Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Center for Mindfulness and Presence Admission to P. G. Advanced Diploma In Mindfulness And Presence Oriented Psychotherapy: Integrating Compassing and Windom

Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Center for Mindfulness and Presence Admission to P. G. Advanced Diploma In Mindfulness And Presence Oriented Psychotherapy: Integrating Compassing and Windom (2022-2024).

P. G. ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN MINDFULNESS AND PRESENCE ORIENTED PSYCHOTHERAPY: INTEGRATING COMPASSION AND WISDOM (A NON-DUAL APPROACH) 2022-2024. Joint PG Advanced Diploma in Mindfulness and Presence Oriented Psychotherapy: Integrating Compassion and Wisdom (a Non-Dual Approach) between Just Being Center for Mindfulness and Presence and Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Date and time: Aug. 17, 2022 10:00AM – March 10, 2024 7:00PM

Venue: Just Being Center, Pune (online)

1. Join in a fully online format

2. Join in a hybrid format- both in-person and/or online format

In person classes will be held at Just Being Center for Mindfulness and Presence, Pune

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Just Being Center for Mindfulness and Presence, Pune and Centre for Lifelong Learning, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai are happy to announce Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Mindfulness and Presence Oriented Psychotherapy: Integrating Compassion and Wisdom (a Non-Dual Approach) which will commence on 17th August 2022.

The course is offered in two formats – an online format and in a hybrid online and in-person format.

This 960 hour part-time programme which spans over 2 years includes 540 hours of practical & field work.

Important Dates : Tata Institute of Social Sciences Admission

20th DECEMBER 2022Announcement of the course through Just Being Center, Pune and opening registrations.
OngoingPersonal interviews and selection process
20th JUNE 2022Last date of registration and to submit the fee for the first year of the course to Just Being Center, Pune (online).
30th  JUNE, 2022Last date to submit Year1 fee and complete other fomalities
17th AUGUST 2022Commencement of Academic session 2022-2024 of the programme. Pre- Program Mindfulness Practice begins June 20th, 2022

About Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

The TISS is a multi-campus public funded research university in Mumbai, India. TISS is Asia’s oldest institute for professional social work education and was founded in 1936 in then Bombay Presidency of British India as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust.

In 1944, the institute was officially renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and in 1964, the Government of India declared TISS as Deemed university under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.

About Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL)

The CLL is an Independent Centre at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Centre for Lifelong Learning was established in 1981 as the Department of Extra Mural Studies and was renamed in 2006.The CLL offers a vibrant learning environment for learners of all ages ranging from 18 to 81 years.

It is supported by its own faculty, as also from other Schools and Centres of the Institute and visiting faculty from across the best institutions in the country.

Some of the significant adult learning programmes include Certificate, Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills, Diploma in Gerontology, ODL Diploma in Youth Leadership and Social Change & Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy and Certificate Programmes in Geriatric Care and in Oncological Care Giving.

The diploma program is associated with the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

About Just Being Center for Mindfulness and Presence

Just Being Center for Mindfulness and Presence is an organization based in Pune that is engaged in Mindfulness and Presence oriented work for individuals, groups, families, schools, social and corporate organizations.

The vision is that every individual, community and organization have access to an inherent deep and always available reservoir of wisdom and compassion and live in alignment with a deeper essence. Awareness, Compassion and Wisdom are both the field as well as the tools.

JBC MP envisions people, relationships, education, businesses and all aspects of human life to be deeply rooted in being'.

Just Being Center for Mindfulness and Presence offers Mindfulness and Presence oriented approaches to the community.

One key area is in offering cutting edge trainings merging contemporary psychology and wisdom approaches to mental health professionals such as psychotherapists, counsellors and others in the field of mental health as well as empower deep listening spaces in the community.

What is Mindfulness and Presence Oriented Psychotherapy?

Mindfulness and Presence Oriented Psychotherapy constitutes a training in orientation – an orientation to Presence orbeingness’. It also equips therapists with the required skills and attitude to deeply listen that allow for deeper healing forces to emerge in psychotherapeutic contact.

It is a phenomenological approach that facilitates the client’s movement towards a felt sense of wholeness.

This is a very alive and fluid process, deeply listening and following a moment to moment unfolding where therapist and client work closely together, in an embodied way, in an atmosphere of safety and trust.

What the training entails?

The therapist is equipped with background knowledge drawing from interpersonal neurobiology, neuroscience, attachment theory, somatic and energy psychology, trauma resolution principles and mindfulness basedcognitive behavioural work.

Key principles from Buddhist Psychology informs the work and relevant exposition to other wisdom traditions supports an understanding of a sense of Self.

Besides verbal contact, other modalities such as art and movement are also used to facilitate a non-conceptual intuitive knowing and sensing’ that guides the process of therapy.

The course is also a training in formal mindfulness practices that enables a natural flow of compassion and wisdom. It equips therapists to imbibe an attitude of openness, non-judgement, kindness, curiosity andnot knowing’.

There is an exposition to key principles that marks mindfulness based approaches in therapy. The inner work of the therapist is emphasized as the ground on which therapeutic contact is established and deepened.

Hence an ongoing mindfulness and meditation practice and attending retreats is part of the course as well as engaging in one’s own psychological work from a Presence perspective. It also equips the therapist with the necessary skills to engage and allow for the client’s inherent sense of wisdom to emerge in a moment to moment process.

The course also encourages participants to take the learnings of the course and apply it to their area of interest and expertise with the populations they work with. In the second year, participants engage in research where the methodologies of research and writing are in line with the principles of Mindfulness and Presence.

Course Design:

The Mindfulness and Presence Oriented Psychotherapy course is a systematic and sensitively designed course to have an inner experience of Mindfulness and Presence drawing both from wisdom traditions as well as evidence based approaches in psychology and its application in one on one and group work.

There is exposition to a number of approaches in Psychology with a Mindfulness and Presence orientation such as the Focusing methodology, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness Based Interventions, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment work, Somatic Approaches that include the subtle body, Polyvagal Theory and trauma sensitive therapy and Non-Dual Approaches in Psychology.

Each module sets the base for a deepening into the following principles and bringing this in the therapeutic space.

● Intention

● Attention

● Attunement

● Resonance

● Wholeness

There is a rich exposition to many contemporary methodologies in psychotherapy that highlight these principles. As a unique approach it has been developed and designed by Sandy Dias Andrade, a psychotherapist in Mindfulness and Presence oriented work.

As an approach to psychotherapy it brings about the inherent capacity of therapist and client to align and attune with a deeper wisdom and a fuller and more true nature of Self. The small group size facilitates individual mentoring and group learning.

Some important Course Requirements is as follows:

● 80% Class attendance. In case of an emergency, contact the coordinator to take remedial action.

● Mindfulness Training

● 60 Peer Sessions

● 60 Client Sessions

● 20 Personal Counselling Sessions

● 10 Individual Supervision Sessions

● Submission of Research Project

At the end of the course: Students will receive a Joint PG Advanced Diploma certificate from Just Being Center for Mindfulness and Presence and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

Course: 46 credits 960 hours

HOURS / DURATIONELIGIBILITY
Class hours 420 hours1. Academic background in Psychology/ Social Work/Psychiatry at graduate/postgraduate level
Practicum & Field Work 540 hours2. Practicing Counselors & therapists will be preferred

Joint PG Advanced Diploma in Mindfulness and Presence Oriented Psychotherapy: Integrating Compassion and Wisdom (a Non-Dual Approach) between Just Being Center for Mindfulness and Presence and Tata Institute of Social Sciences Practicum & Field Work consists of:

● Online Reviews

● Assignments

● Book Reviews

● Personal counselling sessions

● Peer sessions

● Client sessions

● Research project

● Mindfulness Practice

To apply, contact

Email : [email protected]

Phone : +91-9011036828

Application Form: https://forms.gle/LymUHywf3V6RtheRA

● Post application submission, short-listed candidates will be invited for 1-1 interview.

● If you are selected into the programme, you will be requested to reserve your seat by paying a non-refundable deposit of Rs 15000/- within 2 weeks and remaining Year 1 fee payment by June 30th, 2022 along with completion of other formalities (document submission etc)

● Due to the nature of learning, we keep the group size limited to 24. Students from different parts of India and abroad apply for the course and the seat is secured for you. Hence, fee once paid is not refundable.

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