Description & Price
The Neuroscience of Well-Being, Mindfulness & Love
Jack Kornfield, PhD, and Dan Siegel, MD
November 15–16, 2013
Society for Ethical Culture, New York, NY
This workshop is sold out.
Join two renowned leaders—Jack Kornfield, PhD, one of the world's leading Buddhist teachers, and Dan Siegel, MD, pioneer in the field of interpersonal neurobiology—in a dynamic presentation of the skills, science, and art of well-being, mindfulness, and love.
During this 2-day program, we experience case studies and informative talks on the latest research, along with a variety of meditations and experiential trainings in mindful awareness. Our work together will foster personal practice and well-being, develop more compassionate and integrated relationships, and enhanced evidence-based clinical, educational, and professional skills. By weaving cutting-edge science with powerful meditation tools, traditional teachings, clinical cases, and creative dialogue, we explore and train in skills to transform neural patterns and foster healing and awakening. We learn how to establish and support ourselves and others in neural integration, increase joy and well-being, and expand our capacity for empathy and love.
Professionals and contemplative practitioners will find enormous value in the tools and wisdom of this exclusive 2-day training to explore the life-changing power, practice, psychology, and neuroscience of well-being, mindfulness, and love.
Through meditation practices, lectures, case studies, stories of transformation, and discussion, participants will be better able to:
- Discuss the widespread neuroscience research that supports inner training, neuroplasticity, and the remarkable capacity for human transformation
- Describe and utilize the tools of interpersonal neuroscience to promote three dimensions of neural integration and well-being
- Use mindfulness to activate the resonance circuit, enhance inner and interpersonal attunement, and deepen the capacity for empathy, lovingkindness, and compassion
- Explain and employ the principles of secure attachment, mindfulness, and the skillful healing of trauma
- Deepen and sustain the positive skills of meditative well-being, forgiveness, and inner balance
- Aid patients in the release of sufferings such as anxiety, depression, and trauma through enhanced cognitive and intentional skills, emotional wisdom, and the fostering of resilience
The workshop begins Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. and ends Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Jack Kornfield, PhD, was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India. He is a clinical psychologist, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, and founder of Spirit Rock Center in California. His books include Bringing Home the Dharma; The Wise Heart; A Path With Heart; A Lamp in the Darkness; and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.
Dan Siegel, MD, is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, and the Dalai Lama. His books include Mindsight and The Developing Mind.