Therapist and Coach Training Program on the Integration of Awareness Meditation with Psychotherapy

Are you looking for a better way to connect meaningfully with your clients, and to support them as they pursue change on a deeper, more transformative level?

Research indicates that meditation can offer incredible benefits.

Patients who develop a meditative practice may see greatly reduced stress levels, improved physical health, increased energy, and greater clarity of mind. Yet for many of the coaches and therapists I’ve worked with or spoken to over the years, meditation is still the “undiscovered country.” Even when they feel their clients could benefit from meditation, they don’t know how to suggest it, how to support it, or what resources they can offer their clients.

Part of the hesitation is that many of us in the healing professions haven’t really delved deeply into meditation ourselves. This is exactly what my program – Integrating Awareness Meditation with Psychotherapy – is designed to solve.

For over thirty years, I have been a participant in programs at the Washington Center for Consciousness Studies, mentored closely by director Rudy Bauer, Ph.D. I have developed a deep understanding of the traditions and methods that emphasize the embodiment of consciousness, particularly Dzogchen and Western Phenomenology. These teachings have been highly transformative in my life and in the lives of my clients.

Life is easier when you have the skills to calm your nervous system when it gets out of whack in response to stress, when you can shift into calmness in any moment throughout the day. When you can live from that expanded, energized place of presence and inter-connection. That’s true for our clients and the people we help – and it’s also true for ourselves.

My program will help you not only to develop the skills you need to teach and support clients as they begin incorporating meditation into their lives, but also to embark on your own transformative journey.

When we learn how to become aware of awareness itself, we are able to separate ourselves from our thoughts and any limiting beliefs. We then can express ourselves from a more cohesive, expansive and present place. Working within that expanded state of consciousness improves our clarity and perception as therapists, and also helps to facilitate our clients’ experience of this uniquely liberating state of awareness.

I will begin accepting participants for the next round of Integrating Awareness Meditation with Psychotherapy in January 2020. There are several study options to accommodate participants’ time constraints, and I also offer an accelerated program for people with extensive prior experience with meditation and energy medicine.

If you think this program is the right fit for you – or you’d like to learn more – I’d love to speak with you. You can contact me at 202-230-1075 or jannicholsonedd@gmail.com to register or get more information.