Stephen Dansiger

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Punk drummer then Songwriter then Dharma Practitioner then Social Justice Educator then EMDR/Trauma/Addiction Therapist then Author/Podcaster now simultaneously...

Jul
22
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

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Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

MET(T)A Protocol in London

On Friday July 27, Mark Brayne and EMDR Focus have invited me to present a day long workshop on the MET(T)A Protocol in London. Last year Jamie presented EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness, and this year I am coming in to focus more specifically on the elements of Buddhist psychology in EMDR therapy, and the application of mindfulness, the 8 Phase Protocol and the AIP model as a systemic template for addiction treatment. I will also be sharing the implications for other treatment settings including general mental health and private practice. This is the first of I hope many opportunities in Europe and throughout the world to share this information.

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Aug
7
to Aug 8

2 Nights of Dharma in Amsterdam

I am going to co-facilitate two nights of meditation, dharma talks and discussion at DharmaPunxNetherlands with Against The Stream facilitator Bay Hagebeek. I love having this first opportunity to teach in the Netherlands, and the opportunity to team teach, something I did so often for so long in my career as an educator.

Each night will have a distinct theme:

Tuesday, August 7 - Cultivating Kindness: The Brahmaviharas
In the Upaddha Sutta, Ananda said to the Buddha: “This is half of the holy life, lord: admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie.” The Buddha’s response goes a bit further: “Don’t say that, Ananda. Don’t say that. Admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life. When a monk has admirable people as friends, companions, and comrades, he can be expected to develop and pursue the noble eightfold path.” This teaching on good friendship suggests that sangha can bring on the factors of enlightenment, including the Brahmaviharas: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. These are often described as the result of dedicated practice, but can also be cultivated directly through practices specific to these four qualities. These talks, discussions, meditation and Q and A will guide participants to develop these four heart practices not as a spiritual bypass, but rather as a path to the transformation of suffering.

Wednesday, August 8 - Defenses Down: Diversity, Inclusion and the Transformation of Suffering
How do the core teachings of the Buddha, the 4 Noble Truths and the 8 Fold Path apply to issues of Inclusion, identity, diversity, and gender?  How can we apply other teachings such as the 3 Refuges and the 3 characteristics to these issues? Modern mindfulness teachers as well as modern trauma theory also outline the critical need for the understanding of the impact of institutionalized trauma on individuals and groups of people. Building on the first night's teaching, cultivation of positive states and resources can be a key to success in bringing traumatic stress to an adaptive resolution.These talks, discussions, meditation and Q and A will help participants to explore how the 8 Fold Path and our insight and metta practices relate to and apply to our modern difficulties.

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Aug
17
to Aug 19

Aug 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: August 17, 18, 19, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Sheraton Pasadena - 303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Sep
13
to Sep 16

Keynote Presentation at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: The MET(T)A Protocol

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I will open one day of the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders with a talk on "Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi-Modal Approach." I am excited for the opportunity to continue to share my experience thus far with the MET(T)A Protocol, and to help participants start to think and work proactively toward trauma-focused care from a trauma-informed perspective. The momentum has been shifting in this direction for awhile now, and now I am very grateful to have opportunities like these to deepen and broaden the dialogue about and the practice of trauma-focused care. As my presentations at EMDRIA approach, I am very excited to share with this group of participants how the power of Buddhist psychology, EMDR therapy and AIP model as a template for treatment continues to be a possible game changer in the treatment world, and how it can also impact other agency and private practice settings as well.

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Oct
12
to Oct 14

Oct 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part Two

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part Two: October 12, 13, 14, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Sheraton Pasadena - 303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Nov
8
to Nov 10

U.S. Journal Training - 9th Western Conference: Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

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The 9th Western Conference: Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders.

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics.

The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I will present a workshop on Thursday afternoon:

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

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Nov
10
to Nov 12

Nov 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

ICMBT - Single - 2018-11b.jpg

Part One: November 10, 11, 12, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Sheraton Pasadena - 303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Jul
15
to Jul 18

Keynote Presentation at the CORE Conference: The MET(T)A Protocol

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I will open the second full day of the CORE Conference on Monday morning with a talk on "Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi-Modal Approach." I am excited for the opportunity to share my experience thus far with the MET(T)A Protocol, and to help participants start to think and work proactively and systemically toward trauma-focused care from a trauma-informed perspective. The momentum has been shifting in this direction for awhile now, and now I am very grateful to have opportunities like these to deepen and broaden the dialogue about and the practice of trauma-focused care, particularly in agency settings. I am very excited to share how the power of Buddhist psychology, clinical mindfulness strategies, EMDR therapy and AIP model as a template for treatment continues to be a possible game changer in the treatment world, and how it can improve delivery of mindfulness based EMDR therapy in other agency and private practice settings.

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Jun
24
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Talk, Meditation and Q&A in Atlanta

I will give a talk on June 13th in Atlanta on "Kindness and the Transformation of the Suffering of Addiction" The ancient and modern teachings of the historical Buddha and those who have followed over the millennia have outlined many aspects of the addiction experience, including the core teaching that our suffering is created by craving, clinging, and aversion. Also outlined are some of the elements of the recovery experience: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. These qualities are often described as the result of years of dedicated recovery practice, but can also be cultivated directly right now through practices specific to these four qualities. Modern trauma theory and practice also outlines the critical need for the cultivation of positive states and resources as the key to success in bringing traumatic stress to an adaptive resolution and allowing for long term recovery from addiction. This talk, meditation and Q&A will guide participants to develop these four heart practices not as a spiritual bypass, but rather as a path to the transformation of trauma, toward the cessation of suffering of addiction.

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Jun
13
to Jun 15

U.S. Journal Training - 5th Southeast Conference: TRAUMA, Addiction & Intimacy Disorders

The 5th Southeast Conference - TRAUMA, Addiction & Intimacy Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders.

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics.

The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I am very excited to be working with US Journal, and even more excited that I will have the opportunity to present two different workshops, first on Wednesday and then on Thursday.

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care:
This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

Click through to learn more / register.

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Jun
2
to Jun 4

June 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: June 2, 3, 4, 2018
waiting list only

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Sheraton Pasadena - Magnolia Room. 303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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May
30
to Jun 1

U.S. Journal Training - 31st Annual Northwest Conference: Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders

The 31st Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics. The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I am very excited to be working with US Journal, and even more excited that I will have the opportunity to present two different workshops, first on Wednesday and then on Thursday.

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care:
This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

Click through to learn more / register.

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May
20
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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May
4
to May 6

Featured Pre-Retreat Workshop at Dancing Mindfulness Facilitators & Friends Retreat - MET(T)A Protocol Daylong Workshop

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I will have the great opportunity to spend a weekend with my co-author Jamie Marich as one of the featured pre-retreat day long workshops offered to those who are interested. I will also lead and co-lead breakout groups with Jamie over the remainder of the weekend. It will all take place at the beautiful Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center in Pulaski, PA which is very accessible to Pittsburgh Airport.

The All-Day Pre-Retreat Workshop Choices are:
• Conscious Planning 101: Fundamentals of Facilitating Retreats and Workshops (Dr. Jamie Marich)
• Buddhist Psychology & EMDR Therapy: The METTA Method (Dr. Stephen Dansiger)

Extra fee applies, these workshops are not included in main registration. The main retreat begins after 4:00pm on May 4, with an Opening Dinner at 5:30pm.

6 CEs and 6 EMDRIA credits are being offered for the MET(T)A Protocol workshop.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

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Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Apr
27
to Apr 29

April 27th - Meditation and Talk at Light Hustler Retreat

Anna David, Ryan Hampton and Garrett Hade present An “Enhance Your Recovery” retreat for an intimate group of change makers from all over the country. Experience treatments that will relax and enliven you, participate in workshops that will inspire you creatively and connect in person with all your virtual friends during this weekend of workshops, live events, networking and bonding in Hollywood, California.

Back in the day I spent a good deal of time on Anna David's podcast... and we have been friends for much of my time I have been in LA. It has been a trip watching her grow her influence in leaps and bounds over the years. I am so happy to have been invited by her and her colleagues at Light Hustler Ryan Hampton and Garrett Hade to deliver the opening meditation and talk for all those participating.

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Apr
18
11:30 AM11:30

Presenting at Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter Meeting - Buddhist Psychology and Trauma Focused Treatment for Addictions

I am looking forward to sharing with the Santa Barbara chapter of CAMFT on Buddhist Informed and Trauma Focused treatments for addiction. My observation continues to be that there is quite the hunger, quite the thirst for this information, and presentations like this help me to let people know what may be possible. This includes Buddhist based interventions like Refuge Recovery and the MET(T)A Protocol, and an integration with EMDR therapy with a focus on trauma resolution. My hope is that not only will people find their way to utilizing these modalities in their office, but also through MET(T)A will find ways to re-imagine addiction treatment and improve the delivery of services.

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Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs.
Attendees must register in advance in order to attend
(Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter members $30 / non-members $40).
Registration includes a delicious lunch buffet.
Please contact the Events Director if you have special dietary needs at events@santabarbaratherapy.org.
Parking is in the University Club parking lot in unreserved spaces.

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Apr
13
to Apr 15

April 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part Two

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part Two: April 13, 14, 15, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Sheraton Pasadena - Magnolia Room. 303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Guest Appearance on Whole Body Mental Health Radio

I am looking forward to being a guest with Dr. Jose Calderon on his radio show that broadcasts on 102.3 WHIV FM in New Orleans and then lives going forward as a podcast. Whole Body Mental Health Radio is a show that thinks broadly about mental health and addictions, from the mind-body connection and genetics, to the community and the world! From psychiatrists to nutritionists, NASA scientists, neuro-theologists, cyber-psychologists, indigenous leaders, and environmental experts, guests explore the range of human experience and the many factors that contribute to wellbeing, as individuals and as a global community.

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Mar
25
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Mar
17
9:30 AM09:30

UCLA MARC Workshop - EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care

Dr. Steve will present EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care at UCLA. It is presented as part of the workshop series at the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) which is is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Other presenters over the years have included Dr. Daniel Siegel, Diana Winston, Dr. Sue Smalley and many others. As with other times this workshop has been presented, 6 APA CEs are available and 6 EMDRIA Credits as well. This event is for clinicians and others both those trained in EMDR and those curious about the therapy.

$60 - Regular
$48 - UCLA Staff / Seniors 65+
$0 - UCLA Students
$20 Fee For CEs

For more information & to register, please visit: http://marc.ucla.edu/workshops

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Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

Pax Open House - Presenting Clinical Dharma

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Clinical Dharma: Taking Care of Self and Others for Trauma-Focused Care

Pax House is opening their new residential facility! As part of their celebration I will be giving a talk on Clinical Dharma and its usefulness in helping addictions professionals take care of themselves. Candy Finnegan from the show "Intervention" will be the other speaker. 2 CEs are available, 1 each for Candy's presentation and my presentation.

www.paxhouse.org

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Feb
25
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

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Feb
9
to Feb 11

Feb 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: February 9, 10, 11, 2018
(this training has sold out)

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Hilton Pasadena - Monterey Room - 168 South Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Dharma Talk and Meditation at ATS Melrose

I will lead the 11am Sunday morning meditation and give a talk on January 14, 2018 at Against The Stream - Melrose. The Sunday morning sitting features a number of different teachers from a variety of backgrounds, so my Zen practice of over 20 years is often welcomed on these mornings... but we shall see what the day brings. Come and spend Sunday morning with the Against the Stream sangha.

4300 Melrose Avenue, LA, CA 90029

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Jan
4
1:00 PM13:00

Refuge Recovery Center Intention Setting Ceremony and Open House

On Thursday, January 4th, 2018, from 1 until 4pm, all of you in the treatment world... therapists and counselors and others... are invited to set your intentions for the year in a formal Buddhist intention setting ceremony. Food will be served and there is an opportunity to start the year with your colleagues with the intention of deepening our commitment to end suffering, and to do so by enjoying and supporting each other. I will be there as will the rest of the Refuge Recovery Centers team, and we all look forward to seeing you.

The event is at our outpatient center at 4302 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

RSVP for the free event here.

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Speaking at EMDR Connect in Pasadena

EMDR Connect is a fantastic Southern California and beyond EMDR networking group, hosted in a cyber fashion ongoing, and hosting networking events for EMDR therapists. I will give the presentation for the December meeting at 10am-1130am on Saturday December 9... a great opportunity to meet other EMDR therapists and to learn about the contents of our new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

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Nov
17
to Nov 19

November 2017: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: November 17, 18, 19, 2017

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Greater East-Side Los Angeles Area - Due to confidentiality issues we do not post the address until registration is complete; if you have further questions about this arrangement or need more info before registering, please contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

ATS Event: 21st Century Dharma - New Perspectives and Therapies

Meditation & Dharma Talk w/ Dr. Stephen Dansiger, Josh Korda & Noah Levine.
November 13th, 7:30PM, Santa Monica, CA

As the dharma spreads to new cultures it invariably assimilates the world views and practices of that culture, creating vibrantly new approaches to spiritual practice. For example, when Buddhism spread to China and then Japan it amalgamated core Taoist principles, resulting in the Zen lineage. 

Today much of the interaction in the US is seen between the dharma and Western therapy, resulting in a wide variety of innovative modalities, including DBT, MBSR, and others, while also expanding lay participation in Buddhist meditation at dharma centers.

Dr. Steve Dansiger and Buddhist Teacher Josh Korda have been deeply engaged in synthesizing new directions for Western Buddhism and therapies. The former has been combining the dharma with modern interventions, specifically EMDR therapy, to address trauma directly, and promote long term recovery and deeper, more sustainable dharma practice. The latter has been integrating core buddhist concepts with new therapeutic approaches—such as Attachment Theory, internal self-states and emotion centered modalities—into new approaches for Buddhist spiritual counseling.

Noah Levine (who wrote the foreword to both their books) will introduce old friends Steve and Josh, as they lead meditation, give a talk, and answer questions, on the eve of both of their book releases: Josh Korda's Unsubscribe and Stephen Dansiger (with Jamie Marich) with EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Teleseminar w/ Drs. Jamie Marich & Stephen Dansiger

My colleague and co-author Jamie Marich does a monthly free teleconference where she interviews those who might be helpful to others in the field. In November, it will be Jamie and I talking about our very soon to be released book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care. I always look forward to this and other opportunities to tag team with Jamie on the project of transforming suffering for those that we can with EMDR therapy, Mindfulness, and in moving from trauma informed to trauma focused care.

The teleconference is free... For more information and to RSVP, click here

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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Half Day with Dr. Stephen Dansiger - Against The Stream San Francisco

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Very much looking forward to my first Half Day Retreat at Against the Stream San Francisco... SF feels like my second California home with all the family and friends I have up there... looking forward to sitting with the sangha for a few hours...

The Four Divine Abodes and the Transformation of Trauma and Suffering:

The ancient teachings of the Buddha and those who have followed over the millennia have outlined many aspects of the enlightenment experience, including the Brahmaviharas: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. These are often described as the result of dedicated practice, but can also be cultivated directly through practices specific to these four qualities. Modern trauma theory and practice also outlines the critical need for the cultivation of positive states and resources as the key to success in bringing traumatic stress to an adaptive resolution. Through talks, discussion, sitting and walking, this Half Day retreat will guide participants to develop these Four Immeasurables not as a spiritual bypass, but rather as a path to the transformation of trauma, toward the cessation of suffering.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

COST: Sliding Scale: $25 – $60, plus an offering of DANA to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less. Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Presentation at Annual Conference of the the California Association of Anger Management Providers on EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness

I will present from 11am until Noon at this all day conference on the effectiveness of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness strategies in the treatment of trauma related anger, both from the PTSD perspective and trauma related dilemmas below the threshold of PTSD.

Friday, October 20, 2017 at the California Endowment Center at 1000 North Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012. There will be a continental breakfast from 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Conference is from 9am - 5pm

For more information and to register, click here.

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