Upcoming Courses

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

Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH

December 12, 2014 – December 13, 2014 | Boston, MA | The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel More Information

This evidence-based workshop integrates the practical spiritual wisdom from the Eastern meditation traditions, and self-hypnosis and visualizations, and other methods from positive psychology from the Western 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; positive states of mind to potentiate mastery of being in everyday life; training the mind to develop everyday well-being and happiness; 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 performance excellence. Teaching in this workshop is by lecture and experiential visualization and meditation practices.

For more information, please visit: http://www.hms-cme.net/3414341/

This course is designed so that participants will be able to:
  • Review how meditation and visualization practices are evidence-based treatments;
  • Identify meditative, concentration methods and visualization practices in order to apply them to applications in clinical settings and everyday living;
  • Utilize meditative, concentration, and visualization practices to help enhance peak performance;
  • Identify the three main forms of meditation, concentration, mindfulness, and compassion and know when to apply them in clinical settings;
  • Teach concentration in meditative practices for stabilization of your patient’s mind so that they stay focused on tasks without major distractions;
  • Employ meditative and visualization practices to benefit the psychological health of your patients and yourself.

Additional Information

Fees

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
7:30-8:30am Registration
8:00-10:45 Introduction: ordinary mind and everyday unhappiness; relationship between peak performance, optimal states, flow states, and everyday self-contentment and happiness; conditions which hinder or potentiate optimal states; integrative approach to the development of optimal states; visualization practices to develop and draw upon optimal states. Q & A
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00am-12:30pm Performance excellence; character strength and virtues; cultivating attitudes that potentiate optimal states; practices to develop the right level of energy. Q & A
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30-3:15 Well-being; savoring pleasures, satisfaction and flourishing.
3:15-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:15 Pro-social behaviors; gratitude, forgiveness and compassion. Q & A
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
8:30-10:45am Concentration Training: the 9 states of concentration training; awareness [mindfulness] training to awaken the senses. Q & A
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00am-12:30pm Concentration Training: (continued) the 9 states of concentration training; awareness [mindfulness] training to awaken the senses. Q & A
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30-3:15 The Applications of Mindfulness to Everyday Living: full presence and happiness; transforming negative states cultivating well-being through insight meditations; developing sensitivity to and compassion for others. Q & A
3:15-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:15 The Applications of Mindfulness to Everyday Living: (continued) full presence and happiness; transforming negative states through pure, non-reactive awareness; cultivating well-being through insight meditations; spacious freedom. Q & A, closing remarks.
5:15 Adjourn

Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 14.5

Accreditation:

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 14.50 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 14.50 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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 Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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 (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This program meets the criteria for 14.50 clock hours.

Nurses: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, meets the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts. (244 CMR).

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

Application for continuing education credits has been made to the Massachusetts Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Educators: Application has been made to Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer Professional Development Points (PDP’s).

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 41 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.