Contemplative Group Process: Therapy or Spiritual Practice?

July 19th, 2006Susan Nimmanheminda, LCSW, NCPsyA, CGPPrivate Practice, BoulderHost: Barry Erdman

About the Presentation

I will describe a Contemplative Group Process model which has developed out of a course taught in the M.A. Contemplative Psychotherapy program at Naropa. I’ll talk about its relationship to Buddhism and mindfulness practices, its contract and objectives, related issues such as analysis vs. investigation, and individual and group resistances. Following the talk I’ll offer a demonstration group and allow time for discussion.

About the Presenter

Susan Nimmanheminda, LCSW is a Certified Psychoanalyst and a Certified Group Therapist. She’s been practicing in Boulder for over 15 years, working with individuals, couples and groups. After getting her Masters of Social Work at University of Denver, she completed trainings in Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychology with Stanislov Grof, and Hakomi Body Oriented Psychotherapy before pursuing psychoanalytic training at the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CCMPS).

Susan is adjunct faculty at Naropa, on the faculty and Board at CCMPS, and a founding member of the Colorado Group Psychotherapy Society. She has presented on Buddhism and group therapy at the American Group Psychotherapist Association’s national conference several times.

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