Doug J. Moore, Ph.D.
Explore some of the previous workshops, groups, and presentations Doug has offered over the years.
Mindfulness for Medical Students
A Program of Thrive and Awaken® for University Hospitals of ClevelandDouglas J. Moore, Ph.D.November & December 2017
This is a series of workshops designed specifically for medical students. Each session had a blend of instruction, experiencing mindfulness, and discussion in how to apply the methods personally and clinically. In addition, mindfulness was placed in the larger context of what it means to be thriving and living one’s potential.
Session 1: The Practice of Mindfulness
What is MindfulnessThe Relationship between Mindfulness and MeditationLearning to Be Present While We are DoingVarious Applications of MindfulnessBenefits and RisksExperiencing MindfulnessHow Mindfulness is Salient in Change and Developing New HabitsResources and Apps
Session 2: Mindfulness of the Mind
Overview of Surviving vs Thriving ModeTraining the Mind to be Focused & ConcentrateExpanding Our Capacity to be Open & CuriousIncreasing Observational Skills and Acceptance
Session 3: Mindfulness of the Body
Mindful Breathing to Calm the Stress ReactionHow Mindfulness affects the Neurobiology of Emotions and ThoughtsImportance of Posture AwarenessMindfulness in Sitting, Standing, Walking, & Exercise
Session 4: Mindfulness of Emotions
Emergence of Compassion, Gratitude, Kindness, Love & AweWorking with Intense Emotions & Self-RegulationRole of Mindfulness and Interpersonal InteractionsIntegrating All the Forms of MindfulnessSustaining a Life-Long Practice
Thriving for Health Care Professionals
A Program of Thrive and Awaken® for the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Rehabilitation HospitalDouglas J. Moore, Ph.D.March, July & October 2017
This is a series of workshops designed to support staff in living and working within Thriving Mode while their patients and families are functioning in Survival Mode.
Balancing the Heart, Mind & BodyCleveland Center for Conscious LivingAugust 22th 2015
Practice tools to stay grounded and centered in your body while clearing the mind and opening the heart. These are the practices necessary for developing presence, compassion, and wisdom.
It’s easy to be on automatic pilot, using our body to transport our head somewhere. We will experience a variety of methods to help us feel very grounded and in touch with our body or belly center while we sit, stand, and move. This is the foundation to feeling centered and present.
We will explore a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques that help to focus and calm the mind. This workshop will be a place to learn these skills or enhance the practice you already have. Candace Pert, a neurobiologist, demonstrated that physiologically we have the brain receptors that make us “Wired for Joy”. The research on meditation has shown it helps to rewire the brain in a way that calms our fears and anxieties, to make room for the joy receptors to be expressed.
Once we feel centered in the moment and clear the mind, we are ready to open the heart and feel love, gratitude, joy, and awe. The researchers at Heart Math say, “The heart is a sensory organ and acts as a sophisticated information encoding and processing center that enables it to learn, remember, and make independent functional decisions.” The heart does more than just pump blood, it remembers. For example, people with heart transplants have reported on memories specific to the donor. In this workshop we will practice a variety of methods that support the intelligence of the heart to express compassion and love.
Join us in learning to Balance the Heart, Mind, and Body so you can experience the joy of living.Come and experience yourself more fully!!!
Using True Thriving™ Practices to Activate Vibrant HealthAmerican Holistic Medical Association, NE Ohio ChapterConscious Living ConsortiumApril 5th & 6th, 2014
Join us for this 2-day workshop/retreat to explore and experience 10 essential practices you can develop to create a life of True Thriving™. Vibrant health of the whole person goes beyond stress management, it centers on life-style shifts that allow us to truly thrive.
* Transform Your Emotions & Rewire Your Brain* Experience Mindfulness, Meditation, Self-inquiry & More…* Convert Reactive, Survival Based Habits into Thriving Skills* Discover 9 Life Strategies Associated with the Enneagram* Balance Foundational & Maladaptive Energies
Studies show that stress can worsen or increase the risk of conditions like obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma. Stress management techniques have been helpful with such conditions. However, the effects of stress management are limited until deeper life-style shifts are implemented that facilitate a vibrancy in health.
Drs. Corcoran and Moore have integrated the concepts of brain science, contemporary psychology & the wisdom of eastern methods into a comprehensive system that is foundational to our personal growth and transformation.
Come, explore your potential for True Thriving™.
This workshop is applicable to holistic practitioners and the general public interested in exploring how to truly thrive for vibrant health and not just get by in life.
Testimonial from Day 1:
“True Thriving™ helped me slow the world down and reconnect with myself. It helped me learn to be a better listener and to bring myself back to the present when my brain starts to drift. And most of al, it helped me to take notice of the victimization weed when it takes hold – and cut it at the root.” Kelsey M.
Journey in Loving Your Soul: Using the Enneagram to Uncover Your Spiritual NatureCleveland Center for Conscious Living & Studio-EJanuary 12th & 13th 2013
A Two-Day Overview of the Enneagram Focusing on How It Can Reveal the Essence of Our Soul
Use the Enneagram to:
Explore the pathway to your spiritual natureLearn to truly thrive rather than just get byEnhance skills to live more fully in your Soul’s Essence
The Essence of our Soul can be experienced in a variety of ways. These include:
We can have glimpses of these qualities and then return to our habitual everyday emotional and behavioral patterns. These patterns are influenced by our history, culture and personality style. The Enneagram is an amazing map of our personality styles and how each type is actually a doorway into our underlying spiritual nature.
This two-day workshop will focus on experiencing the different aspects of our Soul. We will discover how our personality type can lead us to more fully express Soul qualities, thus liberating the Soul to be a conscious daily expression.
Using Energy Medicine to Live from Your Spiritual NatureCleveland Center for Conscious LivingFebruay 9, 2013
A One-Day Workshop Based on the IGEEM 2012 Presentation of Doug J Moore, Ph.D.
“Energy Medicine is the Next Frontier of Spiritual Awakening”(D. Moore, IGEEM 2012)
The Essence of our Soul can be experienced in a variety of ways such as deep abiding love, oneness with life, interconnectedness with others, and a dynamic peace. We can have glimpses of these enlightened qualities, but often we quickly return to our habitual everyday emotional and behavioral patterns. Triple Warmer and other energies have learned to maintain these habits. Such energies also protect us from assaults induced by others, the environment, or even ourselves.
We are wired for fear, but we also have many brain receptors for joy. The fear associated with our fight, flight, freeze reaction keeps us in a survival pattern. We get frustrated, tired, and start to wonder: “How do I get unstuck?” or alternatively, “How do I thrive and live from a place of abundance?”
Participants will learn how Energy Medicine, Mindfulness, Meditation, and the Enneagram allow us to have more than just glimpses into enlightened qualities. We will discuss how Eden Energy Medicine methods can be used to shift us from a surviving to thriving way of being.
In addition, the 5 Rhythms and the Enneagram will reveal how personality traits obscure our spiritual nature from expressing its joy, clarity, and abundance. We will experience how each of the 5 Rhythms is a doorway into our spiritual nature and cycling through them is a path for awakening.
Integrating Energy Work into a Counseling PracticeEHOVE Adult Career Center, OHFebrurary 17, 2012
This day long workshop will provide an overview of both Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology methods that may be integrated into a counseling practice. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the methods and review the current research behind such interventions. Ethical considerations will also be discussed so participants can feel comfortable applying energy based methods in their practice.
Optimal Health in Holistic Medicine: The Role of Positive Psychology, Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology.Ohio Health, Riverside HospitalDublin, OHApril 9, 2010
Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology: The New FrontierElizabeth Blackwell CenterColumbus, OHJune 6, 2008
What is the hype about Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology? Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor of surgery at Columbia University, has reported on Oprah that Energy Medicine is the new frontier of medicine. Norman Shealy, MD, the founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association, has predicted that “energy medicine is the future of medicine.”
To understand Energy Medicine, one can start with Einstein’s famous equation, E=MC2, which essentially teaches us that physical matter is a form of energy. Subsequent scientists, sparked by Einstein’s discoveries, have shown us that all ostensibly “solid” objects are comprised of vibrating molecules. Thus, all things, including our bodies, are waves and patterns of very tiny particles that have certain energetic properties.
For thousands of years, without the advantage of sophisticated scientific instruments, people across the world have developed ancient healing traditions based on the premise that the body is a living system of energy. Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology takes these ancient traditions and brings them into the 21st century to promote health and well-being.
Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology are based on the premise that emotional and physical illnesses result from disturbances in the body’s energies. Innovative methods have been developed do assess and balance the disruptions in these energies. Some of these methods are increasingly being used in integrated care departments in many hospitals.
This workshop will describe the energy systems (e.g., meridians, chakras, auras) that form the foundation of all energy methods. Specific ways to assess and balance the energies will be demonstrated.
Some of the research behind energy based methods will be reviewed as well as ethical and professional considerations for those wanting to use the methods to help others.
This workshop will be a blend of didactic and experiential opportunities. Participants may observe or participate. In either case, you will leave with a set of tools that you can immediately use to balance your own energies and foster your health and well-being.In this workshop you will:
Thriving with Self-CompassionVirtual WebinarApril 25, 2019 A program of Thrive and AwakenJoin a community focused onself-discovery and conscious living!Are you frequently critical of yourself?Do you struggle with changing habits?Is anxiety or depression an aspect of your life?Are you out of balance in eating, exercise, drinking, or work?
If you answered yes to any of these questions,developing Self-Compassion is essential in resolvingthese issues so you can truly thrive.
Self-Compassion is an essential quality ofThriving Mode. It is the ability to be supportive,accepting, and nurturing of yourself whereveryou are in the journey of your life.
Discover More of Yourself: An Introduction to the Enneagram, Sensory Styles, and 5 ElementsCleveland Center for Conscious LivingJuly 25th 2015
Learn about yourself using three different yet complementary systems that illuminate aspects of your personality. The Enneagram offers a map of 9 essential life strategies. The Sensory Styles show how you perceive life differently when your primary sense is auditory, visual, kinesthetic, or mental. The 5 Elements walk you through the rhythms of your life that correspond with the seasons. Each invites an exploration of yourself and a path for change & growth.
The Enneagram is considered by many to be the most sophisticated system of understanding ourselves that exists worldwide and is applicable across cultures. There are 9 primary life strategies we use to perceive and function in our world. We will identify our unique and natural tendencies and learn ways to balance all 9 strategies.
The 4 Sensory Styles filter our life experiences. Our senses are powerful gateways through which information flows and each person has one that is more prominent than the others. For example, individuals who have a primary auditory lens will be more sensitive to what they hear rather than what they see or feel.
The 5 Elements are an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and correspond to the seasons. For example, individuals with a primary Water element, which is associated with Winter, will find it easier to flow and be creative. When out of balance they can feel frozen or stuck, leading to fear of the future.
You will walk away with a good appreciation of the three systems and how they apply to you, giving you a solid foundation for further exploration.
The Heart of Conscious Living for Healing & Well-BeingBethany College, Bethany, WVNovember 8, 2013
A presentation for nurses and social workers in developing Presence & Conscious Awareness for themselves and their work with clients/patients.
The healing relationship is enhanced when the practitioner has developed foundational practices in presence and conscious awareness. The presentation presented the 10 practices of True Thriving™ that foster conscious living for the practitioner and teach skills to help clients/patients integrate them into their daily lives.
Energy Medicine is the Next Frontier of Spiritual AwakeningIGEEM – The International Gathering for Eden Energy MedicineSan Diego, CA9/26-9/30 2012The Essence of our Soul can be experienced in a variety of ways such as deep abiding love, oneness with life, and effortlessness. We can have glimpses of these qualities and then return to our habitual everyday emotional and behavioral patterns. Triple Warmer and other energies have learned to protect us from assaults induced by others, the environment, or even those that are self-generated.
Although we are wired for joy, we tend to close off our heart, avoid pain, and immerse ourselves in our personality structure as an attempt to provide a sense of identity and life purpose. We often get frustrated and tired and start to wonder: “How do I really make substantive changes?” or “How do I really thrive and live from a place of abundance?”This presentation uses Energy Medicine, Mindfulness and the Enneagram to explore the energetic patterns and personality traits that obscure our spiritual Essence. The Enneagram is an amazing map of our personality styles and how each type is actually a doorway into our underlying spiritual nature. Participants will learn tools to unlock those aspects of our personality that block our True Nature from expressing its clarity, joy, and abundance.
Using Energy Work to Develop Conscious AwarenessSponsored by the Institute for Noetic Sciences (IONS), Cleveland ChapterCleveland Center for Conscious LivingOctober 30, 2011
This two hour presentation focused on the role of subtle energies in expanding our conscious awareness. It highlighted the current research supporting energy work for healing and how similar methods can facilitate personal transformation.
Meridians and EmotionsEden Energy Medicine Two-Year Certification Program.Phoenix, AZFebruary, 18, 2011
Our emotions are influenced by the balance and resiliency of the meridians or energy pathways inherent in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This presentation will focus on the specific emotions associated with each meridian and methods to shift one’s perceptions and balance the emotions.
A Glimpse into Greater Consciousness through the Holy Ideas of the EnneagramInstitute of Noetic Sciences , Cleveland ChapterJuly 2010
What are the real boundaries of consciousness and self knowledge? Are there any? Holy Ideas are perspectives of Greater Consciousness. They are particular ways of knowing and recognizing our true nature when we quiet the mind and are fully awake. When we embody our true nature, there is a disconnection from our experience of the Holy Ideas. The ego attempts to compensate for this disconnection by replicating the Holy Ideas through nine personality styles. This presentation will give an overview of the Holy Ideas and personality styles of the Enneagram. Questions and discussion will follow.
The Holistic Heart: The Role of Emotions, Thoughts, & EnergyAmerican Holistic Medical Association, Cleveland ChapterCleveland Clinic, Independence, OHJune 17, 2010
Subtle Energy Work: The Next Evolution in Psychotherapy?Akron Psychological AssociationMay 7 , 2010
Ethical Considerations for the Integration of Alternative and Complementary Methods into PsychotherapyCentral Ohio Enneagram InstituteColumbus, OHJuly 10, 2009
The Evidence for Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology in Integrated CareFeatured Speaker at 3rd Annual Integrated Therapies ConferenceMetroHealth Medical CenterCleveland, OHOctober 24, 2008