410 510 The Art of Mindful Listening Part 1 & Part 2
Saturday All-Day: Two Part
Even the most dedicated therapists have times when it’s difficult to pay attention fully to clients. . .
Personal worries, unanswered phone messages, social plans, sleepiness, and other such distractions can make listening a challenge. In this workshop, we’ll explore mindfulness practices that’ll help you clear away the mental and emotional obstacles to full presence and engagement with your clients. You’ll learn how to use these practices to distinguish between personal conflicts and those of your clients, hold theoretical models and maps more lightly, and successfully surf waves of threatening emotion in sessions. By the workshop’s end, you’ll know how to use mindful awareness to focus on the causes of suffering beneath symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other disorders. You’ll also have a powerful ally to help you experience more moments of genuine psychological freedom and connection with your clients. (This session will continue with Workshop 510.)Ronald Siegel, Psy.D.,
an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, is the author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems
and the coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy