family well-being, a stronger social fabric and a society that creates a sense of belonging. By strengthening primary relationships and improving communication and connection, the Way of Wholeheartedness aligns tightly with these ideals.
Both instructors are licensed health professionals in the State of Maryland with advanced degrees. All instruction is in strict compliance with Title 10 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Subtitle 42 Board of Social Work Examiners, Chapter 3 Code of Ethics.
Workshop participants will:
- learn three forms of meditation, including mindfulness, they can immediately and safely use in their clinical work with clients
- learn about the research in positive psychology on the experience of flow
- understand concepts in cognitive psychology about the nature of human identity and behavior
- understand basic research in neuroscience suggesting that the brain is essentially a social instrument
- learn how to recognize unpleasant thoughts and reframe them for more positive impact on self and others
Registration is Required!
Time: 10:15 am – 12 pm
Date: 5 Mondays, April 22, 29 May 6,13,20
David Mercier, M.S., L.Ac. teaches because his mission is to contribute to a world of health, justice, abundance, and lovingkindness for all, one person and one relationship at a time. He’s a seminar leader, an integral life coach, acupuncturist, and part-time lecturer at Johns Hopkins University where his award-winning A Beautiful Medicine is the textbook for two courses, The Art and Science of Happiness and Medicine: An Integrative Approach. He holds an MS in organization development from Case Western Reserve University and a Master’s in acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. He was also a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka from 1975 to 1977.