Mindfulness Links

Learning to Forgive

This ground breaking approach offers insights into the healing powers and medical benefits of forgiveness. Dr. Fred Luskin offers a powerful method in which the emphasis is of letting go of hurt, helplessness and anger while increasing confidence, hope and happiness. Through these powerful techniques individuals can learn how to release unwanted hurts and grudges and open themselves to happiness, peace and love.


InnerKids is a national leader in teaching Mindful Awareness to children in pre-K through middle school. InnerKids' workshops teach activities and games that take into account developmental differences, train focused attention, and acknowledge clarity, compassion and discernment as part of the process of becoming more attentive and aware; thus InnerKids' new ABC's - Attention, Balance, Clarity & Compassion. As world events become increasingly complicated, it is critical that children view them from a nuanced perspective; something that can only arise from a calm and focused mind. We know from a millenium of experience in all contemplative traditions that the development of such a mind requires training and practice.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Relapse Prevention in Depression 5-Day Professional Training

Zindel Segal, Ph.D. and Steven Alper, L.C.S.W. will teach an MBCT Professional Training retreat February 18 - 23, 2007. MBCT has been shown to have significant success in treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The MBCT class includes cognitive therapy-based exercises linking thinking and its resulting impact on feeling. MBCT demonstrates how participants can best work with these thoughts and feelings when depression threatens to overwhelm them, as well as how to recognize depressive moods that can bring on negative thought patterns .The training is limited to 35 people.

Finding Meaning in Medicine

FMM is a program of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal. It is a very simple and replicable group process that enables physicians to uncover the deep meaning that lies below the daily routine of practice, and to find strength within a community of physicians who share the values of compassion, harmlessness, reverence for life, and service. Online you'll find resources to help you start an FMM group. You'll also be able to network and receive the support of your colleagues and other group facilitators around the country, participate in an online FMM group discussion, find references and inspiration, or just stay connected with other physicians who share your values.


RENEW helps people who juggle competing obligations regain--or maintain--their creativity and effectiveness. Founded and led by Dr. Linda Hawes Clever, MACP, RENEW's methods are based on her 25 years experience as an occupational health specialist.

The Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI)

The Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI) at Commonweal is an education and training center for physicians who wish to renew their commitment to service and to live by the values that have motivated physicians through the ages. Since 1991, ISHI has offered a series of innovative Category 1 CME retreat workshops that enable physicians to find deeper satisfaction and meaning in the day-to-day practice of medicine

Mindful Solutions for Addiction and Relapse Prevention

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