is open for talks and workshops I am conducting in the coming year...including Noetic Sciences
and Living Deeply
on the majestic coastline of Big Sur in California with colleagues Daniel Ellenberg and Lawrence Ellis, and Noetic Sciences
with Dean Radin in Tuscany, Italy!
Also, check out my new Mindful Motherhood Online Course
for pregnant women and new mothers, along with an online professional training for those who work with them.
Please come, and forward this email to colleagues or clients who might be interested. Continuing Education for professionals is available for most events.
Just for fun, I've listed below some of my favorite things this year below...
Cassandra Vieten, PhD
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Noetic sciences combine the powers of keen observation and logic with the deep authority of inner wisdom to help us see clearly, heal, and transform our lives and our world. Join psychologist, mind-body medicine researcher, and Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Cassandra Vieten, and psychologist and leadership trainer Daniel Ellenberg, to explore practices grounded in science and the world's wisdom traditions. Seamlessly moving from the empirical to the emotional, learn cutting edge practices to develop and enhance your abilities to connect more deeply with yourself and others, and develop resilient skills to shift from surviving to thriving as an individual and in your relationships. CEUs available for psychologists, MFTs, and LCSWs.
Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation
with Cassandra Vieten and Lawrence Ellis
May 4-6, 2012
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
We are each always changing, always growing. But sometimes we encounter moments or periods of life that are so potent, and so full of potential, that they transform our consciousness, fundamentally shifting our worldview, our motives and priorities, and how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. Where we have been limited, we expand. We become more open, balanced, and aligned with our true values. Compassion for self and others arises more naturally. As described in our book Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life, researchers at the Institute of Noetic Sciences have for over a decade examined how these transformations happen and how they can lead to greater meaning, joy, and purpose. Experience what we've learned in this workshop blending information, exploration, and deep practice.
with Cassandra Vieten and Dean Radin
September 23-28, 2012
Join the Director of Research and the Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences for a week-long tour of the frontiers of consciousness research. Learn how studies of extended human capacities are revealing evidence for a physical basis for subjective experiences of interconnectedness. Experience how consciousness interacts with the physical world, and how consciousness can transform in ways that profoundly influence our view of the world, enhancing meaning, purpose, and quality of life. Learn practical ways to engage these dimensions in your work with patients and in your everyday life. CME and CE for physicians, psychologists, MFT, etc available. In collaboration with Pronto Seminars.
Institute of Noetic Sciences
The Institute of Noetic Sciences, where I do most of my work, is a great resource for research
on worldview, interconnectedness, extended human capacities, consciousness and healing, and transformation. With a rich website
, great eNews
and print publications
, engaging educational programs
for kids and adults, a global community, and a stunning retreat center
an hour north of San Francisco, IONS is a place where science and wisdom come together to tackle the big questions and to enhance well-being and quality of life for all.
With best wishes for the holidays,
|ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
January 6-8, 2012: Noetic Sciences: Practices for Personal and Collective Transformation, with Daniel Ellenberg, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA February 17-19, 2012 Spiritual Competencies for Psychologists, ATP-ITP Spirituality and Psychology Conference, Atherton, CA April 26-29, 2012: "Mindful Pregnancy" and "Christian Contemplative Practices," International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, Denver, COMay 4-6, 2012: Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation, with Lawrence Ellis, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CAJuly 30 - August 5, 2012: The Art of Grant Writing, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
September 23-28, 2012: Noetic Sciences: The Frontiers of Consciousness Research and Practice, Lucca, Italy
Just for fun, here are just a few of my favorite things this year...
Peter Baumann is a friend and colleague who wrote a provocative book with Michael Taft called Ego this year, and is launching a cool new initiative called Being Human.
James Baraz has put together an accessible and fun course to cultivate all the good stuff - love, joy, compassion, gratitude, etc.. It's starting up again in January 2012. Wicked
Raising HappinessChristine Carter's blog, book, and classes are great resources for parents who want to raise happy kids..
I know I'm way behind the curve here, but seeing Wicked on Broadway with my daughter and mom during a trip to the Museum of Motherhood in New York City (also very cool), was another reminder that each story changes dramatically depending on your perspective. Centering Prayer
Worldview On that note, our 18-lesson Worldview Literacy program on consciousness for high school students at the Institute of Noetic Sciences is awesome! If you know any classrooms that might be interested in participating, send them to us. Teacher trainings coming soon.
I had the privilege this year of once again visiting Snowmass, CO to spend time with a group of scientists and Father Thomas Keating, an 88 year-old Trappist monk who is helping to revive Christian contemplative practice. Meditation is not just for Buddhists!