Buddhist psychology: clinical and personal applications
Day 1: Holistic mindfulness and the eight-fold path
Day 2: Mindful-compassion: Ancient and contemporary perspectives and practices
The Buddhist Library
90-92 Church St, Camperdown (Sydney) NSW 2050
9.15am – 4.30pm Friday and Saturday 16th & 17th of March 2018
This two-day workshop is aimed at providing an opportunity to experience and understand the clinical and personal applications of mindfulness and four relationship qualities (loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity). It will involve presentations, interactive discussion, reflection, experiential exercises, mindful movement, possible case discussion and practice in meditation. Though theoretical frameworks will be presented the emphasis of both days will be experiential.
Learning outcomes Day
Understand the four foundations of mindfulness
Learn about the four truths and the eight-fold path as frameworks.
Experience and learn about calm and insight meditation practices.
Engage in exercises related to using mindfulness to work with thoughts and unhelpful thinking patterns.
Engage in exercises related to taming destructive emotions and cultivating healing emotions.
Engage in interactive discussion in order to better understand clinical and personal applications of mindfulness.
Learning outcomes Day 2
Clarify the four heart qualities as meditation practices and how they can be used clinically.
Learn about the three emotional systems of 1/threat, 2/resource seeking and 3/ soothing connection and their relationship to the cultivation of compassion and loving kindness.
Practice meditation on one or more of the four heart qualities (loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity).
Understand the relationship between H.E.A.L. as described by Rick Hanson and Buddhist serenity meditation practices.
Engage in discussion to clarify all of the above.
Participants can attend both or one of either of the two days. Day 1 will focus on mindfulness and Day 2 will focus on mindful compassion involving loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.
For more information and registration follow this link: http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?EventID=19203
Early bird rates before 1 Jan 2018 (1 day/2 days)
BPIG/AABCAP members: $150/$295
BPIG students: $75/140
APS members: $235/$400
APS students: $95/185
Full rates after 1 Jan 2018 (1 day/2 days)
BPIG/AABCAP members: $175/$345
BPIG students: $95/180
APS members: $260/$450
APS students: $115/225
Click here to download flyer: Flyer for Buddhist Psychology workshop Sydney March 2018