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Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series: Psychotherapy and the Art of Deep Listening, Grace Fisher, LMFT

  • Fri, June 10, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, June 10, 2016


and the Art of Deep Listening

Grace Fisher, LMFT

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.”       Christopher J. Isham

As therapists, we listen. We listen to people talk about their lives, their struggles, their joys and sorrows. But how do we listen?

This talk will explore ways to cultivate a deep listening presence for our clients, and for ourselves. We’ll look at how the threads of intention, body awareness, and directed attention weave a tapestry of deep presence. By first offering this presence to ourselves we can quiet the mind, and allow our deepest wisdom to guide us with our clients. Mark Nepo writes to listen is “to lean in, softly with a willingness to be changed.” When we, as therapists, allow ourselves to be changed by our clients, the shared space becomes sacred, and the healing more profound.

Drawing upon the principles of mindfulness and existential–humanism, Grace will include poetry, stories, offer experiential exercises, and allow time for discussion.

Grace Fisher, LMFT is in private practice in San Anselmo. She works with tween and teen girls, adult couples and individuals. Grace has taught mindfulness at Spirit Rock for over a decade and is currently leading the weekly women’s meditation class and the Path of Parenting class series. Grace is also in the multi-year Community Dharma Leaders Training Program at Spirit Rock. She is deeply interested in the intersection of mindfulness, spirituality and psychotherapy. She holds a Masters of Education from Stanford and is a member of the California Bar.

Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Lunchtime Program Series and about joining the Committee, please contact the Chair, Gabriel Rabu.

Continuing 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.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin 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 Policy: Marin 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.

CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs 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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