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Add to Calendar 06/22/2017 6:00 pm 06/22/2017 8:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Contemplative Psychotherapy: Harnessing the Healing Power of Mindfulness, Compassion, and Embodiment Contemplative Psychotherapy: Harnessing the Healing Power of Mindfulness, Compassion, and Embodiment 304
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Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy is a manifesto of the one of the most promising breakthrough fields in contemporary science and public health: the multidisciplinary confluence of cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and psychotherapy with humanity's timeless contemplative arts and sciences preserved in the East. Contextualizing the rise of mindfulness-based therapies as the first of three waves in this confluence, this volume brings together leading pioneers to explain that first wave and introduce readers to the second and third: compassion-based and embodied contemplative therapies. In this book talk, the lead editor and a key contributor will share their visions of the future of psychotherapy and its vital impact on human wellbeing, compassion, and integration worldwide. Edited by the team of contemplative psychotherapists behind the acclaimed Nalanda Institute Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy, its contributor list reads like a who's who of pioneering scholars, researchers, and practitioners, including Robert Thurman, Daniel Siegel, Tara Brach, Paul Fulton, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson, Christopher Germer, Pilar Jennings, and Mariana Caplan.


Speaker Bios:
Joseph Loizzo, MD, PhD, is a contemplative psychotherapist, Buddhist scholar, and author with over four decades' experience integrating Indo-Tibetan mind science and healing arts into modern neuropsychology, psychotherapy, and clinical research. He is founder and director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and a clinician in private practice in Manhattan.

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D., MFT, is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including the award-winning Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment, and The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher. She is founder of The Yoga & Psyche Method and The Yoga & Psyche Conference.


Details about the Book:

Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy: Accelerating Healing and Transformation, Routledge, May 2017
Edited by Joseph Loizzo, MD, PhD., Miles Neale, Psy.D, and Emily Wolf, PhD.
Weill Cornell Medical College and Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Foreword by Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax, Upaya Zen Center


Endorsements: "While the goals of psychotherapy and contemplative practice share some important commonalities--the relief of suffering--until this volume, there was no compendium bringing these modalities together. Joe Loizzo and his colleagues have done a remarkable job in surveying this vast landscape. A must read for any clinician or provider wishing to incorporate contemplative practice into therapy" --Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D. William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry

"In this important volume, the authors have succeeded in deepening the current mutual embrace between psychotherapy and meditative practice. Written with clarity and featuring leading minds in both domains, it signals the emergence of a new, theory-linked contemplative psychotherapy that crosses schools and boundaries in its pursuit of real clinical deliverables."
--Zindel Segal, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto, Scarborough.

"Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy offers the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of one of the hottest cutting edges in psychotherapy today -- its merger with contemplative practice. A must-have for anyone in this field." --Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, and Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Transforms Mind, Body and Brain

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