March 26th, "Focusing and Mindfulness to treat Trauma and PTSD"

If you are interested in the application of Mindfulness and the modality of Focusing, you might enjoy this day.  It will be comprised of four 1.5 hour presentations.

Join us for an Educational Seminar sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota at Marymount University:

“Focusing and Mindfulness to treat Trauma and PTSD”

Friday, March 26, 2010 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Honorable Guest Speaker:

Jonathan Foust

Seminar Description: Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy comes from the pioneering work of philosopher and psychologist Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago, where he collaborated with Carl Rogers. Dr. Gendlin's work has been honored by three awards from The American Psychological Association.  His research found that successful therapy is largely based on what the client is doing internally for a whole bodily “felt sense” of their situation. These findings led to further research in the last fifty years and to exact understandings about how this inner checking can be found.  This workshop will discuss and show how to use these techniques to enter into the body more deeply and   find intricate patterns of personal experience.  This seminar will show how Focusing is used to heal trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) by helping to contact the bodily felt sense of a traumatic experience as a safe observer.  During the day the presentation will also offer experiential teaching and learning by allowing “hands on” application of these techniques.  These teachings are also valuable for dealing with difficult emotions and moods, addictions, compulsions, grief and loss, and other commonly known issues and disorders.

Jonathan Foust: Jonathan is a certified Focusing teacher by the International Focusing Institute. He is also accredited in the field of Mindfulness training and is a senior teacher in the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW). He has practiced meditation and yoga since 1972. A senior teacher and former president of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, he has been teaching yoga and meditation for over twenty years in both residential and corporate settings.  Jonathan leads three weekly meditation classes as well as retreats in the DC area and around the country. He is the creator of the "Year of Living Mindfully" program and offers private sessions in Focusing, a body-oriented therapy that is powerfully synergistic with mindfulness meditation.

Friday, March 26, 2010 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  ∙  Registration begins at 8:00 am

Marymount University  ∙  Ballston Academic Center

1000 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA  22203

Walter B. Truland Auditorium (First Floor)

Metro Accessible ~ Ballston Metro Stop / Orange Line

Very limited parking available

Continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments are included in registration fee – Lunch is on your own

Registration Form (Registration Deadline: March 19, 2010)

Name:  ________________________________ Address: _____________________________________

Phone Number:  _________________________ Email: _____________________________________

Registration Fee:          Marymount Students / Alumni ($25.00)  ________

Professionals / Community Members ($60.00) ______

*Mail this registration form along with a check payable to Marymount University, CSI to:

Dr. Joseph Cooper, Department of Counseling, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207

Questions?  Please Contact Steve Zappalla at or 571-271-7284