Training The Mind Using Contemplative Visual Practices
A 4-module course developed at the Centre for Contemplative Creative Science
Learn how to use forms, signs and symbols to train an open, clear and flexible mind.
Access course recordings, readings and reference materials and home practice guides.
Emma JM. Ates RP, RCAT
Learn how contemplative practices based on creativity and the latest research in contemplative science can develop greater clarity, calmness and wellbeing.
About The Course
This course will provide you with a toolkit of contemplative creative practices informed by the latest scientific research on contemplative science and both traditional and modern Buddhist meditation practices. Each week you will receive new creative contemplative experiences to deepen your practice and cultivate greater clarity, calmness and wellbeing. Each module will guide you in understanding the content and processes of your mind, and then explore how you can choose what mind patterns and habits you want to cultivate, and which ones you want to abandon.
4-Module Course with Theory and Guided Practices
Week 1: Identifying Our Perceptions Using Signs and Symbols
Week 2: Clarifying Our Perceptions
Week 3: Understanding Constructs and Conditions of the Mind
Week 4: Cultivating Freedom by Deconstructing the Mind and Ego
Students who take this course will ...
Learn how visual forms, signs and symbols impact your inner narrative
Practice using visual form to achieve clarity
Use contemplative creative practices to help achieve calmness and well-being
Learn how Buddhism has led to Western contemplative practices
Earn a course certificate of completion
What is the transformation students achieve in this course?
Greater clarity and calmness through contemplative visual practices
Greater wellbeing and positive habit change
A toolkit of creative contemplative practices to apply in work and personal practice
About the Facilitator
Emma JM. Ates
Emma is a registered psychotherapist (CRPO), a registered Canadian art therapist (CATA), a contemplative creative psychotherapist (CCCS) with over 20 years of meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism, and 10 years as a contemplative creative instructor. Since January 2021, she works in private practice (part-time) at the Mindful Maelstrom Clinic in Toronto. Emma’s interests explore embodied mind training and philosophy of mind, contemplative psychologies, contemplative arts, and meditation practices found in classical Mahayana Tibetan and Indian Buddhist systems. Emma is the founder and program developer of the Centre for Contemplative Creative Science.