MINDFULNESS AND COMPASSION FOR TRYING TIMES

A 3 day Educational Retreat

February 1 5 , 1 6 , 1 7


1 9 : 3 0 - 2 2 : 5 0 Israel Time
12 : 3 0 - 3 : 5 0 pm Eastern US Time

Care for the Caregiver
&
Tools for Those We Care For


with Dr. Ronald D. Siegel

Center for Mindfulness & Compassion - Harvard Medical School

Earlybird Offer (until 11, Feb, 2021) 4 9 9 I L S / $ 1 4 9

 

Full Price: 599 ILS / $179

Interactive Dynamic Online Sessions

A mutating virus, struggling economies, unstable governments, and a world
changing more rapidly than ever before—who could’ve predicted this last year?


While the universe has always been in flux, the radical uncertainty of these
past months has stressed almost everyone, making many of us anxious or
depressed.


Mindfulness and compassion practices were developed originally to steady the mind, open the heart, and find refuge in the present moment—however fleeting it may be. Now more than ever, they can help caregivers find equanimity in the face of personal and professional challenges, while proving to be valuable tools to enrich virtually any form of psychotherapy, education, or health care.


To fully reap their benefit, however, it’s necessary to practice. So please join
me with colleagues from around the world for an online educational retreat weaving together experiential practice with a nuanced understanding of how we can cultivate mindfulness and compassion in our daily lives and introduce practices to our students, clients, or patients.


During this time when our health and prosperity is in question, and rates of psychological distress, substance use, and domestic violence are on the rise, it’s especially important for us all to develop tools to open to, rather than resist uncertainty, and to find refuge in safely connecting with both our inner experience and other people.


This rejuvenating online retreat is suitable for mental health, other medical, and educational professionals, as well as psychologically-minded people from all walks of life.

Mindfulness and Compassion for Trying Times: An Educational Retreat

 

Each session will be split roughly between practicing together and learning about how mindfulness practices can help us and our clients, patients, or students navigate challenging, uncertain times.

 

Day 1:

  • Uncertainty, fear, and price of staying on high alert

  • The right practice for each moment: when to put emotions aside and when to process them

  • The science of mindfulness: proven tools for stress reduction and emotional regulation

  • Practices:

    • Mindfulness Foundations: Focused Attention & Open Monitoring

    • Embracing Impermanence

    • Here and Now I’m Safe;

Day 2:

  • Empathy fatigue and the promise of compassion

  • Working with inner and outer critics under stress

  • Self-Compassion practice: soothing ourselves while soothing those we care for

  • Practices:

    • Affectionate Breathing

    • Loving-kindness

    • Evoking a Loving, Wise Friend

Day 3:

  • Mindfulness and compassion for safe social connection

  • How mindfulness practice strengthens relationships

  • Making a connection rather than an impression

  • Practices:

    • We Were All Once Children

    • Compassion for a Difficult Person

    • Mindfulness Foundations: Focused Attention & Open Monitoring

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, Harvard Medical School; serves on the Board of Directors and faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; is author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain and Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy; and coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition

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