Training for Social Workers, Licensed Creative Arts Therapists, and Mental Health Practitioners.

An Experiential Training

Mindful awareness, coupled with compassion practices, teaches us to acknowledge suffering more fully and to hold it compassionately. All humans suffer from loneliness, anger, confusion, insecurity, anxiety, and sorrow.

We cultivate the conditions that support and invite us to be vulnerable to our suffering so that we can learn about compassion. We learn to grow our capacity to be with our suffering so that we can be more present to the suffering of others.

In this workshop, we will teach specific practices drawn from eastern compassion and meditation teaching. These practices train us how to hold our difficulties in a safe and caring environment. We learn to notice our warm-up to reactivity and to pause, breathe, and settle so that we do not cause injury to self or to others.

We will be using techniques derived from psychodrama and sociometry as well as group sharing as our primary tools, furthering our investigation into what arises from our meditations.


Participants will learn to:

  • Help clients describe their “internal holding environment”, (physiological/psychological and attitude). Through meditation, participants will learn to help clients to calm and settle their nervous systems. By doing so, they develop a kinder receptivity to be with what arises.
  • Use the projective technique of the intra-psychic and relational social atom with the “field of care” atom. This guide will help clients explore relationships that need compassionate attention.
  • Integrate the techniques of pausing and naming reactivity so that they can be more skillful in their interventions with clients.

** Advanced registration and payment are required. **



Date Sunday, November 20th, 2022
Time; 1:30 am to 5:30 pm (Eastern time)


(Scholarships are available)

Additional 20.00 fee for New York State for 3 CE credits*

*Sociometric Institute, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social worker #0268, mental health counselors #MHC -0096, and licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0046.

Location: Online via Zoom – link to be sent at a later date
Facilitators: Jaye Moyer, LCSW, TEP and Jacquie Siroka, ACSW

For more information and registration, please contact:

Jaye Moyer, LCSW, TEP

phone: 845-774-9364



Jacquie Siroka, ACSW, TEP

phone: 212-947-7111



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