The challenge of personal transformation is faced differently in the East and West. Typically, Eastern meditation emphasizes how to cultivate higher states of consciousness that "go beyond" ego identifications, while Western therapy focuses on how to "work through" problematic states. This workshop explores an integrative model that suggests how to use both approaches in a complementary way: sometimes "transcending, sometimes "transforming", and often doing both at the same time. The connection between meditation, generative trance, and selfrelations will be a central focus.
Mindfulness is a deceptively simple way of relating to experience that has been successfully practiced for over 2500 years to alleviate human suffering and to increase awareness. Recently clinicians are discovering that mindfulness holds great promise as an add-on to couples therapy and education leading to greater kindness, love and acceptance. This program will discuss, demonstrate and offer experiential activities on how mindfulness can facilitate brief changes when working with couples.
This Short Course will explore the reciprocal contributions between hypnotherapy and Buddhist/mindfulness meditation. Participants will learn how to incorporate the language of mindfulness (spaciousness, acceptance/ patience, openness, compassion) into the therapeutic/hypnotherapeutic practices, thus helping clients embrace the benefits that both have to offer.
Everyone wants to be happy. While clinicians and researchers traditionally focused on helping troubled people feel less distressed—moving from -5 to 0 on the happiness scale—more recently they’ve branched out to investigate what actually leads to enhanced well-being. Some research findings point in surprising new directions, while others echo advice heard from wise elders and religious teachers across cultures and centuries.
BT16 Dialogue 3 - Mindfulness, Buddhist Psychology, Neuroscience, and Attachment - Ron Siegel, PsyD, and Stan Tatkin PsyD, MSW
Dialogue on Mindfulness, Buddhist Psychology, Neuroscience, and Attachment
There is a vast wisdom describing the capacity for self-transformation and healing central to Buddhist psychology, now a focus of current neuroscience research as well. We will delineate the principles and clinical/therapeutic applications of mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness trainings, attunement, mental health and well being, as well as the profound shift of identity that has parallels in eastern psychology and recent neuroscience research. We will explore the wedding of a spiritual psychology of the heart in tune with clinically sound modern science.
In this workshop we will explore the principles and practices of Buddhist Psychology, and how mindfulness, compassion and related practices can be applied in clinical and pragmatic ways in the West. Through teachings, case studies, stories and guided trainings, we will learn the positive strengths of these powerful approaches and experience a taste of their benefits.
In this session we will explore the wise and loving perspectives of Buddhist Psychology. These transformative teachings and practices can awaken in clients and therapists alike an inner capacity for wakefulness, joy, dignity, and compassion—Buddha-nature. Combining practical and clinical examples, teaching stories, and innate wisdom we will consider the heart of healing, love, consciousness and the nature of mind.