Stress Reduction Center
West Chester University
Room 211 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester , PA 19383 610-436-2267
The Stress Reduction Center at WCU is always working on new events. Below is preliminary information on some of the seminars we are working on:
Sensory Awareness Practice
A mindfulness in movement practice developed from European explorations of optimum human functioning begun by Elsa Gindler between the world wars, and elaborated by students - particularly Charlotte Selver in the US. Selver's influence on thinkers and teachers such as Erich Fromm, Fritz Perls, Alan Watts, Shunryu Suzuki, and Rugh Denison, shaped the ground from which the Mindfulness-Based Interventions have arisen. We'll hear from one of the authorized teachers of Selver's lineage, Louise Boedeker, Ph.D.
What Works for Whom in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Marc Micozzi, MD, Ph.D., will describe a classification system for patients, based on emotional type, that Larry Dossey has referred to as "the Rosetta Stone we've been waiting for - a code for matching a particular therapy to a particular patient."
We'll take a look at the unique ethical space created within the mindfulness-based interventions, and its impact on the clinician-patient relationship, including congruence and conflict with professional codes of ethics.
We'll also be announcing monthly group supervision for those who wish to use or are using mindfulness in their clinical or professional practice, professional training courses in Mindfulness for clinicians and educators, and full day workshop retreats for deepening your meditative and contemplative practice, and strengthening our local community of practitioners.