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Retreats and Mindfulness Opportunities

Summer Day Retreat

August 5, 2023 - Saturday

in-person:  ONE DAY CE RETREAT

"MINDFULNESS: Building Resilience while

Reducing Stress & Anxiety"

includes Silent Working Lunch Meditation, at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, CA

This workshop provides 6 Hours of mandatory BBS Continuing Education for

CA LMFTs,  LCSWs,  LPCCs,  LEPs  and BBS Associates

Jerome Front, LMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

(Provider #15848) to sponsor Continuing Education for CA LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. 

Jerome Front, LMFT maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Pre-licensed members may earn hours of experience for attending

this workshop as approved by their supervisors. CE  Certificates provided onsite.

CAMFT CEP#: 015848   -  LMFT#:  MFC30359.


Retreat Description 

NOTE: This Summer Training Retreat usually fills up - Register Early - especially if you will be attending with anyone! 


This day of mindfulness is an oasis from the world's stress...

Savor this Retreat Center's peaceful, rustic rolling hills while learning mindful practices for building resilience, calm and awe, while reducing anxiety and stress. This active training in mindfulness and meditation, taught in down-to-earth language, includes a working silent-lunch meditation!  No prior meditation experience is necessary.


Location: Holy Spirit Retreat Conference Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino, CA 91436


Cost: $159 per person, Payable by PayPal On-line. (or by Check to:

“Jerome Front, MA, LMFT," Suite #2A,

12456 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.


Refund Policy: Prior to JUL 28, 2023, cost is refundable minus a 10% Cancellation fee. 

After JUL 28, 2023 Fee is completely Non-refundable -- for any reason -- and Non-transferable to other workshops.


**CE Workshop Details:

Course Description:

 This specific course emphasizes Two-fold Evidence-based Clinical Mindfulness Practices: Benefits Cultivated by: 1) Formal Meditation Practice, and 2) Informal/ Everyday Mindfulness Practices.   We will also define 3 key facets to clinical mindful practice that form a foundation for clinical interventions.  Topics also include clinical interventions for helping clients build resilience, calm, and awe, while reducing stress and anxiety. This clinical training workshop will alternate between lecture, immersive /experiential mindful practice and active learning, as well as discussion periods that deepen participants firsthand learning of clinical mindfulness,  and provide foundational elements for using mindfulness based interventions.


**Clinical CE Objectives - Participants will be able to: 

1) List 3 Facets of Mindfulness Foundational to Interventions for Resilience & Reducing Stress/ Anxiety

2) Describe and Implement Two Formal Mindfulness Practices for Stress/ Anxiety Reduction

3) List 2 Questions Useful for Cultivating Informal Practice for Stress/ Anxiety Reduction 

4) Describe Two Ways Informal Mindfulness Practice Can Decrease Stress in Everyday Interactions

5) Identify 3 Qualities of Embodied Experience in Mindful Sensory Meditations for Increasing Calm and Awe

6) List Research and Resources for Stress/ Anxiety Reduction and Building Resilience & Awe


Special Needs:  Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you have a special need and plan to attend a workshop, please contact Jerome Front prior to registering at or 818-760-7725.  Requests can be honored if they are made 30 days or more before the workshop/ training date.


Consent to Use Photographic and Video Images: Jerome Front, LMFT and affiliates may be photographing, video- or audio- taping, or webcasting this workshop or retreat.  Attendance at, and/or participation at this event constitute and agreement by attendee to use and distribution of the participant’s image or voice in photographs, tapes, electronic reproductions. 




“Mindfulness Meditation, Contemplative Living & Reducing Stress”

If you've ever wanted to learn meditation in a safe environment or would like more relaxation, well-being and sanity as part of your everyday experience, this refreshing & life-affirming class is for you.  The class provides instruction in Mindfulness Meditation and helps you find ways to infuse more peace and satisfaction in everyday life. The class draws on innovations in Mind-Body Medicine and traditional Contemplative practices. This class grows out one of the original resources for mindfulness in Los Angeles, since 1996. 


Every class includes a lesson and an experiential practice. On-going depth lessons include: Increasing well-being; Bringing deeper presence and awareness to relationships and communication as well as sustaining meaning and creativity at work and at home. Experiential practices include: Sitting Meditation, Body-Scan, Sensory work, Gentle Stretching and more! 


You'll receive weekly instruction, warm support and an on-going intimate practice community to sustain your progress. Pre-Registration is Required to Enter Class. No CE hours for this class.. This is an On-going class - not a drop-by class. Class recommended readings include: The Wise Heart and The Mindful Brain, written by, respectively, Jack Kornfield and Daniel Siegel, as well as Coming To Our Senses, by Jon Kabat-Zinn. More information by clicking on the "Mindfulness Meditation Class" option on the menu. 


Meditative living is not an "alternative to ordinary life," but rather "ordinary life itself, lived more fully." Come taste how a regular meditation practice can infuse your days with a sweet, mindful awareness. For the next class cycle dates: (818) 760-7725.

This is an On-going class, paid in four consecutive-class cycles.  Not a drop-by class: Online Class in Zoom Room - video participation required.  Future classes may be held in Studio City. (Pre-registration Required) 

Two Choices: 

>Thursday Eves: 8:00-9:30pm. OR, 

>Fridays: 11:00am to 12:30pm. 


COST: Only $150 For a 4-Class Cycle. 

No refunds or transfers for missed classes.

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