- How mindfulness--a clear and present-centered attention--allows the nonjudgmental recognition of habitual behaviors and unconscious experiences.
- How compassion naturally arises as we bring an embodied attention to suffering.
- A step-by-step guide for using discussion and guided meditation to help your clients awaken from a sense of deficiency to the beauty of their true nature.
- How to use meditation as a therapeutic strategy for addressing fear and shame.
- How to assess the clinical situations in which using meditation techniques is appropriate.
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A108 From Psychological Healing to Spiritual Transformation
- Understanding Buddhist Psychology and Meditation
- The cause of emotional suffering from perspective of Buddhist psychology
- Role of meditation in emotional and spiritual transformation
- Radical acceptance and mindfulness
- Awareness of body and breath
- Meditations: Concentration, mental noting, and developing embodied awareness
- Developing Compassion and Mindfulness
- Understanding strategies for resisting difficult emotions
- Mindfulness and dis-identifying from thoughts and stories
- Developing self-compassion
- Meditations: Mental noting, releasing the story, awakening compassion
- Transforming Shame and Fear
- Understanding how emotions proliferate through reactivity
- The two lenses of awareness
- Strategies for using meditation for post-traumatic stress
- Psychotropic medication and meditation
- Meditations: Discovering a safe refuge; developing mindfulness in face of fear and shame
- Meditation and Relationships
- Identifying unconscious strategies that create an "unreal other"
- Five intimacy-enhancing strategies
- Recognizing vulnerability and inherent goodness
- Bodhisattva Path Meditations: Forgiveness and compassion
- The Fruition of Radical Acceptance
- Trusting ourselves
- Facing impermanence and loss
- Becoming "intimate with all things" in daily life
- Meditations: Establishing aspiration; wise reflection and inquiry; sacred pause and embodied presence
Meet Presenter Tara Brach, PhD
Tara Brach, Ph.D., through teaching, writing, and audiotapes, has made a significant contribution to the clinical use of Buddhist meditation to address difficult emotions. A meditation practitioner for more than 30 years, she's led workshops and Buddhist retreats throughout North America. Her book Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha has received critical acclaim and popular success. She's a clinical psychologist and the founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.