The CompassionWorks Mindfulness Retreat is for licensed mental health professionals on using mindfulness in their clinical practice. While this retreat is open to all therapists, we will be using and teaching techniques from Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help enhance the process. Non-EMDR-trained therapists won’t be learning how to use eye movements but will be taught ancillary techniques to use with others and on themselves.
This retreat is for all Mental Health Professionals (EMDR-trained and non-EMDR trained) who want to learn about Mindfulness, EMDR, and Body Awareness and use it with their clients in their clinical practice.
You do not need to be trained in EMDR to attend this workshop but you will come away from it knowing more about it – when to refer clients, how to use it in your own experience, or possibly deciding to become an EMDR-trained therapist, yourself.
Our presenters are comprised of both licensed clinicians and certified yoga instructors. They are here to guide you in your training. Through them, you will learn mindfulness, meditation, EMDR strategies, and integrate techniques when working with your clients.
Jose is a licensed clinical social worker and an EMDR Trainer and Consultant. He served in the U.S. Army; after his military service, Jose attended Baylor University, where he received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work, and a master’s degree in theological studies. He completed his Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Jose has several publications, and he has conducted many professional presentations and workshops. Jose’s research focus is on the interventions clinicians use to treat trauma, neuroscience, social work practice, faith, trauma, and social disparity. He has over 10 years of clinical experience; his clinical specialties are trauma, sexual abuse recovery, domestic violence, substance abuse, and interpersonal relationship issues.
Jordan is an EMDR Therapist, Trainer, and Consultant. Jordan has a deep interest in non-duality, as based in Advaita Vedanta – an ancient wisdom philosophy.
During the retreat, this philosophy is incorporated and will introduce looking at experiences from a very different, "non-dualistic" perspective. Jordan incorporates a non-dual inquiry as it "frees us from seeing our current experiences in the same old way and allows us to be more open, accepting, and gentle with ourselves and others."
Tricia is an EMDR Consultant and 200 RYT Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Tricia is a psychotherapist at private practice, with over 20 years of experience in trauma, anxiety, and codependency recovery.
She applies mindfulness & yoga with clients for resource development, and to expand their window of tolerance with EMDR. Tricia also enjoys teaching clinicians how to be mindfully attuned so they can do the trauma work they love, without compassion fatigue. In workshops and retreats, Tricia incorporates the latest research regarding the effectiveness of yoga & mindfulness for recovery and healing.
Mark is a 200hr RYT Yoga & Meditation teacher. Using yoga to relax the body and tame the mind, Mark helps clients in classes, workshops, and retreats to reach deeper states of mindful awareness.
Mark works with private and corporate clients in equine-assisted coaching and is also certified in NLP, Hypnosis & Reiki. All these different modalities allow Mark to guide people to find their own rhythm and to experience their lives without limitations.