Mindfulness Weekend Retreats

belgium retreatMindful Living Programs Weekend Retreats are fully accredited, professional education retreats. We offer 24 CEU's for health care professionals for psychologists, counselors, and nurses. These retreats are held at Commonweal Retreat Center in Bolinas, California.

Mindfulness Meditation is a way to quiet and calm the mind by paying non-judgmental attention to your moment-to-moment experience. This type of meditation helps restore and maintain a sense of personal balance and develop the skills to avoid emotional and physical depletion. This is important not only for persons who are facing stress-related conditions, but also for persons who want to avoid physical or professional burnout.

We need to care for ourselves as we attend to the needs of our clients. In fact, learning to balance the emotional demands of the healing relationship with other personal and professional pressures is central to the healers art and vital to professional health and longevity.

  • Learn about mindfulness in medicine and psychotherapy, and gain skills that promote healthful living and a high level of wellness.
  • Learn how to guide your patients to work more effectively with stress.
  • Identify pathogenic reactions to stress.
  • Learn the theory and practice of Mindfulness Meditation.
  • Re-vision your work to reduce stress and realize your professional and personal ideals.

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Mindful Living Program Faculty

Bob Stahl, PhD

Bob Stahl, PhD

Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded 8 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers throughout the San Francisco bay Area and currently directs programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, and Los Gatos. Bob serves as a Senior Teacher for the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-based Professional Education and Training. He is a co-author of "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook", "Living With Your Heart Wide Open", "Calming the Rush of Panic", "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety", and MBSR Everyday”. Bob is a long time practitioner of mindfulness meditation, having lived and practiced over eight years in a Buddhist monastery and is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock.
Steve Flowers, MFT

Steve Flowers, MFT

Steve Flowers, MFT, is director of the Mindful Living Program at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, California. Steve has provided accredited education in behavioral medicine for hundreds of physicians and other medical professionals. A dynamic and popular teacher, Steve has been deeply invested in meditation practice for 23 years. He is the author of “The Mindful Path Through Shyness and co-author of "Living With Your Heart Wide Open".