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Meditation and Psychotherapy: Practicing Compassion for Self and Others

May 11-12, 2012
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

The objective of this course is to explore how principles and practices of meditation, especially acceptance and compassion, can be integrated into patient care and support the therapist’s own wellbeing.

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Note: This is not a Greater Good Science Center event.

Offered by the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, this course is intended for health and mental health clinicians, researchers, educators, and others interested in learning more about the benefits of meditation for their patients and for themselves. Through didactic lectures, questions and answers, and panel discussions, clinicians will learn the pros and cons of integrating meditation techniques into their practice and the scientific findings on the benefits of meditation.

Topics of discussion will include:

- Compassion and Challenges to Compassion: The Art of Living and Dying
- Self-Compassion: Developing a Healthy Attitude toward Oneself
- Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy: Compassion Training for Patient and Therapist
- The Role of Compassion in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- A Therapist’s Journey from Hermitage to Clinical Practice
and many more.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage.

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