Zentensive Workshop and Retreats® are for those who feel drawn to exploring the rich intersection of meditation and Western psychology. They offer advanced levels of training for mental health professionals interested in accessing deeper unconscious patterns, as well as for dharma practitioners who may wish to discover a greater understanding of the more hidden dimensions of the psyche.

These trainings take advantage of the natural deepening and openness that comes about as the mind quiets down – and merges this inner silence with a strong psychodynamic perspective. Intensive periods of meditation effectively mobilize the mind on both conscious and unconscious levels. This mobilization works broadly – bringing forth a complex mixture of our innate caring and compassion, along with what are often hidden layers of grief and guilt, love and anger.

As practice continues to deepen, we may see more clearly into those repression-based patterns of thinking and feeling that so often cycle through our lives, and inevitably exert a powerful impact on all that we do. Insights into these embedded energies can lead to significant change, which in turn fosters more focused and sustained meditation. This type of work can hold significance for all practitioners, and for psychotherapists, these insights and openings can have particular value in terms of their work with clients.

These Five-Day Zentensives have been approved for 30 CE/CEUs, including 2 for ethics, by The Washington School of Psychiatry. Credits are applicable to all mental health professionals including doctors, psychologists, social workers, LPCs, and nurses.

For more detailed information, read the professionally-journaled research article about Zentensives®.

See the five-day workshop & retreat description and sample schedule.

For a fuller exploration of Zentensives and this psychodynamic approach, click here.