Robert Rosenbaum – Mindfulness in Motion: Using Qigong, Acupressure and Meditation for Healing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Pain in Clinical Practice
Courses Content :
- Robert Rosenbaum
- 6 Hours 15 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- May 31, 2017
PART I – CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
Review of Mindfulness
- Critiques of mindfulness as technique
- Role of the body in mindfulness practice
- You are not (just) your brain
- Disorders of over-activity
- Role of autonomic nervous system
- Cerebellum and emotional balance
- Basal ganglia: fluidity of thought & feeling
Mind and Body: A Necessary Unity
- Advances in mind-body research
- Embodied cognition
PART II – EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- 15 important acupuncture points
- Managing eye gaze
- Two types of acupressure tapping massage
Qigong and Taiji Movements
- Standing and balance: centering
- Restoring energy, dispelling stress
- Four walking meditations
Body-Focused Sitting Meditations
- Alignment, posture
- Placing awareness “in” the body
- Adjusting face, tongue, hands feet
Breath and Beyond the Breath
- How to teach diaphragmatic breathing
- Alternate breathing
- Letting go of the breath – “just natural”
Robert Rosenbaum, Ph.D., has 30 years’ experience as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist and behavioral medicine specialist. In addition to his numerous journal articles and book chapters on brief psychotherapy, he is also the author of the books Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy; Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching and co-editor of What’s Wrong with Mindfulness (and what isn’t). He is entrusted as a Zen teacher by Sojun Roshi of Berkeley and San Francisco Zen Centers and as a senior teacher of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong by Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu School.
Dr. Rosenbaum worked for over 26 years at Kaiser Permanente clinics in California, where at various times he was chief psychologist, head of the neuropsychological assessment program, developed the mindfulness-based behavioral portion of the chronic pain management program in Kaiser Oakland and started the first programs of Dayan Qigong (which subsequently spread to medical clinics throughout California). He also did research on brief psychotherapy, single-session therapy and psychotherapy integration.
In addition, he has been a Fulbright Professor at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India, the director of the doctoral training program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a consultant on brief psychotherapy to clinics and academic institutions in Australia, Japan, and Canada. Whenever he can, he spends several months a year hiking in the Sierras and the Himalayas.
Financial: Robert Rosenbaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Robert Rosenbaum has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.