Upcoming Courses

Meditation and Visualization Practices For Everyday Living and to Enhance Peak Performance

Daniel Brown, PhD,

February 29, 2016 – March 4, 2016 | Naples, FL | The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club 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 evidence-based course will provide advances in research on positive psychology and its implications for clinical assessment and practice, specifically with respect to psychological well-being. Interactive learning formats will be incorporated into the course so learners can develop new skills that they can teach to patients and use to enhance their own lives.

 

This course is designed so that participants will be able to:
  • Integrate Eastern meditation traditions with self-hypnosis and visualization practices from Western psychotherapy traditions to benefit their patients and themselves;
  • Utilize visualizations for developing and calling upon optimal self-states, for transforming negative emotional states into well-being and everyday happiness, and for developing vital engagement in everyday life as a therapist and to oneself;
  • Develop meditation practices in order to bring optimal energy to everyday living;
  • Use concentration meditation to stabilize the mind so that it stays focused on whatever you intend it to stay on without distraction;
  • Apply awareness meditation training to cultivate continuous and complete presence to whatever you are doing at the moment;
  • Utilize insight meditations to reduce reactivity and develop a non-reactive openness to experience;
  • Incorporate visualization practices to develop sensitivity to and compassion for others;
  • Utilize concentration to enhance peak performance.

Additional Information

Monday, February 29, 2016

8:15 AM  –  9:00 AM
Registration
Coffee and Tea will be available during registration
9:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Ordinary Mind and Everyday Unhappiness
Speaker:
  • Daniel Brown, PhD
10:15 AM  –  10:30 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:30 AM  –  12:15 PM
Relationship Between Optimal States, Flow States, and Everyday Self-Contentment and Happiness
Relationship between peak performance; optimal states, flow states, and everyday self-contentment and happiness; conditions which hinder or potentiate optimals states
Speaker:
  • Daniel Brown, PhD

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

9:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Integrative Approach to the Development of Optimal States
Integrative approach to the development of optimal states, visualization practices to develop and draw upon optimal states
Speaker:
  • Daniel Brown, PhD
10:15 AM  –  10:30 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:30 AM  –  12:15 PM
Cultivating Attitudes that Potentiate Optimals States
Cultivating attitudes that potentiate optimals states; zone of optimal functioning; practices to develop the right level of energy
Speaker:
  • Daniel Brown, PhD

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

9:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Basic Concentration Training
Basic Concentration Training: goals of concentration training; directing and intensifying attention; dealing with problems of concentration, e.g. distracting thought, imbalanced energy states.
Speaker:
  • Daniel Brown, PhD
10:15 AM  –  10:30 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:30 AM  –  12:15 PM
Advanced Concentration Training
Advanced Concentration Training: the 9 states of concentration training; awareness (mindfulness)training to awaken the senses
Speaker:
  • Daniel Brown, PhD

Thursday, March 3, 2016

9:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
The Applications of Mindfulness to Everyday Living
Speaker:
  • Daniel Brown, PhD
10:15 AM  –  10:30 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:30 AM  –  12:15 PM
Full Presence and Happiness
Speaker:
  • Daniel Brown, PhD

Friday, March 4, 2016

9:00 AM  –  10:15 AM
Transforming Negative States Through Pure, Non-reactive Awareness
10:15 AM  –  10:30 AM
Coffee Break
Continental Breakfast will be served
10:30 AM  –  12:15 PM
Cultivating Well-being Through Insight Meditations
Cultivating well-being through insight meditations; developing sensitivity and compassion for others

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

Accreditation:

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 School, 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 School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, maintains responsibility for this program.

Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEPTM solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.” The winter seminar programs meet the criteria for 15 clock hours.

Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted.

Nurses: This activity has been submitted to the American Nurses Association Massachusetts for approval to award contact hours. The American Nurses Association Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Please call Stacy Ruiz at 617-754-1265 or e-mail sjruiz@bidmc.harvard.edu for more information about your credit hours.