Workshop: Wellbeing Embodied: An Experiential Workshop for Healthcare Professionals, Monica Elden, LMFT

  • Sat, October 17, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room 201, Corte Madera Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925


  • Please note your license
    LPCC, LCSW, RN or Psychologist
  • Please note your license, whether LPCC, LCSW, RN or psychologist

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Saturday,October 17, 2015  10:00 - 1:00 
Revitalize Yourself, Regenerate Your PracticeWellbeing Embodied: An Experiential Workshop for Healthcare Professionals
Monica Elden, LMFT
  • Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 a.m to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Corte Madera Town Center                                      770 Tamalpais Drive, Room 201                                            Corte Madera, CA 94925 
   Marin CAMFT Member  Non Member
       Clinical  $49  $59
       Prelicensed  $19  $29
       Associate  $49  $59


  • Access to a new source of listening that reveals your body’s wisdom to cultivate that which you most deeply desire.
  • You will quiet your self-judgments and assessments to discover new dimensions for yourself and your clients. This experiential inquiry draws from various methods including: Guided meditation, reflection, journaling, sharing, expressive arts, neuropsychology and Body Dialogue.
  • Body Dialogue emerged from the internationally practiced technique of Voice Dialogue.   Both are profound tools for cultivating awareness, experiencing wholeness and integrating mind, body and spirit.
  • Please join us as we co-create a transformative learning community of professionals.

WORKSHOP GOALS - You will have:

  • A new way of being present for yourself and listening to your body that is also relevant for your work with clients.
  • An experiential understanding of Body Dialogue, The Psychology of Selves and The Aware Ego Process.
  • Access to your own wisdom by cultivating awareness that contributes to your well being and your work with clients.
  • Specific tools for connecting to your body and interrupting old patterns.

I.   Introduction (10 minutes) Speaker's story: personal challenges/ success        with vital wellbeing         

II.  Participant introduction (20 minutes) An experiential process to connect         participants to their body and the strengths and resources they bring

III. Body dialogue introduction and practice (60 minutes):  In pairs

     A. Review process and questions between witness/listener (2 minutes) 

  1. What do you want to say to ___?
  2. What do you need ___?
  3. Do you have any feedback about ___?

     B. In guided meditation, participants separate from their primary selves.            C. Continuing in meditation: meet your inner protector.  What does the                   protector need so that the process feels safe?  (1 minute) share      

     D. Next, choose a part of the body, or body as a whole, to ask questions.               This is a deep listening and inquiry, not a negotiation. Bring your                       openhearted curiosity. Each partner has 7 min (15 min total) to                           speak as the body or part and then switch roles. 

     E.  Debrief in main group

BREAK 15 min

IV. Drawing, journaling, paired sharing and reflection to deepen the experience      (40 minutes)

V.  Body Dialogue: Theory and Practice (20 minutes)

VI. Wrap up - Debriefing questions in large group (15 minutes)(Overhead
  • What did you learn about your body or wellbeing-- either from your own body or someone else's that supports your wellbeing?
  • Did your body have wisdom to share about how to fulfill on your promise as well as how to maintain health?
  • What are you now open to that you previously ignored/disagreed with?
  • How will you keep listening to your body's wisdom?
  • How will you put this into action?
  • What structures of support do you need?
  • Share resources, expertise and practices.  
  • What are you taking away?
    As a facilitator, coach, therapist and corporate trainer, Monica Elden, LMFT has worked with hundreds of people to achieve their goals for personal and professional growth. Well-being Embodied, her Bay Area private practice, focusses on cultivating wholeness through mind-body practices.  As an Instructor in Behavioral Health and a Wellness Coach at Kaiser Permanente, Monica empowers patients to make lifestyle changes. Her passion is helping people to recover wellbeing through art, nature, and embodied inquiry.

    Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train licensees to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

    Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Programs no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

    Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director at Large for Programs, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.

    Grievance ProcedureMarin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director at Large for Programs.

    Anti-Discrimination PolicyMarin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

    CEU Approvals:  This workshop qualifies to receive 3 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to provide CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.

    This workshop qualifies to receive 3 CEUs for Psychologists and RNs, which will be provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center. SCRC is approved by the APA to provide CE for psychologists and by the CBN to provide CE for RNs.SCRC maintains responsibility for this Program and its content. 
    Contact David Lukoff, Phd or call 727 763 3576 for more information.                    

    Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

    PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

    (415) 459 3484

    Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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