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Using Mindfulness to Treat Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Interpersonal Conflicts with Ronald D. Siegel

October  19 - 19, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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Using Mindfulness to Treat Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Interpersonal Conflicts with Ronald D. Siegel

Mindfulness practices hold great promise not only for our own personal development, but also as remarkably powerful tools to augment virtually every form of psychotherapy. Mindfulness is not, however, a one-size-fits-all remedy. Practices need to be tailored to fit the needs of particular individuals. In this workshop, you learn how to creatively adapt practices to meet the needs of diverse people and conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress-related medical disorders, and interpersonal conflicts. We also explore the possibility of going beyond the aims of conventional psychotherapy, using mindfulness for its original aim: to cultivate wisdom and compassion.

In the workshop, you will gain the skills to describe the three core elements of mindfulness practice, identify common denominators in psychological difficulties, specify how mindfulness practices can be tailored to the needs of particular types of clients, describe the core attitude toward experience found in depression and how mindfulness practice can help to transform it, indicate the mechanisms that maintain anxiety disorders and how these can be altered using mindfulness practice, specify the core dynamic of chronic back pain and other psychophysiological disorders and how mindfulness practice can help in their relief, and describe how mindfulness practices can be used to cultivate wisdom and compassion in clinicians and patients alike.

 

By the end of the workshop participants will able to:
1. Describe the three core elements of mindfulness practice.
2. Identify common denominators in psychological difficulties.
3. Specify how mindfulness practices can be tailored to the needs of particular types of clients.
4. Describe the core attitude toward experience found in depression, and how mindfulness practice can help to transform it.
5. Indicate the mechanisms that maintain anxiety disorders and how these can be altered using mindfulness practice.
6. Specify the core dynamic of chronic back pain and other psychophysiological disorders and how mindfulness practice can help in its relief.
7. Describe how mindfulness practices can be used to cultivate wisdom and compassion in clinicians and patients alike.

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, is an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for the past 25 years. He is board and faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and a long-term student of mindfulness meditation. He is the author of the new book, The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems. Siegel is also coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain. He maintains a private clinical practice in Massachusetts and teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind-body treatment.

 

WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 19, 2013
10:00AM-5:00PM
CIIS Main Building
$150/$170/$190 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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6 CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN, PSY)

California Institute of Integral Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CIIS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 
 

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