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How to Fit the Practices to the Problem

This highly acclaimed webcast series investigates the provocative question of whether mindfulness has achieved too much acceptance in our field and become immune to fresh observation, criticism, and real understanding. It explores such practical questions as how to find the right fit between different mindfulness methods and a range of common presenting symptoms, as well as the kinds of issues for which mindfulness approaches are insufficient interventions. You’ll also hear from critics who believe that mindfulness is nothing more than a mystified version of self-hypnosis and question whether the gauzy language of spirituality is helpful in the mundane business of behavior change.

Join Jack Kornfield, Ron Siegel, Tara Brach, Michael Yapko, Richard Schwartz, Mark Epstein, and Sharon Salzberg.

Here’s a Preview of What You’ll Learn:
  • What kinds of mindfulness practices work best for which kinds of clients.
  • How to use dissociation, positive expectancy, reframing, and other factors common to both hypnosis and mindfulness to enhance your clinical effectiveness.
  • How to use mindfulness methods to help clients discover new resources.
  • The limitations of spiritual approaches in confronting unresolved grief, deep wounds, and unfinished developmental business.
  • The differences between behavior change and spiritual maturity.
  • How to go beyond detached witness consciousness into a more engaged form of self-healing.

Explore The Full Range of Mindfulness Issues
With The Field's Leading Experts

Session 1

Spirituality and Its Discontents

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

Explore the mistaken belief that prayer and meditation is all that's needed for personal transformation, learn how to combine meditation with your usual activities in the world, and find out how to bring the sacred into psychotherapy.

Session 2

The Future of the Mindfulness Movement

Ron Siegel

Ron Siegel, Psy.D.

Discover how Eastern mindfulness practices are affecting Western psychotherapy, why this integration is clinically significant, and what may lie ahead for the relationship between these different wisdom traditions.

Session 3

Finding True Refuge

Tara Brach

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Learn about RAIN, a simple but powerful meditative tool for de-conditioning unconscious patterns, directing intimate attention to one's inner world, and discovering the thoughts, emotions, and feelings that make up one's authentic experience.

Session 4

Suggesting Mindfulness

Michael Yapko

Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

Explore the practical lessons hypnosis may have to teach therapists about suggestion's vital role in the change process, and decide for yourself whether there are valuable similarities between mindfulness and clinical hypnosis.

Session 5

When Mindfulness Isn't Enough

Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

Learn how to help clients take the next important step from simply observing and calming unsettling thoughts and feelings during meditation to healing these disturbed inner parts.

Session 6

Buddhism, Joy, and the Therapeutic Relationship

Mark Epstein

Mark Epstein, Ph.D.

Explore the inherent joyfulness that becomes available through Buddhism's rejection of our focus on maximizing pleasure, and the joyful and loving energy Buddhist psychology can bring to the therapeutic relationship.

Bonus Session 1

Kindness as a Spiritual Practice

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg

Discover the difference between kindness as mere "sweetness" and as a spiritual force that can be used in both daily life and in the consulting room, especially with those who have hurt or betrayed us.

Bonus Session 2

Has Mindfulness Been Oversold?

Michael Yapko & Ron Siegel

Siegel will explore the ways in which Eastern mindfulness practices are being integrated into Western psychotherapy, and how this “marriage” is affecting both traditions. Yapko will explain why he thinks mindfulness practices need to be demystified and how understanding the role of suggestion can make mindfulness an even more potent clinical tool.

Streaming-video webcasts available on-demand 24/7.
Watch sessions again and again for a full year after purchase.
Download MP3s of every session. They're yours to keep forever.
Downloadable transcripts so you can take notes or review at any time.

What People Say About This Webcast Series:

Thank you for this series...my mind is hungry
for such wise, compassionate, and experienced
speakers!

Wendy

Hearing from the best and brightest minds
today in the comfort of my own surroundings at a
convenient time--what a gift!

Renee

Accept my deep gratitude for the timeless
wisdom of today.

Linda S.

Thank you for igniting sparks...and for giving
me so many resources to pursue.

Jim B.

How Can This Mindfulness Series Help You?

What's Really Going On?
  • Get simple tools and practices that you can teach your clients to help them self-regulate mood, anxiety, and energy level anytime--even between sessions.

  • Learn effective self-care shortcuts that let you be fully present for each client—no matter where they fall in your schedule?

  • Get a clear roadmap on the most effective ways to integrate mindfulness practices and body techniques into your current practice.

Our Presenters Are Leaders In The Field

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., is one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. He's a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center in California and has taught in centers and universities worldwide. His books, which include A Path with Heart, After the Ecstasy, and, most recently, A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, have been translated into 20 languages and have sold more than a million copies.

Ron 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, the coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and, most recently, coeditor of the forthcoming book Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice.

Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C. A clinical psychologist and leading Western teacher of Buddhism, Brach is nationally known for her skill at integrating psychotherapy with a range of meditative and mindfulness practices. Her books include Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha and, most recently, True Refuge: Three Gateways to a Fearless Heart.

Michael Yapko, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist, is internationally recognized for his work in clinical hypnosis, brief psychotherapy, and the strategic treatment of depression. He's the author of 13 books, his latest being Mindfulness and Hypnosis: The Power of Suggestion to Transform Experience. Others include Breaking the Patterns of Depression; Depression Is Contagious; and Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis (3rd edition).

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Self Leadership and the originator of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. He's published more than 50 articles about IFS and four books, including Internal Family Systems Therapy and, most recently, You Are the One You've Been Waiting For.

Mark Epstein, M.D., a psychiatrist in private practice, integrates Buddhist psychology into his work, teachings, and books. He's written extensively on the union of Eastern ideas and psychology for publications such as Tricycle: A Buddhist Review, Yoga Journal, and O: The Oprah Magazine. His books include Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart; and, most recently, Psychotherapy without a Self.

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The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.