Advanced Mindfulness-Based  Skills Training

Advanced Mindfulness-Based Skills Training

A Two-Day Intensive Workshop

Advanced Mindfulness-Based  Skills Training
Dr Koke Saavedra

This stimulating 2-day intensive, highly experiential workshop offers advanced practical applications of mindfulness for helping and educational professionals. The workshop is designed to be ‘next level’ training for professionals who already understand and practice mindfulness, are looking to further their skills and confidence in the approach and add some new applications to their mindfulness tool box.

Koke’s goals for the training are to help participants to: 
Improve the effectiveness and impact of their mindfulness-based practice with clients of all ages;
Enhance the quality of therapeutic relationships with clients, as well as their own professional and personal relationships;
Deepen personal mindfulness skills to reduce stress and sustain a greater sense of wellbeing in the face of challenging clients and work environments.

Over the two days, Koke will present participants with a range of engaging, in depth mindfulness exercises designed to help people enhance their awareness of self and others, contact and regulate difficult emotion, identify valued ends and promote valued living and wellbeing, and enhance relationships. The training will make use of engaging experiential exercises and live demonstrations in both small group and individual contexts, all grounded on well-supported mindfulness-based contemporary theory and research. Participants will leave with the desire and confidence to immediately incorporate the new practical skills into their lives and work.

Dr Koke Saavedra (Doctorate in Psychology) is an active US-based Clinical Psychologist and mindfulness practitioner. He trained and practices in Berkeley, California, where he has an active private practice. He is the current Clinical/Counseling Director of Seeds of Awareness, bringing mindfulness to schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also the past Clinical Director of the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Clinic. Koke has extensive experience training professionals and graduate students in contemporary mindfulness-based and behavioral therapies. His vast knowledge of mindfulness combined with his dynamic and thoughtful presentation style mean this is a training opportunity not to be missed for all professionals wanting to extend their mindfulness practice to a new level. Koke is one of Compass Seminars most popular and requested presenters and we do expect places on this training to sell quickly, so we would certainly encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.

20 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland

"Koke is an amazing man and I feel really grateful to have spent the last two days with him. It was a very beneficial course for us wanting an advanced course. Koke gave us the opportunity to grow and acknowledge the things we so often avoid."



"Awesome training. I enjoyed the style and approach to learning. It allows for much insight and personal development."



"Thank you, a very personal and intimate workshop. More than what I expected it to be but a wonderful, confronting, beautiful journey."

Mental Skills Coach


"I enjoyed Koke's skilled facilitation and the rich discussion. The emphasis on mindfulness practice throughout the 2 days was also valuable and supportive."

Clinical Psychologist


"Another great seminar. It was a platform for a lot of thought and personal awareness and I am sure it is going to give my professional and personal ethic and values a lot more purpose and meaning."

Social Worker

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018
End Date: Friday 23rd November 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Venue: Quality Hotel Parnell
Address: 20 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland
Lunch & Tea Break Catering
Workshop Notes Provided
Certificate Provided
Bookshop at Seminar
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $549.00 incl GST
  • Ex Tax: $477.39