Effortless Meditation: Returning to Joyful Ease

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Friday 11/11/2016 - Sunday 11/13/2016
7:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Program Leader
Peter Russell

Many people find meditation to be a never-ending struggle to quiet the mind or focus one’s attention. Come discover something simple — surrendering all resistance in meditation can open you to the peace and joy within the present moment. Through guided meditations, presentations, and group discussions, along with periods of silence and inner reflection, you will learn the basic principles of how to free yourself from the kind of thinking that creates dissatisfaction and unnecessary suffering. Experience allowing your mind to fully relax into a state of ease, and how to integrate these approaches into your daily life.

This program is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. It will give mental health professionals techniques that they can employ to reduce stress in their own lives, and teach to clients to help them relax and come to calmer states of mind in which they can see their issues more clearly.

Peter Russell, who has been teaching meditation for 40 years, shows that the key is giving up all effort and trying. The mind in its natural relaxed state is already at ease. The beauty of this approach is that nothing needs to be changed or eliminated. It is simply surrendering to the present moment and dropping into our true nature.

Join Peter Russell as he guides us through practices that clarify and deepen our experience of meditation, allowing us to open more readily to the stillness within. He will show participants how to manage thoughts, surrender resistance and let go of attachments; how to distinguish ego from the true Self; and how to use our inner guidance in support of our spiritual practice. He will also share his latest thinking on the nature of consciousness and spiritual awakening.

Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter Russell brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. He is a fellow of the Institute for Noetic Sciences and The Findhorn Foundation, and has written ten books in this area, including: The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and most recently, From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness.

12 CEUs available

For this program: CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.   For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at [email protected]

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