Cultivating Mindful Awareness - Transforming Depression and Anxiety | Befriending Emotions

Lee Lipp, Ph.D.

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Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion

Sunday, January 15, 2017 – 9am to 5pm

with Rev. Kanzan David Zimmerman and Paul Irving
Sponsored by San Francisco Zen Center

Rev. David Zimmerman Paul Irving

Suzuki Roshi said, “In the Beginner’s Mind there are many possibilities ...”

Combining mindfulness meditation with specific therapeutic approaches, this workshop will examine how to best take care of ourselves by relating to depression and anxiety with compassion. The aim of the workshop is for participants to practice identifying, relating to, and interrupting conditionings that are hindrances to feeling better. With encouragement and skillful means to interrupt the mind’s habitual patterns contributing to depression and anxiety, participants can cultivate practices to manage and prevent chronic feelings of unhappiness.

Appropriate for those who are new to meditation and for those who are experienced meditators, this workshop also meets the CE criteria for several health care professional designations.

Everyone is welcome.


San Francisco Zen Center - City Center
308 Page St., (near Laguna), San Francisco


$100 / $90 current SFZC members / $80 limited income.
Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)
Please bring a bag lunch.
*Add $30 for CEU certificate fee, to be paid at the time of registration.

Registration: or call 415-863-3136

CE credits:

7 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. The $30 fee can be paid at the time of registration. San Francisco Zen Center and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) have teamed together to offer CE credit to MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. SCRC offers CE credit to MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #PCE1851). SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education activities for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. SCRC also offers CE credit to nurses (California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP11909). For complete information visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD, at 707-763-3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department at [email protected].

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