Upcoming Courses

26th Annual Summer Seminars: Meditation for Everyday Living and Peak Performance for Mental Health, Medical, and Surgical Practices

Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH

July 27, 2015 – July 31, 2015 | North Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA | Sea Crest Beach Hotel More Information

The essence of various spiritual traditions is the discovery of practical wisdom about everyday living. Clinicians encounter what Freud once called “the problem of everyday unhappiness.” This affects both patient and Clinician. The spiritual traditions provide a way to discover full presence, excellence, well-being, happiness, and vital engagement in everyday life. This workshop integrates the practical spiritual wisdom from the Eastern meditation traditions, and self-hypnosis and visualizations, and methods from positive psychology from the Western psychotherapy traditions to address staying in the ‘flow’ and bringing one’s best self to everyday living. These methods include: visualizations for developing optimal performance states, the development of character strengths and positive states of mind to potentiate mastery of being in everyday life, the articulation of ultimate concerns from promoting vital engagement in life, vital engagement in work and generativity, training the mind to develop everyday well-being and happiness, positivity and flourishing, concentration training to cultivate continuous and complete focus on whatever you are doing at the moment, insight meditation to reduce reactivity and develop a non-reactive openness to experience, and visualizations to develop sensitivity, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion for others. The outcome of participation in this workshop will be the enhancement of everyday living, well-being and peak performance. Teaching in this workshop is by lecture and experiential visualization and meditation practices.

This course is designed so that participants will be able to:
  • Identify evidence-based meditation, concentration and visualization practices as applied to clinical settings;
  • Utilize practices to enhance peak performance and vital engagement in a mastery of everyday living;
  • Utilize practices for embracing well-being, positivity and pro-social behavior;
  • Employ various practices to stabilize the mind and benefit the psychological health in clinician and patient;
  • Decrease stressors unique to individual clinical practices;
  • Cultivate conditions of excellence unique to practices of mental health, medicine and surgery.

Additional Information


Registration: 8:30 am

Seminar Format: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 15


Physicians: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits(ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 15 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School continuing education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The Week-Long Summer Seminars for a maximum of 15 clock hours and the Weekend Summer Seminars for a maximum of 10 clock hours. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Social Workers: For information on the status of the application to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, please call 617-754-1265 or email: sjruiz@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Nurses: The following program meets the specifications for the Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR)

Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He has taught Meditation and Peak Performance workshops for over 40 years both nationally and internationally. He is the author of over a dozen books including a textbook on hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis, a health psychology book, Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine, 4 books on meditation including Transformations of Consciousness and Pointing Out the Great Way, and two books in collaboration with H.H The Dalai Lama. Dr. Brown’s background in both Western and Eastern meditation traditions offers a unique integration of the contemporary Western research on peak performance and positive psychology and the classical Buddhist meditation lineage traditions.