Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback®: A Compassionate Approach to Optimal Health
Lake Blackshear, Georgia | March 2022
Join us in the restorative retreat setting of Lake Blackshear, where you will learn to harness the healing power of modern health technologies such as biofeedback, mindfulness, and compassion-based strategies in an innovative approach to hack resilience in our own lives.
We will practice skills to calm negative emotional and physical symptoms, develop a mindful brain, and regulate the effects of stress. Together we will explore and discover our inner resources to create our BEST self. The workshop will help us learn how to incorporate these tools into everyday life so that we are able to continue our self-healing long after the training.
The cohesive group experience paves the way for participants to establish a new path to fulfillment in their life from the collective inspiration, connection, and wisdom of the group. Growing into a more mindful way of life is achievable to anyone who recognizes a need for shift in their life and sets an intention to move forward.
Workshop opportunities may include:
- Meditating and practicing psychological skills to promote insight as well as create new neural pathways for healthy and creative brain development
- Exploring natural mind/body healing rhythms (yogic exercises and somatic breathing methods) for nervous system regulation
- Exploring mindfulness, yogic practice, self hypnosis and somatic methods for containment and release of painful feeling states
- Simple tools for assessing and regulating physiology through biofeedback
- Discovering practices that promote loving-kindness and self-compassion
- Tai chi/ singing bowls/ tuning forks/ yoga/ music/ massage
Participants will learn to:
- Identify what can and cannot be managed and how to adopt healthy responses to situations
- Learn and practice interventions designed to promote well-being
- Use state of the art technology to assess how my body reacts to stress and track progress
- Use tools to mitigate stress and reduce or eliminate burnout to improve wellbeing as measured by life satisfaction, stress perception,
- Practice connecting with empathy to bolster wellness and my ability to give and receive compassion, embracing interconnectedness of diverse perspectives.
- Use Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation practices creating positive, reproducible, long-term health-promoting changes.
- Use a stepwise approach to habit change that motivates behavior change that improves adherence and/or diet/lifestyle changes.
- Identify and manage the causes of distractions to improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
- Improve health-related quality of life and well-being
Meet Your Facilitators
Dr. Urszula Klich is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker with 25 years of experience teaching self-regulation for optimal health. She is board certified in biofeedback and is the president of the Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association. She is a certified meditation teacher in Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT®) through Emory University and has served on various medical teams in pain institutes and hospitals. Out of her experience in treating people with complex medical conditions, catastrophic injuries and chronic pain, Klich pioneered a specialized program of Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback® (MBB) which has been published and widely applied from hospitals to classrooms. The program is based on the premise that integrating mindfulness and compassion-informed treatment with traditional medicine fosters individuals’ healing power to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. During the COVID health crisis, she has been honored to consult with programs on burnout, empathy fatigue, and developing compassion resilience. Dr. Klich views living mindfully and performing optimally as accessible to anyone who recognizes a need for a shift in their life and sets an intention to move forward. She welcomes you to explore and practice mindfulness and compassion strategies that she has witnessed as having the power to transform and alleviate what is often decades of pain.
Questions? Contact Us.