Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Professional Pastoral Counseling Institute 
8035 Hosbrook Road
Suite 300
Cincinnati, OH 45326

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Clark Echols 
Professional Pastoral Counseling Institute 

This workshop for
Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
has the great advantage of being local and inexpensive, and in an intimate and comfortable space, limited to twelve participants, which allows a great deal of interaction, conversation and experiential learning.


The decision to offer this workshop will be made at a later date.

If you would like to be put on the RSVP list (the workshop itself is limited to 12 people) send an email ASAP to:


Accessing Natural Intelligence for Healing 

Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:45 AM to 4 PM
Presenter: Bill Cahalan, Ph.D.

5 CE hours For Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists

Mindfulness is an attitude and skill which many therapists have been integrating with their personal lives and practices. They are finding it helpful in addressing anxiety, depression, stress-related symptoms, and other personal and client issues. It does not require changing one's theoretical orientation, and can be integrated with most therapeutic systems.

This workshop will introduce a particular approach to mindfulness. It will familiarize participants with a relaxed, sustained attentiveness which is receptive to “natural intelligence”. This is the tendency in all life toward creative interdependence and health. We will focus on this process in bodily and emotional functioning, but also in small group dynamics and the wider natural world, more explicitly than is usually presented. 

Natural intelligence is mostly beyond our willful control. It permeates us, the earth and the universe. We wouldn't exist without it. Some may think of it as God's presence, others simply as an inherent, pervasive wisdom. It is accessed in many of the healing arts and is further highlighted by ecology and complex systems science. Cultivating an openness to and resonance with this dynamic quality can lead not only to reduced stress, but deeper joy and creativity.

Learn the nature and origins of mindfulness and of natural intelligence.
Improve the ability to see and feel natural intelligence within, among and around us.Learn five forms of mindfulness practice.
Learn ways to begin a personal practice.
Prepare to apply these practices with adult clients in individual therapy.

$100 per person 
$50 for Masters level students

Limited to 12 participants for more individual attention.

   Bill Cahalan Ph.D is a psychologist who has
   conducted therapy with a wide variety of client
   problems in various settings for over 30 years. He
   works from an experiential/relationship orientation,
   focusing on the client’s relationship with self, others,
   the natural world, and the spiritual dimension of these.
   His approach involves clarifying life directions in a
   vivid, here and now, directly felt way rather than
   through head knowledge alone. 


CSWMFT Board Provider #RCST091801

Walk-ins and unpaid registrants are welcome, but admission cannot be guaranteed as seating is limited.

Because of the small size of our seminars, we cannot promise refunds, however we may be able to offer participation in a future workshop. If you have to cancel, please contact us immediately since we often have a waiting list.

If the workshop is full, and you would like to be put on a waiting list, send an email including the name and date of the workshop and your name and phone number to info@pastoral-counseling.org