Program Details

Meditation for Psychotherapists and the Therapeutic Relationship

with Marita McLaughlin & Timothy Pedigo
November 13 / 9:00 AM - November 13 / 12:00 PM

Meditation offers a unique support for recognizing our basic sanity and wisdom. Our original sanity can be uncovered as we open to the direct experience of all aspects of what is showing up in our mind and body.  We have an innate capacity to perceive our physical sensations, emotions and thoughts as they arise moment to moment. We can strengthen our collaboration with clients by employing curiosity and recognizing our mutual human goodness beyond any diagnosis or techniques.  


Objectives of this training: 
- Appreciate human basic goodness as basis for the therapeutic process
- Distinguish mindfulness and meditation 
- Understand the meditation and brain relationship 
- Learn how to establish a consistent personal meditation practice 
- Utilize an inclusive approach to what comes up in our human experience
- Clarify when meditation is clinically appropriate for clients


We are happy to make this program available to 20 people in-person and an additional 25 people via Zoom.  Please register soon and indicate your choice for these limited spots.  Those registering for the online option will receive access to the Zoom link.  


3 CEUs available; select Continuing Education Units Price.


Current Covid-19 protocols of masking and social distancing will be observed for everyone's safety and well-being.



Workshop Leaders:

Marita McLaughlin, M.Ed., LCPC, has 40+ years experience as a Shambhala Meditation Instructor and senior teacher at the Shambhala Meditation Center, teaching throughout the midwest. She is in private practice specializing in trauma-informed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.  She lives in Evanston, IL. 


Tim Pedigo, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 34 years of clinical experience, specializing in trauma and dissociation. He is also an authorized Shambhala Path Meditation instructor and co-coordinator of the Matteson Shambhala Meditation Group. Currently, he is an assistant professor in psychology at Governors State University and coordinator of the masters in clinical psychology program. He lives with his wife Karen in Flossmoor, Illinois.


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