Groundbreaking Mindfulness Programs
By Frank Simons
The Meditation Center presents the video lecture series The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being from Great Courses, Lecture 18, Groundbreaking Mindfulness Programs, Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 5:30 pm at the Center, Callejón Blanco 4.
The Science of Mindfulness
Thu, Jun 18, 5:30pm
Callejón Blanco 4
Free, donations accepted
In this lecture you will learn about various mindfulness-based programs that have been designed to help people with a wide variety of behavioral and psychological problems. Understanding the components of these pioneering approaches will help you see the different ways you might use mindfulness practices to work with the difficulties you encounter in your own life. Topics to be discussed are: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Questions to consider:
1. What are the four empirically supported mindfulness-based treatments that were developed to ameliorate medical and psychological disorders?
2. How might you use one or more techniques from these approaches to work with difficulties in your life, or to help someone else with his or her distress?
Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, where he has taught for more than 30 years, and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Siegel is a longtime student of mindfulness practices, and serves on the board of directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.