Menla Benefits and Participants



Contemplative medicine has its roots in Indian and Tibetan wisdom regarding the nature of sickness and health.



By studying contemplative healing, we learn to:

• Cultivate awareness, clarity and an experience of inner balance.
• Practice the art of not exhausting ourselves while staying engaged in our lives.
• See the healing power in ourselves and others, and uncover empathetic understanding of illness.
• Reduce the negative impact of stress, worry, depression, anxiety and pain resulting from work.
• Minimize the stress of being a caregiver.
• Listen more attentively to your clients and colleagues.
• Learn to apply mindfulness of body, speech and mind in our clinical practice and personal life.

Skills Developed

•  Precision in perception, in particular the differentiation between pure sense perceptions and concepts and ideas that overlay our perceptions.
•  Universal and basic principles of the science of mind and mindfulness- awareness training, including cultivation of loving-kindness and compassion for self and others developed over 2,500 years within the Buddhist tradition, are combined with modern process work in the clinical and therapeutic environment.

Methods presented

•  Healing meditative and awareness exercises, including perception and cognitive methods, and group work psychology
•  Experiential process-oriented methods Application of the science of perception techniques in clinical practice


This training is ideal for doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, yoga instructors, healers, family caregivers, and all people engaged in the healing and helping professions who engage in caring with their full heart and are at risk of burn out. Participants should have an active interest in improving the relationship between healer and patient. Interest in working with speech and body language play an important role. Contact us about continuing education credits.