Jefferson University Hospitals

2-Day Mindfulness-Based Inquiry Training

Aleeze Moss and group of Mindfulness participants

A 2-Day Intensive for Mindfulness Teachers & Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapists

The inquiry process is a core element of all mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs). Through instruction, demonstration and direct practice, this training intensive will provide participants the opportunity to develop an understanding of the theories, intentions and specific elements of mindful inquiry, as well to develop skill and confidence in facilitating the inquiry process.

We will explore the foundational qualities that are important to embody when doing mindful inquiry (curiosity, not knowing, trust, etc.), learn skillful ways of questioning /dialoging (what opens the space for inquiry, what closes the space) and address challenges that arise when facilitating inquiry. Drs. Reibel and Moss will demonstrate mindful inquiry in various contexts, including small and large group settings as well as with individuals.

Participants will practice self-inquiry and inquiry in dyads and small groups. They will receive constructive feedback from their peers and instructors to help them refine their skills.

There will be periods of guided meditations and silence for deepening personal mindfulness practice. This will support embodied presence which is at the core of all mindful inquiry.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the function of inquiry in mindfulness-based interventions
  • Define the components and characteristics of mindfulness-based inquiry
  • Review the three layers of the inquiry process
  • Directly experience mindful self-inquiry and assess the effects on mind and body
  • Employ skillful methods to create safety to support the inquiry process
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using mindful inquiry to encourage clients/patients to explore their present moment experience

Course Fee

The fee for this course is $395 (full-time student fee is $295).

Continuing Education Credit Hours

This program is co-sponsored by Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA). PBTA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PBTA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PBTA is also an authorized provider for Continuing Education credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. This program provides twelve (12) continuing education credits. CE cost of $60.00 or free CE to current PBTA members. Non-PBTA members please bring a separate check or money order made payable to PBTA to the event.

This training has been approved for twelve (12) CE hours for social workers through NASW. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors (Section 47.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. CE cost of $15 for members and $25 for non-members payable to NASW. Please bring a separate check made payable to NASW to the event.

Registration Instructions:

To register for this training intensive, call 215-503-6741 if paying by credit card, or print and fill out the registration form and mail with a $100 deposit (checks made payable to "JMBCIM") to:

Mindfulness Institute
Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine
1015 Chestnut Street, Suite 1212
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Refund policy: Full refund if cancellation is by April 7, 2017. No refunds given after April 7, 2017.

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