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The Art and Science of Mindfulness

February 27 - March 1, 2014
San Diego, CA

Join the 2nd annual Compassion and Wisdom conference in San Diego for three days of mindfulness & compassion training from experts in the field.

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Earn 6-18 CEU credits at the 2nd Annual Compassion & Wisdom Conference in San Diego! Here are 5 benefits for attending:

1. Discover Solutions to Problems
Learn how to use mindfulness to improve outcomes with clients.

2. Connect with Colleagues
Network and connect with colleagues to build a foundation for meaningful partnerships.

3. Experts & Thought Leaders
Meet experts & thought leaders to get answers to utilizing these techniques with clients.

4. Join the Movement
Be part of the mindfulness movement to work with clients & create a more connected world.

5. Be Inspired
Be inspired to make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own.

The following is the lineup of speakers who will be at the event.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote
Empowering the Deeper Personhood of Self and Others: Theory and Practice from Tibet
John Makransky, Ph.D.

Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College; Senior academic advisor for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal; Author of the meditation manual Awakening through Love

10:45-12:15 p.m. Keynote
Our Nature is to Nurture—A Journey into the Origins of Compassion
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley

1:30-3 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Empowering the Deeper Personhood of Self and Others: Meditation Exercises
John Makransky, Ph.D.
Fierce Compassion: Overcoming Anxiety Through Cultivating Compassionate Courage
Dennis Tirch, Ph.D.
Director, The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy; Assistant Clinical Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College; Author of The Compassionate Mind Guide To Overcoming Anxiety

3:15 – 4:45 p.m Concurrent Presentations
Compassion Fitness—Evidence-based Practices for Boosting your own Compassion
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Empowering and Enhancing Exposure Through Compassion, Acceptance and Mindfulness
Dennis Tirch, Ph.D.

Friday, February 28, 2014

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote
Being A Compassionate Companion
Frank Ostaseski
Founder of the Metta Institute; Co-founder of Zen Hospice Project; One of America’s leading voices in contemplative care of the dying. Author, Being a Compassionate Companion, audio series.

10:45-12:15 p.m. Keynote
Compassion & Attunement
Frank Ostaseski

1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Wisdom and Compassion in the Treatment of Trauma: First Do No More Harm
Christine Courtois, Ph.D., ABPP
Private practice, Washington, DC; National Clinical Trauma Consultant, Elements Behavioral Health-Promises, Malibu and Los Angeles, CA.
Coaching with Mindfulness and Compassion
Shamash Alidina
Founder and CEO of Learn Mindfulness, UK. Mindfulness Teacher Trainer Online. Author of bestselling Mindfulness for Dummies

1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Wisdom and Compassion in the Treatment of Trauma: Relational Dimensions of Healing
Christine Courtois, Ph.D., ABPP
Teaching Mindfulness & Compassion using Distance-Learning Approaches
Shamash Alidina
Saturday, March 1, 2014

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote
Radical Compassion
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Self Leadership; Originator/Author, Internal Family Systems Therapy

10:45-12:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
To Cultivate or Release Compassion
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
Compassion and Social Interactions: Assessment & Future Directions
Daryl Cameron, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University of Iowa

1:30-3 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Healing Our Heart through Compassionate Witnessing
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
The Gifts of Suffering: Finding Insight, Compassion and Renewal
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Jungian Analyst, Mindfulness Teacher

3:15-4:45 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
It’s All Parallel: How You Relate to Your Parts Dictates How You Relate to People
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
Unwelcome Change: Embracing the Lessons of Loss
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.
Compassion & Callousness: Overcoming the Fear of Compassion
C. Daryl Cameron, Ph.D.

For more information, visit the main website here

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