Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Training
Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance (MBEB) is an eight-week, personal renewal program that integrates the highly effective methods of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the latest research and practice in emotion and empathy training, compassion and forgiveness practice.
This program teaches core mindfulness skills to reduce stress, and a clarifying look at emotions and how they function – teaching methods to work with difficult emotions and to cultivate compassion and forgiveness for better relationships at work, home and beyond.
*This course can be taken for 3 graduate credits via the Portland State University Graduate School of Education – Contact instructor for information
Concentration, Attention and Mindfulness ~ The Heart of Stress Reduction
Core MBSR Skills Cultivate Mindfulness & Awareness by:
- Developing inward-outward attention and mindfulness of body, feelings and thoughts
- Practicing mindful movement exercises to enhance sensory awareness and attention
- Cultivating a non-judgmental attitude toward the full range of experience
- Learning at-home mindfulness exercises
Awareness and Understanding of Emotions ~ The Heart of Emotional Resilience
Build Emotional IQ and Resilience by:
- Understanding the physiology of emotions and how they affect the body and mind
- Learning what emotions are and what triggers them
- Recognizing the characteristics of specific emotions and their function
- Learning practical methods for working with difficult emotions
Empathy, Compassion & Forgiveness Practices ~ The Heart of Connection
Connect to Qualities of Kindness, Compassion and Empathy by:
- Applying mindfulness training to interpersonal situations
- Developing compassion and empathy toward oneself and others
- Fostering self-acceptance and acceptance of others
- Cultivating empathy and equanimity
More About MBEB
Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Training was developed by Margaret Cullen LMFT, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor who, for twenty years, has been teaching and pioneering mindfulness programs in a variety of settings including cancer support, HIV support, obesity groups, college student groups and physician and executive groups. Ms. Cullen trained with Zindel Segal in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and in MB-Eat with Jean Kristeller, and for the past ten years has been involved in teaching and writing curricula for several research programs at UCSF. In 2008 she launched a Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance program for teachers and school administrators in Denver, Boulder, Ann Arbor and Vancouver, B.C. She has also been a facilitator of support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones for twenty years at The Cancer Support Community and is currently a senior teacher at the Center for Compassion at Stanford University, where she co-authored the Compassion Cultivation Training. A meditation practitioner for over thirty years, she is a frequent contributor to “Inquiring Mind” and is currently writing a book for New Harbinger Publications on Mindfulness and Emotions.
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