Upcoming Courses

Meditation and Visualization Practices for Everyday Living and Well-Being and to Enhance Peak Performance

Dan Brown, PhD, ABPH

December 13, 2013 – December 14, 2013 | Boston, MA | Fairmont Copley Plaza More Information

The essence of various spiritual traditions is the discovery of practical wisdom about everyday living. Clinicians encounter when 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 wellbeing 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:
  • Explain how meditation and visualization practices are evidence-based treatment and is grounded in empirically-supported psychotherapy;
  • Demonstrative knowledge about the advances in research on positive psychology and its implications for clinical assessment and practice;
  • Identify meditative, concentration methods, and visualization practices in order to apply them to applications in clinical settings;
  • Utilize visualizations and meditative practices to help your patients bring optimal energy states to everyday living;
  • Utilize meditative, concentration, and visualizations practices to help your patients enhance their 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 distraction;
  • Employ meditative and visualization practices in your clinical work to benefit the psychological health of your patients.

Additional Information

Registration: 7:30 AM

Course starts at 8:30 AM

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



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 Credits ™ 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.

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology 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 (ACEPTM) 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 15 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).