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The Power of Mindfulness: Inside and Outside the Therapy Hour
Intended Audience: Professionals
Provided by: Jack Hirose & Associates
Date and Time
Mon Dec 1 to Tue Dec 2, 2014 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 2N7
Event DescriptionMindfulness – awareness of the present moment with acceptance – is 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. Through lecture, demonstrations, participatory exercises, and small group discussion, we will see how mindfulness can enrich and enliven our lives 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 greater well-being. Throughout the workshop, we will examine contradictions 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.
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