Dates & Locations
March 10-11, 2017
Doubletree Denver Westminster
8773 Yates Drive
Westminster CO 80031
April 7-8, 2017
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
April 21-22, 2017
Doubletree Atlanta Buckhead
3342 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
$347 Early Registration (received 14 days prior to workshop)
$377 Regular Registration (received within 14 days of workshop)
$397 Onsite Registration (space permitting)
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Dr. Ronald Siegel will present an optional eating meditation during the first half of the lunch break. Each venue varies upon options for obtaining a quick meal. Because we want as many attendees to attend the optional meditation, we strongly recommend bringing a sack lunch so you can enjoy this meditation.
After attending this workshop participants will be better able to:
Mindfulness -- awareness of the present moment with acceptance -- is a deceptively simple way of relating to experience that has been practiced for over 2,500 years to alleviate human suffering. Recently, mental health professionals are enthusiastically discovering that mindfulness holds great promise both for their own personal development and as a way to enhance therapeutic relationships. It is also the central ingredient in a number of new empirically validated treatments, and is proving to be a remarkably powerful technique to augment virtually every form of psychotherapy.
Day One: Mindfulness and Personal Fulfillment
The first workshop day is designed to help you to understand mindfulness practice theoretically and experientially. Through lecture, demonstrations, participatory exercises, and small group discussion, we will see how mindfulness can enrich and enliven our lives both inside and outside of the therapy hour.
We will explore how mindfulness practice can help us to deal with the personal challenges of living in an ever-changing, uncertain world filled with complicated interpersonal relationships. We will investigate the role of mindfulness in working with thorny existential issues such as loneliness, alienation, illness and loss. You`ll learn a variety of formal and informal mindfulness techniques, and gain insights from both scientific and Buddhist Psychology into paths and obstacles to greater well-being.
Day Two: Mindfulness-Based Clinical Interventions
Today we will focus on the integration of mindfulness practice into psychotherapy. First we`ll examine how mindfulness practice can enhance therapeutic presence and transform understanding of the causes of psychological suffering. We will then discuss when and how to introduce various mindfulness techniques to our clients or patients. Special techniques for treating depression, anxiety, chronic pain, stress-related medical disorders and childhood distress will be introduced.
Throughout the workshop, we will examine contraindications for using mindfulness techniques, as well as creative ways to deal with the obstacles and challenges that arise when working with particular disorders and personalities. Upon completion, you will have a foundation for integrating this exciting, potentially transformative practice into both your personal life and your therapeutic work.