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      Meditation Specialist™ Teacher Training: Take Your Practice to the Next Level in Honesdale

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      September 18, 2013 - September 22, 2013

      Wednesday   4:00 PM - Sunday 12:30 PM

      952 Bethany Turnpike
      Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431

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      Meditation Specialist™ Teacher Training: Take Your Practice to the Next Level


      SEPTEMBER 18-22, 2013


      Healthcare Professionals!
      Bolster your resume and join an elite group of entrepreneurial healthcare pioneers who have already become board certified meditation specialists™. Take your practice to the next level and become eligible to complete your certification, gain competency, and put the skills and tools acquired from the online and webinar program into practice! This clinic is open to those who have completed the online and webinar portion of this program or its equivalent.

      Travel to a retreat center nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains and attend this five-day professional continuing education seminar to acquire the teaching tools of evidence based meditation. Participants are provided with additional skills to teach the core competencies (breathing, yoga postures, and systematic relaxation) to specific client populations. Integrate the principles of teaching meditation and its practices into multiple settings – long-term care facilities, hospitals, veterans’ administration facilities, outpatient clinics, community health, or private practice.

      Fact: more than one-third of U.S. adults use some form of complementary/alternative medicine.1


      Fact: meditation has been recognized as one of the most powerful techniques available to restore mental, emotional and physical balance and vitality.2

      As a professional, you can use meditation to help your patients, clients and students. This immersion retreat will also focus and strengthen your existing skills—while you earn continuing education credits. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in the principles of healing and evidence-based meditation, and learn how to integrate this transformative practice into your own life.

      Topics included in this cutting-edge CE seminar are:

      • The fundamentals of teaching
      • Meditation as medicine: the five steps to healing
        • Anatomy and physiology review of the meditation posture and technique
        • The yoga-meditation synergy (including yoga practicum)
        • Practical teaching application: how to prescribe how to sit; when, where and how long to practice in order to enjoy benefits; skills for meditation in action

      More than just a theoretical study, Meditation Specialist™ Teacher Training gives you practical pointers for bringing meditation into your professional activities; keys to furthering your personal meditation training; and the fundamental principles of healing through traditional yoga meditation. Under Dr. Taylor’s expert guidance, you’ll practice the meditation sequence and master the five steps of focused meditative awareness.

      This retreat is the teacher methodology course of Dr. Susan Taylor’s acclaimed Meditation Specialist™ Training Program: a complete course in the theory, science and practice of meditation therapy, with a focus on healing meditation in a wide range of personal and professional environments. Students are immersed in the powerful learning, restorative and health building techniques unique to the authentic practice of meditation. Youwill have opportunities to explore questions and impressions arising out of your experience —and, if so inspired, to discuss the steps to becoming a board certified meditation teacher.

      This program fulfills one of the requirements of the Meditation Specialist™ Competency Training (MSCT) conducted by the Center for Meditation Science but does not guarantee board certification. For more information on becoming a board certified meditation specialist teacher, visit

      Participants who attend this continuing education class in its entirety and complete the evaluation form will earn:

      * Registered Nurses: 36.0 contact hours

      * Occupational Therapists: 3.6 AOTA CEUs

      * Occupational Therapy Assistants: 3.6 AOTA CEUs

      * Physical Therapists (NY): 36.0 contact hours

      Target Audience: Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists


      Occupational Therapy Level and Content Focus

      Content Level: Intermediate

      Content Focus
      Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
      Domain of OT: Client Factors
      Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes

      Learning Goal: Provide participants with teaching tools of meditation and its practices,the principles of healing and the keys to teaching in different populations.

      Summary of Objectives:

      Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

      1. Explain the principles of teaching and evidenced based meditation

      2. Discuss bringing meditation into healthcare.

      3. Describe the science of breath.

      4. Discuss the role of relaxation in evidence - based meditation.

      5. Describe a practical approach to teaching a meditation practice.

      6. Review anatomy and physiology of the seated pose.

      7. Review anatomy and physiology of the brain, and nervous system.

      8. Review anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and nasal function.

      9. Review anatomy and physiology of muscular relaxation.

      10. Review anatomy and physiology of the process of meditation.

      11. Demonstrate foundation principles for healing through systematic meditation

      12. Use posture and movement to support meditation

      13. Review the steps to build a foundation for meditation

      *Attendance does not guarantee passing of National Meditation Specialist™ Certification Board online and practical exams. Must complete entire course (online readings, webinars and on-site clinic or equivalent) to sit for Certification exam. For information on becoming board certified as a meditation specialist, visit

       **Must register for the online/webinar portion of this program in order to attend the live 5-day clinic.

      1National Institutes for Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). See

      2Cancer, AIDS, autoimmune dysfunction, addictions, anxiety, hypertension and stress management are some of the areas in which meditation techniques have been found effective. See

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