Seattle, WA - The Art of Mindfulness & Counseling: Oct 2011

THE ARTS OF MINDFULNESS & COUNSELING SERIES
Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Seattle, WA
October 12-15, 2011

EXHIBITORS:

Agenda (Subject to change)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

8:30 10:00 a.m.

Being & Doing: Activating Neural Networks of Mindful Presence

In our turbocharged culture, "doing" routinely overpowers "being," so this talk and discussion will cover effective ways to stimulate and strengthen "being networks: the neural substate of spacious contented awareness."

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Author, Buddha's Brain; Neuropsychologist, Co-founder, Wellspring Institute of Neuroscience

10:30 12:00 noon

The No-Clinging Brain: From Greed Hatred, and Insecurity to Gratitude, Peace & Belonging

This presentation will describe an integrated contemplative neuroscience model that can be used in healthy ways, fulfilled and even transcended

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Emotional Life: Strategies of Transformation

The Buddhist tradition teaches that greed, hatred & delusion are the roots of suffering. Through the power of mindfulness these destructive traits can be transformed greed into faith, hatred to wisdom, and delusion to equanimity. This session will focus on how mindfulness can help make emotional life a vehicle for awakening.

Sharon Salzberg
One of America's Leading Meditation Teachers

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Awakening Loving Kindness & Compassion

We construct an illusion of aloneness & operate as if we are really an isolated "self" versus a great big "other" out there. This session will focus on an expanded awareness & the qualities of loving kindness & compassion.

Sharon Salzberg

Thursday, October 13, 2011

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

A Special Focus on Clinical Excellence - Achieving Clinical Excellence: Three Steps to Superior Performance

There is now solid empirical evidence for what distinguishes highly effective from average therapists. In this presentation participants will learn 3 specific strategies that separate the great from the good.

Scott Miller, Ph.D.
Co-founder, The Center for Clinical Excellence. His humorous & engaging presentation style & knowledge consistently inspires practitioners.

10:30 - 12:00 noon

Achieving Clinical Excellence (cont'd)

Scott Miller, Ph.D.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Mindfulness - Death & Dying

Frank Ostaseski

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

[Title to be determined]

Frank Ostaseski

10:30 - 12:00 noon

[To be determined]

Friday, October 14, 2011

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Mindfulness Skills & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness skills are the core skills in DBT, an empirically supported treatment for individuals with severe and complex mental disorders. This talk outlines the specific mindfulness skills used in DBT.

Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics, University of Washington; Author, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

10:30 - 12:00 noon

Mindfulness Skills

The roots of mindfulness practice are in the contemplative practices common to both Eastern and Western spiritual disciplines. This talk describes the application of these mindfulness skills in treating severe and complex disorders.

Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Wedding Contemplative Psychology & Western Pyschology: Healing and Transformation

[Desription not yet provided]

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.
Founder, Director, Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Author of numerous books, including The Wise Heart

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Wedding Contemplative Psychology & Western Pyschology: Healing and Transformation (cont'd)

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Mindful Attunement & Well Being

[Desription not yet provided]

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Profound Well Being

[Desription not yet provided]

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

1:15 2:45 p.m. | TWO CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (ATTEND ONE)

  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
    Self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing. It entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. An 8-week training program, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) will be presented.

    Chris Germer, Ph.D.
    Author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School

  • [Workshop to be determined]

3:00 4:30 p.m. | TWO CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (ATTEND ONE)

  • Mindful Self-compassion for the Therapist
    Therapists can practice and teach mindful self-compassion. We will explore techniques for managing emotional pain, practicing self-compassion, & cultivating unflinching empathy.

    Chris Germer, Ph.D.

  • [Workshop to be determined]

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