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 mindfulness teachers and those bringing mindfulness into their work 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 that is at the core of all mindful inquiry. A personal mindfulness practice is a pre-requisite for this training.

This training is intended for professionals in mental health and medicine, including psychologists, clinical social workers, nurses, physicians, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists, and physical and occupational therapists and other professionals who are using mindfulness in their work. The training is considered intermediate/ advanced training in that participants must have experience with mindfulness.

Time & Date: 
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Bluemle Life Sciences Building
10th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Fee: $395 (Full-time student fee $200)

To register: Email and request registration instructions.

Refund policy: Full refund if cancelled by March 7, 2020. No refunds after this date.

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Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the function of inquiry in mindfulness-based interventions
  • List the components and characteristics of mindfulness-based inquiry
  • Explain the three layers of the inquiry process
  • Utilize mindful self-inquiry and assess the effects on mind and body
  • Apply 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           


Diane Reibel, PhD, is the Director of the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Jefferson Health and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. She has been teaching Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction for over 20 years and has been awarded MBSR teacher certification from the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She currently runs a Practicum for Professionals who want to integrate mindfulness into their work and offers supervision and internships in MBSR for professionals. Dr. Reibel is coauthor of the book Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators and co-editor of Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook.

Aleezé Moss, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Jefferson Health. She is a senior mindfulness instructor and a research associate. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to groups, individuals, health care professionals, medical students and employees in corporate settings. In addition to teaching, she conducts qualitative research on the effects of MBSR on physical and psychological health. She has co-authored numerous papers on mindfulness in peer-reviewed journals. She is also a certified yoga teacher.

Continuing Education:

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. (Cost of CEs: $15 for NASW members and $25 for non-members payable to NASW).