Focused Awareness: Where Science Meets Practice

with Susan Taylor, October 22-23, 2022

Workshop Information

The Focused Awareness Course-Where Science Meets Practice is the companion to Susan Taylor’s Meditation Specialist Training designed for practitioners. This 15 hour program offers a complete training using blended learning to create sustainable results. We will go through a systematic
meditation process step-by-step, and break down all the preparatory practices as well as the complete practice. This protocol serves as a foundation for learning the neurophysiology and subtle components of the healing benefits of meditation.

You’ll receive guidance on the subtle points of meditation practice, which require the direct guidance of a teacher proficient in this practice. This course is designed for healthcare students and practitioners of all levels of proficiency.

Program Features:

  • Learn the science behind meditation and its practices as it relates to health and
    healing.
  • Learn the entire foundation system for mediation step-by-step through in-depth
    lectures and practicums, with a focus on understanding and gaining experiential
    proficiency in a precise set of meditative techniques designed to bring balance to
    the mind-breath-body interface.
  • Build a solid foundation for practice by mastering all of the preparatory skills
    required for Complete Meditation, including:

    • Finding a comfortable and steady sitting posture
    • Diaphragmatic breath training
    • Systematic relaxation techniques
    • Breath Refinement
    • Focusing Attention
  • Building up to the complete practice of Meditation by systematically learning:
    • Breath Awareness
    • Breath Refinement
    • The 5-step main body of a Systematic Meditation Technique
  • Understanding the role of energetic-awareness in Meditation, including both
    science and practice. We’ll explore these concepts in context to movement,
    relaxation, and meditative pranayamas.
  • Overview of a healthy lifestyle that is the foundation of Yoga Science and
    Meditation.
  • Every session will include a guided practice, to help students have a living
    experience of each technique that is part of the Meditation system.
  • Guided practice sessions specifically designed to integrate all of the techniques
    and practices discussed and taught in this course. Each guided practice
    combines breath training, breath-oriented movement, systematic relaxation, and
    5 step Meditation.
  • Receive complimentary access to a community forum

Workshop Instructor

Susan Taylor PhD, will provide training utilizing the methodology used for the past 13 years with Licensed Medical Professionals and the Department of Defense. Dr. Taylor bridges the gap between science and practice as she teaches how to connect to the inner source of knowledge and access the higher functions of mind to experience what lies within our own realm of consciousness. The trainings are designed to inspire others to go beyond the status quo to bring individual change that is needed to collectively bring a positive force of change to the world.

A trained scientist and practitioner, Dr. Taylor has based her career on understanding the link between psychological function and physical reality, and how the mind-body matrix plays a role in our personal and community health and healing potential. Her area of expertise lies in understanding the essential functions of the mind and through proper training can serve as a tool for someone to discover and go beyond their current health status quo.  

Her trainings have been utilized by those experiencing emotional and physical stress resulting in issues such as: Anxiety, Depression, Lack of Confidence, Distraction and Fatigue.  Taylor integrates Leadership, Resilience and Focused Awareness so her students and clients can experience the positive force that leads to change. She has achieved national and international recognition for her teaching of practical ways to integrate the best of Western Medicine with natural health focused traditions.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Taylor has been teaching the integration of nutrition and meditation science as a wellness model for health and healing. Taylor developed the widely acclaimed Meditation Specialist Training, which has won the ANCC award as a unique skills-building competency platform that leads to certification for teachers and healthcare practitioners worldwide. Her long career began at Columbia University Medical School of Nutritional Sciences, where her master’s degree work became the basis for a clinical nutrition practice specializing in the nutrient factors that affect psychological function. Through client and workshop sessions, she concentrated on resolving the physical, emotional and psychological issues related to diet. She later earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she conducted research in Nutritional Biochemistry that appeared in The American Journal of Physiology, Analytical Biochemistry and Clinica Chimica Acta.

During the past decade, she established the Center for Meditation Science, which provides hybrid-integrated nutrition and meditation programs internationally to wellness practitioners, teachers and business professionals. Her scientific acknowledgement as an expert in Meditation Science appears in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2017.  Dr. Taylor has authored several best-selling publications that include  Feeling Good Matters: The Yoga of Mind, Medicine and HealingThe Vital Energy Program, and The Healing Power of Meditation CD series. A frequent guest on radio and television programs, she also hosts the Susan Taylor, PhD online podcast.

Workshop Dates

Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2022, 9:00am-5:30pm

Workshop Format

Live Online. 

Workshop Tuition

Regular – $325 (Early Bird – $300, until September 22)
Students* – $300 (Early Bird – $275, until September 22)
PRC Alumni – $310 (Early Bird – $285, until September 22)

*PRC diploma students will receive 1 NU academic credit for this workshop.

Withdrawal Policy

For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing 30 days or more before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund.  Without exception, no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

Workshop Dates

Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2022, 9:00am-5:30pm

Workshop Format

Live Online. 

Workshop Tuition

Regular – $325 (Early Bird – $300, until September 22)
Students* – $300 (Early Bird – $275, until September 22)
PRC Alumni – $310 (Early Bird – $285, until September 22)

*PRC diploma students will receive 1 NU academic credit for this workshop.

Withdrawal Policy

For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing 30 days or more before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund.  Without exception, no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

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