Relational mindfulness for love and work.


MEditation x attachment LEVEL ONE

Open to all students, the first level of Mettagroup’s signature Meditation x Attachment course (formerly known as The Meaningful Life) offers instruction in Buddhist theory, Attachment Theory, and in-depth meditation techniques. It focuses on developing secure relationships, uprooting past attachment conditioning and working through conflict resolution strategies to learn how to be completely yourself in your relationships with others and with your work. In other words, this course helps you learn how to live a meaningful life. It draws deeply on John Bowlby’s teachings and Daniel P. Brown's Ideal Parent-Figure (IPF) Attachment Protocol. The new format for this course is a series of four daylong classes, each divided into three sections. It is best experienced by attending all sessions, however students are welcome to drop in on individual classes as well, and it is completely dana (donation)-based. Classes are recorded and archived with video and/or audio files available for students who miss any sessions.

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Level Two is open to students who have completed Level One as well as students have taken any previous iterations of our intensive courses or extended retreats. The course includes one-on-one mentoring and offers a more in-depth exploration of the connections between attachment and regular meditation practice to shift your existing relationships into secure functioning ones, drawing deeply on Dr. Daniel P. Brown’s Idealized Parent Figure (IPF) protocol. Classes are live-streamed for remote students, and are recorded and archived with video and/or audio files available for students who miss any sessions or wish to review the material again.

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Level Three is organized around the Idealized Parent Figure (IPF) protocol and is for those who wish to do the deep work that shifts automatic attachment responses into secure functioning ones. Level Three consists of a monthly group meeting with other students in a supportive, inquisitive and interactive environment.  All current IPF students are eligible to participate in this class. Sign ups will open each month for the next class, and are limited to just eight students on a first come, first served basis, so check back each month for the next session!


Meditation based healing for substance and process-related addictions.


The techniques and strategies covered in Meditation x Addiction (formerly Meditation Interventions for the Addiction Process) are specifically designed to support healing for people dealing with addiction and addiction-related issues. As evidenced by George Haas's own personal path, mindfulness meditation-based skills training can offer a truly effective behavioral change in the realm of addiction. Offered as a 12-week, 36-class intensive outpatient course in partnership with other acute rehab programs, this course combines traditional meditation approaches, the relapse pattern theories from the work of G. Alan Marlatt, Phd., and John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory. Students learn a simple, easy-to-learn, and very pragmatic approach to addressing addiction, and many move on Meditation x Attachment™ Level Two after stabilizing in their recovery to continue to deepen their practice and maintain healthy lifestyle choices. 

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