Clinical Meditation and ImageryTM
Next Offering: Three weekends in Fall 2021, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
September 11 and 12, October 2, 3, 16, and 17
Small interactive meetings taught via Live Zoom
*50 Continuing Education Hours
What is Clinical Meditation and Imagery?
Using awareness and choice as a foundation, you will learn how to teach your clients, patients, students and colleagues a wide variety of meditation, imagery and energy practices to reduce suffering and increase peace and purpose in their daily lives.
Learn the five types of meditation and the crucial role each one plays in the healing process.
Understand anxiety as a widespread public health issue and how neuroscience is offering new solutions.
About the Course
This course is for counselors, nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists, coaches and other helping professionals who are intuitively drawn to meditation, creativity, spirituality, energy, healing, human potentials and inner development.
You will learn and practice the skills of meditation, imagery and energy practices in a warm professional atmosphere. The goal is for you to find the best practices that bring internal relaxation, a calm and focused mind, increased connection with meaning and purpose, and an empowered sense of self-care in meeting the challenges of life.
These techniques have been used for the last 40 years in the fields of oncology, cardiology, psychiatry, alcohol and drug treatment, women’s health, adolescent day treatment, private practice, counseling and psychotherapy, nurse coaching, health and wellness coaching, psychospiritual development, and brainwave biofeedback research.
Day 1: The Five Types of Meditation
In our first lesson, we’ll start with the five types of meditation: transcendental, concentrative/receptive, creative, prayer/inner dialogue, and energy/movement. We’ll also discuss the idea of clinical imagery as the clinical use of the power of the imagination, further clarifying through the Lemon exercise as the experience of a stimuli in the absence of the stimuli itself.
Day 2: Anxiety Reduction: Teaching Self-Help to Others
In our second lesson, we’ll focus on the widespread public health issue of anxiety and appreciate the role of the new neuroscience in teaching inner skills to our patients and clients. You’ll learn the latest techniques in responding to and reducing anxious thoughts, images and feelings.
Day 3: Discovering the Wisdom Mind
On Day 3, we’ll go over cross-cultural references and images for the “wisdom mind”, including the mystic’s vision, the artist’s muse, the scientist’s intuition, the Biblical “still small voice within”, Zen’s “the inner reason of the universe which exists in each mind”, Gandhi’s “inner light,” the 12 Steps’ “higher power”, and Assagioli’s “higher self.”
Day 4: The Possible Self: Transforming Negative Self-Images
Utilizing the knowledge of awareness as energy, we can learn how to liberate ourselves from negative self-images and negative memorized opinions about ourselves. On Day 4, we’ll learn a meditation sequence for defeating difficult thoughts, as well as stream of consciousness and centering/naming.
Day 5: Dying, Death and Grief Imagery
Many of our clinical meditation and imagery students work in healthcare and deal directly or indirectly with clients and clients struggling with dying or the death of a loved one. On Day 5, we’ll learn the Death Rehearsal Technique which some clients have described as one of the most important for liberating them from their fear. We’ll also learn the nature of dialogic (grief) imagery and how to apply it to people we have lost.
Day 6: The Spiritual Path, Transpersonal Imagery and Visualization Meditation
The original purpose of sacred art was to symbolize and inspire higher states of consciousness. On Day 6, we learn the practices of visualization meditation from both Western and Eastern traditions and how it can be applied clinically to the modern person’s need for personal spiritual development.
What Our Students Say
V.G. Mental Health Counselor Private Practice
“It had the great benefit of a very strong emphasis on both experiencing and practicing the many techniques. I completed this program feeling well prepared to use these practices in clinical settings.”
S.P. Certified Oncology RN and Reiki Master
Who We Are
Bonney and Richard Schaub are the founders and directors of the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center (HMIC). Their professional training programs include Clinical Meditation and Imagery and Transpersonal Development. Together, they have authored 5 books and trained health professionals internationally. In addition, Bonney has created the Transpersonal Nurse CoachTM (TNC) training program which brings expertise in transpersonal mind/body/spirit skills into Nurse Coaching. This can lead to Nurse Coach Board Certification. HMIC continuing education credits are also accepted by AHNCC as credits toward Holistic Nurse Board Certification, by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and by the New York Mental Health Counselors Assocation (NYMHCA).
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